History of the Supermarket of Veterans Benefits

The idea for taking veterans benefits information “to the people” originated in late 1965 when it became apparent that many veterans, widows, widowers, and family members in the Columbus area who needed information on VA benefits were unaware of what benefits were available.

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Behind the Scenes of the Supermarket of Veterans Benefits

George Canavaggio was named Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations and Appeals effective July 1, 2015.

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Meet Commissioner Roby

Mike Roby was named Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Service effective July 1, 2015. GDVS Public Information Director Jon Suggs sat down with Commissioner Roby recently to discuss his first few months on the job and his plans for the future.

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“Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day” Proclaimed in Athens

Mayor Nancy Denson proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 2, as “Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day” in Athens-Clarke County. The free event will be held in the Classic Center.

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Veterans Day Message

Today we honor and remember every American who ever served in any branch of the United States military.

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Athens to Host Supermarket of Veterans Benefits

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Service Mike Roby and members of the State Veterans Service Board will meet with Athens Mayor Nancy Denson for the signing of a proclamation designating Dec. 2, 2015, as “Supermarket of Veterans Benefits Day” in Athens.

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GDVS Announces New Director of Appeals Division

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service has a new Appeals Director.

Commissioner Mike Roby has announced his appointment of appeals officer Henri Torres to the position.

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RIP, Ray Hendrix

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service is saddened to report the death of Ray Hendrix, member of the Veterans Service Board since 2001.

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GDVS Announces New Assistant Commissioner

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service has a new Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations & Claims.

Commissioner Mike Roby announced his appointment of GDVS Claims & Appeals Director George Canavaggio to the position, effective today.

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GDVS Ready to Assist Newly Eligible Agent Orange Veterans

Last week the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a new regulation expanding eligibility to certain veterans who may have been exposed to the Vietnam-era chemical herbicide commonly known as Agent Orange.

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