Guam - Starting today, Westcare Pacific Islands is teaming up with village mayors to register veterans at their offices and at their homes.

The registration is critical as an estimated 12,000 residents are veterans with an additional 600 expected to return home in January 2014.

The growing population means a need for local outreach services, information, and referral services to assist them as many who face war and conflicts may experience trauma and need readjustment and transition services once they return home.

For more information on how to register, call your village mayor.