Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) hosted a town hall meeting last night to ensure that service members, veterans and their families in the 4th Congressional District are apprised on how and where to access their health care benefits now that Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) actions are complete. Congresswoman Edwards was joined by federal, state, local, and military officials, including representatives from the federal and state departments of Veterans Affairs.
"As Veterans Day approaches, we must work every day to ensure that America's service members and veterans receive the care they have earned," said Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards. "The town hall meeting was an opportunity to provide important information to our veterans, service members and their families about the heightened level of care available and where to access it as a result of BRAC. Those who serve today and yesterday and their families deserve nothing but the best for their sacrifices in service to our country. I hope this town hall meeting was useful in helping veterans access the care they deserve, and I thank all the officials, including Lieutenant Governor Brown, for their leadership and sharing this information with our veteran community."
"Base Realignment and Closure has provided an opportunity to enhance the level of health care for our brave men and women in uniform who have answered the call to serve their country," said Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Chair of the Governor's BRAC Subcabinet and the nation's highest ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq. "With the BRAC moves now complete, it is important that those who need these health services know how to best access their care, and I thank Congresswoman Edwards for holding this town hall to provide the most up-to-date information to our community."
For more information about Veterans' Services, contact your local Veterans' Representative or visit the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation at http://dllr.maryland.gov