Fremont County Veteran's Services

615 Macon Ave.
Room LL8
Cañon City, CO 81212

Veteran's Service Officer
Al Augustine

fcvso@fremontco.com

(719) 276-7400

Office Hours:
8:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday

Closed
Thursday, Friday and Holidays

Our mission is to assist all discharged members of the United States Armed Forces, the surviving spouses, administrators, executors, conservators, guardians or heirs of any such veterans, or any other persons who may have proper claims. Those receive a proper claim by filing and prosecuting such claims on behalf of such persons for insurance, pensions, compensation, hospitalization, vocational training, education, loans, readjustment allowances, or any other benefits which such persons may be or may become entitled to receive under any of the laws of the United States, the State of Colorado or any other state by reason of such service.

Honor Flight of Southern Colorado

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's Veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

How You Can Help Our Veterans

If you would like information about this program, contact Misti Stowell at
719-637-7609 or visit their website at www.honorflightsoco.org.

READJUSTMENT COUNSELING SERVICES BEING OFFERED

The Veterans Administration is offering readjustment counseling through its mobile counseling centers and will be in our area beginning November 5, 2009. Eligibility for service is open to all combat veterans (any war or conflict) and any veteran who has experienced sexual trauma or harassment during their military career. Counseling is also available to family members if the veteran lives with them and is being seen at the mobile center. This includes spouses, girlfriends/boyfriends or parents. Bereavement counseling is also available for parents, spouses and children of armed forces personnel who died while on active duty (this includes Reservists and National Guardsman).

For more information on when the mobile coach will be in your area or to schedule an appointment, contact Al Augustine at 719-276-7400.

ATTENTION MARINES/NAVY PERSONNEL
    WERE YOU STATIONED AT CAMP LEJUNE FROM 1957 – 1987?

You may be eligible to receive VA compensation due to  Exposure to Contaminated
Drinking Water at Camp Lejune.  Please see a VA Service Officer for more details, and for processing your claim.

VA Secretary Establishes ALS as Presumptive Compensable Illness

ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) will become a presumptively compensable illness for ALL veterans with 90 days or more of continuously active service in the military.  ANY Veteran who has ALS, including those whose claims for ALS were previously denied, should contact the VA immediately.


ARE YOU A VETERAN? DO YOU KNOW A VETERAN?

The VET Center is available FREE OF CHARGE for these needs.

Don't wait until it's too late for assistance. Contact your local Veterans Officer.

Al Augustine
Fremont County
Veterans Service Officer
276-7400