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veterans affairs

 Kenneth Roberts, Director
Jamie McCoy, VSO

555 West Cedar Avenue, Suite B
Gladwin, MI 48624

Phone: 989.426.4891
Fax: 989.426.4182

Accredited with: American Legion (AL), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO)

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Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Other Times Available by Appointment)

Please See Below to Learn More about the Veterans Park

Michigan Association of County Veterans Counselors

“Throughout the course of American history, courageous men and women have taken up arms to secure, defend, and maintain these core principles upon which our Nation’s freedoms depend.” – George Bush

Who We Are

The Gladwin County Office of Veterans Affairs is an office supported by Gladwin County. This office has provided Gladwin County veterans and their families with professional veterans benefit advocacy and support for over 50 years. Our office is accredited by the State of Michigan and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are also supported by all Veteran Service Organizations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist Veterans and their families obtain local, state and federal benefits. We help them discover the benefits to which they are entitled and assist them with the application process. We are committed to provide quality service and advocacy for our veterans and their families.


– Veteran

– Spouse of Veteran

– Surviving spouse of Veteran

– Child of a deceased or disabled Veteran

– Parent who lost a son or daughter in military service

Gladwin County Veterans Park

The current Gladwin County Veterans Memorial is in need of major repairs.

Time, the elements and vehicle emissions have been hard on the brick-and-mortar structure.

Instead of spending money making temporary repairs to the current memorial, the Gladwin County Veterans Committee and the County Commissioners feel a new, improved memorial should be built to honor our County’s Veterans.

The new memorial will be more of a park-like setting with each service era having their own granite slab with the name of each veteran permanently engraved into the stone. Between each wall will be a path leading to the next with memorial benches available along the way. Paver bricks will be sold to place along that path to honor your favorite veterans not eligible for placement on the wall. This memorial will fill the open grounds just East of the County Building.

Your donations to this project to honor our County’s Veterans would be greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made in the following manner:

  1. Check made out to Gladwin County Veterans Affairs with “Veterans Park” written in the memo line. The checks can be brought to the office or mailed to:
    Gladwin County Office of Veterans Affairs
    555 W Cedar Ave
    Gladwin, MI 48624
  2. You can also pay by credit card to the Gladwin County Community Foundation:
    Call them at 989.839.9661 and tell them you are donating to this project
    or online at:
We appreciate your support in helping us to honor and recognize our Gladwin County Veterans.

Veterans Relief Fund

The program is funded solely by donations from people and groups who wish to help our local veterans. All donations are used to help Gladwin County Veterans with emergent needs such as home heating, electricity, food, clean drinking water and other health and safety needs. You can help a local veteran by donating at the link below.

Gladwin County Veterans Memorial Fund

The Gladwin County Veterans Memorial is in dire condition. Rather than spending large sums of money to repair the current memorial, a new Veterans Memorial project has been started. The County Board of Commissioners have approved the use of the property on the East side of the Court House to use for this purpose. This new Veterans Memorial will be more of a small park-like setting with veterans from each service era being represented in its own display.

Any donations made will be used solely for this purpose. Any remaining funds will be placed into a perpetual care fund for the memorial. connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.


Recently Separated Veterans

  • Recording DD-214
  • VA Health Care | Enrollment/Dental Care | Enrollment
  • SGLI conversions
  • Establish Eligibility for State of MI Benefits
  • eBenefits Registration


Disabled Veterans

  • Compensation Claims
  • Filing Appeals
  • VA Non-Service Connected Pension
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Programs
  • Agent Orange Assistance


Health Benefits

  • My Healthevet
  • VA Medical Care

Education Benefits

  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • VetEd
  • Pell Grant Applications


In Time of Passing

  • Dependency & Indemnity Compensation
  • Widows Pension
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Markers & Medallions
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Burial Flags
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate


Financial Assistance

  • Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund
  • Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
  • Michigan Veterans Housing Assistance Program

All Other Services

  • Discharge Review & Upgrade
  • GI Home Loan Guarantee
  • Requests for Lost Military Records
  • Employment Assistance
  • Veteran Owned Business Resources
  • Many other Veterans resources and information.


Please Come See Us If:

– You want more information on the programs and services

– Need transportation assistance to VA Medical facilities

– Feel frustrated with government agencies

– Need food or shelter

– Need help finding a job

– Feel helpless or angry

– Are having trouble receiving benefits

– Just need someone to talk to

Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255 (press 1)