On Thursday, Feb. 7, Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will offer her monthly veterans outreach hours in her Northampton district office.

During the special hours, a veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion in Wilkes-Barre will be available to meet with local veterans and assist them with issues they may be having accessing benefits and services from the U.S. Veterans Administration.

"The feedback so far has been great. This has been a successful new addition to the list of services my district offices offer," said Harhart. "I encourage all veterans in the 183rd District to make use of the expertise of the veterans outreach specialist to help them navigate the often complex VA system."

The veterans outreach specialist is available the first Thursday of each month on alternating months at Harhart's Northampton or Slatington district offices. February's visit will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Northampton district office, 2030 Center St. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Appointments are necessary. Please contact the Northampton district office at (610) 502-2701 for schedule availability.