, WI — On Dec. 16, the Milwaukee VA Medical Center will host a PACT Act awareness symposium.
The event is intended to inform Wisconsin Veterans, community leaders and Wisconsin Veteran advocates, their families, caregivers and survivors about the recently enacted PACT Act and encourage them to apply for the toxic-exposure-related health care and benefits they have earned.
The event, 2-4 p.m. at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, will include informational booths and a panel discussion about the landmark legislation signed into law in August, which is the largest expansion of Veteran health care and benefits in decades. Milwaukee VA staff will be present to help Veterans apply for benefits, learn about toxic exposure screenings and enroll in VA health care.
The event takes place during a nationwide Week of Action, which is part of VA’s broader efforts to ensure that every eligible Veteran and survivor get their PACT Act-related health care and benefits.
- What: PACT Act awareness symposium
- When: 2-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16
- Where: Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
- Who: The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the PACT Act.
- 2 p.m.: Welcome and introductions
- 2:10 p.m.: Introduction of presenters
- 2:30 p.m.: Networking, resource tables open, media interview opportunities
- 3 p.m.: Panel discussion begins
- 3:45 p.m.: Q&A time, resource tables open
- 4 p.m.: Event concludes
NOTE TO MEDIA: If you are interested in covering this event, please RSVP to Milwaukee VA Public Affairs Officer Joe Trovato at 414-382-5364 or email@example.com. One-on-one interviews with key presenters will be available at 2:30 p.m. The Milwaukee VA also welcomes any pre-event promotion of the symposium.