Mission StatementOur Mission at Woodbury County Commission of Veteran Affairs is to assist Woodbury County's Veterans and their legal dependents in obtaining and maintaining any and all Veteran's benefits to which they may be entitled.
The Woodbury County Commission of Veteran Affairs assists Woodbury County veterans and their legal dependents to apply for and maintain state and federal benefits including:
- Disability Compensation
- Disability Pension
- Widow/Survivor Benefits
- Burial Benefits
- Medical Benefits
- Application to the Iowa Veteran's Home
- Apply for Veteran Headstone or Medallion
- Apply for License Plates
- Hunting/Fishing License
- "Veteran" on Iowa Veterans Drivers License
We also provide temporary County assistance with basic living needs including:
- Food/Household Necessities
- Medical Assistance
- Our office coordinates wih the VA Medical Center, Sioux Falls to provide transportation to and from appoinments at their facility. Learn more about the DAV National Transportation Program.
Home Base Iowa
We are proud to say that we are an official Home Base Iowa Community Partner! Home Base Iowa is a state-wise intitiative to bring Veterans to Iowa while also putting them in contact with the resources available to them.
Loni KuhlmannExecutive Director/CVSO
About Loni Kuhlmann
Hello, my name is Loni Kuhlmann and I am the new Executive Director here at the Woodbury County Commission of Veteran Affairs. A little about me, I was raised in Charter Oak, IA and I am the daughter to Donald E. and Leila R. Kuhlmann. I am a third generation Service Member, my Grandfathers, Ervin Kuhlmann (Army – World War II(, Gordon Owens (Army – Korean War) and my father, Donald Kuhlmann (Air National Guard – Vietnam). He is the current Commander of the UTE VFW Post 5065, which my Grandfather Gordon Owens was 1 of the 13 Veterans to start that post. Prior to accepting this position, I served as the Yellow Ribbon Support Specialist since May 1, 2017 for the 185th ARW. Prior to this position, I was working as a Temp Tech at the 185th ARW. I am also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars out of Ute IA.
I have been proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force since April 5th 2003, as Security Forces for the first 6 years of my career then joined the 132nd FW in Des Moines as a Knowledge Operations Manager for Civil Engineering prior to moving back the 185th in 2014 to continue my career.
I previously served on the board for Support Siouxland Soldiers as the boards Vice President. I Graduated from Iowa Central Community College in 2007 with my Associates Degree in Psychology and Human Resources, after which I then Graduated from Buena Vista in 2011 with my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resources and Psychology.
I look forward to meeting and working with the Veterans of Woodbury County.
About Sasha Downs
Hi, My name is Sasha Downs and I am the new Service Officer at the Woodbury County Commission of Veteran Affairs. I was originally born in West Covina, CA but have been a resident of the Siouxland area for over 20 years. I have worked for Woodbury County since 2014 as a clerk in the Sheriff’s Office and the County Attorney’s Office as a legal secretary.
I am currently a First Lieutenant in the Iowa Army National Guard here in Sioux City. I work as the Human Resources Officer for Headquarters Troop, 1-113th Cavalry Squadron and have been in the guard since 2007. I started out as a Human Resources Specialist and deployed to Afghanistan from 2010-2011. I had a short break in service in 2015 and enlisted again in 2017 where I chose to take my career further as an officer. I also previously served as a board member for Support Siouxland Soldiers. I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology from the University of South Dakota in 2013.
I look forward to assisting the Veterans of Woodbury County in obtaining their entitled benefits.
About Lisa Robinson
Hello, my name is Lisa Robinson and I have worked with Woodbury County Veteran
Affairs since 2011. I am a life-long resident of a Hinton and I have one son. Also, I am a very proud daughter of an Air National Guard Veteran, my Dad served in the 185th as a Mechanic. I have a long line of Veterans in my family and I currently have many relatives in the Air National Guard.
I enjoy working with the Veterans of Woodbury County and helping them with many different things. Our DAV Van is a big thing that I handle, working with our Volunteer Drivers is really fun for me. Also, speaking with Veterans and hearing about their time in Service is a highlight of the day.
I look forward to keep working with the Veterans in Woodbury County.