Monday, April 11, 2011

New VA Clinic To Be Built In Auburn Maine

Seven years in the planning, ground was broken for a new Veterans Administration outpatient
clinic in Auburn, Maine. Serving the Lewiston/Auburn area, it is the last major population center
to have such a clinic.

It will be a "Super Clinic" which will provide primary care, specialty services and metal health care
to approximately 6,000 veterans in central Maine each year. This will make health care more
accessible to veterans in Maine.

It is expected to take about one year to construct the clinic.

A similar clinic will open in the next week or two in Bangor, ME.

We applaud the VA for the continued building of clinics and hospitals to better serve our
nation's veterans. We do, however, think even more clinics are needed; and the time to process
claims still needs to be improved. There is still a huge backlog of claims, and the long waiting
period causes undue hardships on veterans and their families.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"
---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996