Today, members of the West Virginia Legislature are reminding veterans and current military members from all eras, ages and services to complete the 2012 West Virginia Military Survey.
The survey is the state's main source of comprehensive information regarding work, education, family, retirement, health and access to benefits for service members. Survey results help to improve services and resources for military heroes and their families and can lead to veteran-friendly changes in state legislation.
More than 8,000 postcard invitations to participate in this survey were mailed in late September. Respondents may complete the survey online at www.wvmilitarysurvey.com or by calling 1-855-299-6605.
Legislators sponsoring the survey include Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer, D-Monongalia, co-chair of the Veterans Interim Committee; Delegate Richard Iaquinta, D-Harrison, chair of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and an Army veteran; and Sen. Erik Wells, D-Kanawha, chair of the Senate Military Committee and a lieutenant commander of the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Managing the survey project for the Legislature is Hilda R. Heady of Atlas Research, in partnership with Joseph Scotti, Ph.D., and Roy Tunick, Ed.D., of West Virginia University, all of whom conducted a similar survey in 2008. They are seeking as many survey respondents as possible.
Responses are confidential and the information will not be published or released in any form that would reveal an individual participant.
More than 8,000
postcard invitations to participate in this survey were mailed in late September.
Respondents may complete the survey online at www.
com or by calling 1-855-299-6605.
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. The military/veteran status of all gift card winners must be verified before prizes are awarded.