Farmingville, NY - After serving his country for 12 years in the United States Navy, Brian Rooney is back in Brookhaven Town Hall serving veterans. Working in a shared partnership with the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, he previously served as the Veterans Services Officer at Town Hall until he was deployed to Bahrain from 2019 – 2020 to protect maritime merchant vessels. Brian brings with him a wealth of knowledge regarding the needs and concerns of Brookhaven veterans and their family members. Through the Town’s Division of Veterans Services, he assists veterans with finding out what benefits they are entitled to, filling out applications and obtaining referrals.Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency Director Tom Ronayne said, “The partnership between Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven to ensure veterans and their families have not only access to a professional Accredited Veterans Service Officer, but also the many services and benefits to which they may have earned is a perfect example of your government working proactively to serve the community. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (US Army veteran) and Supervisor Ed Romaine established the Veterans Service Office that has served hundreds of veterans over the years who may not have otherwise accessed these services…that is the very definition of veterans helping veterans.”Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “Many veterans may not be aware of the benefits and services they are entitled to. By making an appointment with the Town’s Veterans Services Officer, they can speak with an expert who can answer their questions and let them know what they may qualify for.”Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board Liaison to the Veterans Services Division, said “Brian is an asset at Town Hall, and I encourage Brookhaven veterans and their families to call his office and schedule an appointment.”Brian is working with veterans and their families via Zoom and by telephone out of the Town Hall office on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm To schedule an appointment, please call 631-451-6574. Visit the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Veterans Services page for more information.
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