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Veterans Outreach 2013: Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Each April, the MCVSO, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, hosts a daylong Veterans Outreach for veterans and their dependents at William O. Beach Civic Hall in Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville. Representatives from the MCVSO, TDVA, VA health care, veterans groups and federal, state, county and community agencies are on hand to provide information and enrollment opportunities for veterans and other eligible beneficiaries.
Veteran should bring their DD-214 as TDVA will be able to file claims on-site as well as enroll veterans in E-benefits.
Learn more about VA benefits such as:
- Service-Connected Disability Compensation Claims and Appeals
- Dependent and Survivor Benefits
- Non-Service Connected Pensions
- Burial Benefits
- VA Healthcare
- GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and other Education Entitlements
- Military service and discharge records
- Agent Orange and Gulf War Issues
…as well as non –VA programs and entitlements for veterans and their families from other agencies and veterans groups.
Tennessee Dept of Veterans Affairs
Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization
VA Regional Office E-benefits registration
MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES
Dept of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System:
* VA Homeless Program
* Women Veterans Health Program
* VA Clarksville Outpatient Clinic
* Social Work Services
Vet Center – with mobile Vet Center (outside only)
Tennessee State Veterans Home
Pennyroyal Veterans Center Hopkinsville
Guardian Home Care and Hospice
Oasis In-Home Care
Home Instead Senior Care
EMPLOYMENT and EDUCATION
US Dept of Labor Veterans Program
Small Business Administration
TN Small Business Development Center
State of TN Vocational Rehabilitation
State of TN Higher Education Commission Veterans Education Program
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)
Veterans Upward Bound
University of Phoenix Military Education Liaison
Operation Stand-Down Nashville
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
Montgomery County Trustees Office
VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Women Veterans of America, Chapter 20
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 457
Montgomery County Veterans Transportation Service
Veterans Temporary Emergency Assistance Program
VFW Post #4895
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396
555th Parachute Infantry Association
Military Officers Association of America, Fort Campbell Center
Gold Star Mothers, Middle TN Chapter
Gold Star Wives, Tuckassee Chapter
Remembering Director Jerry Rivers
Montgomery County mourns the loss of Veterans Service Organization Director Jerry Rivers, who died at age 60 on Thursday, March 21, 2013, of complications from a stroke. He was a tireless advocate for veterans, both inside and outside of the Veterans Service office.
Jerry was retired from the Army, having served in both Vietnam and the Gulf War. He was instrumental in bringing to the city a $22.6 million Montgomery County Veterans Nursing Home, which is set to be built behind Walmart on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Our county veteran service officers and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service, support and counseling for all veterans. We will provide referral service to other state and federal agencies for veterans, surviving spouses and their dependents to ensure quicker access to the benefits to which they are entitled. We are not part of the Department of Veteran Affairs, we help veterans navigate the DVA system.
County service officers work closely with various veterans organizations and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs veterans benefits representatives. Training and certification of county service officers is provided by the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, as prescribed by T.C.A. 58-3-111.
Veterans Pension and Surviving Spouse Pension
GI Bill and Education
Military Service and Discharge Records
The Veterans Service Organization is involved in organizing and or recognizing many veterans' community activities including:
- Veterans Day Parade
- Memorial Day Ceremony
- Flag Day Ceremony
- WWI Commemorative Community Ceremony
- WWII Commemorative Community Ceremony
- Korean War Commemorative Community Ceremony
- POW/MIA Day, V-J Day and Pearl Harbor Day
- and many other important veteran-related dates and events.
Back from left to right: Franky DeJesus, Sandy Britt, Assistant Director Stacey Hopwood, Kelli Meseberg, Director Jerry Rivers
Front from left to right: Marlow Johnson, Vickie White