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.

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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.