Senator Lucio's Letterhead

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM SEN. EDDIE LUCIO, JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2006
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez , Press Secretary
Phone: (512) 463-0127

Rio Grande Valley Veteran's Alliance Benefit Enrollment Fair

Who: Rio Grande Valley Veteran's Alliance
What: Benefit Enrollment Fair
Where: Texas College-Mid Valley Campus, 400 N. Border, Weslaco
When: Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WESLACO, TX -- State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. urges veterans to attend the Rio Grande Valley Veterans Alliance Enrollment Fair and sign up for health care benefits.

This event will offer all veterans of the Valley the opportunity to enroll in the VA Health Care System. There are eight different categories to qualify for medical care.

All veterans are urged to attend and enroll!

In charge of coordinating the enrollment fair is Veterans of Foreign Wars District Commander Felix Rodriguez. There will be persons available to assist veterans in filling out the forms. Veterans are asked to bring their DD 214 documents. Those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces for 181 consecutive days are considered to be veterans.

For more information contact: V.F.W. 18 District Commander Felix Rodriguez at 956-262-4103, Rio Grande Valley Veteran's Alliance Commander Josť Maria Vasquez, at 956-262-9606, or America's Last Patrol Post 3 Vice Commander Arturo Treto Garza at 956-423-8579.

Note: Staff handling this issue for Sen. Lucio are Ms. LeAnn Gallegos, IRT Committee Clerk, and Ms. Blanca Villalpando, Office Manager in Weslaco.

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