Veteran’s Corner

October 20, 2023 


Submission by GRIC Veterans & Family Services Office


The Veteran and Family Services Office (VFSO) is located at 264 S. Bluebird Rd. behind the fire station. We provide a variety of services to Veterans and their families. Our most often requested services are filing disability claims and claims for surviving spouses. We can assist Veterans requesting replacement DD214s or ordering military government headstones. If you are interested in finding out what you may be eligible for as a Veteran, surviving spouse or for minor aged dependent children, please make an appointment and we will review the benefits with you. Please let us know of any elderly Veterans that may require well-check visits. If you would like us to keep a copy of your DD214 on file, you may bring it in for us to scan (no appointment is necessary). We will not keep originals or hard copies. You may submit your DD214 by email to


Meet our staff:


Peer Specialist - US Army Darrell Whitman 520-610-2037


Peer Specialist- USMC Wesley Rhodes 520-610-4383


Veterans Service Officer –USMC Kim Skelton 520-610-7644


VFSO Coordinator- USMC Ret. Eric White 520-610-8793


Administrative Assistant -Samantha Jackson 520-610-5135


Veterans, if you were discharge with an Honorable or Under Honorable Conditions Discharge, you are eligible to be buried with military funeral honors. This includes flag folding and presentation, 21 gun salute and the playing of Taps. Your family must provide a DD214 to show eligibility for this to occur.


Please make sure your family knows where your DD214 is located or have a copy on file with our office. 


--October is Agent Orange Awareness month


--Nov 9, 2023 Veteran’s Day luncheon at the District 3 Multipurpose building 11:00 AM for Veterans and                their families.


-- Nov 11, 2023 is Veteran’s Day. Thank a Veteran for their service!


We assist GRIC Military Veteran employees and their families.