Georgia’s Returning Veterans Task Force visits Fort Benning

Kay Kirkpatrick, Georgia state senator from District 32, tries on a parachute at the parachute rigging facility.

By Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs

Photos by Patrick Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 5, 2017) – Members of the Returning Veterans Task Force visited Fort Benning Dec. 5 to attend a presentation by Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, Career Skills Program, Veterans Affairs, and Army Continuing Education System.

The task force’s purpose, according to the state of Georgia’s website, is to investigate “how Georgia’s state government agencies can coordinate services to better assist service members transitioning from active duty back into society.”

Kirkpatrick

Kay Kirkpatrick, Georgia state senator of District 32, and one of the members of the Returning Veterans Task Force meeting, was part of the touring group.

“I’m not a veteran, but my whole family are veterans,” said Kirkpatrick. “My dad’s a WWII veteran, my brother’s a Vietnam veteran. My other brother is Desert Storm. So, I really do care what happens to veterans when they’re in the military and when they leave the military, and I want to learn more about that.”

The agenda of the tour included a visit to Martin Army Community Hospital, a visit to a parachute rigging facility, and lunch at the Benning Club. The task force also toured the Bradley, the Armor and Simulations training centers.

To learn more about the Returning Veterans Task Force, visit https://veterans.georgia.gov/rvtf.

To learn more about the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program, visit www.benning.army.mil/Garrison/DHR/SFL-TAP.

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