Mobile veterans center to pay visit to Juniata County

MIFFLINTOWN Residents of Juniata County will honor and support their veterans with an event set for early June.

The Mobile Vet Center, of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is scheduled to kick off the day with tours of the facility at 10 a.m. on June 4 at the Juniata County Library.

Marian Bova, team leader at the center, said MVCs provide services that help veterans make the transition between military and civilian life. She said centers are often activated to provide services in remote locations.

The public is invited to attend the event, which is designed to provide information about readjustment counseling services.

Bova said a group for veterans who served in combat zones will meet at 11 a.m. in the library’s community room. Veterans will have the opportunity to discuss how their military service continues to impact their lives and learn about ways to relieve ongoing stress. The group then will continue to meet the first Wednesday of each month, Bova said.

This is the first time the MVC will provide services in Juniata County. The service was requested by veterans of Vietnam Veterans of American Post No. 791 and will be presented in cooperation with county officials, the Juniata Director of Veteran Affairs, Juniata County Library and the staff of the Harrisburg Vet Center.

The event is scheduled to last until 1 p.m. The library is located at 498 Jefferson St., Mifflintown.