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October 22, 2013

About Us

Vision

Utah will be the best place in the nation to perform military missions and be recognized as a premier location for Veterans, Service Members and their Families to live and succeed

Objectives

  • Ensure delivery of responsive, well-planned and effective services to veterans, military and their families through coordination with government agencies, academia, private partners and non-profit organizations
  • Coordinate efforts to develop and expand workload on Utah’s military installations
  • Improve the quality of life for Utah’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources
  • Work with federal, state and local officials to effectively advocate for initiatives and services
  • Promote and coordinate events throughout the state which develop and build respect for those who have served
  • Compete for national recognition as the leading innovator in the delivery of services to veterans, military and their families
  • Build a strong network of partners, stakeholders and champions

 Principles of Service

Respect for those who served our Country

Awareness of benefits and programs

  • ensuring veterans and service members are aware of services they have earned

Access to benefits and programs

  • making access to eligible services and programs easy

Responsiveness of Services

  • right program, right need, right time

Effectiveness of Delivery

Resources and Services

  • Four State Veterans Nursing  Homes (Ogden, Salt Lake City, Payson and Ivins)
  • Utah State Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park (Bluffdale)
  • Thirty-nine DWS One-Stop Employment Centers (statewide)
  • The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs George E. Wahlen Medical Center
  • Six VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics
  • Three Veterans Centers (Salt Lake City, Provo and St. George)
  • Focused programs to address PTSD and mental health (VAMC and partners)
  • Outreach Program to ensure awareness of benefits and programs (VA, UDVMA, VSOs)
  • Storage database of military discharge documents
  • Training & Education Programs (UDVMA, DWS, USHE, UCAT, others)
  • Employment assistance (DWS, UTNG, Chambers, UVMEC)
  • Property tax exemptions and discounts
  • Recreation, driver’s license and transportation programs
  • Homeless Veterans Programs (federal, state, non-profits)
  • Veterans Courts (Salt Lake City municipal and US District Court)
  • Recognition and commemorative ceremonies and events
  • Coordination with military installations, units and supporting organizations
  • Participation with Military Affairs Committees

 

 

 

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