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NEWS RELEASE: Veterans Affairs to Host ‘Crusin’ Lincoln’ Show & Shine Outreach Event

May 5, 2015

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Office of Public Affairs

Contact: Will Ackerman, Public Affairs Director

Office: (402) 995-4719 Cell: (402) 332-6780

Email: William.Ackerman@va.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LINCOLN, Neb. — It’s not your usual Veterans Affairs outreach event.

Veterans are invited to bring their classic cars and motorcycles to the 3rd Annual “Crusin Lincoln” Show & Shine event May 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lincoln VA Clinic, 600 S. 70th St.

The event is a fun way for Veterans to check out each other’s rides, but also to talk to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs about benefits and services.

Staff from the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Vet Centers, and VA Regional Office plus other Veteran service agencies will be available for Veterans to learn about service and benefits.

Veterans who are not enrolled are encouraged to stop in and learn what benefits are available to them.

The event is hosted by the Lincoln VA Clinic Veterans Advisory Group.


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About VA Nebaska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA NWIHCS is a Joint Commission-accredited, level-1c facility, which consists of a tertiary medical center in Omaha, Neb., and two larger clinics in Lincoln and Grand Island – which includes a community living center – five community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) and one contract clinic. VA NWIHCS is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23), which serves an estimated veteran population of 161,000 in 101 counties in Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas and Missouri with an estimated 593,000 annual outpatient visits, and an operating budget of $334 million as of October 2014.