Sign Up for Maine's
Experience Action Center


The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services (MBVS) is pleased to collaborate with the VA’s Virtual-Veterans Experience Action Center Team and 211 Maine to host Maine’s first V-VEAC which will be held December 7, 8, & 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Veterans are encouraged to register before
December 6th for the following services:

Assistance with VA claims, Appeals, and Status Updates.

Connection to VA Maine Healthcare System and Veterans Benefits Administration (Eligibility and Enrollment).

Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services
(Including the Veterans' Cemetery System, Homeless Veterans Coordination, and the Maine Veterans' Dental Network).

Community and Peer-to-Peer networking referrals.

Education, Employment, and Pro Bono Legal Referral.

Family Member, Caregiver, and Survivor Benefits and Services. 

Sign up for an appointment with a MBVS or other State Veterans' Service Organizations Veterans Service Officers by calling 211, press 6 and ask to speak to the Veterans' Scheduling Specialist or sign up online at -
Employment Opportunities
at the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services 
The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services is excited to be hiring  several
 Homeless Veterans Coordinators. If you’re a veteran, this is your chance to join a dynamic team of professionals that support Maine veterans and their dependents across the state
to attain all possible state and federal veteran, as well as survivor benefits.

The primary purpose of these positions are to be the Bureau’s lead and point of contact for homeless veterans’ issues, representing the Bureau on homeless veterans’ committees and assisting with compiling data for mandated legislative reports and policy decisions. The positions require clear and consistent communication with Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services leadership, Bureau employees, the Homeless Veterans Action Committee, and other partner organizations throughout the state. Frequent statewide travel is required.  The applicants must be a veteran as defined by Federal law.

The Homeless Veterans Coordinators will advocate for homeless and at-risk veterans on problems, in general, which may relate to income, health, education and family situations using expertise and knowledge of other agencies, both state and federal in order to provide for the veteran and their
dependents in need.

All MBVS job postings will be listed on website or MBVS Facebook page.

The Veterans Benefits Administration at
Togus is Hiring
The Togus Regional Office is actively recruiting to hire qualified team members. This is an exciting opportunity for Mainers to work at VA and make a difference in the life of a Veteran. 

There is currently a job announcement posted for a Veterans Service Representative (VSR) and in the near future there will be positions posted for other opportunities (e.g. Human Resources, Financial Support, etc.).  

To learn more about these positions and to apply today, please visit -

The Fallen Outdoors 
Provides Non-Perishable Food for Maine's 
Homeless Veterans

MBVS would like to thank Tim Crouch and Maine's The Fallen Outdoors Chapter for the food drive they ran in Southern Maine which provided over 900 pounds of non-perishable food items that the Bureau can distribute to food insecure veterans over the coming winter months. 

The Fallen Outdoors is an all volunteer non-profit organization who’s goal is to connect veterans of all eras with each other and the outdoors. Their volunteer staffers put together local outdoor trips, some professionally guided, at minimal cost to the veteran  (cost of travel to and from the event and any state/federal licensing required for the event are the veteran's responsibility).

Check out their website -

Wreaths Across America
Augusta Ceremony

Wreaths Across America will be hosting a ceremony at the
State House in Augusta on Monday, December 13th from
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. between the Cross Office Complex and the State Capitol building. The public is invited to join and COVID guidelines for outdoor events will be adhered to. 

The following State and National Veterans' Cemeteries will be participating in National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 18th:

Acadia National Cemetery

Corinna Veterans Memorial

Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
(Civic Center Drive, Augusta)

Maine Veterans' Cemetery (Caribou)

Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
(Mount Vernon Road, Augusta)

Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery (Springvale)

Togus National Cemetery

For more information go to -

Season Greetings from 

Military OneSource

Tis the season to learn more about Military OneSource and
the gifts 
they provide in resources and services for service members, their families, and veterans, at no cost.
Military OneSource has the tools 
you need - especially through what can be for some people a very stressful time of year for you or someone you know. 

December is full of holidays and celebrations and probably
people look forward to the joy of the season no matter
what they celebrate. For others, this may not be the case. Maybe you don’t 
have family nearby or are struggling in other ways - emotionally, financially. Remember that there is help.
Call Military OneSource to 
talk to a non-medical counselor
about stress or get some holiday spending advice from a financial counselor.

Join in for a webinar on Monday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. EST or 4:00 p.m. EST, if you cannot make the 10:00 a.m.  Military OneSource will discuss some of the resources they can provide our MWR digital libraries. Be sure to forward this invite to anyone that wants to learn about non-medical counseling, Specialty Consultations, Financial Counseling, MilTax, Spouse Education and Career Opportunities and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital libraries.

Join Zoom Meeting 

What's Happening

December 1 - Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training Program from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive in New Gloucester.

December 1 - Veterans' Acupuncture Clinic from 6:00 -
7:15 p.m. at Midcoast Veterans Council, 62 Pegasus Street
in Brunswick.

December 3 & 24 - Franklin Veterans Club $8.00 meal at
5:00 p.m. Cards Crossing in Franklin, ME. 

December 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 - Veterans Breakfast at Dysart's Restaurant 1110 Broadway in Bangor from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

December 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Veterans and Family Breakfast at Dysart's Restaurant 1110 Broadway in Bangor from 9:00 -
10:00 a.m. 

December 7, 8, 9 - Maine's Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center - Registration runs through December 5th.
To register to go:

December 9, 16, 23, & 30 - Veterans' Acupuncture Clinic at the Grace United Methodist Church in Bangor from 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

December 13 - Wreaths Across America presentation at the State House in Augusta (12:00 - 12:30 p.m.)



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