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West Virginia is considered one of our nation's most patriotic states. This reputation was built by the extraordinary number of men and women who in the past have left the Mountain State to defend our country and by those West Virginians who now serve in U.S. military ranks. West Virginia has produced one of nation's highest per capita military service rates. Our veterans defended us. Now it is our turn to support, respect and defend our veterans.  The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance works to improve the lives of West Virginia’s veterans and welcomes you to provide any feedback that might help us better serve our state’s heroes and their families. 


West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance Deputy Secretary Billy Wayne Bailey served as the featured mid-day speaker on Wednesday at the 2016 Mountaineer Boys State conference at Jackson’s Mill. Bailey told the full assembly of Boys State participants that they will make many critical decisions in their lives and one will be “whether you choose to serve in a branch of the United States military.” See the full story in the News Releases section.
A new feature has been added to this website. Each month, service officers from the 15 West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance field offices meet with veterans in other cities and towns throughout the Mountain State.
The regular days and times of these itinerant visits are listed in the News & Calendar section under the title: Schedule for Field Offices.
Locations for these once- or twice-monthly itinerant days are: Buckhannon, Clay, Cameron, Chester, Cowen, Elizabeth, Fairmont, Follensbee, Fort Ashby, Franklin, Gilbert, Glenville, Grafton, Grantsville, Hamlin, Harrisville, Hinton, Hurricane, Keyser, Madison, Mason, Marlinton, Masontown, Moundsville, New Cumberland, New Martinsville, Parsons, Petersburg, Phillipi, Point Pleasant, Richwood, Ripley, Romney, St. Marys, Sistersville, Sutton, Webster Springs, Weston, Weirton, Wellsburg and Williamson.

Kanawha County this week held an opening ceremony for a new veterans track program within its drug court. The program will offer specific treatment options to qualified veterans who are appearing before the court.

See a more detailed story in the NEWS & CALENDAR section of this web site.