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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran Affairs

 

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be at the Springfield Sportsmen’s show to meet with military veterans and their family members to assist them with connecting with VA benefits.  There are many types of benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

VeteranMany veterans may not realize everything that is available to those that have served.  Disability compensation, educational services, health care, loans, and insurance are just a few of the many benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

It is important that our veterans know about these programs and that they get the needed assistance to take advantage of them.  If you are a military veteran or a family member of one, be sure to take a moment and stop by the Veterans Affairs booth at the show to talk with the representatives and get the latest information. 

The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

Doctor

 

In addition to the representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, outreach specialists with the Veterans Health Administration, representing VA medical centers in central and western Massachusetts, as well as the Springfield Vet Center, which offers readjustment counseling for Veterans, will be in attendance at the show. 

Eligible Veterans can even sign up for VA health care right at the show.

 

Springfield Vet Center

Springfield Vet Center

The Springfield Vet Center is located in West Springfield.  The center first opened in 1979 to help veterans returning home from their service in Vietnam. The center provides a wide variety of services for veterans and their families.

Vet Centers are here to help those who have served and their families.  They understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Springfield MA Vet Center

Veterans

 

Through the Springfield Vet Center, veterans can participate in many activities while also having access to a wide variety of services catered to meet their specific needs. 

Some of these services include:

  • Individual and group counseling for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement (grief) counseling
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Community outreach and education
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment referral   
  • Referral of other VA services

 

Visit www.centralwesternmass.va.gov  and www.vetcenter.va.gov  for more information on local veterans services.