Zack Wheat American Legion Post 624

Sunrise Beach, Mo......Lake of the Ozarks

Misc Veteran Links

Following are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Nearly 100% of this information is without charge and available for all veterans, the only catch is you have to ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests:


AMC Travel www.amc.af.mil/amctravel/index.asp for the latest in AMC travel information
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Commission www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Draft National Plan     http://www.va.gov/caresdecision/page.cfm?pg=105
Center for Women Veterans  http://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Center for Veterans Enterprise www.vetbiz.gov/
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assn www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page www.va.gov/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations    http://www.va.gov/vso/
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility  http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315
Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War & Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU)  http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC
Evaluation Protocol For Non-Gulf War Veterans With Potential Exposure To Depleted Uranium (Du) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
Fee Basis, Priority For Outpatient Medical Services & Inpatient Hospital Care www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 www.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
Forms and Records Request www.va.gov/vaforms/
Geriatrics and Extanded Care www.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm
Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Q&As www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf
Homeless Veterans www.va.gov/homeless/
Ionizing Radiation www.va.gov/irad/
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/
M21-1 Table of Contents www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers www.mirecc.med.va.gov/
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
My Health e Vet www.myhealth.va.gov/
NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors www.nasdva.com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999 www.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002 www.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) www.va.gov/shad/
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
Records Center and Vault Homepage www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
Records Center and Vault Site Map www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
Request For And Consent To Release Of Information From Claimant's Records www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf
The Service Officers Corner www.geocities.com/veteransadvocate
Title 38 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4: schedule FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart A: General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b7e1c80768900fe79b3126a180a3da6&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.98.11&idno=38
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans' Relief (also 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=ecfr;cc=ecfr;sid=89bb312d6d613680e34d4df4625d7f3b;region=DIV1;q1=gulf%20war;rgn=div8;view=text;idno=38;node=38%3A1.
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims www.vetapp.gov/
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999 www.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002 www.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA National Hepatitis C Program www.hepatitis.va.gov/
VA Office of Research and Development www.va.gov/resdev/
VA WMD EMSHG www.va.gov/emshg/
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page www.vba.va.gov/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives www.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health www.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp
Vocational Rehabilitation www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey www.wri.med.va.gov/
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site www.gibill.va.gov/
What VA Social Workers Do www.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility www.illegion.org/va1.html
[Source: Various Dec 08 ++]


 

ARMY RSO LOCATIONS by STATE:    Army Retirement Services Officers are available to answer questions and assist retirees, dependents, and survivors from all service branches as needed.  To contact the RSO for your state refer to the following:

         Alabama:

-  Redstone Arsenal (256) 876-2022 cynthia.anderson1@redstone.army.mil

-  Ft Rucker (334) 255-9124 ruck.retirees@conus.army.mil

         Alaska

-   Ft Richardson 1-800-478-7384 (AK only) (907) 384-3500 rso@richardson.army.mil

