PASCO, Wash.-- On Tuesday many veterans learned about their benefits, when it comes to health care and job opportunities in the Tri-Cities.
It all started in the morning with a town hall meeting and in the afternoon we caught up with some veterans at the assistance fair.
A couple there was signing up with the VA Hospital in Walla Walla to get some services. Another popular table was Work Source. We talked to an Iraq war veteran working at the table. These veterans say they're glad they can help each other out.
"That's my favorite part is being able to sit with that veteran and help them set up their yahoo account, and get them involved in state jobs and federal jobs, and help them find a job and get them back to work, it's a great feeling," said Paulo Rojas, an Iraq war veteran.
"As long as I'm standing, I'm going to help them because the government can only help so much," said Pablo Esquivel, a veteran at the fair.
These veterans also say most of the time when they first get back into the community, they don't know who to turn to for help. And these fairs are perfect to find someone who can point them in the right direction.