West Suburban Veterans' District

The West Suburban Veterans' District (WSVD) works independently and in accordance with state laws and regulations, manages and participates in the administration of benefits available to eligible veterans and their dependents.  All Veteran's Agents receive guidance and oversight by the Commonwealth's Secretary of Veterans' Services.  The WSVD provides assistance to veterans in assessing benefits, identifying federal, state, and local programs, providing referrals for employment and training, housing, and medical care.  Please call to arrange a personal consultation with the Director or Deputy Director of Veteran's Services.  Stanley Spear serves as the full-time District Director.  Matthew Ching is the full-time Deputy Director and Sally Rose provides administrative support.

Upcoming Events for Veterans

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Greater Boston Stand Down Event
August 28, 2015
IBEW Local 103, Dorchester, MA
Come see providers throughout MA who are dedicated
to Supporting Veterans. Click here for more information.

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The 2015 Rolling Thunder run to the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Green Hill Park in Worcester will take place on Sunday, September 20th. For more information please click here.

For information on Massachusetts 50th Commemoration taking place at the same place, Green Hill Park in Worcester on Sunday, September 20th please click on the following link.

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The Mayor and VSO of Medford are sending out requests for any military organizations ie VFW, American Legion Posts, DAV chapters, and military units in their own cities and towns who would be interested in participating in the 385th anniversary celebration of one of the oldest communities in the Commonwealth. Please click here for more information on how your organization can participate in the 385th anniversary Parade taking place on Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m.

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The Reagle Players is providing all Veterans with free admission to the October 3rd and October 4th performance of Remembering the 40's Music of World War II. Click here for more information.

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Check out MassVetsAdvisor to learn about Benefits and Programs for which you and your family may be eligible.

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Listen to Veteran's Voice Radio hosted by Gregg Brasso every Thursday night from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM from Marshfield, MA. The show includes discussion on veterans' topics such as: Careers, Housing, Family Services, Education, G.I. Bill, Government Benefits, Women's Veterans Issues, and Stories from Veterans. For more information click here


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US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Research Study
A research study at the US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, MA is being conducted to determine the effects of eating the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) military ration on gut health. Volunteers will be compensated up to $200 for completing the study. To learn more about this study, please click here.

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Spend a day at the Center of Excellence, receive a check for $210 and contribute to a Research Opportunity for Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. To learn more about research specifically designed for our military click here.

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Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program


if you have some time to volunteer please consider helping a veteran in Norfolk County.

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Employment and Training Resources for Veterans

Veterans Boot Camp at ETR in Norwood 

Boot Camp Video

Employment & Training Resources

Veterans Inc. Call of Duty Employment Assistance helps veterans to find high quality careers by supporting and preparing them for the job market by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the marketplace.

Employment Opportunity at Logan, as well as other locations, for Military Aviation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Aeronautical Ground Equipment (AGE) technicians. After a short orientation Veterans will be able to accomplish the mission! To learn more about Positions at Logan Airport in Boston please explore this link: GSE Mechanic/Technician


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Colleen Sanborn, the Assistant VP of Palladion Services, LLC, a Security Firm in Boston is seeking to hire veterans or active reservists. The company has a military preference in hiring. Full time and part time positions are available. Work shifts are 7A-3P, 3P-11P, and 11P-7A. For more information please click here

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Heidrea4Heroes provides resources and support designed to deliver positive change to veterans in southeastern Massachusetts. For more information look at www.heidrea4heroes.org.

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Are You Interested In A Nursing Career?

If so, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing is conducting an HRSA funded grant program titled "Heroes into Healthcare". This program is aimed at recruiting and promoting minority and disadvantaged veterans to obtain a university-based nursing education and enter the nursing workforce. 

Please check out these attachments to learn more about this exciting opportunity. 

U MA Nursing Heroes - Healthcare

                       U MA Amherst Nursing

Stanley W. Spear, Jr.

Director of Veterans Services



Matthew Ching

Deputy Director



Phone: (781) 489-7509

Fax:      (781) 489-7474