Fayetteville Veteran Affairs medical center to hold town hall meeting in Wilmington

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Veterans gathered in number Tuesday morning for the grand opening of the VA's Wilmington Health Care Center off Gardner Drive. Congressman Mike McIntyre (pictured at podium) was among speakers. Photo by Ben Brown.
Veterans gathered in number at the grand opening of the VA’s Wilmington Health Care Center off Gardner Drive in April 2013. Photo by Ben Brown.

Veterans, family members and the public are invited to ask questions and voice concerns about care at Veteran Affairs (VA) facilities during a town hall meeting at the Wilmington VA Health Care Center.

Fayetteville VA Medical Center Director Elizabeth Goolsby, along with regional and local VA representatives, will be on hand to answer questions and address veteran affair concerns about VA facilities, including those in Wilmington, Brunswick County and Jacksonville.

The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. October 16 at the Wilmington VA Health Care Center, 1705 Gardner Road.

According to a release from Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the meetings provide an open forum for VA officials to hear directly from veterans, family members and the public as a step toward improvement and to rebuild trust among veterans.

The meetings are open to the public. The DVA is inviting Congressional stakeholders, veteran service organizations, non- governmental organizations and other community partners.

“The town hall provides a continuing opportunity for veterans to ask questions, air their concerns and get the latest information about steps we are taking to address space and access to care issues,” said Goolsby. “It is an opportunity to hear firsthand from our veterans and to reaffirm our commitment to our nation’s veterans.”

The Fayetteville VA Medical Center provides oversight for VA’s Wilmington Health Care Center, Brunswick County Outreach Clinic and Jacksonville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.

You can find more information about the Fayetteville VA Medical Center here.