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Kansas Commission On Veterans Affairs Office Plans Beloit Outreach Visit

Salina, Ks. — A Veteran Services Representative (VSR) from The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs (KCVAO) Salina Field Office will be conducting regular visits to Concordia to assist veterans and family members in applying for state and federal benefits. Some of the significant benefits available to veterans and family members are:

  • Healthcare and prescription coverage for veterans and eligible dependents
  • Compensation for service-connected medical conditions
  • Pensions for non-service-connected disabilities
  • Pensions for surviving spouses of veterans
  • National Guard and Disabled Veterans Hunting/Fishing Licenses, and State Park Permits
  • Military Distinctive License Plates
  • Vietnam Medallions
  • Home Loans
  • Education Benefits
  • Home Loans
  • Burial Benefits
  • Assistance obtaining DD Form 214 or medals

The KCVAO VSR will be located at the Beloit City Hall (Municipal Bldg) 119. N Hershey, on the third Tuesday of each EVEN month (FEB, APR, JUN, AUG, OCT, DEC) between the hours of 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Please call (785) 559-0066 or (785) 823-2862 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis. All proper state, county, and city COVID protocol guidelines will be enforced when meeting with the VSR.

The KCVAO is a state government agency that provides free assistance to veterans and eligible family members with matters pertaining to veterans’ benefits.

Next Veteran Benefits Outreach Visit Date: August 17, 2021

Time: 9am – 1:00 pm
Location: Beloit City Hall (Municipal Bldg), N Hershey Beloit KS 67420
Contact: (785) 559-0066 or (785) 823-2862

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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