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Guam - The Committee on Veterans Affairs is holding a roundtable this evening to discuss programs and issues affecting our island's veterans. Committee chair Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. says he hopes all the VA stakeholders including VA director John Unpingco, the congresswoman's office and federal entities can work on discussing what they can do to initiate a major registration drive for our veterans.

"Because there are so many services out there that we need to get our veterans to acknowledge and hopefully avail themselves of benefiting from some of the services available," he said.  

Aguon meanwhile adds that housing for veterans continues to be an issue not only on Guam, but across the nation and hopes to work with the U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration to provide more housing vouchers. He says five years ago, Guam only had nine vouchers for housing and has since grown to only 30 with many still on the waiting list.

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