Veterans serving veterans

New Veterans Service Officer supports veteran benefits applications

Darcy Hoffman, Veterans Service Officer, with client

Larkspur resident and former U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard staff sergeant Darcy Hoffman is the newest U.S. veteran giving back to fellow service members in Douglas County.

Hoffman, appointed by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners to a two-year term, will serve as one of four volunteer Veterans Service Officers in the County’s office. As part of her duties, she will assist other veterans and their dependents in applying for VA benefits and services that they are eligible to receive.

“One of the greatest services one can choose to make in their lifetime is that of serving their country,” said Lora Thomas, Vice Chair, Board of Douglas County Commissioners. “We want the nearly 20,000 veterans living in Douglas County to know about the many benefits offered by the Office of Veterans Affairs and how to determine eligibility.”

Hoffman stated that she is honored to have the opportunity to serve her fellow service members by creating awareness of and advocacy for available services to improve veteran livelihood while building camaraderie within the veteran community.

For additional information on veterans’ benefits or the County’s Office of Veterans Affairs, please contact Veterans_Services@douglas.co.us or 303-663-6200.

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