Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.
VA Accredited Veteran Advocates
VFW Service Officers located at the VA Regional Offices in San Diego and Oakland are accredited and certified by the VA and fight for the rights of our Nation's veterans on a daily basis. These highly trained professionals, specializing in all programs administered by the VA, stand ready and willing to provide whatever assistance is required. These services are available at no cost to veterans or their dependents! Nor does one have to be a member of the VFW to receive our services.
From a simple request of a discharge document to a case with complicated issues that may require extensive medical and Court Cases research, we will exhaust all means to obtain a favorable decision. In the event a claim is denied we will represent the case through the appellate process to the Board of Veterans Appeals (VBA) and if not successful to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) if warranted.
How We Advocate for You
What We Will Do
Mobile Service Office
The Mobile Service Office allows the Department of California to provide VA Claims processing to remotely located Veterans. The VFW Department of California Foundation thanks to a grant from the Sarah Bonnifield Family Trust, has put into operation a Mobile Service Office for Placer County. Click here to see more.
Please feel free to contact a VFW Representative for help with filing a claim for VA benefits, VA health care and all eligible VA benefits at:
Northern California Office
Service Officer: Shanon Strickler
Service Officer: Hugh Sargent
Address: VFW Department of California, 9136 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 100 Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone: (916) 509-8712
Fax: (916) 509-8720
Address: 3046 Prospect Park Dr., Ste 121, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 364-6798
Shanon Strickler Email: Shanon.Strickler@va.gov
Hugh Sargent Email: Hugh.Sargent@va.gov
San Diego Regional Office
Service Officer: Scott McKee
Address: VA Regional Office, 8810 Rio San Diego Drive, #1122, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 400-5322
Scott McKee Email: Scott.McKee1@va.gov