Area combat Veterans and their families are invited to an outreach event scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Marion County Courthouse.

Area combat Veterans and their families are invited to an outreach event scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Marion County Courthouse.

The outreach event is designed to discuss Veterans benefits and to answer questions about services provided by Vet Center staff.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Marion County Clerk's office, 100 S. Main St. #107, Palmyra.

The Columbia Vet Center opened in 2010. VA Vet Centers, established following the Vietnam War, are available to provide counseling services, particularly for combat Veterans and their families. This event provides opportunities to:

• Meet Vet Center staff members

• Learn more about Vet Centers

• Learn about the 40 foot Mobile Vet Center, which is used for national emergencies, medical aid to remote regions and outreach for the Vet Center program

• Obtain information on services provided to Veterans and their families.