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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos will host a listening session for veterans to talk about their experiences with getting access to their veterans benefits.

The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 24 at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Avenue.

State Rep. Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia), who is on the state committee on veterans,set up the session so that veterans  can talk about their issues and experiences with the state and federal VA.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.