U.S. Senator Bob Corker on Wednesday called “Joint Operation,” a free event to provide veterans and their families with a one-stop shop to access local resources and services, a “huge success” and thanked the veterans, organizations and agencies that participated.
“The goal of Joint Operation was to make it easier for veterans to get the help they need, and I am glad more than 600 veterans and their families took advantage of today’s event in Knoxville,” said Senator Corker. “It was truly inspiring to see the local community come together to help these men and women who have served our country, and we appreciate the congressional offices, the city and county mayors, and all the groups involved for participating. I look forward to hosting additional Joint Operation events across the state in the future.”
An estimated 600 veterans attended Joint Operation, which featured more than 70 organizations and agencies with information on a number of resources, including: VA claim assistance, vocational rehabilitation, education, employment, mental health, housing, legal assistance and more.
The event was the first in a series of Joint Operation events organized by Senator Corker’s office and was sponsored by the offices of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Duncan, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Additional Joint Operation events will be held across the state in the future.
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Veterans who need assistance can contact Senator Corker at any time by visiting corker.senate.gov or calling any of the senator’s six state offices.