Jun 5, 2012 Issues: Veterans

Silver City, NM (June 5, 2012) Congressman Steve Pearce will host a meeting on Tuesday, June 12th, in which veterans will have the opportunity to talk with the staff of the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, including CEO George Marnell.

“After hearing concerns from area veterans related to the VA hospital system, I hosted meetings in Roswell, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Artesia to allow veterans and VA hospital staff to interact and communicate their ideas,” said Pearce.  “Both veterans and VA staff have communicated that these meetings were extremely successful, and I look forward to helping vets in Silver City with similar needs.”

Congressman Pearce has promised to hold meetings with VA staff and veterans in different locations throughout southern New Mexico.  Previous meetings have been highly successful, and Rep. Pearce plans on holding more in the future.

This meeting will take place at 2:00 pm at the American Legion, located at 409 West College Avenue in Silver City.

For those wishing to avoid discussion in a public forum, VA Hospital staff members will be on site and ready to discuss individual cases with veterans 30 minutes prior to the meeting time. Topics addressed will include veterans’ concerns and New Mexico veterans seeking help for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). George Marnell and Congressman Pearce will listen to any questions and take comments about veterans’ services.