The Mobile Vet Center will be in Langdon at the Activity Center on July 25 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Posted on 7/19/14
By Dee Entzi
They will be standing by in the North parking lot to: answer questions about Vet Center services, schedule appointments, and to provide resources and information. Recently, the Department of Veteran Affairs saw that there was a growing need of support for veterans in rural areas. By only reaching out to those in larger cities and communities, they realized that our small town heroes were falling through the cracks and needed more than what they were being offered; the Mobile Vet Center was then brought to life. Instead of waiting for our veterans to come to them, they are coming to our veterans to show their support.
“It’s a good service for our veterans that don’t or can’t travel for whatever reason to bigger cities. And my hope is that someday they will be able to work with the VA and provide on site medical needs as well, “ commented Leon Hiltner, Cavalier County Veterans Service Officer.
Their goal is to reach and help those who’ve served transition into civilian life with ease. They do so by providing veterans and their families with the resources they need to readjust to life outside of the military . As a multi-purpose unit, the MVC is equipped with an onboard generator and internet satellite to provide real time access to the veteran’s VA records on a secure system. They also have a video conferencing system to allow face-to-face visits between the veteran and a VAMC health care provider. In case of a natural disaster or civil defense emergency, it has the functions to assist federal and state emergency managers in a variety of ways. Not only will the MVC be traveling to post deployment locations, they will also be visiting pre-deployment units as well, making sure that our Reserve, Guard, and Active Duty service members are as best prepared for their future as they can be. The Department of Veteran Affairs encourages those in need to take advantage of this extended hand they’re offering.
Christy Karst, Readjustment Counseling Technician for Fargo Vet Center stated, “The MVC allows us to go where the veterans are. It helps us find those veterans in need who might otherwise never get it. The MVC is a great tool to get to the rural communities and getting the word out regarding the benefits that they’ve earned and fought for.”
For more information on the Mobile Vet Center, or for any other veteran information, please call 701-237-0942 to speak with someone waiting to assist you in any way they can.
Because of the sacrifices these men and woman have made for their country, there is no charge for any services provided for our veterans and their families.