Vet center will be set up during Franklin On Ice

The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a fleet of 70 mobile vet centers. (Submitted photo)
From staff reports

A mobile vet center will be set up in the 400 block of 12th Street in Franklin Saturday during Franklin On Ice.

There will be tours of the mobile center, and Department of Veterans Affairs personnel will be onsite to answer questions.

The VA maintains a fleet of 70 mobile vet centers that are designed to extend the reach of veterans services through focused outreach, direct service provision and referral to communities that do not meet the requirements for a “brick and mortar” veterans center.

Each mobile center includes confidential counseling space for direct service provision as well as a state-of-the-art satellite communications package that includes fully encrypted tele-conferencing equipment, access to all VA systems, and connectivity to emergency response systems.