City officials and service members stand in reverence during the national anthem.

Recognizing the need to better serve New York City's more than 210,000 service members, veterans, and their families, New York City Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) - formerly the Mayor's Office of Veteran's Affairs (MOVA) - was officially established in 2016 by Local Law 113. New York City is the first major city in the US to establish its own agency devoted solely to service members, veterans and their families.

We view veterans as civic assets, whose strength and demonstrated commitment to public service will help New York City thrive. To that end, DVS works to match veterans with programs and services to support fulfilling and purpose-driven lives. DVS is dedicated to improving the lives of all New York City service members, veterans, and their families, regardless of type, length, or era of service, and regardless of discharge status.