How vets can get help
DAYTON | Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom are eligible for two years of free health care and mental health services if they served on active duty in a theater of combat and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
That includes National Guard and Reserve members if they were ordered to active duty by a federal declaration and served the full period for which they were called.
Veterans seeking services under this program should bring their DD 214 form with them when reporting to a VA health care facility.
For more information, contact Marlene Davis-Pierce, the OIF/OEF services coordinator at the Dayton VA Medical Center, by calling 268-6511, Ext. 2236 or toll free at (800) 368-8262, Ext. 2236.
For more information on VA locations and phone listings, call (800) 827-1000.
- Veterans benefits information: www.vba.va.gov/
- Information for Iraqi Freedom veterans: www.va.gov/gulfwar/
- Information on Readjustment Counseling Services: www.va.gov/rcs/
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and Iraq veterans: www.ncptsd.org/topics/war.html/
- VA health care enrollment information: www.va.gov/elig/
- Summaries of VA benefits: www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/Pubs/Index.htm
- Online benefits applications: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/
- Women veterans and health benefits information: http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
- National Gulf War Resource Center: http://www.ngwrc.org