About Us


Serving Alaska, One Veteran at a Time

We are here to serve you; veterans, dependents, survivors, and those transitioning from military service. We offer assistance in determining eligibility, connecting you with the services you need, filling out paperwork, and ensuring you receive every benefit you have earned.

- Verdie Bowen, Director

How We Serve Our Veterans, Their Dependents and Survivors

The Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs serves as the primary advocate for Alaska's veterans and strives to help our veterans and their families improve their lives. From helping veterans to file claims for education, medical or other benefits to assisting them in obtaining earned military awards, the Office of Veterans Affairs is here to serve you.

Also located throughout the state are Veterans Service Officers who are trained to help you find the benefits you are entitled to and assist you in claiming them.

Our services, as well as the services of the Veterans Service Officers are provided free of charge.

Our Promise to Alaska's Veterans

We will ensure that all veterans, active duty, guard, reserve and their families understand and receive all the benefits, support, care, and recognition they have earned and are entitled to, by expertly administering all current programs, anticipating future need and taking appropriate action to meet those needs.

We will promote awareness, assist eligible veterans, active duty, guard/reserve, their families, and survivors to receive from the U.S. Federal and State Governments any and all benefits to which they may be entitled under existing or further laws to be enacted.

The Alaska Veterans Advisory Council

While the Office of Veterans Affairs deals with individuals seeking assistance with benefits, the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council has a different mission. By listening to our veteran communities, the advisory council is able to bring informed recommendations about the needs and benefits of our veterans to the Office of Veterans Affairs, and governor. They report on the success of existing legislation, regulations, benefits and services, as well as bringing concerns about needs and benefits for veterans and their dependents.

Contact the Advisory Council

We are here to assit you. Feel free to reach out.