American Legion to host Mobile Van from the Veteran’s Administration next week
Apr 16, 2014 | 940 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The American Legion Post 112 in Dalton is hosting a mobile office for veterans from the Veteran’s Administration. Commander Dewey Moss said this event will take place on April 23 at the Post on Glenwood Avenue from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Mobile Vet Center (MVC) and Vet Centers, operated by the Federal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) are welcoming home war Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner, assisting Veterans and their family members toward successful postwar adjustment in or near their communities. Vet Centers provide high quality, non-medical readjustment counseling free of charge to combat Veterans and their families in an easily accessible and trusting atmosphere.

The MVC is a 39-foot motor coach, which has space for confidential counseling. It carries Vet Center counselors and outreach workers to provide non-medical counseling, and addresses the social and economic needs of Veterans. Service includes counseling for traumatic military-related experiences and family counseling when needed for the Veteran's readjustment. The MVC has two confidential counseling areas on either end with a waiting room in the center. The internet satellite and onboard generator assures that Vet Center counselors will have real time access to the Veteran's USDVA records on a secure system. A video conferencing system allows face-to-face visits between the Veteran and a USDVA Health Care System health provider doing, for instance, medication management.

Moss encourages any veteran who would like to discuss their veteran’s benefits to attend this educational and beneficial event. Walk-ins are welcome.