William V. Chappell Jr. Daytona Beach Outpatient Clinic
551 N. Healthcare Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 – Press 1
Text 838255 to get help now
Chat link at www.veteranscrisisline.net
National Homeless Veteran Call Center
The National Homeless Veteran Call Center (NHVCC) provides improved access for homeless veterans to VA services and programs and other community resources.
Volusia County Veterans Services:
West Volusia (386) 740-5102
Daytona Beach (386) 254-4646
Mission: To inform veterans and their dependents of benefits to which they are entitled, and to assist them in obtaining those benefits by filing claims and supporting documents that will justify their claims
Daytona Beach Vet Center:
1620 Mason Ave., Suite C Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Phone: 386-366-6600 Or 877-927-8387 Fax: 386-274-5700
The following sites provide additional resources for veterans and their families.
Locate Military Records http://www.archives.gov/veterans/
Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Guide http://www1.va.gov/OPA/publications/benefits_book.asp
Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication?i=253112
Veterans Florida http://www.veteransflorida.org/
Employ Florida Vets https://www.employflorida.com/portals/veteran/
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm
VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011 http://benefits.va.gov/vow/index.htm
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) www.va.gov
eBenefits: Gateway to Benefit Information https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal
VA Claims Information http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/
Returning Service Members http://www.oefoif.va.gov/
Returning Service Members Mental Health Support http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/returningservicevets.asp
National Resource Directory http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/
Post-9/11 GI Bill and Veteran Education Benefits www.gibill.va.gov
VA Center for Women Veterans http://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Women Veterans Issues http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/topics/women/index.htm
Women Veterans Health Care http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/about.asp
VA Hotline on Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)
Homeless Women Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless/for_women_veterans.asp
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve www.esgr.mil
Veterans Crisis Line – 24 Hour Toll Free at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 www.mentalhealth.va.gov
National VA Homeless Hotline – 24 Hour Toll Free at 1-877-424-3838 http://www.va.gov/homeless/
Florida Veterans Foundation www.FloridaVeteransFoundation.org
Florida Department of Military Affairs http://dma.myflorida.com/
Florida Defense Alliance http://www.floridadefense.org/
Florida Defense Support Task Force http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/the-florida-defense-support-task-force/
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses www.osd.dms.state.fl.us
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Employment Opportunities www.FreshFromFloridaCareers.com
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Operation Outdoor Freedom www.operationoutdoorfreedom.com
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Servicemembers Affairs www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers
Veterans & Mesothelioma http://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans
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Important military holidays and observances
The beginning of the New Year is a good time to look ahead at important military holiday dates in the upcoming months. There are many dates and observances set aside specifically to recognize military members and their families throughout the year.
While all of us at Homes For Our Troops believe in honoring Veterans and Servicemembers every day, we have compiled a list of significant military dates to mark on your calendar for 2020:
Feb. 3 – Four Chaplains Day – A day to remember the four U.S. Army chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War II.
Feb. 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
March 3 – Navy Reserve Birthday
March 13 K-9 Veterans Day – The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service.
March 25, 2020 Medal of Honor Day – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.
March 29 – Vietnam Veterans Day – A national holiday to recognize and honor Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Learn more about Vietnam Veterans Day here.
April 5 – Gold Star Spouses Day – A day dedicated to those whose spouses gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military or as a result of service-connected injuries or illness.
April 14 – Air Force Reserve Birthday
April 23 – Army Reserve Birthday
May 1 – Silver Star Banner Day – Per Congressional resolution, it is an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured Veterans”.
May 8 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – This date recognizes the service and sacrifices of military spouses.
May 13 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – A day to honor the children left behind by the brave men and women who gave their lives while defending our freedom.
May 16 – Armed Forces Day Observed on the third Saturday every May, this is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
May 2 – Memorial Day A solemn occasion to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military. Learn more about Memorial Day here.
June 6 – Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France, now known as D-Day.
June 14 – Flag Day – A day to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag.
June 14 – Army Birthday
June 2– Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
June 2 – National PTSD Awareness Day – A day to bring awareness about issues related to PTSD. Find resources for PTSD here.
July 4 – Independence Day
July 27 – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
Aug. 4 – Coast Guard Birthday
Aug. 7– Purple Heart Day – A time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more about the Purple Heart.
Aug. 29 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
Sept. 11 – Patriot Day – An annual observance to remember and honor those who were injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Sept. 18 – Air Force Birthday
Sept. 27 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day – A day to honor the families of fallen Service members.
Oct. 13 – Navy Birthday
Oct. 26 – National Day of the Deployed
Nov. 10 – Marine Corps Birthday
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – This is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice treaty, which ended World War I and is also a day to thank military Veterans for their service.
Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – The anniversary of the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, signaling the United States’ entrance into World War II. Learn more about Pearl Harbor Day.
Dec. 13 – National Guard Birthday
Dec. 19 – National Wreaths Across America Day
Significant Military Months
March – Month of the Military Caregiver
April – Month of the Military Child
May – National Military Appreciation Month
November – Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048
Our chapter mailing address is: P O Box 9623 Daytona Beach, Florida 32120 We meet at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. Port Orange, FL 32128
Webmaster: Rod Phillips email@example.com