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Mobile VA medical services stops by Manteca post
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Dr. Jean Lighthall, of the Veterans Administration in Palo Alto, checks Khaliq Robinsons vitals in the VA Outreach mobile medical facility. At right is registered nurse Micki Kwan. - photo by GLENN KAHL

A Veterans Administration Outreach team of medical and clerical workers pulled up in their bus-like mobile medical center in front of the McFall/Grisham American Legion Post 249 Thursday morning to serve area veterans in need of medical help.

Post Commander Penny Winston welcomed the VA professionals into the Legion Hall in the 200 block of East Yosemite Avenue setting up interview tables and preparing a  lunch of their prize winning chili and corn bread – products of past commander Harold Hodges and Legionnaire Rocky Wilson.

Valerie Gabriel, MSW, served as the Outreach coordinator and Dr. Jean Lighthall led the medical staff in checking the vitals of the veterans in the mobile medical center parked in front of the post.

Some 30 veterans were served by the VA workers Thursday from taking applications for services to making them aware of updated programs that are now being offered to retired military personnel.

Other members of the team were registered nurse Micki Kwan and health tech Khaliq Robinson.  A number of the post members were also on hand to make the day go more smoothly.