Veteran Affairs
623 6th Ave.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Mon-Fri
Closed for Lunch from
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Phone Numbers

Office: 712.328.5797
Fax: 712.328.5726

“Providing Veterans a hand up”

Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs is a department of Pottawattamie County, Iowa providing assistance in determining eligibility for County, State, and Federal Veterans Benefits. These services include completion of forms, referrals, follow-up services, assistance as needed, free of charge to veterans and their dependents. Our caseworkers are nationally accredited by the Federal Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Commission of Veteran Affairs Department provides two programs

Summary of Veterans Benefits


Phil Jacobs Chairman
Robert Jorgensen Member
Phil Killion Secretary

Veteran Affairs Staff:

Darlene McMartin Administrator
Peggy Becker Case Worker III
Lori Swisher Case Worker II
Pamela Wilke Case Worker II
Jill Mankel Receptionist


In Rememberance
This site is intended as a place to remember and honor American service members lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There is a profile for each service member based on available information. Obituaries received from Legacy.com newspaper affiliates are also included. Information is updated daily. In addition, there is a Guest Book for each service member. All Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content.

Pottawattamie County Home Base Iowa

Home Base Iowa’s Mission is to provide veterans and transitioning service members and their families with opportunities and benefits for a successful transition in Iowa — a place to call home.  Click the logo or click here to learn more about those opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

Pottawattamie Commission of Veteran Affairs UPDATES:

Iowa Veterans Home
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Department of Veteran Affairs
National Resource Directory

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Hope 4 Iowa

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

The Alert Iowa system serves all residents within Pottawattamie County and it's Communities.

The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency has implemented The Alert Iowa system, a high-speed notification solution and Weather Warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses.

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