Campus hosts first veterans’ town hall with the VA

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Kathleen Maclay

The first U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs town hall at UC Berkeley will take place Tuesday, June 7, at Alumni House, as part of the VA’s ongoing outreach to vets and their families. as well as vet service groups, community partners and non-governmental organizations.

The VA, the campus’s Re-entry Student Program and the Cal Veteran Services Center will present information from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Afterward, there will be workshops and individual or group meetings based on needs and interests.

Tara Ricks, the public affairs officer with the VA’s Northern California Health Care System in Sacramento, said the campus was selected for a town hall aimed at serving veterans in the area, including the approximately 350 former military service members at UC Berkeley, and to give younger vets a more comfortable, contemporary setting in which to meet than the traditional veterans’ hall that may be more familiar to older vets.

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