New resource for Alaska veterans, military families

AARP Alaska, in partnership with AARP's Veterans and Military Families program, has formed a five-member volunteer Veterans Support Advisory Council. This group will connect Alaska veterans with important supports from AARP and local, statewide and national resources. AARP's Veterans and Military Families initiative honors service members and their families by providing timely information in four areas-Veteran Caregiver Resources, Fraud Prevention, Job Assistance, and service benefits and discounts. AARP's mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. The Veterans Support Advisory Council will focus on making that a reality for our military and veteran families by bringing together partners like the Alaska Warrior Project, Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs, the Alaska VA Healthcare System and other community-based veteran service organizations.

Each volunteer member of the AARP Alaska Veterans Support Advisory Council is a retired veteran, service member or person who has worked in support of veterans in their careers or volunteer efforts. To date, council members have conducted veteran and military family outreach at the 37th Annual Retired Veterans Celebration in May, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson's Annual Military Family Appreciation Picnic in June, the 100th Anniversary of the Jack Henry Post 1 Auxiliary and Project Healing Waters celebration in July, and provided a webinar series on services and supports for Alaskan veterans. This fall, AARP Alaska also joined other proud community organizations in sponsoring the Last Frontier Honor Flight program and the 2024 Arctic Thunder Airshow. AARP Alaska is honored by the opportunity to conduct this important support work for our Alaskan Veterans and Military Families.

For more information, contact Patrick Curtis at pcurtis@aarp.org.

 
 
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