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Martinsburg Community Working to Improve Veterans' Issues


Martinsburg-area veterans organizations and community leaders have come together to develop the Community Veterans Engagement Board.

The Journal of Martinsburg reports that the board held its first meeting last month at the Shepherd University Martinsburg Center to foster collaborations at the community level and resolve local veteran concerns and issues.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs veterans experience field consultant Frederick White says the board’s goal is to bring all local service providers and stakeholders together to enhance veterans’ experiences.

Thirty-two community leaders took part in the first meeting as members of the board.

The next board meeting will be July 29 at the American Public University System in Charles Town. White says the board is working on setting a date for a public forum.