Thursday, July 7, 2011

Clinic for Female Veterans on July 27

A clinic designed for women who are military veterans is scheduled for July 27 at the Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Drive off U.S. Highway 29 just north of the bypass in Newnan.

The event will be hosted by the combined efforts of American Legion Post 57, VFW Post 2667, Marine Corps League Detachment 1325 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31 in LaGrange.

Female veterans from all surrounding counties are invited. The meeting is specifically oriented to female veterans who want to apply for VA medical benefits or are seeking information regarding filing claims for service connected or non-service connected benefits.

Dottie Pridmore is the featured speaker and will assist veterans in filing for veterans administration medical benefits by completing the VA form 10-10EZ. Pridmore is the assistant supervisor at the Atlanta Disabled Americans Veterans (DAV) Office. She is a U.S. Marine Corps retired gunnery sergeant with 20 years of service. She served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm with 60 Marines under her command with all returning safely.

Those wishing to apply for VA medical assistance should bring a copy of the discharge certificate (DD 214) and any private medical insurance you may have.

Hank Berkowitz, the Veterans Service Officer for all the veterans' organizations listed herein, is coordinating the evening events. He has previously hosted two other clinics for veterans and may be reached at 770-301-7594.

All female veterans wishing to attend should make a reservation with Kathy Shiver at 404-924-0878 or Hanna Mercier at 678-850-6818. Both are members of VFW Post 2667. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the clinic beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m.