The new Dan Gyllenskog Veteran’s Center opened in Logan today July 28, 2021. The center will bring in resources for 15,000+ veterans, service members and their families

LOGAN – The Cache Valley Veterans Association (CVVA) is holding their annual Veterans Resource Fair Saturday, July 16, at the Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center located at 1760 North 200 East, Suite 100, North Logan, across the street from the Sports Academy and Racquet Club.

Ben Dawson a retired Marine and Carlton Brown of the Marine Corp League, Cache Valley displays the medals of Dan Gyllenskog who the Veterans Resource Center was named after on May 26, 2022.

Organizers are expecting approximately 15 service organizations to be at the event. For those seeking Veterans help, make sure and bring the DD214 (military separation documents) and/or the NGB22 (National Guard Separation Documents) so veterans can sign up for Medical/ Mental health, VA health care enrollments, education benefits, CHAMPVA (dependent health care services) and much more.

From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Center will be open for assistance from a host of federal, state and local agencies there to help veterans and their families.

“There are some good things coming out of this,” said Phil Redlinger, CEO and co-founder of CVVA. “There are so many partners on site to help veterans in a lot of ways.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs Woman Road Show will be bringing information about Health Care Services for woman veterans.

“The Woman’s Road Show has never been to Cache Valley before,” Redlinger said. “I have tried to spread the word on social media so we can get as much participation as we can.”

Local organizations like CAPSA, The Family Place, The Rocky Mountain Service Dog Project and the Utah State University/ Soren Center will be there. The Soren Center helps people with family finances, mortgage default counseling, first time homebuyers counseling and credit card counseling.

“We will have computers on site to help veterans apply for benefits and people who will be there to coach them and help them,” he said. “I would like to see four to five hundred veterans walk through the building.”

A BBQ will begin be served at 11 a.m. until everyone is fed. Redlinger invites everyone to spread the word.

“Last time we held this it was outside at the county building,” he said. “This year it will be held at our airconditioned resource center.”

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