FROM THE TOWN OF CORTLANDT SUPERVISOR PUGLISI--FDR V.A. Pool Re-Grand Opening--Press Release Date: August 28, 2018--Victory for our Veterans-- the V.A Hospitals’ Pool is Open for Veterans Use
On Monday, August 27th, I attended the Re-Grand Opening of the FDR VA’s Veteran’s Pool. This Olympic size pool, which has been closed for 15 years, was finally opened today after a two year construction period. Myself along with our Veteran’s Chairman and Committee, Town Board members and other officials have lobbied the Veteran’s Affairs in Washington, DC for years requesting that they invest in the restoration of this pool for our Veterans.
Yesterday was the ribbon cutting and I was delighted to be asked to say a few words on the program by the V.A. Director Margaret Caplan. Special thanks to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who was able to get federal funding through her position as the ranking member of the Appropriations Committee (approximately 2 million). We thank her for these efforts. This pool is therapeutic for our Veterans and they can use it for exercise and recreational purposes, as well. We were told that many other new programs are coming to our V.A. facility for our Veterans. It is a great day for our Veterans and well deserved!
Linda Puglisi, Supervisor
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How come this pool isn't open to the general public's use?ReplyDelete
Because this is a VA facility, part of a health care complex that has both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as residential facilities.ReplyDelete
If you want to use the pool, contact your local recruiter. Eligibility requirements vary depending on type of service, but all VA programs require you to be a veteran (or in some limited cases, the spouse of a veteran).
Plan in advance though: the minimum active duty commitment is 2 years, though most are 4 years. And you will have to be in the Individual Ready Reserves, so the total commitment including active + IRR is 8 years.
If you call the recruiter today, you will be able to use the pool in as little as 3 or 4 years.
Thank you Paul. Gimme gimme gimme and for free all the better. Tired of the HOW COME folks.Delete