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William V. Chappell Jr. Daytona Beach Outpatient Clinic
551 N. Healthcare Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

www.orlando.VA.Gov/visitors/daytona.asp

(386) 323-7500
1-800-953-6838

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
(877-424-3838)
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:
http://www.volusia.org/services/community-services/veterans-services.stml
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
http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5911

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Resources 

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/  

MyFlorida.com http://www.myflorida.com/  

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/  

Florida Veterans’ Business Assistance www.floridasbdc.com www.fptac.org  

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 for 2020

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, 2020  – 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, 2020  – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

March 3, 2020 – Navy Reserve Birthday

March 13, 2020 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, 2020 – 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, 2020 – 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, 2020 – Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 23, 2020 – Army Reserve Birthday

May 1, 2020 – Silver Star Banner Day – Per Congressional resolution, it is an “Official Day to honor wounded, ill, and injured Veterans”.

May 8, 2020 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – This date recognizes the service and sacrifices of military spouses.

May 13, 2020 – 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, 2020 – 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 25, 2020 – 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, 2020 – Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France, now known as D-Day.

June 14, 2020 – Flag Day – A day to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag.

June 14, 2020 – Army Birthday

June 23, 2019 – Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

June 27, 2020 – National PTSD Awareness Day – A day to bring awareness about issues related to PTSD. Find resources for PTSD here.

July 4, 2020 – Independence Day

July 27, 2020 – Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Aug. 4, 2020 – Coast Guard Birthday

Aug. 7, 2020 – 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, 2020 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

Sept. 11, 2020 – Patriot Day – An annual observance to remember and honor those who were injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sept. 18, 2020 – Air Force Birthday

Sept. 27, 2020 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day – A day to honor the families of fallen Servicemembers.

Oct. 13, 2020 – Navy Birthday

Oct. 26, 2020 – National Day of the Deployed

Nov. 10, 2020 – Marine Corps Birthday

Nov. 11, 2020 – 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, 2020 – 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, 2020 – National Guard Birthday

Dec. 19, 2020 – 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