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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs "Welcome Kit"
The VA Welcome Kit is available for on-line reading, downloading to your personal device and/or printing. The Welcome Kit covers the topics of Veteran Disability, Health Care, Education and Housing Assistance, Careers and Employment, Life Insurance, Pension Benefits, Burials and Memorials.
The publication is perhaps most valuable to the younger Veteran, but contains information of interest to every Veteran.
Click on the image below to view the USVA Welcome Kit web page.
Note: The link to the USVA Welcome Kit is now posted on the VVA, Chapter 103 "Home" and "Veterans Links" web pages.
The Defense P O W / M I A Accounting Agency (DPAA)
The mission of the DPAA is ... "to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation."
The DPAA provides an extensive and informative web site to explain their mission, vision and values.
Click here to view the home page of the DPAA web site.
The DPAA official video:
VVA Guidance for the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program
Military Service Records
Veterans (surviving spouses and specific next-of-kin) may request military service records from the National Archives.
In the past, Veterans could obtain military service records by obtaining, completing and submitting via the U.S. Postal Service a pre-printed Standard Form-180an inconvenient, laborious and lengthy process, at best.
Advances in technology now allow The National Archives to provide on-line, facsimile, SF-180 or letter requesting of military service records.
For a full explanation of the current military records request process, click on the image below to view the National Archives Veterans Service Records web page.
The Paper Safe
From the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. web site: when a Veteran dies or becomes unable to make important decisions, family all too often cannot locate the financial and personal information required to carry out the final wishes or intentions of that Veteran.
The "Paper Safe" was created to organize and record that information in one document. A will or trust, notwithstanding, a completed Paper Safe can greatly help survivors during a stressful time.
The AVVA Paper Safe is linked below in two versions: (1) An Adobe file to be printed and then completed while off-line. (2) A fillable Adobe file to be completed and printed while on-line.
Paper Safe Document (1)
Paper Safe Document (2)
22 Page, Printable Blank Copy
22 Page, On-Line Fillable Copy
Complete On-Line & Print
Vietnam Veterans of America
P.O. Box 675
Liverpool, NY 13088