The PHX VA will be hosting a VA Town Hall meeting at 6:30 PM, January 21st @ the Phoenix VA Health Care System (ACC Quad) located at 650 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
So I posted this because in the past there really hasn’t been a large push for these events. They only happen quarterly and I can tell you first hand that they do help. If you have a benefits issue, a true complaint about the Phoenix VA they will hear your complaint. Though sometimes you will see the true Veteran Patriots act out it is usually a quiet meeting for Veterans to voice their opinion and like anything like this some things are fixed and some just continue to get swept under the rug. But if you have a true complaint, come prepared to defend it and get your voice out there. Whether it is small or large, come and complain. The more that is heard the more that we know.
I’m hoping that unlike the past 3 that I have attended that there is more talking among the directors to us Veterans. In the past you presented your issue and the only thing these directors could say was, can someone help them. These directors are the first line of defense to our issues and should have something to say about them instead of just facilitating help on the spot. I want to hear more about whats happening, what the VA is doing or isn’t doing. More interaction instead of being a puppet for the VA. I want to see more action and more knowledge from these so called leaders than dumping the issue on something else. Speak up Directors of the PHX VA. We need to hear you!!!
Now with that said, if you haven’t been to one you should. The more that we get the more we will have. Its important to the VA to see that there are more than just the regulars showing up with issues. Even if you don’t have a VA issue I encourage you to attend because it will open your eyes to other Veteran issues that you would otherwise not know was happening.
Again, if you have an issue or know of a Veteran who is having an issue please be there. They will work with you one on one to get you the answer you need, yes it is sad that you have to come to a town hall meeting to have this corrected or your issue resolved, but its what you have to do to protect yourself. Now there are some people that have been coming to the VA Town Halls for years and there issues haven’t been fixed and again this is why they have these town hall meetings.
So come out, support your fellow Veterans and lets come together as a group of people and not individuals!!!