Virginia Department of Veterans Services Opens New Office Near Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in Virginia Beach
VIRGINIA BEACH – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this morning for the new state veterans office at 1232 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 202, in Virginia Beach. The new office, located a few blocks from Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, will serve Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. The Oceana office is the 33rd state veterans office of its type operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS).
Virginia Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Kathleen Jabs, Virginia State Senator Bill DeSteph, and Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer were joined at the ribbon cutting ceremony by members of the veterans community and local, state, and federal officials.
“Under the leadership of Governor Northam, we in the Secretariat for Veterans and Defense Affairs continue our efforts to make Virginia the most military friendly state in the nation,” said Deputy Secretary Jabs. “As a Navy veteran who lived and served here in Virginia Beach, I understand how important it is to have a new state veterans office to serve this region. The DVS Oceana office will help Veterans, military service members, and their families access the wide variety of federal and state veterans benefits and services they earned while serving our country.”
“Opening a new state veterans office in Hampton Roads has been a top priority for members of the General Assembly, and we’re proud to welcome this new state veterans office to Virginia Beach,” said Senator DeSteph, who represents Senate District 8 and is a U.S. Navy veteran. “This new office will not only serve our Veterans and their families, but can be a vital resource to military service members as they prepare to transition from the military. They served us, and now we’re here to serve them.”
“The City of Virginia Beach welcomes the addition of this new DVS Office as I know it will now be much more convenient for veterans, military service members, and families in the Oceana area,” said Virginia Beach Mayor Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer, a Marine Corps veteran. “We appreciate that the Commonwealth and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services recognized the need for this office to better serve the needs of our military and their families.”
“Virginia is home to one of the largest military and veteran populations of any state in America, and many live here in the Virginia Beach area. The new Oceana office joins the DVS offices in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Yorktown and Williamsburg in providing outstanding services across Hampton Roads,” said DVS Benefits Director Donna Williams. “We are proud that Virginia was named the Best State for Veterans 2019 by Wallethub.com. We work hard to make sure that Virginia remains the #1 most veteran-friendly state in America.”
About the New DVS Oceana Office
- Location: 1232 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 202
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
- Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Veterans seen from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily)
Office closed the last business day of the month
- Telephone: 757.689.3729
- Website: dvs.virginia.gov
About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 operating locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans. Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The agency operates two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans. DVS provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries and operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.