"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation." -- George Washington


The Veterans Service Office provides advisory, referral and processing services to county veterans, widows and dependents pertaining to veterans benefits and rights. This office also maintains a liaison with the Veterans Administration, Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Social Services, VA hospital, VA nursing homes and other veteran’s organizations.

Office Information and Location

Joseph Dungan, 878-3219
County Administration Building
PO 599
200 Main Street, Suite 300
Meeker Colorado 81641
Phone: 970 878-9690
Hours: Wednesday 1300 - 1500

John ‘Hoot’ Gibson
john.gibson@rbc.usRio Blanco County Annex
17497 State Hwy. 64
Rangely, Colorado 81648
Phone 970 878-9695
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1300 - 1500

Related Links and Resources
Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs (state benefits for veterans and list of all County Veteran Service Officers)
Diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange (presumptive checklist)
Getting There Guide
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). Used to request Certified DD-214s (military discharges), Service medical records (SMR), Service record book (SRB)
Veterans Affairs main website
VA Blank Form Finder
VA Burial Benefits
VA Pay Charts for Compensation, Pension, DIC, etc.
Veterans Pension Eligibility
VA Rating Criteria (schedule) used for compensation claims (38 CFR, Book C)
VA Survivor and Death Benefits

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) http://nacvso.org/

2013 Benefits Booklet: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/9971/learn-your-benefits-vas-2013-benefits-book-now-available/
2013 VA Compensation Tables - http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/8660/annual-disability-compensation-increase/
US Department of Veterans Affairs - www.va.gov
National Resource Directory
Veterans Information Service
Department of Veterans Affairs Forms
Federal Publishing
Military Connection
New GI Bill Information