Veterans, labor center merge in Cookeville

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is moving its Cookeville field office to the state Department of Labor's Career Center, the third location where the two offices have been merged.

The new consolidated center will open on Tuesday in Cookeville and officials say in a news release that the relocation will make it easier for veterans to access resources from each department.

VA Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder said in a statement that moving the veterans center into the career center will be more effective and efficient.

Veterans' services will include assistance with employment, filing for service-connected or pension benefits, filing for home loan guarantees, education resources and information on burial benefits.

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