Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO) remains committed to honoring the nearly 190,000 Veterans that call Kansas home by assisting them and their Families with navigating the network of state and federal Veteran benefits and being their advocates, ensuring they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.


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KCVAO Mission

The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO) Mission and Vision statements - 

Mission - Honor Kansas Veterans and eligible Family Members by creating and sustaining an environment in which Veterans can thrive as valued contributing members of our Kansas community.

Vision - Establish Kansas as the best place for Veterans to live, work, and raise a family. We do this by providing outstanding service to all Veterans and eligible Family Members ensuring access to the benefits and services to which they are entitled as a result of their military service AND informing the public and business owners about Veterans, their values, discipline, and work ethic, all factors that enhance our Kansas communities.

These services include long term nursing and assisted living care, interment options and maintenance of our four (4) State Veterans Cemeteries, and coordination with partner agencies to provide financial assistance for health care and disability income.

To accomplish our important mission, we manage four (4) critical programs: Veterans Services, The Kansas Soldiers’ Home (Fort Dodge), The Kansas Veterans Home (Winfield) and our State Veterans Cemeteries Program (Winfield, Fort Dodge, WaKeeney, and Fort Riley/Manhattan).  Our efforts are focused along four (4) lines of effort:

  • Maintain high quality healthcare and professionalism in our State Veterans Homes.
  • Assist Veterans and their Families in obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled.
  • Advocate for Veterans, military installations, Service Members, and their Families.
  • Integrate and synchronize the effects of all available Federal and State agencies as well as community and private partners to provide optimal services to our Veterans and their Families.


Wreaths Across America

This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 11:00 am.  Join us at one of our four State Veterans Cemeteries as we Remember and Honor the fallen. 

Deadline for donating wreaths is November 17th.  Wreath donations may also be dropped off at the Cemetery office, or in the white drop box located by the front entries.

If you are interested in donating a wreath, please go to https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/.

Select number of wreaths you would like to donate and in the location box enter the Kansas Veterans Cemetery code (below)

Fort Riley/Manhattan - KSVCFR

Fort Dodge - KSSOHC

Winfield - KSCCVW

WaKeeney - KSVCWA

Thank you for your continued support.


If you are a Veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call 988,

available 24/7, and tell them you are a Veteran. All calls are confidential.


Interested in joining the KCVAO Team?

KCVAO - Recruitment Brochure

KCVAO - State Wide Job Postings  (Use Veterans Commission in the Agency Search Criteria)

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For Information Call
(800) 513-7731