Stand Down 2020





The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 this September.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a challenging time with many changes to the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.


Stand Down 2020 will be held on two days this year. On Thursday, September 24th, after a brief kickoff ceremony at 9:00 am at the DVA Rocky Hill Campus, there will be online informational sessions and webinars conducted by the DVA, other agencies and community service providers throughout the day in 30 and 60 minute increments.  On Friday, September 25th the DVA will coordinate distribution of personal needs items to Veterans by Veteran Service Organizations and community based non-profits at our Rocky Hill Campus and at various Connecticut Vet Center locations such as Norwich and Orange and Rocky Hill.  DVA Veteran Service Officers and other personnel will also be on location to assist Veterans with questions regarding benefits, programs and services.


If you and/or your organization are interested in participating in this very important and unique Stand Down, please contact Chuck Leone at 860-616-3804 or


More information will follow as we finalize this new approach to connect Veterans across Connecticut with the programs and benefits they have earned.



Tammy Perdue Marzik

Manager of Community & Intergovernmental Affairs

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

287 West Street

Rocky Hill, CT  06067