MANCHESTER – The VAMC will hold an open house for health care enrollment on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the training and education conference room on the first floor.
Veterans who served in Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962 through May 7, 1975 or veterans who served in Southwest Asia between Aug. 2, 1990, through Nov. 11, 1998, are to be enrolled in VA services at the highest priority group.
For Vietnam veterans, there is a presumed Agent Orange exposure and for Persian Gulf War Veterans, there is a presumed environmental contaminant exposure.
Veterans who served in Vietnam or the Persian Gulf War cannot be rejected for enrollment and are entitled to be seen and treated at any VA Medical Center for free.
In some instances, there may be a small prescription copayment for conditions not related to Agent Orange or environmental contaminants exposure or a service related injury.
Combat Veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003, are eligible to enroll in the VA health care system for five years from the date of discharge or release.
Veterans who qualify under this special eligibility are not subject to copays for conditions potentially related to their combat service. However, unless otherwise exempted, combat veterans must either disclose their prior year gross household income or decline to provide their financial information and agree to make applicable copays for care or services VA determines are clearly unrelated to their military service.
Veterans ill receive assistance with enrollment for VA health care. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered and general health and wellness information will be available.
If you have any questions, contact Stella Lareau at 624-4366, extension 6779.
Post 2 events
MANCHESTER — Henry J Sweeney Post 2 Commander Daniel Beliveau announced that a meat raffle will take place at the club, 251 Maple St., on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors program, the commander's annual fund-raising project.
Fresh product will be provided by "Mr.Steer."
DJ karaoke entertainment by S. O.B will follow at 8 p.m.
For more information, call 623-9145.
Raymond Post events
RAYMOND — VFW Post 4479 will hold an open mic Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight.
On Saturday, The Classics 5 will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The King of Diamonds game is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.