Press Conference - Vt. Veterans Program

An innovative Vermont outreach program for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is the model for a $30-million national pilot project that Senator Bernie Sanders will ask the Senate to approve when it resumes work this week on a defense authorization bill. "My hope is that increased coordination between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs and local and state organizations will mean that veterans and their families will be better informed and more likely to get the care they deserve," Sanders said.

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From left to right sat panelists Chaplain Jim MacIntyre of the VT National Guard, Adjutant General Michael Dubie, Sen. Sanders, Gary M. DeGasta director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center, and Dr. Andrew Pomerantz from the White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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