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Wyoming is fortunate to have service officers at several different
levels to assist Wyoming Veterans. This network of local support
consists of post/chapter service officers, County Veterans Service
Officers, Tribal Veterans Representatives, a Veterans benefit
coordinator, and State Veterans Service Officers.

Post/chapter service officers are local volunteers at the post and
chapter level of The American Legion (TAL), Disabled American
Veterans (DAV), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), who are
trained in basic procedures. Other Veterans Service Organizations
may have post/chapter service officers in the local area.

County Veterans Service Officers – Lincoln, Sublette, and Sweetwater
counties have paid staff to assist veterans in these counties as part of
the Tri-County Veterans Services.

The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes host tribal
Veterans representatives who assist tribal members.

The Veterans’ Home of Wyoming has a Veterans benefit coordinator,
courtesy of a private grant, who is a state employee assisting
veterans in Johnson and Sheridan
County.

Wyoming has seven State Veterans
Service Officers who are state
employees of the Wyoming Veterans
Commission and cover the following
areas: Powder River Basin, Big Horn
Basin, Central Wyoming, Fremont and
Teton County, Laramie Plains and Platte
Valley. The Veterans Commission also
provides limited services in Uinta
County in conjunction with the county
human services office.

The Wyoming Veterans Commission
retains a full-time Program Manager
who advises state veterans service
officers regarding VA disability and
pension claims. The Program Manager

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