Veterans learn about VA health benefits in Billings

Posted at 8:21 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 22:21:08-04

BILLINGS – Through their military service, veterans have earned health care benefits and may need help knowing what’s available.

On Wednesday, veterans heard from the Veterans Administration at the VA Health Care Center in Billings.People from nine departments in Billings explained the benefits to the veterans.

“Sometimes it appears a bit complex and bureaucratic and so we want to break down those barriers by having events like this,” said Ralph Gigliotti, the VA’s Veteran Integrative Service Network (VISN) 19 Director.

Nationwide, every year, more than 1,200 health care facilities serve 9 million veterans.

“From my capacity, I think the most noble mission in federal government is to provide the services for these earned benefits that our veterans have done,” Gigliotti said. “I’ve done it for 35 years and I’m just honored and humbled to be able to do that.”

The VA’s VISN 19 Rocky Mountain Region network hosted the town hall meeting.

The network includes Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Oklahoma.