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Veteran's Round Table meets to discuss veteran services

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – East Texas veterans met at the Tyler Rose Garden to discuss the services available to help them.

Members of the Veteran's Round Table were announced in front of a room filled with veterans. The roundtable was established to organize and recognize the issues and services needed to help local veterans. Some of these include employment, education, housing and medical and mental health help.

"To really help make sure that we're providing the services needed in the Tyler Smith County area to help our veterans, we still have veterans who have to go to Dallas or Shreveport," says Barbara Bass, Tyler City Mayor.

"What we're trying to do is build awareness, and the awareness centers around local communities. Reaching out, educating one another, and again it's a two way street," adds Tony Forbes, Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army.

In addition to this is the establishment of the Super Armory, which is a $30 million investment that will train hundreds of Army National Guard soldiers each month.

The armory is expected to be open by August or September.

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