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Veterans' Services

Agawam is the home office of the Department of Veterans’ Services for the Western Hampden District, which includes the towns of Agawam, Southwick, Granville, Russell 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.

Veterans Council:

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.

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Contact Information

Agawam Town Hall
36 Main St
Agawam, MA 01001


Richard Girard
Phone: (413) 726-9781

Betty Manchino
Assistant Director
Phone: (413) 726-9782

Contact Veterans Services

Additional Phone Numbers:
Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Phone:(413) 821-9500

VA Toll Free Numbers- 
(800) 827-1000 
TDD (800) 829-4833 

VA Out Patient Clinic 
Bond Street 
Springfield, MA. 
Phone:(413) 731-6000 

Northampton VA Medical 
421 North Main Street 
Leeds, MA 01053-9764 
Phone:(413) 584-4040 

Holyoke Soldiers Home 
110 Cherry Street 
Holyoke, MA. 01040 
Phone:(413) 532-9475