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Eagle and Pitkin counties host open house events for veterans

Enterprise staff report

Eagle County Veteran’s Services Officers Pat Hammon and Tyson Ivie will host two open houses in October to allow veterans and their families to meet them and receive information regarding veterans’ services and benefits.

The first open house will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in room 258 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. The second will be co-hosted by Joe Carpenter, veteran’s services officer for Garfield and Pitkin counties, from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Mt. Sopris Room of the Eagle County Community Center, located at 0020 Eagle County Drive in El Jebel.

During both events, representatives from Eagle and Pitkin County Department of Human Services and other community organizations will be available to answer questions. Bob Herrera, State Veterans Service Officer for the Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, will conduct a formal presentation on veterans’ benefits at 3:30 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, Ivie 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.

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