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VA Officials Seek Veteran Feedback

Phoenix VA hospital
(Photo by Stina Sieg - KJZZ)
Phoenix VA hospital.

The department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will be hosting a town hall in Phoenix on Wednesday. Officials hope to use time to allow veterans to provide their feedback on VA services and benefits.

The meeting will be held at the VA’s regional office, and it’s one of many being organized around the country.

According to VA secretary Robert McDonald the town halls were planned as a way to improve communication with veterans. Officials consider it to be an important part of rebuilding trust among those who use VA services.

National VA leaders will be briefed on the feedback after the meetings.  Wednesday night’s town hall is open to the public.

Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.