On Tuesday, October 23, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Veterans’ Affairs Mobile Information Van will be parked at the UMA Rockland Center on Rte 1 at the Breakwater Building. This van travels around the state to assist all veterans to “get the information and the services they deserve.”
Active duty military, veterans and their families are invited to visit the Mobile Vet Center at the Breakwater Building and to explore its access to veteran resources. Guests may come with their specific questions, or just visit to see how the VA staff and Mobile Van work to serve members of the military across the state.
According to UMA Rockland’s Director, Deborah Meehan, “We often have people waiting in the parking lot when the van visits. Access to veteran’s information and direct services in the mid-coast is a bit of a challenge.” Meehan added that it’s always rewarding to see people get answers to important questions and access to some essential services.
UMA Veterans Services staff in the van will include Nancy Laffin, Outreach Specialist, US Dept of Veterans’ Affairs. Laffin says, “We sincerely appreciate the service and sacrifices our veterans have made to our nation and this is our effort to reach out to them for whatever support they need.”
Meehan noted that last year many area veterans stopped by just to say hello and to support the traveling services. She added, “People shared stories about their years of service and various tours of duty. We were able to direct some university students who are veterans to important services for which they are eligible. It was a productive visit.”
For more information about the Veterans’ Affairs Mobile Information Van visit, contact UMA Rockland at 596-6906.