Local Vet Center changing hours

The Fairbanks Vet Center at Fourth and Cushman downtown is changing its hours.

Starting January 13, they will be open from 7:30am to 6pm Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30am to five pm on Fridays.

The center provides counselors to help military combat veterans deal with post-traumatic stress and other problems.

THE Vet Center program was established by Congress in 1979 in response to the readjustment problems that a significant number of Vietnam Era Veterans were continuing to experience after their return from combat.

Congress later extended eligibility to World War two and Korean combat veterans, and to veterans who served in conflicts after Vietnam.

Anyone wanting more information can call the Vet Center at 456-4238.