Press Release

Blackburn to Host Veterans Workshop

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Washington, February 24, 2016 | Mike Reynard (202-225-1112) | comments

On Monday, March 7, 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will host a Veterans Workshop at the William O. Beach Civic Hall in Clarksville from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

Congressman Blackburn, Mayor Jim Durrett and City of Clarksville Chief of Staff Bill Harpel will deliver opening remarks. A panel of representatives from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, Fort Campbell, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, the Veterans Service Organization of Montgomery County, the American Job Center and others will be on site to discuss opportunities and services they provide, as well as offer an opportunity for Tennessee veterans and retirees to ask questions about their benefits.
 
“While the sacrifice of Tennessee veterans and retirees to our country can never be fully weighed or repaid, we have a duty to ensure that America does right by her military men and women and their families, including living up to its promises. This workshop is about fulfilling those promises by connecting our veterans with the resources and support they deserve,” Blackburn said.   

The William O. Beach Civic Hall is located at 350 Pageant Lane in Clarksville. For more information contact Woody Parker, Congressman Blackburn’s Senior Case Manager, at 931-503-0391. 
 
Panel Members: 
 
Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, State of Tennessee, Department of Veterans Services
Harold T. Riggins III, Transition Services Manager, Fort Campbell Kentucky
Edna MacDonald, Director, Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Nashville, Tennessee
Shelly Peterson, Assistance Veterans Service Center Manager, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Nashville, Tennessee
Robin Fountain, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, Nashville, Tennessee
Jerry Brothers, Disability Project Manager, Social Security Administration, Nashville, Tennessee
Carol Clark, Director of Community & Business Relations & Executive Assistant to the President of Austin Peay State University 
Marla Rye, President, Workforce Essentials, Inc., Clarksville, Tennessee
Karla Fuss, Tennessee American Job Center-Clarksville
Frank Mir, Director, Veterans Service Organization Montgomery County
Cheryl Tapp, LCSW, Nashville Veterans Center

 

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