CARSON CITY, NV October 02, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that veterans and their families based in Northern Nevada have a new resource to connect them to the benefits and programs earned through military service. An additional office housing a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) is now open in Carson City. This new location will make accessing earned federal benefits more convenient for Carson and Douglas County veterans and their loved ones. Until now, the nearest VSO was in Reno, nearly 30 to 70 miles away.
“Each year, VSOs connect Nevada’s veterans and their families to more than $200 million in earned federal benefits that improve their quality of care and life,” Governor Sisolak said. “This new office represents my commitment to ensuring veterans and their families, regardless of where they live in Nevada, have the help they need to get the benefits they deserve.”
In the 2019 Legislative Session, Nevada lawmakers approved the funding included in Governor Sisolak’s Executive Budget for three additional VSO positions to serve Nevada’s rural areas. As a result, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services has expanded VSO outreach to Fallon and Pahrump and will soon bring on the third new VSO position to serve as both a veteran woman program coordinator and VSO.
The new office is located within the Veterans Resource Center, 106 E. Adams Street, Suite 203, Carson City, NV. Ron is available on an appointment or walk-on basis from Monday to Wednesday (8:00AM – 4:00PM). The office is closed from 12:00PM – 1:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, contact the Reno Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST) offices at (775) 321-4880.