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News Release from VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Posted on FlashAlert: May 15th, 2015 2:33 PM

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Join the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Portland Regional Office Director and VA Portland Health Care System Director for a VETERANS TOWN HALL. WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. WHO: Veterans, their families and survivors, media representatives, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans. WHERE: VA Portland Health Care System Vancouver Division Columbia Room in Bldg. 11, 1601 E. 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661 Join us also at by video teleconference at the following locations: – Bend VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) – Salem VA CBOC – North Coast VA CBOC in Warrenton, OR – West Linn VA CBOC – Hillsboro VA CBOC – The Dalles VA CBOCs WHY: To share information, hear feedback, and answer questions on VA health care and benefits, including compensation, pension, insurance, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and education benefit program. We will have claims specialists available to answer claims-specific questions. – See more at:

Contact Info: Daniel Herrigstad Public Affairs Officer VA Portland Health Care System 503-402-2975 971-221-4920

Please join VAPORHCS, in partnership with the PGA, for the 2015 Down Range Golf Program on May 22, 2015, starting at 1:00 pm at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in North Plains, OR.

Interested Veterans must register by May 18 to participate. Space is limited, so please sign up soon by calling VAPORHCS Program Specialists Marcella or Jerry 360-696-4061 ext. 33357.

This free event is open to all Veterans wanting to start playing golf or get back into the game of golf, however, first priority is for Veterans with chronic medical conditions, spinal cord injury, amputations, polytrauma injuries, disabilities, and/or mental health. Veterans are encouraged to register to participate in this clinic for a fun day of instruction and ultimately, to begin the path to a healthier lifestyle.

The program focuses on delivering accessible and convenient golf instruction and opportunities to Veterans in the Portland region. PGA Professionals will be providing instruction on the Driving Range as well as chipping, putting and playing on the golf course. All equipment will be provided and a limited amount of adaptive golf carts, and adaptive equipment will also be available for use as needed.

Hope to see you there!

Here is a link to the event from two years ago.

Deadline for the U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program is fast approaching!
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (PST), 15 May 2015
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Are you a U.S. military veteran looking to start – or finish – your undergraduate education in the geosciences?

The AAPG Foundation’s United States Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) is designed for students just like you. Scholarships range from $2,000-$4,000 and can be used for tuition and living expenses. Learn more about requirements, guidelines and steps to apply.