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 for the latest in AMC travel information
Board of Veteran's Appeals
CARES Commission
CARES Draft National Plan
Center for Women Veterans
Center for Veterans Enterprise
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assn
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility
Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War & Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU)
Evaluation Protocol For Non-Gulf War Veterans With Potential Exposure To Depleted Uranium (Du)
Fee Basis, Priority For Outpatient Medical Services & Inpatient Hospital Care
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005
Forms and Records Request
Geriatrics and Extanded Care
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG
Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Q&As
Homeless Veterans
Ionizing Radiation
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA
M21-1 Table of Contents
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence
My Health e Vet
NASDVA.COM Ë National Association of State Directors
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD)
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page
Records Center and Vault Homepage
Records Center and Vault Site Map
Request For And Consent To Release Of Information From Claimant's Records
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
The Service Officers Corner
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
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans' Relief (also 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here);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
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans
VA National Hepatitis C Program
VA Office of Research and Development
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health
Vocational Rehabilitation
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site
What VA Social Workers Do
WRIISC Patient Eligibility
[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

-  Ft Rucker (334) 255-9124

·         Alaska

-   Ft Richardson 1-800-478-7384 (AK only) (907) 384-3500

-  Ft Wainwright (907) 353-2102

·         Arizona - Ft Huachuca (520) 533-5733

·         Arkansas - Ft Sill, OK

·         California - Ft McCoy, WI

·         Colorado - Ft Carson (719) 526-2840 retirement-services

·         Connecticut - West Point, NY

·         Delaware - Ft Meade, MD

·         D.C. - Ft Myer, VA

·         Florida

-  Central & West MacDill AFB (813) 828-0163

-  Rest of FL - Ft Stewart, GA

·         Georgia

-  Ft Benning (706) 545-1805

-  Ft Gordon (706) 791-2654

-  Ft McPherson (404) 464-3219

-  Ft Stewart (912) 767-5013

·         Hawaii - Schofield Barracks (808) 655-1514

·         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

-  Ft Riley (785) 239-3320

·         Kentucky

-  Ft Campbell (270) 798-5280

-  Ft Knox (502) 624-1765

·         Louisiana - Ft Polk (337) 531-0363

·         Maine - Ft Drum, NY

·         Maryland

-  Aberdeen Pr. Grd. (410) 306-2320

-  Ft Meade (301) 677-9603

·         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

·         Montana - Ft Lewis, WA

·         Nebraska - Ft Riley, KS

·         Nevada - Ft McCoy, WI

·         New Hampshire - Ft Drum, NY

·         New Jersey

-   Ft Dix (609) 562-2666

-   Ft Monmouth (732) 532-4673

·         New Mexico - Ft Bliss, TX

·         New York

 -  Ft Drum (315) 772-6434

-   Ft Hamilton (718) 630-4552

-   Watervliet Wed & Thurs only (518) 266-5810

-   West Point (845) 938-4217

·         No. Carolina - Ft Bragg (910) 396-5304

·         No. Dakota - Ft Riley, KS

·         Ohio - Ft Knox, KY

·         Oklahoma - Ft Sill (580) 442-2645

·         Oregon - Ft Lewis, WA

·         Pennsylvania

-   Carlisle Barracks (717) 245-4501

-   Tobyhanna Army Depot Tues/Wed/Thurs only (570) 895-7409

·         Rhode Island - West Point, NY

·         So. Carolina - Ft Jackson (803) 751-6715

·         So. Dakota - Ft Riley, KS

·         Tennessee - Ft Campbell, KY

·         Texas

 -  Ft Bliss (915) 568-5204

 -  Ft Hood (254) 287-5210

-   Ft Sam Houston (210) 221-9004

·         Utah - Ft Carson, CO

·         Vermont - Ft Drum, NY

·         Virginia

-  Ft Belvoir (703) 805-2675

-  Ft Eustis (757) 878-3648

-  Ft Lee (804) 734-6555

-  Ft Monroe (757) 788-2093

-  Ft Myer (703) 696-5948

·         Washington - Ft Lewis (253) 966-5884

·         West Virginia - Ft Knox, KY

·         Wisconsin - Ft McCoy 1-800-452-0923

·         Wyoming - Ft Carson, CO

·         Puerto Rico - Ft Buchanan (787) 707-3842

·         Guard & Reserve - Human Resources Command, St. Louis, MO 1-800-318-5298 ext 4 or (314) 592-0123 or or

[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


Veteran and Military Retiree Associations


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
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: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(573) 374-6091
Fax: (573) 374-3055