Commander’s Call Held in Tacoma

WDVA and the Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) were honored to host a Commander’s Call at the Tacoma AMVETS Post 1 in Tacoma. This meeting served as a venue for Veterans Service Organizations, veterans, resource providers and other partners to hear
from representatives from Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal VA and each other.

During the meeting, attendees engaged in multiple briefings such as:
 VAAC Overview
 US DVA Veterans Benefits Administration
 US DVA Veterans Health Administration
 US DVA National Cemetery Administration
 WAServes
 Veterans Services, Legislative Update, WDVA Budget & Veterans Services

You can watch the entire meeting on video by visiting:

You can view all of the presentation slides visiting:
(Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Meeting Materials from May 18th Commander’s Call.)

More about the VAAC
The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) is a seventeen member committee appointed by the Governor. Each member is appointed to a term of four years. Veterans are recommended for appointment to the VAAC by the leadership of nationally recognized Veteran Service Organizations active in Washington State, and two members are appointed as veterans at large.

The VAAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Members divide into small groups and plan Town Hall meetings in locations across the state.

Town Hall meetings serve two purposes:
1) To provide a forum for veterans and their families to learn about the services and resources available in their own communities.
2) To educate VAAC members on issues that are important to veterans and their families across the state so that the VAAC can share this information with the WDVA Director and the Governor.

The next VAAC Meeting is being held on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, WA.

For more information on the VAAC, please contact