Meetings across Alaska to air veterans' concerns

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Military veterans can air their concerns in town hall meetings this spring across Alaska.

State Veterans Affairs Director Verdie Bowen says officials will address health care, home loans, education and disability compensation. He told The Anchorage Daily News many individual problems can be handled on the spot.

The Alaska Veterans Advisory Council is hosting the meetings with help from the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the legislative Veterans Caucus.

A report on improving Alaska's care for veterans is due in February to Gov. Sean Parnell and the joint legislative Armed Services Committee.

Alaska has 77,000 veterans, according to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs - more per capita than any other state.

The meeting in Juneau is Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the downtown branch public library.

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