-  Ft Wainwright (907) 353-2102 fwarso@wainwright.army.mil

         Arizona - Ft Huachuca (520) 533-5733 HuacRSO@conus.army.mil

         Arkansas - Ft Sill, OK

         California - Ft McCoy, WI

         Colorado - Ft Carson (719) 526-2840 retirement-services @carson.army.mil

         Connecticut - West Point, NY

         Delaware - Ft Meade, MD

         D.C. - Ft Myer, VA

         Florida

-  Central & West MacDill AFB (813) 828-0163 army.rso@macdill.af.mil

-  Rest of FL - Ft Stewart, GA

         Georgia

-  Ft Benning (706) 545-1805 benn.g1hrd.rso@benning.army.mil

-  Ft Gordon (706) 791-2654 angela.gaston@us.army.mil

-  Ft McPherson (404) 464-3219 rso.mcpherson-a@conus.army.mil

-  Ft Stewart (912) 767-5013 rso@stewart.army.mil

         Hawaii - Schofield Barracks (808) 655-1514 rso@schofield.army.mil

         Idaho - Ft Carson, CO, or Ft Lewis, WA

         Illinois - Ft Leornard Wood, MO; Ft McCoy, WI; Ft Knox, KY

         Indiana - Ft Knox, KY

         Iowa - Ft McCoy, WI

         Kansas

-  Ft Leavenworth (913) 684-2425 Leav-RSO@conus.army.mil

-  Ft Riley (785) 239-3320 rso@riley.army.mil

         Kentucky

-  Ft Campbell (270) 798-5280 camp.retire@conus.army.mil

-  Ft Knox (502) 624-1765 knox.rso@conus.army.mil

         Louisiana - Ft Polk (337) 531-0363 polk_rso@conus.army.mil

         Maine - Ft Drum, NY

         Maryland

-  Aberdeen Pr. Grd. (410) 306-2320 imnearpghr@apg.army.mil

-  Ft Meade (301) 677-9603 mderso@conus.army.mil

         Massachusetts - West Point, NY

         Michigan

 -  Ft McCoy, WI

 -  Lower MI Selfridge ANGB (586) 307-5580 (or Ft McCoy)

         Minnesota - Ft McCoy, WI

         Mississippi - Ft Rucker, AL

         Missouri - Ft Leonard Wood (573) 596-0947 leon.agretsvcs@conus.army.mil

         Montana - Ft Lewis, WA

         Nebraska - Ft Riley, KS

         Nevada - Ft McCoy, WI

         New Hampshire - Ft Drum, NY

         New Jersey

-   Ft Dix (609) 562-2666 rso@dix.army.mil

-   Ft Monmouth (732) 532-4673 jacqueline.moura@us.army.mil

         New Mexico - Ft Bliss, TX

         New York

 -  Ft Drum (315) 772-6434 drum.rso@conus.army.mil

-   Ft Hamilton (718) 630-4552 keith.harry@us.army.mil

-   Watervliet Wed & Thurs only (518) 266-5810 wvarso@gmail.com

-   West Point (845) 938-4217 rso@usma.army.mil

         No. Carolina - Ft Bragg (910) 396-5304 braggrso@conus.army.mil

         No. Dakota - Ft Riley, KS

         Ohio - Ft Knox, KY

         Oklahoma - Ft Sill (580) 442-2645 rso.sill@conus.army.mil

         Oregon - Ft Lewis, WA

         Pennsylvania

-   Carlisle Barracks (717) 245-4501 carl_rso@conus.army.mil

-   Tobyhanna Army Depot Tues/Wed/Thurs only (570) 895-7409 danielle.dematteo@us.army.mil

         Rhode Island - West Point, NY

         So. Carolina - Ft Jackson (803) 751-6715 FJrso@conus.army.mil

         So. Dakota - Ft Riley, KS

         Tennessee - Ft Campbell, KY

         Texas

 -  Ft Bliss (915) 568-5204 BlissRSO@conus.army.mil

 -  Ft Hood (254) 287-5210 hood.dhr.iag.retsvcs@conus.army.mil

-   Ft Sam Houston (210) 221-9004 rso@samhouston.army.mil

         Utah - Ft Carson, CO

         Vermont - Ft Drum, NY

         Virginia

-  Ft Belvoir (703) 805-2675 rso@belvoir.army.mil

-  Ft Eustis (757) 878-3648 eustis.rso@conus.army.mil

-  Ft Lee (804) 734-6555 leeeimarso@conus.army.mil

-  Ft Monroe (757) 788-2093 monr.fmretsvcoff@conus.army.mil

-  Ft Myer (703) 696-5948 fmmc-rso@conus.army.mil

         Washington - Ft Lewis (253) 966-5884 Lewis700PMCretirements@conus.army.mil

         West Virginia - Ft Knox, KY

         Wisconsin - Ft McCoy 1-800-452-0923 bill.g.walters@us.army.mil

         Wyoming - Ft Carson, CO

         Puerto Rico - Ft Buchanan (787) 707-3842 santiago.santiago@conus.army.mil

         Guard & Reserve - Human Resources Command, St. Louis, MO 1-800-318-5298 ext 4 or (314) 592-0123 or sheila.dorsey@us.army.mil or stephen.welch@us.army.mil

[Source: Army Echoes May-Aug 09 ++]

Military & Veteran Associations

 

Members of the military community - veterans, active-duty, reserve, National Guard, or their family members - have the opportunity to join or otherwise benefit from several types of associations and organizations. Ranging from fraternal to charity these military specific organizations can provide advocacy, help you network to access job opportunities, tap into benefits, lobby congress, or find support. In addition, the Air Force (Civil Air Patrol) and Coast Guard (CG Auxiliary) which offer civilians the chance to volunteer and contribute to our nations defense, this also includes several official State Defense Forces or Civilian Militias which are also listed here.

