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  On this page we will attempt to provide links to veteran related web sites. 

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by WreathsForTheFallen of the linked Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein.

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U.S. Army Official Homepage of the United States Army
U.S. Marine Corps Official Homepage of the U.S. Marines
U.S. Navy Official Homepage of the U.S. Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Official Homepage of the U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Air Force Official Homepage of the U.S. Air Force
MN National Guard Official website of the Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard.

DPMO Defense Prisoner of War - Missing Personnel Officer

P.O.W Network Dedicated to information distribution on our Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Servicemen

The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial for each state

Madden's Military Special A special family, kick back, stay at Madden's on Gull Lake

Veterans Administration “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”

Minnesota VA Health Care System Directory Listing and links to all Minnesota Health Care Facilities

Brainerd VA Outpatient Clinic Primary care services for Veterans in North Central Minnesota

Saint Cloud VA Health Care System Primary care services for Veterans in central Minnesota

Minneapolis VA Health Care System Primary care services for Veterans in central Minnesota

Central Lakes College Veterans Resource Center  The CLC Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides information and support to Veterans, military members, and their families and community members.

Veterans Resource Center Printable Poster

Disability Linkage Line (Sponsored by the state of Minnesota)

Minnesota - County Veterans Service Officers The County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO) are usually your first contact to assist you with VA benefits and issues.

Minnesota - County Veterans Service Officers Map To find your County Veterans Service Officer please click on a county in the map. Some counties may have more than one officer even when only one is listed.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs We serve Minnesota veterans, their dependents and survivors, in securing benefits provided by federal and state laws.

MN Veterans Employment Representatives We provide specialized staff and employment services to help all Minnesota military veterans

The American Legion National Headquarters The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

DAV Magazine and Information Link to the DAV official web site.

Minnesota Veterans Homes Board Dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families 

National Personnel Records Center Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) from all service branches for veterans

Disabled Veterans Rest Camp a family campground for all Military and Veterans!

VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US is the official nonprofit service organization for USA military veterans benefits.

GI Bill provides education benefits to veterans and their dependents

Veterans Service Records - Resources and Services for Veterans and their families.

VA Kids Web page, contains areas for students in kindergarten through grade 5, for grades 6 through 12 and for teachers. VA Kids also has information about VA, Veterans Day, scholarships, student volunteer opportunities, rehabilitative and special events for disabled veterans and links to other veteran-related sites.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources.

Beyone the Yellow Ribbon Events-a-Deals is a complete list of events and deals and more information including flyers, websites and contact information

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) A national non-profit organization made up of, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one on active duty with the Armed Forces.

Minnesotan's Military Appreciation Fund  The nonprofit and nonpartisan Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is a statewide fundraising initiative that shows our troops how much we appreciate and respect their efforts by providing cash grants to all service members deployed in combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the families of service members who are killed in combat.

Minnesota Military Family Foundation (MMFF)! The MMFF seeks funds to financially support deployed Minnesota military personnel, their spouses and children with grants during times of extraordinary financial hardship

Pleura Mesothelioma Veterans Assistance Department PleuralMesothelioma.com's Veterans Assistance Department can help you with questions about veterans and asbestos-related illnesses or about potential benefits.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

23rd Veteran.org the 23rd Veteran's mission is to empower veterans with PTSD to lead successful meaningfull lives. (under screening before being listed here)

Below 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. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you 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. If you find a link that no longer works please let us know so we may bring it up to date. Click Here to send us a link or information for this page.
 
 
Board of Veteran's Appeals
 
CARES Commission
 
CARES Draft National Plan
 
Center for Minority Veterans
 
Center for Veterans Enterprise
 
Center for Women Veterans
 
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans
 
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc
 
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service
 
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-11
 
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page
 
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
 
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
 
Due Process
 
Duty to Assist
 
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
 
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
 
 
 
 
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158
 
 
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
 
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206 Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm
 
Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
 
 
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
 
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm
 
Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
 
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm
 
Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/
 
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
 
 
National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/
 
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp
 
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc
 
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
 
 
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/
 
 
 
 
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232
 
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006 Persian Gulf
 
Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
 
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/
 
 
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
 
 
 
 
Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
 
Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
 
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
 
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc
 
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf
 
 
Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND) http://www.oefoif.va.gov/
 
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html
 
 
Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl
 
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?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl
 
 
Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart à "General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1..96.11&idno=38
 
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims http://www.vetapp.gov/
 
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
 
 
 
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/
 
 
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
 
 
VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/
 
VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.va.gov/resdev/
 
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp
 
 
 
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
 
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
 
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/
 
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
 
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/
 
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: // www.publichealth.va.gov/
 
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans ¬(tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp
 
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc
 
 
 
 
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/
 
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/
 
 
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion.org/va1.html
 

 

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