Vets ‘ROVER’ visits

The Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will complete June’s visits in Douglas County, Dayton and Silver Springs so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of.

“We continue to ask local businesses, city officials and anyone willing to help us spread the word, to post a flyer at their location or download and email the flyer to their personal network,” says Executive Deputy Director, Kat Miller.

To download; go to the NOVS ROVER page at to find the ROVER schedule and scroll down to the date of the event.

June 25: Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 26: Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 27: Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Fort Churchill — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Veterans and family members can make an appointment to meet with a Veterans Service Officer to discuss their benefits and pre-scheduled appointments are encouraged. Walk-in appointments are welcome, but can only be seen as time permits.

“Appointments at some recent locations have filled up prior to the date,” says program supervisor, Scott Fincher. “With help from the community, the word has been getting out and we really encourage veterans or family members to consider making an appointment in advance.”

To schedule an advanced appointment, contact Pamela 775-688-1653 ext. 6 or Barbara at 775-321-4880. Veterans are advised to bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge document and/or current VA paperwork. If the claim involves their dependents, veterans should bring marriage and/or birth certificates as well as social security numbers of their dependents.

Basic training grad

Air Force Airman Gabrielle R. Silva graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Silva is the daughter of Angela Rowan of Fernley, and Richard Silva of Fallon.

She is a 2011 graduate of Churchill County High School.