Offices of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will be closed July 22-26.

The closure affects all GDVS veterans field service offices, whose employees will spend the week participating in annual training.

“This training is necessary to ensure our employees maintain certification and stay updated on the latest changes to regulations governing veterans benefits,” said George Canavaggio, assistant commissioner for Field Operations and Appeals.

GDVS service officers will participate in training led by senior department personnel and supported by subject matter specialists from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This will be one of the most thorough and intense training weeks the department has ever held,” said GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby. “We have focused our efforts on meeting VA standards to maintain our accreditation.

According to Commissioner Roby, “Our goal is to continue offering the excellent service our department is known for.”

All GDVS offices will reopen Monday, July 29.

Contact information for GDVS field service offices is listed at veterans.georgia.gov/field-offices; veterans may also call (404) 656-2300 for directory assistance.

In case of an emergency, veterans are advised to call VA directly at (8000 827-1000.