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Vets hope to share concerns with official

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Island veterans are hoping to share their concerns with Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki during his brief visit to Guam. Veterans like Tom Devlin are hoping Secretary Shinseki will take some time to listen to their pressing concerns that include the inadequate size of the clinic and the lack of staff.

Devlin told KUAM News, "They need more doctors they need more clerical staff. The veterans feel they don't have enough staff. Another concern is that a lot of veterans when they leave off-island for surgery or other medical issues, they have to travel to Hawaii. Why can't they travel to the Philippines and use some of those facilities in the Philippines?"

Following the dedication ceremony, Secretary Shinseki is also scheduled to meet with island dignitaries and veterans at Adelup and also attend a state dinner being held in his honor.

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