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VA Vet Center Outreach eEfforts

Chipley & Bay County
Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of March.

These upcoming events are part of the ongoing Vet Centers’ outreach efforts. Here are the events details:
March 11 – Washington County, Fla; Walmart Supercenter, 1621 Main St, Chipley, Fla., 32428; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 12 – Bay County, Fla; Bay County Government Center, 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, Fla., 32401; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Effective immediately, active duty service members who served in a combat or war zone will be able to get counseling at Vet Centers. The services offered include:
• Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.
• Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
• Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.

Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. A copy of one of the following documents will meet this requirement: deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members, as well as any combat Veteran.

Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all clients, and holds client information in strict confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.

For more information on Vet Center services or hours in the Gulf Coast region, please call the Vet Center in your area:
Biloxi Vet Center – 228-388-9938
Mobile Vet Center – 251-478-5906
Pensacola Vet Center -- 850-456-5886
Okaloosa County Vet Center – 850-651-1000
Bay County Vet Center – 850-522-6102

Learn more about VA Vet Centers here: www.vetcenter.va.gov. Veterans can speak confidentially with a Vet Center counselor at any time by calling 1-877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387).





New DAV Chapter Officers

Ryan’s Family Steak House, 609 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL
The American Disabled Veterans (DAV) chapter #99 located in New Brockton will conduct an event at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 609 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL on 28 August 2014 at 6 p.m. This event is to swear-in new DAV Chapter officers for 2015 and to present New Brockton High school senior, Ms. Najla T. Vance with a $500.00 scholarship. Following these events, a buffet style meal including soft drinks will be served. Tickets for the meal is a special price offered to the DAV for $12.00 per person. Advanced ticket can be purchased by phoning Gerald Badour at 334-347-6009. All participants are asked to also phone Mr. Badour to RSVP no later than 22 August. Tickets will also be available at the door with prior arrangement.