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Jennifer Hagaman named new Director of Veterans Affairs

JENNIFER HAGAMAN

By RICK KESSINGER

rkessinger@lockhaven.com

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has a new Director of Veterans Affairs, taking on the responsibilities of Bill Bechdel who held the position previously, and her name is Jennifer Hagaman. Upon graduation in Parkersburg, W. Va., Hagaman served for three years in the U.S. Air Force from 1993 to 1996 and years later began working as a Veterans Service Officer in 2017, until being appointed to her current position on Oct. 10. On top of this, she is also the Junior Vice Commander at the VFW Post 1630.

As Director of Veterans Affairs, Hagaman’s job is to help veterans file their claims to provide the benefits they deserve. Just a few of the benefits offered to the county veterans include but are not limited education benefits, federal benefits, and state benefits. Including this, the Veterans Affairs office also provides a number of other services ranging from helping organize Hometown Heroes, working with colleges to provide veterans with work studies and passing out cemetery flags.

When asked if there was anything else she’d like to say for publication, Hagaman responded, “I’m happy to continue serving veterans.”

Currently Hagaman is hard at work planning for the Veteran’s Day ceremony this Nov. 11.

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