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Veterans Services

Veterans Services

The Town of Stafford Veterans Services
are organized by
The Veterans Advisory Committee
in association with
The American Legion Post 26 & VFW Post 9990
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IMPORTANT: The Veterans Advisory Commitee is not a rapid response office. If you are a service member, veteran, caregiver, or family member in CRISIS, PLEASE contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1.

If you served your country, you may be eligible for benefits you are unaware of..

Our Mission

  1. To act as the coordinating agency in all matters concerning veterans and their dependents, and to coordinate the activities of public and private facilities concerned with veterans’ reemployment, education, rehabilitation and adjustment to peacetime living;

  2. To cooperate with all national, state and local governmental and private agencies in securing services and benefits to which a veteran or his dependents may be entitled;

  3. To use the services and facilities of the veterans organizations so far a possible to carry out the purpose of this ordinance;

  4. To encourage and coordinate vocational training services for veterans; and

  5. Any other duties and responsibilities which are authorized by Section 27-102l of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Who we help
  • Any veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces between 1941 to present day
  • Current active duty, Guard/Reserve
  • An immediate family member of a US service member or veteran
  • Caregiver to a US service member or veteran
  • Surviving Family Member
What we need to get started
  • DD-214, DD-215, or equivalent. If you do not have these, we can order them for you!
  • Government Issued Photo Identification (Driver’s License, or State ID, or Military ID, etc.

FREE Services Available
  • Connect with us for General information and assistance concerning Veterans’ Benefits and Services
  • You will be connected with a local Post Service Officer from The American Legion or VFW
Veterans Advisory Committee
 Robert Titus                                   860-324-8208
Elizabeth Dunay                           860-798-1244
Richard Shaffer                            860-667-7680
Johnathon H. Whetton             860-990-5432

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American Legion Post 26
Commander- John Barry        860-930-6909    
Meetings held the second Thursday every month @7pm 
10 Monson Road 
Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Post 26 Service Officers
Rich Schaffer                                860-667-7680
John Whetton                              860-990-5432
Elizabeth Dunay                          860-798-1244
Jason Lerette                               860-933-3181


VFW Post 9990
Commander Robert Titus     860-324-8208       
Meetings held the first Thursday every month @7pm
275 Orcuttville Rd
Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Post 9990 Service Officers 
Rich Schaffer                                860-667-7680

Contact the Veterans Advisory Committee