New Mobile Veterans Center featured at 2017 Michigan Hog Rally VFW in Sault Ste. Marie.
Come and join us at the 2017 Great Lakes H.O.G. Rally Aug. 17-19 centered in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, the oldest city in Michigan.
A first for the HOG rally is a Mobile Veterans Center from Traverse City for Veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families. One of 80 across the country, the MVC is staffed by VA employees including counselors who will be able to provide on-the-spot counseling to veterans if needed.
For information on lodging go to the 2017 Great Lakes H.O.G. Rally Facebook page as well as on the rally page at members.hog.com. More details and information will be posted as it becomes available.
Mobile Vet Center Program
Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a fleet of 80 Mobile Vet Centers (MVC) that are designed to extend the reach of Vet Center services through focused outreach, direct service provision, and referral to communities that do not meet the requirements for a “brick and mortar” Vet Center, but where there are Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families in need of services. In many instances these communities are distant from existing services and are considered rural or highly rural.
Each MVC includes confidential counseling space for direct service provision as well as a state of the art satellite communications package that includes fully encrypted tele-conferencing equipment, access to all VA systems, and connectivity to emergency response systems. Vet Center staff regularly collaborates with VA partners to create a single VA Footprint at events to ensure access to all available VA services and benefits.
The placement of these vehicles is designed to cover a national network of designated Veterans Service Areas (VSA) that collectively covers every county in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Vehicle Space Requirements
(To ensure proper access to satellite equipment and wheelchair lift)
Length: 35 ft., Width: 12 ft., Height: 14 ft.