Northwest Arkansas Awarded Mobile Vet Center
Outreach to Veterans in Rural Areas
U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor along with U.S. Representative John Boozman (AR-03) today announced that the Fayetteville Vet Center was one of 50 centers selected to receive a Vet Center Community Outreach Vehicle.
The vehicle is a mobile counseling center and enables veterans in rural areas easy access to the services of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Center program, which includes addressing limited medical, social and economic post-war needs.
"It is essential that we do everything we can to provide for those who have served our country, and this outreach vehicle will allow veterans living in rural parts of Northwest Arkansas to receive the care they need," Lincoln said. "I remain committed to ensuring that we do not fail those who have sacrificed so greatly on our nation's behalf or who continue to fight for our freedoms today."
"Too many veterans are traveling too far to receive adequate health care services," said Pryor. "This outreach vehicle brings the care closer to them and eliminates the extra costs and burden of travel. I applaud the VA and Fayetteville Vet Center for bringing this innovative, cost-effective initiative to northwest Arkansas."
"We are continuously looking for ways to improve outreach to ourrural and underservedveterans and this vehicle allows us to provide improved access that our service members deserve," Boozman said. "I am committed to securing resources that give our veterans the information and the services they earned through their commitment to our country."
A four person team will operate the multipurpose, 38-foot vehicle that will arrive in Fayetteville within the next three months.