Help And Support For Those Who Served And Protected
Doors Open At New Veterans Affairs Office
By Raoul Dennis and D.A. Phillips
You can still smell the fresh paint as you walk down the hall into the office of the new Veterans Affairs Office at the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.
Although everyone loves the sense of renewal of a fresh coat of paint, Dr. James A. Dula, director of the new office, is looking forward to making the office’s surroundings a secondary notion to an office busy with the activity of veterans getting the help they need.
“We are here to get our veterans the help they need and deserve,” Dula said in an interview with Prince George’s Suite Magazine.
He says the office was born out of the consistent requests that County Executive Angela Alsobrooks heard while on the campaign trail.
“People kept telling her that we need to do something to address our veterans. And she heard them,” Dula explains.
Prince George’s County has the largest concentration of military veterans in Maryland.
And so it was only fitting that in the month celebrating Military Appreciation; County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Veterans Affairs Officer, Dr. James Dula welcomed veterans, political, and community leaders at the opening of a new Veterans Affairs office in Upper Marlboro.
Coming Up May 17:
The Prince George's County Office of Veterans Affairs will host "Lawyers Serving Warriors" on May 17, 2019, 9:30 - 3:30pm.
The session is the product of the National Veterans Legal Services Program with the following agenda:
Know Your Rights Session: 9:30am -10:30am
Meet with an Attorney: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Find out what the experts know by attending an informational session on corrections of military records and upgrading less than fully honorable discharges followed by individual consultations with attorneys.
- bring DD Form 214, Military Records, and Medical Records
Schedule an Appointment by calling 202-265-8305, email@example.com
In the continued effort to assist veterans with unmet needs and benefits; the new Office of Veterans Affairs will address the challenges veterans face on a daily basis. Some of those challenges being addressed are listed below:
Support: Assist homeless veterans by connecting clients with non-profits and community agencies dedicated to offering transitional housing with an address which aids in the employment process.
Integration of Services: The Veterans Affairs Office works with DLLR, Employ Prince George's, PGCC Team-Builders Academy, US VETs, and others to assist with skills development and potential employment.
Inform: Provide information concerning various programs and initiatives: Burials, Healthcare, The Mission Act, Choice Program, and much more.
Says Dr. Dula, “I am committed to helping every veteran seeking service and helping to guide their footsteps to successful conclusions."
Dr. James A. Dula, a retired military commander, served his country for 30 years in different capacities in the United States Airforce. He is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Pentagon Air Force Intelligence and The Air Force District of Washington. He served as Director of Administration and Executive Officer at Andrews Air Force Base in the Presidential Wing, which required interaction with the White House and high ranking U.S. government officials.
For information on the VFW “Unmet Needs” program, visit https://www.vfw.org/UnmetNeeds
For more information on Dr. James A. Dula visit http://www.niaimanichoices.org/james-a-dula/