Agawam is the home office of the Department of Veterans’ Services for the Western Hampden District, which includes the towns of Agawam, Southwick, Granville, and Tolland. This office reports directly to the Mayor and the Board of Governors’.
We are responsible for distributing Veterans’ Benefits from the Commonwealth for people who qualify, which includes veterans and their spouses. We also assist with the filing of all paperwork with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, as well as represent these people with their claims.
This office is available for all questions you may have concerning military related items.
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Lunch - 12:00 - 1:00
Director of Veterans’ Services- Richard J. Girard Jr.
Deputy Director- Betty Manchino
The Veterans Council meets primarily on the first Wednesday of each month, except for July and August. The dates and times for these meetings are posted at the Clerk’s Office in the Town Hall. The council assists this office in the preparation for Veterans Day and Memorial Day activities.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Telephone: (413) 786-0400 Ext. 8782/8781
FAX: (413) 786-4985
Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery : 413-821-9500
VA Toll Free Numbers-
TDD (800) 829-4833
VA Out Patient Clinic
Northampton VA Medical
421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053-9764
Holyoke Soldiers Home
110 Cherry Street
Holyoke, MA. 01040