Serving Veterans in the Commonwealth

That is our mission, our job, and our privilege. We work every day to make sure Kentucky's 331,000 veterans and their families receive all the benefits and services they have earned. Here you will find information on benefits counseling, skilled long-term care at state veterans centers, dignified interment at state veterans cemeteries, health care, education, employment and special programs for women veterans, homeless veterans and others. 

 WWI Logo.jpg Spotlight:  Kentucky In the Great War

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, the one they called the War to End All Wars.  There are no more World War I veterans alive to tell us about it themselves, but the United States World War I Centennial Commemoration​ is making sure the rest of us don't forget them and what they did. 

Learn about Kentucky in World War 1 here andhere.

Spotlight:  KYVets Employment Program

KYVets is the Kentucky Veterans Employment Training and Support Program. KYVets provides resources and support to assist veterans across the commonwealth in gainful employment and training services. Kelli Carter directs the program. She has extensive experience with regard to veteran employment, and a thorough understanding of the barriers they face in finding employment. 
Call or email Kelli at 502-564-9203,

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KDVA proudly offers FREE benefits assistance, including filing claims and appeals, by our 18 Veterans Benefits Field Representatives to veterans in every county of the Commonwealth. Our benefits experts are fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and take pride in obtaining every benefit and service veterans have earned.


Two Ways to Stay Informed:

Sign up for text alerts.  We send these no more than two or three times per week, always to call attention to imminent events of interest to veterans.  Text Follow kyveterans to 40404.

Join the KDVA listserve. We send no more than two or three emails per day about events and issues importatnt to veterans. If you wish to be added to the listserve, please email


​News & Events

Become a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner 
Join more than 100 Kentucky communities and organizations.
Find out how your town, country, group, business or club can honor local Vietnam Veterans and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at KDVA Headquarters in Frankfort. 

Free Workforce Credential Testing for Veterans
Limited Time Offer. Interested veterans should contact their local Kentucky Career Center and request a free NCRC for Kentucky veterans. To find the nearest Kentucky Career Center, log onto


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    Recent Events

    KDVA Welcomes South Korean Students

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    Dr. Doo Oak Kim of University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration brought his South Korean students to Frankfort March 23 to learn about KDVA and how it serve veterans.

    Commemorating ng World War 1 Centennial

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    Ken Wentworth of the Kentucky Historical Society, Deputy Commissioner Henry and Commissioner Arflack testified before the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. Afterwards, the committee unanimously approved a Concurrent Resolution commemorating the 2017-2019 Centennial of World War 1.

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    Deputy Commissioner Heather French Henry and Camp Zachary Taylor Historian Ken Maguire testified Feb. 22 to the House Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. Afterwards, the committee also unanimously approved a Concurrent Resolution commemorating the 2017-2019 Centennial of World War 1.

    Presentation to Legislative Leaders

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    KDVA Commissioner Arflack, right, opens a presentation Friday to Rep. Tim Moore, second from right, and Sen. Albert Robinson, second from left, who are the chairs of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection.

    Reaching Out for Veterans Day

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    KDVA General Counsel Dennis Shepherd gave a presentation at Morning Pointe East in Lexington with veteran and former Fayette County Judge- Executive Jon Larsen (standing in back.) They presented certificates to the veterans present. 

    Honor Flight Guardian

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    KDVA Youth Council President Chapel Tinius served as a Guardian on the Screaming Eagles Honor Flight Sept. 24. She also serves as the Current Miss KY Outstanding Teen 2016

    Paint for Women Veterans

    Women Veterans, friends, family and supporters raised more than $300 at the Paint for Women Veterans fundraiser in Lexington.  The proceeds go to the Kentucky Women Veterans Program Trust Fund. More pictures here.

    KDVA Headquarters

    1111B Louisville Rd
    Frankfort, KY 40601
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     Phone: (502) 564-9203
     Toll-free: (800) 572-6245
     Fax: (502) 564-9240