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For Our Veterans

The City of Bluefield is thankful for the service of our veterans who have served in, have been honorably discharged, or separated under honorable conditions from the Armed Forces of the United States, as well as their widows, widowers, and dependents. Here are list of resources from the City of Bluefield that can assist you:

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 and Press 1
Text: 838255
Visit the website here.

West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Home Loan Program
VA Small Business Program
Using your GI Bill

Mercer County VA Clinic
The Mercer County VA Clinic is now in Princeton at 1511 North Walker Street. Appointments must be scheduled through the Beckley VA Center. For more information on scheduled visits to the area, please call 304.255.2121, ext. 4883. Visit the website here.

Beckley VA Medical Center
1000 Johnstown Road
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 877.927.8387
Fax: 304.254.8711
Visit the website here.

Princeton Veterans Center
1511 North Walker Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: 877.927.8387
Fax: 304.425.2837
Normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Veteran Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

American Legion Chapter
Riley-Vest, West Virginia Post 9
1780 Stadium Drive
Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: 304.320.5064
Commander: Brian G. Krabbe, Ret. CSM
Adjutant: Alvin W. Ascue
Meeting Time: Second Thursday of each month at noon.
Dues: $22.00
Visit the website here.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
Post 3112 Black Rock Post
Post Office Box 1057
Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: 304.589.5212
Quartermaster: Jack Eller
Commander: Roger Carrol
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Visit the website here.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Raleigh County Community Action
111 Willow Lane
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 304.252.6396
This program will primarily assist very low-income veterans and their families with a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability and prevent homlessness. Additionally, based on individual assessments, the program includes aid in obtaining VA benefits, outreach services, case management, and other up-to-date community resources that may be available in your area.

Events Honoring our Veterans

Memorial Day Service in Chicory Square
Military Family Appreciation Night at Bowen Field (more info here)
Bluefield Elks Lodge Veteran Dinner
9/11 Memorial Service in Chicory Square
Veterans' Day Parade - Mercer County
Veterans' Day Concert by East River Mountain Town Band