State plan is aimed at helping Alabama veterans
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State officials have a new plan they say will improve and coordinate services for Alabama veterans and their families.
A state commission appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday released details of the effort.
Among the goals: To reduce unemployment and homelessness among veterans; improve access to health care and help veterans with legal problems.
Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/1ru7FAW) that Bentley appointed the Alabama Veterans Executive Network Commission in December 2013.
A main goal was to help Alabama residents who have served during the more than 10 years of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and who have physical or psychological problems as a result.
Bentley appointed Major Gen. Larry Ross, who is retired from the Georgia National Guard, as the plan coordinator.
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