Chattanooga VA Clinic holds spring community event

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Veterans and community members are invited to attend the first-ever Chattanooga VA Spring Expo April 12 from 3 – 6 p.m. located at 6401 Shallowford Rd.

Veterans and their families will be treated to live music, dozens of local food and business vendors, and prize giveaways. All attendees will have an opportunity to learn about VA services and programs, enroll in VA health care, and connect with Veteran Service Organizations and community groups.

“We’re ready to have a good time with some good people,” Chattanooga VA Clinic Manager Dr. Craig Anderson said. “The event is all about connecting Veterans and their families to VA resources and services and bringing our community together. We want Veterans to know VA and our community partners are here for them.”

The Chattanooga VA Spring Expo is free and open to the public and takes place in the Chattanooga VA parking lot. The event will be moved inside the clinic if it rains.

As a reminder, firearms are prohibited on federal property per federal laws.

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is an integrated tertiary health care system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville campus, as well as 19 community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care, and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury outpatient care, and a full range of extended care and mental health services.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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