- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A group of foreign war veterans on Prince of Wales Island is planning to establish a Veterans of Foreign Wars post on the southeast Alaska island.

Ketchikan radio station KRBD (https://is.gd/XK1APi) reports at least 300 veterans of foreign wars live on the island.

Iraq war veteran Jan Storbakken is organizing the group and says it can be challenging to navigate the federal system to get services that vets are entitled to.

Storbakken says others on the island have offered assistance, including use of an office space.

Storbakken also met this week with an Alaska Veterans Affairs health care system official and put in a request for the post.

She says that once the request is approved, organizers want to start a support group for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.


Information from: KRBD-FM, https://www.ktn.net/krbd/

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