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Committee holds briefing for Veterans Affairs

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - From reimbursements to the count of veterans on Guam and its efforts in exploring employment opportunities - these were just some of the topics discussed before lawmakers as the Office of Veterans Affairs discussed there accomplishments and challenges at last night's information briefing.

Veterans Affairs administrator John Unpingco spoke on what's on the horizon namely expanding the cemetery. "We ask that you give us a chance to spread out wings a little bit - figuratively speaking. We are on the move for bigger and better things and we need your support," he said.

He added plans are to close on two federal grants for the VA cemetery with $175,000 reserved for maintenance and four million dollars from the National Cemetery Authority for expansion inclusive of more crypts, the construction of a columbaria and an environmental and feasibility study.

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