Escambia (Ala.) To Lose One VA Office

April 26, 2010

One of the two Veterans Administration offices in Escambia County, Alabama, will be closing, perhaps as soon as next week.

Currently, there are two VA offices in the county — one in the Highway 31 satellite courthouse in Atmore and the second in the courthouse annex in Brewton. The Atmore office is currently open on Mondays and Friday; the Brewton office is open on Thursdays. Both are served by Veterans Affairs Service Officer Mike Hanks who also divides his time with two days each week in Monroe County.

According to a Horton, VA spokesperson, the decision to close one of the offices is purely financial due to the economic downturn. He said officials in Atmore and Brewton would be notified as early as this week as to which office would be closing.


6 Responses to “Escambia (Ala.) To Lose One VA Office”

  1. dunno it on April 27th, 2010 12:24 pm

    we have a child who is a vet, and they transported our child in ambilance
    to biloxi and the minute they got there they asked, ” So how you going to get home?”

    The next time they went, they just got in the room and the nurse came down
    and started yelling at them.

    then another nurse came and said the doctors shift had just changed and
    they just lost the GOOD doctor.

    Boy they weren’t kidding either.

    The night doctor is NUT AND MEAN!
    and that fat nurse should rot in hell.

    I met him twice and I wouldn’t let him touch me with a ten foot pool,
    so I made sure my kid never went bake.

    That was three years ago, and I hope he is ……, well you get the idea!

  2. thanks on April 26th, 2010 8:14 pm

    Will the vets get gas money or someone to drive them these greater distances? What a great way to pay back the vets.

  3. Ashamed on April 26th, 2010 2:02 pm

    They have fought for our freedom and continue to do so, and we allow this. They die even today for our liberty, and we allow this. Many return home forever scarred mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, and we allow this. Some don’t ever return home alive, and we allow this. Let us NEVER forget those who are fallen and those who have fought. What a SHAME to even consider cutting Veterans’ benefits and access to benefits because our government cannot manage its budgets any better than it does!

  4. Wondering on April 26th, 2010 11:35 am

    With all that stimulus money out there creating jobs and they cut the VA. More change!!!!!

  5. dunno it on April 26th, 2010 10:23 am

    of course veteran affairs, isn’t that great.

    It’s not like anyone cares about our vet’s anymore anyway.
    Look at the care they get in the south.

  6. Oversight on April 26th, 2010 5:45 am

    More change we can believe in.