A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout January.

Vicki Richards is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans' benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Richards can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims or request healthcare. Her office is located at the Joint Forces Readiness Center, 5800 Central Ave., in Cheyenne. Richards identified specific dates for "walk-in" outreach:

*Cheyenne - Jan. 8 and 16, at the Joint Forces Readiness Center, 5800 Central Ave., from 1 - 4 p.m., and Jan. 22 and 30, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

*Rawlins - Jan. 14 and 28, at the Rawlins VA Clinic, 1809 E. Daley St., from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

*Laramie - Jan. 13 and 27, at the Laramie VA Clinic, 112 S. 5th St., from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Jan. 15 and 29, at the University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave., Knight Hall, Rm. 243, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Jan. 15 at WyoTech, 1889 Venture Dr., from 4 p.m. - 6p.m.

*Saratoga - Jan. 15 and 29, at the Community Center, 210 W. Elm St., from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.