LANCASTER — Veterans and family members are invited to an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 340 East Ave. I, Suite 108, where they may learn about Veterans Administration specialty programs, local job opportunities and healthcare enrollment.

“The open house is a one-stop shop for veterans in the Antelope Valley,” Charles Green, chief of outreach, said. “I encourage veterans and their families to stop by and learn about healthcare benefits and get enrolled in the VA healthcare system.”

VA Lancaster physicians, nurses and social workers will meet with eligible veterans to discuss their healthcare needs. Additionally, representatives from MyHealthVet, patient education resource center, weight loss programs, National Cemetery and veteran benefits personnel will be on hand.

The open house will also feature job opportunities from employers including Caltrans, JSL Technologies, Securitas USA and Incotec Inc.

“We’re trying to be innovative in bringing special opportunities to our veterans such as a job resource fair,” Green said. “Veterans can meet directly with the staff who help recruit and outreach for vacant positions.”

Veterans can enjoy free giveaways, lunch and as an added bonus, those in the healthcare system who bring a fellow veteran to be enrolled will receive a special gift bag.

Details on enrollment are available at www.losangeles.va.gov or by calling Green at 424-645–9865.

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