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Oregon vets office seeks volunteers to help find benefits

It gets pointed out a lot that people who enter the military are told what to do all the time when they're in the service. And when they come out, they are largely left to their own devices. This can mean entering civilian society not knowing much about the benefits due to veterans.

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is trying to fill that gap in information, by enlisting the help of volunteers to help connect vets to resources and benefits.

ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick and Veteran Volunteer Program Coordinator Mark Newell visit with details of the Veteran Volunteer Program.

Training is coming up September 22nd in Medford, Mark Newell invites people to sign up or ask questions at 971-720-8911.

Need help finding a Veteran Service Officer in your county, any county? Call 888-777-4443, or:
Oregon: click on your county on the map.
California: find your county on the list.

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