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Hello and Welcome
to the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs website. We invite you to browse our web pages for the information on benefits, services, and programs. As the voice for South Dakota's veterans, we advocate for and provide the pathway for all veterans and their families to receive the benefits they are eligible for.
We thank you for your service to this great country and encourage you to email or call us if you have any questions
To Contact Us:
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building
425 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3269
In South Dakota Toll Free
Fax: (605) 773-5380
Hello and welcome to the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs website. We invite you to browse our web pages for information on benefits, services and programs. As the voice for South Dakota’s veterans, we advocate for and provide the pathway for all veterans and their families to receive the benefits they are eligible for.
We thank you for your service to this great country and encourage you to
call 605-773-3269 or Toll Free (in SD) 1-877-579-0015 if you have any questions.
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Butte County Commission Recognizes DAV Drivers.
SDDVA Secretary Zimmerman and FO George Arends visit with Sioux Falls Girl Scouts about veterans.
MJF State Veterans Home staff remove the 1905 cornerstone prior to demolition.
SDDVA Secretary Zimmerman and FO Arends participate in ribbon cutting ceremony at SDSU Veterans Resource Center.
Gov. Daugaard addresses the guests gathered for the Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Michael J. Fitamaurice State Veterans Home.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new State Veterans Home
Lt. Gov. Michels addressing guests at Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new State Veterans Home
Medal of Honor Recipient Michael J. Fitzmaurice viewing the floor plans for the new State Veterans Home
Gov. Daugaard and SDDVA Secretary Zimmerman viewing the floor plans for the new State Veterans Home
Secretary Zimmerman attends American Indian Veterans Symposium in Rapid City. Hosted by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the symposium had over 150 in attendance.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard, with an audience of veterans and legislators, signed legislation advancing military veterans’ issues.
South Dakota’s Fallen Heroes Exhibit honoring our South Dakota service members lost during the conflicts of Operation Enduring and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It’s all in a day’s work! Veterans from the Michael J. Fitzmaurice were very successful on their day at the lake!
Steve Oliva, SDDVA Veterans Field Officer addressed the Glacial Lakes Area Development Association in Britton.
Community leaders and veterans gathered at the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at Operation Black Hills Cabin.
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Staff at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home “Purple Up” in support of Operation Military Kids.
Mini Conferences hosted by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.
Gov. Daugaard, Tribal Relations Secretary LaPlante, Veterans Affairs Secretary Zimmerman, and Oglala Tribal Leaders toured the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home and the VA Black Hills Health Care Center facilities. Superintendent Wilcox hosted the group.
Tribal Relations Secretary LaPlante and Veterans Affairs Secretary Zimmerman met with Tribal Veterans Service Officers to discuss the challenges facing tribal veterans, young and old.
Secretary Zimmerman visits with veterans during the South Dakota Veterans Commission meeting.
Stanley Varliek, a Korean War Veteran receives his high school diploma 65 years after the rest of his classmates.
Vietnam Veterans gather in Pierre during the South Dakota legislative session.
Volunteers at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home were recognized during National Volunteer Week. The 203 volunteers were recognized for over 6,900 volunteer hours.
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