Veterans Townhalls held at VA center

IRON MOUNTAIN — There will two Veteran Town Halls hosted in Iron Mountain today, hoping to provide new information for the men and woman who served our country.

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center hosted two Veteran Town halls today at 2:00 and 5:00 P.M. Leaders from different veterans groups in the area come together to meet with veterans. The bulk of the meeting addressed changes to the Veteran’s Choice Program and listened to comments, concerns and questions from veterans. Officials from the VA center say that these town halls are very well received by veterans.

Brad Nelson, VA Public Affairs Officer said “We’ve done a lot of them and typically it’s mixed, as far as, and when I say mixed it’s a mix of compliments and concerns and questions. They’re usually received really well, especially when we get out into the rural areas. They are just really appreciative that we’ve come, even if they have issues; they’re very appreciative.”

According to Nelson the ultimate goal of these meetings is to listen to feedback from veterans on how the center could work better. Officials from the center estimates they have put on around 33 veterans town halls around Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. The next veteran’s town hall will be held around this upcoming March.