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Veteran Town Halls Being Held In Hancock & Ontonagon

Veterans and their families are invited to a pair of Veteran Town Halls in Hancock and Ontonagon.

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a town hall in Hancock Monday at 6:30 at the American Legion Post 186 on Quincy Street.

The town hall in Ontonagon will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at VFW Post 5600 on River Street.

The town halls are open to all Veterans, their families and friends, and the public.

The VA Medical Center will also be streaming the Hancock Town Hall live on its Facebook page.

Other town halls will be streamed lived on Tuesday at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

These Town Halls may also be viewed later on the medical center’s Facebook page.

Leaders from the VA Medical Center, Escanaba Vet Center, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, and area County Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to provide a presentation on VA services, discuss initiatives to increase access to VA healthcare, answer questions, and listen to Veterans’ comments and concerns.


“We find these Veteran Town Halls to be beneficial in updating our Veterans on what VA is doing to improve access to health care as well as listening to their concerns and comments,” said Brad Nelson, Public Affairs Officer at the Iron Mountain-based VA Medical Center.

“We also welcome any Veterans who may not be enrolled in VA health care and learn about its services and benefits,” Nelson added.

In the last six years the VA Medical Center has conducted sixty-two Veteran Town Halls throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

Any questions can be directed to VA Public Affairs Officer Brad Nelson (800-215-8262, ext. 32001), Houghton County Veteran Service Office (906-482-0102), or Ontonagon County Veteran Service Office (906-884-6204).

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