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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • VA assistant secretary visits Leavenworth

  • About 2/3 of veterans don't access the Department of Veterans Affairs, and one VA official said many veterans don't know about the benefits available to them.
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  • About 2/3 of veterans don't access the Department of Veterans Affairs, and one VA official said many veterans don't know about the benefits available to them.
    "These benefits and broad and diverse," said Tommy Sowers, assistant secretary of the VA for public and intergovernmental affairs.
    Sowers, who visited Leavenworth Tuesday, said he wants to the get the word out about services. He said VA officials want to reach all veterans.
    He toured the Eisenhower VA Medical Center Tuesday. He met with representatives of American Indian tribes while at the VA.
    Also while in Leavenworth, he visited the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy, which dispenses prescriptions for veterans through the mail.
    Sowers said he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth while serving in the Army.
    "It's good to be back here," he said.
    Sowers is an 11-year veteran of the Army. He became the assistant secretary for the VA last year.
    "The VA has changed my life," he said, with services such as a home loan and health care.
    Sowers said he encourages veterans to visit the website va.gov for more information about the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    Sowers also was promoting an upcoming VA small business conference, scheduled for Aug. 6-8 in St. Louis. More information about that event can be found at nationalveteransconference.com.

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