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Veterans Affairs representatives speak to local veterans


March 14, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Rural health program manager with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Frank Epperson, left, speaks with Mark Tuccillo after helping him file a claim with the VA.

Representatives from the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs held a town hall meeting on Tuesday to give local veterans an update on the VA system in Alaska and help them file any forms or documents.

Timothy Ballard, director of Alaska VA Healthcare System based in Anchorage, led the meeting by explaining changes to the VA at the national and local levels. The second half of the meeting was reserved for answering questions and helping local veterans get VA healthcare ID cards, file claims, request military personnel and medical records and learn more about the various opportunities availabl...

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