VFW SERVICE DIVISION – VFW Department of Washington 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Service Division is a full-service non-profit organization that assists veterans, their family members, and survivors. The Service Division is an advocate for veterans and their families, and aggressively pursues all federal and state benefits and entitlements on their behalf.

The Veterans Service Offices are staffed with accredited Service Officers to assist veterans and family members in accessing benefits to which they may be entitled, including.

  • VA Disability Compensation
  • VA Pension or Widows Pension
  • Aid & Attendance
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Other Federal, State or County Benefits

Using a case management approach, our staff attend to the needs of the individual and their families by providing counseling and referral services in a holistic fashion. This includes representing veterans in cases adjudicated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle.

Contacting a VFW Veterans Service Officer (VSO):

When meeting with your Service Officer, please bring as many of the following documents with you as you can to help us prepare your initial claim for veterans’ benefits.

  • Copy of DD214 or other separation papers for all periods of service
  • Copies of your marriage certificate and all divorce decrees
  • Copies of the public birth records for each child you claim as a dependent
  • A copy of all service medical records you have
  • Medical records you have showing you currently have this disability (diagnosis)
  • Medical records you have indicating the disability was caused by or happened during your active military service



VFW Service Officer Locations:

DSO Todd Gruchalla   todd.gruchalla@va.gov



Seattle Regional Office                 M - F 7:00 - 3:30 pm         206-341-8284

VFW.VBASEA@VA.GOV                                 No In-Person

Kathy Nylen                        Sharon Wines             



Vancouver                 M - F 7:30-4:00 pm         360-696-4583

vfwvancouver@outlook.com                                  Phone Appts Only

360-659-6414/ 360-696-4061 Ext. 33464                360-759-1605  Fax

1601 E 4th Plain Blvd. Bldg 15, Rm 112, Vancouver, WA 98661

John Toe



Seattle VA Hospital         T, Th, F 7:30 - 4:00 pm         206-341-8284


Randy Clawson      



Mount Vernon CBOC                 Closed due to COVID Contact Everett

Currently Closed



Everett Veteran Center         M - F 7:30 - 4:00 pm         425-740-2703

vfweverettvso@gmail.com                         No In-Person

Riannon James  



Fife Headquarters        M - W - F 7:00 - 4:00 pm    Appointments Only            vfwhqfifevso@gmail.com         253-344-5985

T - TH 8:00 - 2:00 pm                Walk-ins

Chal Queen                  Roslyn Miller       



Yakima                         M - F 7:00 - 4:30                 509-654-7191    

Nadine Warren       vfwyakimavso@gmail.com                 Appointments only



Retsil-Port Orchard         M - F 8:00 - 4:30 pm     360-895-4358 / Fax# 360-895-4451

nakeisha.jones@va.gov                                    Appointments only

1141 Beach Dr. East Bldg 10, PO Box 8175Port Orchard, WA 98366   

Nakeshia Jones   



Spokane Vet Center         M - F 7:00-5:30 pm         509-444-8387    

Cheri Knox           cheriknoxcrafts@gmail.com                 Appointments only

Will Sampson       William.Sampson2@va.gov