Driver continues, "Having primary care out and about the state helps our older veterans and helps our new veterans. The 39th is coming back as we speak and we have an outreach team at Camp Shelby and we have about 5,200 members of the 39th registered for care here."
With 153 hospitals and more than 750 outpatient clinics the VA has the largest health care system in the country and this year they're expecting more than 60-million outpatient visits.
"Our region sees more returning veterans than any other area of the country. Behind Houston also in our region, we're number two in the nation."
Fulson says if he was closer to home he'd be able to see all 12 grandkids on Christmas.
He adds, "It will be Christmas when I get back believe that."
The new clinics will also create about new 15 jobs in the beginning and continue to add jobs as they grow.
The five current out patient primary care clinics are in Mena, Hot Springs, El Dorado, Pine Bluff and Mountain Home.
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