Veterans Town Hall Meeting
Albuquerque, NM (June 3, 2013) – Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce announced that he will host a town hall meeting with the Director of the Albuquerque VA Medical Center to discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), care and treatment through the VA, and policy solutions for our veterans. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 10th, from 10:00am to 11:30 am, at American Legion Post 13, located at 1201 Mountain Road in Albuquerque.
Pearce, himself a Vietnam veteran, has made veterans’ issues a priority during his time in Congress. Since 2010, he has held nine meetings throughout New Mexico’s Second Congressional District with VA officials and veterans, to help facilitate improved communication and service. These meetings have shown strong positive results with both the Albuquerque and El Paso VA locations. However, Congressman Pearce continues to hear serious concerns from veterans needing treatment for PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. As these represent the fastest growing category for veterans, Congressman Pearce is focused on making sure these concerns are addressed, and that effective solutions are found to help every veteran suffering from PTSD and TBI.
VA Staff will be available beginning at 9:30 am for private consultations with veterans. Congressman Pearce will lead the meeting, and members of his staff and his Veterans Advisory Council will be available to assist veterans. Veterans and members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend.
Town Hall on PTSD, Veterans’ Issues
U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce
Monday, June 10
American Legion Post 13
1201 Mountain Rd.
Albuquerque, NM 87102