Veteran Outreach July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bishop City Auditorium, W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514

All Veterans, dependents and the public are invited to come and learn about the services available in our community.




Medical Provider Workshop



Jessica Allmon, CVSO

Includes Veteran Exposures; Medical Documentation; DBQ questions; How can Doctors help our veterans; what presumptive conditions are and who they apply too; veteran disability, how it applies to you as the provider



Billing Professional Training


Speaker—TriWest (Choice) Rep

Choice Program/Billing Training



Open to the Public



Jessica Allmon, CVSO

What are the different benefits, how to you apply, how to get enrolled in VA Healthcare, Spouse benefits, Dependent Benefits, College Fee Waiver for Dependents.



Open to the Public Get information from our community resources; appointments with veteran services; enroll in VA Healthcare (DD214 Required)

¨ County Veteran Service Office (CVSO)—Benefit counseling, education, and assistance.

¨ Reno Veteran Center-On the spot benefit counseling, claim questions answered, claim status and other benefit assistance.

¨ Reno VA Medical Center—Eligibility and enrollment. Even if you were denied before, please come, you may be eligible now

¨ Reno VA Medical Center-Physicians for on the spot medical appointments for veterans.

¨ Reno VA Medical Center – Mental Health Doctor for on the spot appointments and services.

¨ Choice Program—Enrollment to utilize local providers paid for by the VA

¨ IMACA—Housing assistance

¨ CalTrans—Employment, and application assistance. Remember to dress for success.

¨ CalVet—Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC), connecting services to help veterans

Veterans, bring picture ID and DD214

The above services coming to us in our rural location, are greatly appreciated and help to eliminate physical and financial hardship while accessing benefits. Participation will ensure future services like this throughout our county. Please, spread this information to veterans, and their family members.

POC—Jessica Allmon, Inyo/Mono County Veteran Services Office

Phone: 760-873-7850 E-mail:


VFW Wounded Warriors

On Monday, May 12th, 2014 we were visited by the Wounded Warriors from the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. The Warriors belong to a special group called, “Project Healing Waters, Fly Fishing, Inc.,” which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

The Warriors were welcomed with a dinner at the VFW building in Bishop, CA catered by Olga Rojas and her famous pork burritos.  Dessert was a patriotic flag cake, shown below, by Christian Ray.

The Warriors spent the next three days fly fishing and recreating in the Eastern Sierra before returning home.  A big “THANK YOU” to Project Healing Waters, Olga Rojas, Christian Ray and everyone else who helped out!


Veteran’s Services Update

Just a quick heads up: The Veteran Service MONO Outreach Program will be observed Thursday, MAY 22, 2014; please schedule your appointment by Wednesday, May 21st. The Veteran Service S. INYO Outreach Program will be observed Thursday, MAY 29, 2014 at Department of Social Services (behind Southern Inyo Hospital); please schedule your appointment by Wednesday, May 28th.  All appointments can be made by calling 760-873-7850.  Also, there is a newly formed PTSD support group in Bishop.  Check out the flyer for more information: ptsd group