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as they have served us"


The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Office mission is to provide Kansas veterans, their relatives, and other eligible dependents with information, advice, direction, and assistance through the coordination of programs and services.

  • Winfield Cemetery Compliance Review

    Congratulations to the dedicated and hardworking crew at the Winfield Veterans’ Cemetery on the outstanding results of their recent compliance review!
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  • Wreaths Across America 2017

    Remember our fallen U.S. veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach our children the value of freedom.
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  • Tired of the High Cost of Nursing and Assisted Living

    The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office is here to help.
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  • Scratch Lottery

    Sales of select Kansas Lottery scratch tickets fund Veterans Programs!
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  • Memorial Day 2017

    State veteran cemeteries at Ft. Dodge, Ft. Riley, Wakeeney, and Winfield all hosted Memorial Day services.
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Latest News

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.

Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.

“The new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”  

The VIC provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.

To request a VIC, Veterans must visit vets.gov, click on “Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card” on the bottom left of the page and sign in or create an account.

Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at vets.gov. A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.

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IN AN EMOTIONAL CRISIS AND NEED HELP

If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.

For Information Call
(800) 513-7731