The following is a directory of military/veterans associations and organizations listed by type and service affiliation:

  Military (Non-Service Specific)

  Charity Organizations

  Army

  Veteran and Military Retiree Associations

  Navy

  Spouse & Family Support Organizations

  Air Force

  Trade and Career Associations

  Marine Corps

  Veterans Service Organizations

  Coast Guard

  State Defense Forces and Civilian Militias

 

Military Associations
(non-service branch specific)
Alliance for National Defense
American Cold War Veterans
Armed Forces Benefit Association
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Armed Forces E9 Association
Armed Forces Services Corporation
Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association
Armed Services YMCA
Association of Military Surgeons of the USA
Band of Brothers - Ghost Riders
Care Packages for Troops
Civil Air Patrol
Combat Helicopter Pilots Association
CombatVets.net
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assn.
Commissioned Officers Assn. of the USPHS
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Foreign Joint Service NCO's Association
Forgotten Eagles of Michigan
Korean War Veterans Association
Logistics Officers Association
Michigan Volunteer Defense Force
Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Military Chaplains Association of the USA
Military Missions in Action
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Military Order of the World Wars
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Minister of God (Christian Military Support)
Mission Readiness
National Association for Uniformed Services
Non-Commissioned Officers Association
Reserve Officers Association of the US
Operation Restoration
Order of Daedalians
State Guard Association of the United States
United States War Dogs Association
Veterans for National Security Foundation
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
Vietnam Security Police Association
Women Veterans of America
Wounded Warrior Project

Army and Army National Guard Associations
82nd Airborne Division Association
Americal Division Veterans Association
Army Aviation Association
Army Emergency Relief
Army Historical Foundation
Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association 
Army Ranger Association
Army Reserve Association
Association of Graduates, US Military Academy, West Point
Association of the US Army
Blue Star Aviation Association
First Cavalry Division - Florida Chapter
Men of Easy Company Association
National Guard Association of the United States
Special Forces Association
The Retired Enlisted Association
Screaming Eagle (101st Association)
U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association

Women's Army Corps Veterans Association

Navy Associations
Association of Naval Aviation
Fleet Reserve Association
Naval Enlisted Reserve Association
Navy Historical Foundation
Naval Order of the United States
Naval Reserve Association
Navy League of the United States
Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society
Navy Marine EOD Association
Navy Mutual Aid Association
Surface Navy Association
The Tailhook Association
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association
U.S. Naval Institute
USS NIMITZ Association
Zuni Maritime Foundation

 

Air Force and Air Guard Associations
Air Force Aid Society
Air Force Association
Air Force Enlisted Widows
Air Force Historical Foundation
Air Force Memorial Foundation
Air Force Sergeants Association
Air Force Security Police Association
Airmen Memorial Foundation
Airmen Memorial Museum
Air Weather Association
Air Weather Reconnaissance Association
Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association

Association of Air Force Missileers
B-47 Stratojet Association
Enlisted Association of the Air National Guard
National Guard Association of the United States
Safeside Association
The Air Force Association
United States Air Force Academy
Association of Graduates

The Air Force Historical Foundation
USAF Military Training Instructor Association

 

Marine Corps Associations
Association of Naval Aviation
Fleet Reserve Association
Marine Corps Association
Marine Corps Aviation Association
Marine Corps Engineer Association
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Marine Corps League
Marine Corps Musicians Association
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Marine Corps University Foundation
Military Order of the Devil Dogs
Naval Reserve Association
Navy League of the United States
Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society
Navy Marine EOD Association
Navy Mutual Aid Association
The Tailhook Association
Toys for Tots Foundation
USMC Combat Correspondents Association
USMC Motor Transport Association
USMC Force Recon Association
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
U.S. Naval Institute
Women Marines Association
Young Marines

 

Coast Guard Associations
Association of Naval Aviation
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association
Coast Guard Foundation
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Coast Guard Tug Association
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association
Coast Guard WYTM Association
Zuni Maritime Foundation


 Zack Wheat American Legion Post 624

PO Box 61
852 American Legion Dr
Sunrise Beach Mo 65079
Hours of operation:
 Tue - Fri: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone:
(573) 374-6091
Fax: (573) 374-3055
E-Mail:
post624@att.net 

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