'ROVER' Program to Reach Out to Veterans in Winnemucca

The Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) Veterans Outreach "ROVER" Program will travel through northern Nevada in November to share information about benefits and services available to United States veterans.

On Wednesday, November 6, the program will come to Winnemucca from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Winnemucca Armory (735 W. Fourth Street).

Veterans and family members can make an appointment to meet with a Veterans Service Officer to learn about starting a VA benefits claim or to get information about VA benefits; pre-scheduled appointments are encouraged. Walk-in appointments are welcome, but can only be seen as time permits.

To schedule an advanced appointment, please contact Pamela at (775) 688-1653 or Barbara at (775) 321-4880. Veterans are advised to bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge document, current VA paperwork, medical information and banking account information. If the claim involves their dependents, veterans should bring marriage and/or birth certificates, divorce decrees as well as social security numbers of their dependents.

To access a complete schedule, please visit www. veterans.nv.gov/rover.html.

The ROVER Program is funded by donations to the Veterans Gift Account that is supported by the Nevada Veterans License Plate Program. With mission-focused employees, NOVS is responsible for the administration of two state Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, a state Veterans Home, and a state-wide Veterans Service Officer program.

NOVS is instrumental in connecting Nevada's veterans and their families with benefits and assistance from both the state and federal government. For more information, please call (866) 630-VETS or visit www.veterans.nv.gov.