Veterans in the South Sound will be among the first in the country to take advantage of a new Department of Veterans Affairs childcare program, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced today at a summit in Washington, D.C.
The Veterans Affairs hospital at American Lake was chosen as one of three pilot sites offering free, drop-in childcare. It’s intended to make sure that women veterans don’t skip doctor visits because they’re tied up with their children. Men can use the childcare services, too.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., called for the childcare services in her position …