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Providing Information and Assistance to Veterans

More than 9,800 veterans live in Lee County, and the majority are not receiving all of the benefits available. The goal of the Lee County Veterans Outreach is to meet the veterans in Lee County and make sure that they are aware of their eligible benefits. The program is a partnership of Alabama Extension and the Lee County Commission.

  • Federal Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Veterans Home Loan Program
  • Mentor Program for Veterans Treatment Court
  • And many more

As a community team, we will accomplish this through a veteran network. The goal of Alabama Extension’s Lee County office is to facilitate this network. There are 22 million veterans in the United States, and only 49 percent have received their benefits. Help us find the more than 4,000 veterans in Lee County who have not received their benefits.

Thank you for your service.

Alabama Extension is the primary outreach organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University. Alabama Extension works with individuals, groups, and agencies, initiating and facilitating partnerships and helping people help themselves to a better life and livelihood.

Tara Barr
Lee County Extension Coordinator barrtar@aces.edu
Office: (334) 749-3353
Cell: (334) 707-5143

Jamie Popwell
Veterans Outreach Agent Assistant Office: (334) 740-3353
Cell: (334) 748-8541

Lead Veteran Mentor Volunteers Lee County Support to Veterans Treatment Court

Paul Esposito
(334) 740-7596

Helpful Information for Veterans


This website requires log-in and password setup. Manage your Federal Veterans Affairs files and contact information, follow disability claims, and more.


Manage your information and plans if participate in the Tricare health care program.


Benefits and Eligibility Birmingham, AL

(205) 933-8101 ext. 4724

Veterans Crisis Line

(800) 273-8255

Veterans Outpatient Clinics Near Lee County

These locations can be used as your primary care facility if you are enrolled in the Tuskegee VA Medical Center. Call to change or get enrolled.

Central Alabama VA Medical Center
2400 Hospital Road
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Main Phone: (334) 727-0550 Mental Health: (334) 727-0550 x3824

Columbus VA Clinic
1310 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
Main Phone: (706) 257-7205 Mental Health: (706) 257-7205 x7290

Alabama State VA Officers

Sean Gathers, VSO 100 S. 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 737-3626

Chris Williams, AVSO
100 S. 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 737-3626


Download a copy of ACES-2532 Lee County Veterans Outreach.


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