Eagle and Pitkin Counties to host Veterans Open House Jan. 8 and 9
Eagle County Veteran’s Services Officer Pat Hammon will host two open houses in January to allow veterans and their families to meet her and receive information regarding veterans’ services and benefits.
The first open house will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Garden Level Classroom of the Eagle County Building, located at 550 Broadway in Eagle. The second will be co-hosted by Joe Carpenter, veteran’s services officer for Garfield and Pitkin counties, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Basalt Library, located at 14 Midland Avenue in Basalt.
During both events, representatives from Eagle and Pitkin County Health & Human Services and other community organizations will be available to answer questions. Bob Herrera, staff service officer for the Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, will conduct a formal presentation on veterans’ benefits at 4 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. during both open houses. Information concerning veterans’ education, vocational rehab and VA medical care will also be available.
In their roles, Hammon and Carpenter assist veterans and their families with information regarding veterans’ rights and benefits, as well as with submitting claims for benefits and securing necessary documents for completing claims.
For more information, contact Hammon at 970-390-4686 or Carpenter at 970-625-9484.