Department of Veterans Affairs host Town Hall in New City – 8/4/2017

100 local veterans attended a Town Hall on Friday with officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss how the VA plans on modernizing its care.

The meeting began with the VA listing its top five priorities going forward, including: Giving veterans a greater choice of care, modernizing their infrastructure, focusing resources more efficiently, improving the timeliness of their services and suicide prevention.

Following the presentation, veterans expressed their concerns they have both in the present and in the future, and brought up issues like turnover in staff, inauthentic care, transportation and making sure veterans are not forgotten once they come home.