County Veterans rides on the van as long as they only need light assistance getting into and out of the van. Transporting veterans to any VA facility in our VISN which currently is the Waterloo Outpatient Clinic, the Cedar Rapids Vet Center, and Iowa City VAMC. We are not able to transport scooters or any equipment that the volunteers cannot handle themselves.
To verify that the individual is a veteran, they need to either have a DD-214 on file with the county recorder or have one on file in our office. If they do not have a copy of their DD-214 in either of those places, we strongly recommend that they take a copy to the county recorder’ s office.
We travel both day and night but we cannot stay overnight in Iowa City. In such cases, such as a sleep study, the veteran would be transported to Iowa City the night of their study and we would pick the veteran up the we do allow escorts to travel with the veteran as long as the van is not full of other veterans. To date, we have not had to turn an escort away.