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Scotts Bluff Veterans Affairs Department working to help vets

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The panhandle's primary Veterans Affairs Department is doing its part to make sure our vets are in good hands.

Members from the institute of medicine panel made some recommendations to the V.A. this week.

Members say the nation's V. A.'s need to do outreach to help vets suffering from mental illness or post war medical issues.

Scotts Bluff county Veterans Director John Brehm says here in the panhandle we're doing what we can for our vets.

Brehm says his office has resources veterans need to deal with issues they may have related to their military service.

Brehm says we're lucky to have the Hot Springs V.A. Medical Center and the Cheyenne V.A. Medical Center nearby.

"Well, we think it's very important because we want to get these veterans the benefits and the care that they need. Whether its compensation or they're going to have a hard time with employment because of these conditions. We want to get this compensation claim going."

Brehm says the most important thing is to get vets enrolled with a V.A. Medical Center to get them properly diagnosed and helped.

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