VA town hall meeting planned for Thursday

Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, invites interested veterans, veteran's groups or friends and families of veterans to attend and participate in a VA town hall meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Law Enforcement Center in the second floor conference room at 450 Pecan Street in Abilene.Following an overview by Mr. Marsh, leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Constructions and staffing will also be shared.Previous VA town hall meetings have proven very successful and informative to veterans who may have questions or concerns regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs policies and procedures, benefits and medical services. Following the presentations by VA staff, there will be a question and answer session. Questions of general nature will be discussed in open forum. Questions or issues involving a veteran's personal health care will be addresses by VA staff members in confidential session following the meeting.Veterans who have questions regarding this town hall meeting ate encouraged to contact Iva Jo Hanslik, public affairs officer of the West Texas VA Health Care System at 432-264-4824 or 1-800-472-7365 ext. 4824.