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NEWS RELEASE: VA encourages Veterans to take a drive, learn about benefits

May 2, 2013

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OMAHA, Neb. — Veterans from all eras are invited to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Lincoln, Neb., from 5 to 8 p.m. May 15 to show off their cars, network with other Veterans and learn more about VA services.

Parking will be reserved for show cars and motorcycles in the west parking lot. While admiring the vehicles, Veterans also can learn more about Veteran services such as health care, disability claims, education and more. Veterans recently returned from service in Iraq or Afghanistan are encouraged to attend to learn about the five years of free health care to which they are entitled from VA.

Veterans are encouraged to attend the forum to learn about these services and to share feedback about their health care experiences at the clinic with VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s leadership and patient advocates. Members of the Lincoln VA Veterans Advisory Council also will be on hand to answer questions from Veterans and their family members.

For more information, call Anna Morelock, deputy public affairs officer, at 402-995-5547. 

About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit 

For further information, contact:
Will Ackerman -- Public Affairs Officer, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Office:  (402) 995-4719; Cell:  (402) 332-6780