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Veterans Canteen Services in Colorado Springs
What are Veterans Canteen Services? At Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, we provide a vast amount of Military Veteran services, including VCS canteen services. If you need any VA canteen service in Colorado Springs, you’ll want to see what we have to offer. From low-cost goods to helpful programs, you can get quite the discount by simply visiting our Veterans Service Center.
a veteran receiving services from a veteran service center
Benefits A Veteran Receives from a Veteran Service Center
Both the veteran and their family qualify for numerous benefits from the Veteran Service Center. While the list is endless, we will take a look at a few of the top benefits offered for free to both the veteran, their spouse and the entire family.
Eyeglasses for Larry
Larry Mooring was pretty excited about his new eyeglasses when he picked them up at Mt. Carmel this past week. He showed them off to most of our staff members and fellow veterans. “I was treated like a general back there; it’s embarrassing – I don’t think I deserve it,” said Larry of his experience with Veterans Optometry Partners of America, Mt. Carmel’s in-house partner that provided a complete eye exam, digital lenses and name brand frames without out-of-pocket expense – fully-covered by his annual VA optical benefit.
Celebration and Reflection on Family, Service and Sacrifice
by Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Chief Operating Officer The many special dates on the calendar in May brought great celebration and reflection this month. Allow me to highlight just a few. On May 10, we marked Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The spouses of our military heroes face many unique challenges as they support their service member serving our nation, not the least of which is the hardship of managing and maintaining a career of their own as they transition from one duty station to another.
Eyeglasses for Larry
Larry Mooring was pretty excited about his new eyeglasses when he picked them up at Mt. Carmel this past week. He showed them off to most of our staff members and fellow veterans. “I was treated like a general back there; it’s embarrassing – I don’t think I deserve it,” said Larry of his experience with Veterans Optometry Partners of America, Mt. Carmel’s in-house partner that provided a complete eye exam, digital lenses and name brand frames without out-of-pocket expense – fully-covered by his annual VA optical benefit.
Season of Giving is here – Mt. Carmel is ready
  By Ret. Army Col. Bob McLaughlin Chief Operating Officer We joined the community to kick off the Season of Giving with two important events: a wreath telethon timed ahead of Veterans Day and our annual Operation Turkeys for Troops before Thanksgiving. The telethon, in partnership with KRDO News Channel 13 and coloradohonor.com, is part of a nationwide effort to place wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans across the nation on Dec. 14. Our team will assist the community with placements at 10 a.m.