Webster County Veteran Affairs

Veteran Affairs

723 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-1479
Fax: 515-573-1491

Hours: Mon-Fri  7:30 - 4:00



Webster County Veteran Affairs offers assistance for a wide range of benefits to our veterans, service members and their families. This includes Federal and State benefits as well as temporary county benefits to qualifying indigent veterans and their families. County benefits include rent, utilities, transportation for medical care, medictions and burial expenses.

Eligibility for county benefits:

  • The individiual must be a legal resident of Webster County
  • Have been discharged from the US Armed Forces under "Honorable Conditions"
  • Served during a "War Time Period"

Application must be made in person at the office.
Application Forms are available by clicking on the links below.

VA Applications
VA Application for Assistance Form


Board Members
Director: Dan Lewandowski
Tom Dorsey
Rich Lennon
Corrine Canon

Veteran Affairs Policies and Eligibility Guidelines


Related Links
US Dept of Veteran Affairs

U.S. Department
of Veteran Affairs

Iowa Dept of Veteran Affairs

Iowa Department
of Veteran Affairs

DM Regional Dept of Veteran Affairs

Des Moines Regional Dept
of Veteran Affairs


Home Base Iowa is a statewide program designed to assist veterans transitioning back into civilian life

                     View these related links for more information about Veteran Affairs.


Brushy Creek Honor Flights

Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight announces its 2017 trips taking WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans to our nation’s capital to visit their memorials. The two flights in 2017 will be May 6th and September 16th.

                   Currently recognized “wartime” periods are:

            World War II……….December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
            Korean War…………June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
            Vietnam War*………August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975
            *If a Veteran was in Vietnam between 02-28-1961 and 08-04-1964, the veteran is still considered wartime service.

            Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight has flown approximately 1750 Veterans on 13 flights from approximately 45 counties and 155 communities.  There are approximately 400 veterans on the waiting list.  The September 17, 2016 itinerary shows what a normal day would entail. As in the past, the veterans themselves do not pay for their flight; however, the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight Board expects the counties in which the veterans live to financially support their veterans to go on this trip.

            Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the following Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight Board Members:

Ron Newsum, President, Webster County, PH: 515-571-4477 

Craig Malloy, Vice President, Humboldt County, PH: 515-604-6256

Marlene Welander, Secretary, Calhoun County, PH: 515-450-4030

Mel Schroeder, Treasurer, Webster County, PH: 515-408-6940

Charles Walker, Legal Counsel, Webster County, PH: 515-576-0671

Orene Cressler, Pocahontas County, PH: 712-335-3270

Russ Naden, Hamilton County, PH: 515-297-1048

Lee Bailey, Pocahontas County, PH: 712-845-4419

Julie Reed, Wright County, PH: 515-851-0121

Peg Dettmann, Sac County, PH: 712-660-1006



Honor Flight Application
World War II, Korean War, and Viet Nam veterans are eligible for a free flight to our nation's capital to visit their memorials. The all-day trip provides an incredible experience and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Handicap assistance is available. This application is for flights serving Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster, and Wright Counties. (Please read application for specific information.)
VA Application Fillable Form
WWII & Korean War Honor Flight Application Applicaion in pdf format
Vietnam War Honor Flight Application Applicaion in pdf format
Guardian Fillable Form VA Applicaion in pdf format



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