Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in Loudoun today to help officially open the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services Loudoun office in Ashburn.
The office is intended to serve military veterans and their families in Loudoun County, parts of Clarke, Fairfax, and Frederick counties. A similar office opened in Manassas last month. They are part of the state’s efforts to expand veterans’ services throughout the region.
“Northern Virginia is home to tens of thousands of military veterans and their families—over 40,000 just in the area to be served by this new Loudoun office alone,” McAuliffe said. “We are committed to ensuring that every veteran has a VDVS office nearby to provide essential access to the federal and state benefits they have earned by their service to our country.”
Visitors to the Loudoun office can meet one-on-one with veterans services representatives Pepper Burgess and Tim Hood who can help them identify and apply for benefits. Also, a resource specialist from the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program will be on hand to help connect veterans and their families with behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services, according to VDVS Benefits Director Thomas J. Herthel.
The office is located at Lakes at Ashbrook Building 2, 44345 Premier Plaza, Suite 200. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
There also are VDVS offices in Fairfax, Manassas, Springfield and Strasburg. Construction will begin later this year on the Puller Veterans Care Center in Fauquier County. That facility will offer in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care and short-term rehabilitative services for veterans and is expected to open in late 2019.