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The Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs has announced that its regional service officers are now back in their offices. Currently, they are not expected to resume their itinerant schedules to the counties in the near future, but they will be available to veterans, their families and survivors on an appointment basis in their offices.

Craig Foster, regional service officer for Brown, Doniphan, Nemaha, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth and Atchison counties, is prepared to take calls and emails to set up appointments or answer questions. The phone number is 785-388-2848 and the email is

The office address has changed to 710 S. Ninth St., Suite D, Atchison, Kansas 66002.

Foster’s new office is in the event center on the south side of Atchison across from Dairy Queen. To get to his office, visitors have to go through the Bureau of Children and Families office, which is locked. There is a buzzer to push to gain access. The agency requests that people call to make appointment. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available in his office.

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