6th Annual Southern Arizona Gathering of American Indian Veterans: Opportunity for Native Vets to Learn About Their Benefits

ICTMN Staff
10/12/12

The Coalition of American Indian Veterans, which includes the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), Indian Health Service, and the Tucson Indian Center, along with Tribal Veterans Organizations is hosting the 6th Annual Gathering of American Indian Veterans.  The event will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the Casino Del Sol Conference Center “Indoors” at 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Gathering of American Indian Veterans event is to help this group of veterans to learn more about the veterans benefits they earned because of their service to this country.  In addition, representatives from both veteran and non-veteran organizations will be available to provide health screenings, wellness education, and information about other health and social service issues.  This is an opportunity to honor veterans and for the veteran to meet and share experiences with other American Indian veterans.  The event will include activities for the veteran, family, children, and lunch.  There will be a special “Coin Presentation” to honor veterans.

Jonathan H. Gardner, MPA, FACHE, Director for SAVAHCS said, “We are honored to be a small part of this Southern Arizona Gathering of American Indian Veterans.”  “Our veterans are the reason for our being, and providing them with high quality care is our number one priority.”  He continued, “Providing valuable information on eligibility and enrollment for health care at this Gathering of American Indian Veterans will be just one of our focuses.”

Bring your DD Form 214 (Discharge Paperwork) and let us help you enroll for services at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.  For further information on the 6th Annual Gathering of American Indian Veterans contact Phyllis Spear, RN at (520) 343-4452.

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