Pennsylvania Veterans Agency to Host Series of Virtual Town Halls

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) said in a press release Tuesday that it will host a series of virtual town halls for veterans throughout 2022.

The series will provide the nearly 800,000 Commonwealth veterans with a convenient platform to learn and ask questions about the programs and benefits earned through their military service, the statement said.

The first of five virtual town halls will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on March 16, via WebEx. The topic will be veteran suicide prevention, with a focus on the support and resources available to veterans across the Commonwealth.

The presenters for this first event will be Brig. Gen. (PA) Maureen Weigl, DMVA deputy adjutant general for veterans; and Rick Hamp of DMVA, Pennsylvania lead for the Federal Veterans Administration – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Governor’s Challenge to prevent suicide among service members, veterans, and their families.

“Veterans often have questions about the benefits they’ve earned through their service to our nation, and the DMVA wants to make it easier for them to get answers,” Joel Mutschler, DMVA director of the Office of Programs, Initiatives , reintegration and sensitization of former combatants. (PIRO), said in the statement. “This 2022 town hall series will address topics that address the challenges many veterans face every day, while providing the solutions they seek. We intend to organize these events in order to better inform and help our veterans and their families.

Here are the dates, times and topics for the 2022 series of virtual town hall meetings.

  • March 16, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Suicide prevention among veterans
  • May 18, 5 to 6:30 p.m. – Serving older veterans
  • July 13, 5 to 6:30 p.m. – Resources for Homeless Veterans
  • September 14, 5-6:30 p.m. – Transportation issues facing veterans
  • November 2, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Tribute to veterans for their service and sacrifice

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of live presenters during WebEx via the chat feature.

Visit DMVA website, Twitter Where Facebook pages two weeks before each Town Hall for the WebEx link.

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