The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services (MBVS) has a new office location in Caribou and with it, a new Veteran Service Officer.

MBVS has relocated their Caribou Veterans’ Services Office to 14 Access Highway, Suite 5, next to the Motor Vehicle Registry and Melody Roller Rink. Heading the new office will be a new Veteran Service Officer, Barrett Fisher.

Fisher comes to MBVS from serving Maine's National Guard members and their families through the Military Family Assistance Center (MFAC) in Caribou. Prior to his work with the MFAC, Fisher served on Active Duty for more than 13 years in the Army Military Police Corps, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is joined in the Caribou office by the Bureau’s highly-experienced Veteran Service Assistant, Heather Curry.

“My life’s work has been service to our country and to those who have served in uniform,” said Fisher. “Being able to continue that work with the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services is an honor, and I hope to help veterans and military families in northern Maine access the benefits they have earned.”

Specifically, veteran service officers can assist with obtaining access to a number of benefits, including enrollment in the VA system for healthcare services and VA benefits, filing a claim with the VA, obtaining a copy of DD 214 military discharge records, and applying for complimentary park passes and hunting and fishing licenses.

“We invite veterans and military families to visit their nearest Veterans’ Services Office for assistance in receiving benefits or simply to ensure they are receiving all the benefits they deserve,” said Adria Horn, Director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services. “Our highly-trained Veteran Service Officers are available to help you – for free – enroll in the VA system and to help you access your earned benefits.”

To find the Veterans’ Services Office nearest to you, please visit www.maine.gov/veterans/veterans-services-offices. You can also call the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services at 207-430-6035 or visit their website www.maine.gov/veterans to learn more about available resources.

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