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Veteran outreach events planned

Two veteran rural outreach events will be held this week.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, there will be an outreach event at the Bedford American Legion, 3721 Business Route 220, Bedford.

From noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, there will be an outreach event at the Huntingdon VFW, 520 Penn St., Huntingdon.

Experts and advocates will discuss veteran topics including benefits, claims, caregiving, discharge up­grades, health care, post-traumatic stress disorder, support groups, outreach and enrollment, medals and records, job assistance and more.

Agencies attending include the county veteran affairs offices, county commissioners, Hollidays­­burg Veterans Home, Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Veterans Leadership Pro­gram, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and others.

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