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Volusia County's Veterans Services Division has been named "Service Office of the Year" by Florida's Veterans of Foreign Wars. The division was among 67 county offices considered for the honor. This is the sixth time the division has received the honor in the past 10 years.
Jason Smith, the state VFW director, presented the award to Volusia County Veterans Services Director Mike White and his staff at; the Dec. 19 Volusia County Council meeting.
The division, which has seven counselors and two staff assistants, serves the county's 70,000 veterans and their dependents. It is instrumental in acquiring about $176 million in VA benefits for Volusia veterans each year, Mr. Smith noted.
Volusia has veterans' services offices in DeLand, Daytona Beach, Orange City and New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 740-5102 or visit www.volusia.org/veterans.