Larsen to host veteran forum in Oak Harbor

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants to hear from veterans.

The congressman is hosting six veterans forums, including one in Oak Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 21. The forums are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs, health care, job training and housing, according to a press release.

Larsen’s office says he has long pushed to improve the well-being of veterans in the district. Among his accomplishments are measures to improve access to care for veterans in Northwest Washington who face geographical barriers, including those living in South and Central Whidbey Island who must drive across Deception Pass to Mount Vernon or take a ferry to Seattle before they reach a VA doctor.

The forum in Oak Harbor is 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor VFW Post 7392 on Goldie Road.

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