Welcome to the Montgomery County's Veterans' Affairs Homepage
Please take advantage of the many time-saving online options we have made available for you. I hope the information contained herein is useful in accessing our many services and programs for Veterans. I invite you to share these links with others to ensure that all Veterans and their families have the opportunity to obtain the support they deserve. Please e-mail me with any questions or suggestions you might have. Thanks for visiting our website and - even more - thank you for your service to America.
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Next Meeting - Commission on Veterans Affairs - Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. **Please note location** Held at Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. The Commission will discuss plans for a Montgomery County Vietnam War era Honor & Gratitude Plaque for all who served in Vietnam and memorial for those killed in the war to be placed in the new Wheaton redevelopment. The Commission will welcome Merlyn Reineke, Executive Director, Montgomery County Media, and Neil Greenberger, Legislative Information Officer, Montgomery County Council. To request an alternative format of the agenda or an accommodation to attend the meeting please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail email@example.com.
Montgomery County Veterans Collaborative Meeting - Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Held at the Mental Health Association, 1000 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD. The Veterans Collaborative is a place where community members, organizations, and government agencies can come together to share program information, identify local resources, and help solve issues facing military, veterans, and their families. For more information or to be added to the distribution list, please contact Co-Chair Julie Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Phone Number to Access Va Services: The VA is introducing 1-844-MyVA311 (1-844-698-2311) as a go-to source for Veterans and their families who don't know what number to call. This new national toll-free number will help eliminate the feeling of frustration and confusion that Veterans and their families have expressed when navigating the 1000-plus phone numbers that currently exist. With 1-844-MyVA311, Veterans, families and caregivers can access information about VA services like disability, pension, healthcare eligibility, enrollment, and burial benefits. And if they're looking for immediate assistance with housing or are having a mental health crisis, MyVA311 will route callers to the Homeless Veteran help line and the Veterans Crisis Line.
Montgomery County Veterans Benefits Specialist: David Coxe, Veterans Benefits Specialist (VBS), provides benefits assistance at the Montgomery College Service Center in Rockville (51 Mannakee Street, Counseling and Advising Building, Room CB 103, Rockville, MD 20850), Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. He provides outreach to the Silver Spring Vet Center (2900 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910) the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact: 240-567-5405 (V), e-mail: email@example.com . Please note: Due to the overwhelming success of the efforts to assist Veterans' at the Montgomery College Rockville Campus, beginning January 2017, outreach to the Wheaton One Stop on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month will be suspended in order to allow additionational time at the Rockville Campus.
Montgomery County Strengthens Commitment to Veterans with First Clinic (Press Release - 9/16/16) - Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined County, State, and Federal officials for an official ceremony to redevelop space for a new County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The CBOC will be located at 15810 Gaither Drive in Gaithersburg and is scheduled to open in December 2017.
We proudly remember and pay tribute to the County’s fallen service members who have died in service to our country. The records show these men and women as enlisting, being originally from, or having at one time lived in Montgomery County.
OIF/OEF/OFS • Gulf War • Vietnam War - Montgomery County Sentinel - Montgomery's War Dead 1963 to 1970 • Korean War • World War II
The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans. Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families.
The Commission holds monthly meetings from September through June. Meetings are open to the public. View meeting agendas and schedule.
Gives residents an inside look at the lives of Montgomery County Veterans and their families and the services the County is trying to make available to them. Program airs on Comcast/RCN 6, Verizon 30 the following times: Sun - (6:30 PM, 10:45 PM) | Fri (10:30 PM ). Produced by Montgomery County Cable.
This documentary features the stories of seven Vietnam Veterans of Montgomery County, Maryland. Everett Alvarez, Ricky Black, Wayne Miller, Jane McCarthy, Stephen Campanella, Mike Walsh, and Bill Gray all served as the U.S. fought to stop the spread of communism in southeast Asia. Approximately 13,000 Montgomery County Residents served in the Vietnam War.
Montgomery County PEG stations honored Vietnam veterans on October 24th, 2015, at the Universities at Shady Grove. More than 800 people attended the first significant event the County has ever held to honor Vietnam veterans since the war ended 40 years ago.
Montgomery County saluted those who served our nation 70 years ago and became part of what is called “The Greatest Generation” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the Silver Spring Civic Building in downtown Silver Spring, MD. All from the Montgomery County, MD area were invited to attend and be honored at this event that reflects on World War II.
Lt. Floyd Collins, a 90-year-old former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who wanted to experience flying once again, had his wish fulfilled by a few pilots at the Montgomery County Airpark. (August 2015)
Veteran Key Contacts and Other Resources - Quick resource guide to key programs and resources for veterans and their families.
Veterans Network Directory - A directory of providers, agencies, and advocacy organizations that offer local, state and national resources for veterans, military service members, and their families. Montgomery County does not endorse or assume responsibility for any product, method, service or treatment listed in this resource directory that is not a County program.