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Thank you to all of our veterans and veterans' families for your service to our country and for your contribution to our nation's freedom.

The Alachua County Veteran Services Division is staffed by knowledgeable veteran staff whose military service and veteran benefits training, allows us to be the professional advocates needed to successfully navigate the complex system of veteran's benefits.

We are veterans who have experienced life in the military, understand the military culture and feel the dedication to our veteran community.  We use our knowledge and training to work to ensure Alachua County's veterans and their families are able to access as many veterans' benefits that they may be eligible for.

Feel free to call the Alachua County Veteran Services Office at 352-264-6740 and we will be happy to schedule you to come in to see one of our trained counselors.  Our staff are always working to keep up to date on the extent, the meaning, and the application of laws that have been passed by the U.S. Congress in the interest of all veterans.  This knowledge will be used to assist our clients in securing all benefits earned as a result of serving in the military.

It is our honor to serve our brother and sister veterans.


Kim Smith
Alachua County Veteran Services



Veteran Services Director
Kim Smith




 (352) 264-6740
 (352) 264-6703 Fax


218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641


Mission Statement

The Office of Veteran Services will apply specialized knowledge in the best way suited to meet the needs of every individual veteran or dependent who comes to the office for assistance.



The goal of the Office of Veteran Services is to assist veterans and their dependents in securing all entitled benefits earned through honorable military service.


If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.

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