Farmingville, NY - After serving her country for 22 years in the United States Military, United States Air Force and Air National Guard, Retired Master Sergeant Melissa Pandolf is now serving veterans at Brookhaven Town Hall. She became the Town's Veterans Service Officer in February and brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding the needs and concerns of Brookhaven veterans and their family members. Through the Town's Division of Veterans Services, Master Sergeant Pandolf assists veterans with finding out benefits they are entitled to, completing applications and obtaining referrals.
"I am a veteran servicing veterans," Master Sergeant Pandolf said. "Oftentimes the veterans and family members I meet with are not aware of the benefits and services they are entitled to. By assisting with paperwork and providing referrals, veterans and family members leave this office with confidence regarding their entitlements."
Supervisor Ed Romaine said, "Long Island is home to more veterans than anywhere in the country, so I expect Melissa will be very busy. So many veterans come home and have difficulty navigating though the process to get the benefits they deserve. They are fortunate to have Melissa here at Town Hall, ready to help."
Councilman Michael Loguercio, who serves as the Town Board Liaison to the Division of Veterans Services said, "Our veterans have served their country with honor and we need to be there to help whenever they need it. I have the utmost confidence that Melissa is the right person for the job and I look forward to working with her to make life better for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom."
All Brookhaven veterans are encouraged to visit the Division of Veterans Services at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. To schedule an appointment, please call 631-451-6574.
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