Contra Costa County veterans invited to ‘Operation Documentation’

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Contra Costa to hold 'Operation Documentation' event for veterans
Photo courtesy of the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office.

A free Operation Documentation event for Contra Costa County veterans and their families will be held in Martinez on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The event, which runs from 4-6 p.m. at the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office, located at 555 Escobar St., provides former military members and their families opportunities to tap a number of services, including recording original or certified copies of DD-214 discharge documents free of charge.

Such documents “provide veterans and their spouses access to veterans’ benefits, medical insurance, compensation and even discounts at some retail stores, according to the County. They can sometimes be misplaced or destroyed, so the Clerk-Recorder Division offers veterans a place to record and store them free of charge.

Contra Costa residents on active military duty can also receive a complimentary certified copy of their marriage license from the Clerk-Recorder Division, the County said.

Also at Thursday’s event, veterans and their families can receive a comprehensive view of VA benefits, and sign up for a veteran’s distinction on their state driver’s license. 

“Representatives from various county departments will also be at the event to share tax breaks, job opportunities and other perks and services veterans may be eligible to receive,” according to County officials.

The event is being held by the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office, in partnership with the County Veterans Service Office, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, County Community Colleges and several other county offices.

“Contra Costa County is home to many veterans, and Operation Documentation has been a popular event in the past,” said Debi Cooper, Clerk-Recorder-Registrar. “We are honored to be able to bring back this opportunity to veterans who have served our country. Providing our veterans peace of mind through our recording service and partnering with other state and county agencies to give them easy access to the benefits they deserve is a service our staff is pleased to provide in celebration of Veteran’s Day.”

For more information, visit the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office website, www.contracostavote.gov or call its office at 925-335-7900.