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Calling all Chaffee County military veterans — February 17 is the date for a Veterans Fair and Town Hall at the Buena Vista Community Center.

An official event of the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS), the event is meant to offer one-on-one support for veterans and their spouses and families.

Colorado probably has more than its share of military veterans, but veterans in rural areas of the state often don’t get the attention they need — or deserve.

The Resource fair runs from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., and the Town Hall begins at 2:00 p.m. The Town Hall will be led by VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer.

Among the topics important to newer veterans and survivors, the VA will discuss the newly-expanded VA health benefits for those exposed to toxins from the burn pits used during the Iraq War.

Enrolled veterans can get help for community care consultations, beneficiary travel claims, caregiver support, and home and community support for extended care needs.