Jordan M. Whitaker

Army Pvt. Jordan M. Whitaker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Whitaker is the son of Mike and Cindy Whitaker of Fallon.

ROVER program

The Nevada Office of Veterans Services (NOVS) Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will visit Yerington and Hawthorne so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of.

The early October meetings are Oct. 1 at the Yerington Senior Center, 117 Tilson Way from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Oct. 3 at the Hawthorne American Legion Post #19 from 11 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 SUGGESTED. 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,” said Scott Fincher, program supervisor, “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 at 775-688-1653 or Barbara at 775-321-4880.

Veterans are advised to bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge document, current VA paperwork, medical information and banking account information.

If the claim involves dependants, bring birth certificates, current and prior marriage certificates, divorce decrees and social security numbers.