STATEWIDE MILITARY SURVEY West Virginia Legislature Asking Veterans, Military To Participate In Survey
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 24, 2012 10:47 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The West Virginia Legislature is asking veterans and military personnel from across the state to participate in a survey that will collect information about health, work, education, family, retirement, and benefits, as part of an initiative to help improve services and resources for our military heroes and their families.
More than 8,000 service members from all eras, ages and services in West Virginia will receive a postcard this week requesting their participation, according to a news release from the House of Delegates. The survey is available online at http://www.wvmilitarysurvey.com. Interested participants can also call 1-855-299-6605 toll-free to schedule a telephone interview. Survey participants will be entered into a drawing for a VISA cash gift card (one $500 gift card, five $100 gift cards, and 30 $50 gift cards will be given away.
In 2008, the Legislature sent surveys to 6,000 veterans of conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia. Both the former and the new survey are the most comprehensive surveys of veterans undertaken by any state.