SHREVEPORT, LA - Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) will be hosting a Town Hall and outreach event on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5 to 6 p.m.

This event will be held in the Education Center on the second floor in room 2West 62 of the main hospital. Veterans and their families, Congressional and Senatorial stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, and other organizations in our community with these who share in supporting Veterans interest are invited to attend.

The Town Hall meeting is an open forum in which VA leaders will listen to stakeholder’s thoughts, concerns and ideas. The meeting is an opportunity to build and strengthen OBVAMC’s commitment to ensuring that Service members, Veterans, families, and other beneficiaries have an opportunity to share their experiences both positive and those experiences that can be enhanced by OBVAMC Staff.

During the town hall, Veterans and their families will have an opportunity to comment publicly about VA programs and services. VA Outreach services and special program representatives will also be available to assist Veterans.

The town hall is one of many being held around the country. The new VA Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald announced the meetings to improve communication with and hear directly from, Veterans nationwide as a step toward improvement and to rebuild trust among Veterans.