GDVS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Update

All GDVS offices, including our field offices, nursing homes, and cemeteries, will suspend in person meetings, effective immediately. Offices remain open for business, but veterans must call or email their local office for assistance.

GDVS Suspends Visitation at State Veterans Nursing Homes

Following guidance issued by Governor Kemp, the GDVS has suspended visitation at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta and the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville. 

GDVS Suspends Committal Services at State Veterans Cemeteries

As a precautionary measure due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the GDVS will temporarily suspend usage of the Committal Shelter for funeral services at both state veterans cemeteries.

GDVS to Postpone Upcoming Public Ceremonies

The health and safety of Georgia’s veterans is of the utmost importance to us.

As a precautionary measure due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), following guidance from the CDC and the State of Georgia, the GDVS will postpone all upcoming Korean and Vietnam Certificate of Honor ceremonies.

GDVS Appoints New Assistant Commissioner of Administration, Health and Memorials

Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby recently appointed Mark Bannister as the department’s new Assistant Commissioner for Administration, Health and Memorials.

GDVS Announces New Director of Operations

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby has appointed 30-year Army veteran Kerry Dyer as the department’s new Director of Operations.

Shelly-Ann Simpson Appointed as Director of Appeals Division

After serving seven years as a Veteran Appeals Officer, including two as Assistant Director, Shelly-Ann Simpson was recently promoted to serve as the Director of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service Appeals Division.

Veterans Day Message

On November 11, for the 100th time since 1919, Americans will pause and celebrate the service of millions of veterans.

Veterans Honored with Holiday Wreaths at State Cemeteries

Each year in December, families and local veterans gather at Georgia’s two memorial cemeteries in Milledgeville and Glennville to honor and remember the spirit of those laid to rest.

Bobby Davis Appointed New Director of Georgia’s State Approving Agency

After serving 14 years as an Education and Training Coordinator, Bobby Davis was recently appointed as the new Director of Georgia’s State Approving Agency.