Some of these resources have no affiliation with the Arkansas Freedom Fund. We may work with them and refer, but are all separate entities. Just well known resources that assist veterans and their families. Please contact them individually.
The AFF is pleased to announce we are support partners with the following organizations that also do work for the veterans of Arkansas. It is important that we work together to provide a support team for our veterans.
ARVets - The mission of ARVets is to enhance the overall quality of life for military personnel, veterans and their families by improving access to resources and strengthening support systems through all phases of the military life cycle. AR Vets will proactively offer more innovative ideas and methods to deliver services and focus on a grassroots case-management approach.
ARVets Programs Include: Job Training & Career Development, Behavioral & Physical Health, Homelessness and Community & Family. Contact them directly at 501-246-5341 Office.
Arkansas Run for the Fallen - To raise awareness for the native Arkansans who fought and died supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The purpose is also to provide support, hope and healing to families grieving the death of a loved one in military service regardless of relationship or circumstance of death.
Jacksonville Museum of Military History - Host of Arkansas Challenge 2009 and the Vietnam Veterans Welcome home each April.
River2RiverRide - The River2River ride is a cross Arkansas bike ride that raises money for the DAV. This 5 day ride is over each Memorial Day.
North East Arkansas Wounded Warriors Group - NEAWWG takes Veterans on guided duck and turkey hunts. Like NEAWWG Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nea.woundedwarriors/
We have started posting information of interest for veterans. Check out the articles.
For personal attention in Arkansas:
Airmen 4 Life - Air Force Warrior and Survivor Assistance. Your Recovery Care Coordinator is Jim Albini, Bldg 756 Rm 117, Little Rock AFB. 501-987-1199 or click here to email.
U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command. Contact David Farnsworth US Army Wounded Warrior Program AW2, 501- 257-3307: or email David. Now on the Army Team is Lee Zimmerman.
As a way to thank military veterans for their service and reflect on the freedoms Americans enjoy because of their courage and sacrifice, the Department of Defense has designated November as "Warrior Care Month," a time to reaffirm the country's commitment to care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families. Remember, our greatest asset is you. If you are wounded, ill or injured, we will get through it together. For more information on Army warrior care, visit the Warrior Care and Transition Program website at: http://www.army.mil/warriorcare or call the Wounded Warrior Resource Center at 800-342-9647.
Great People doing Great things for Veterans are listed here below. Although we have no formal relations with these groups or organizations, they are available for you.
This Able Vet -
The Warrior Ride - Based in North Carolina the Warrior Ride holds rehabilitative cycling events for combat injured veterans many times a year. Organized by good friends of ours please check them out and ride with them when in the NC Area.
The Independence Fund - Provides mobility equipment to injured and deserving veterans. Sponsor of the Lt Dan Ride in NC. AFF Members sign up and this fund can help us purchase your bike.
Wounded Warrior Project - Provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. Many services for veterans their families. We have worked with them for years with their Soldier Ride program.
Tee it up for the Troops - Devoted to honoring, respecting, remembering and supporting all of those who have served in America’s armed forces.
The National Resource Directory - A national directory of support service providers for veterans and families.
Ride 2 Recovery - Partnering with the Fitness Challenge Foundation, the r2r raises money to support Spinning Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military an VA locations around the US to help injured veterans overcome the obstacles they face.
TeamSFHW.org (Semper Fidelis Health and Wellness) The mission of our flagship WARRIOR ATHLETE program is to give back to our Warriors that have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country and our freedom. In good keeping with our primary mission, we are proud to announce the inception of TEAM Semper Fidelis & Wellness, a Volunteer Initiative in partnership with Richard Stewart of TestaDellaCorsaCycling.org.
Allied Forces Foundation - The Allied Forces Foundation, Inc. is a foundation of volunteers who gratefully donate their time and services for our wounded comrades. The AFF is unique in many ways; not least in that it is formed as a joint British-American Foundation pledged to recognize and support the Steadfast Alliance, and specifically those wounded - and the families of those wounded - in the conflicts following 9/11.
Camp Hope for Heroes - Camp Hope for Heroes is dedicated to serving our transitioning and homeless veterans so they may be self-sufficient in our communities, and not forgotten Warriors, while working in a positive role with Local, State, and National Organizations. Based at Fort Chaffee AR.
Homes for Heroes - A community minded company whose purpose is to provide rebates and real estate discounts for heroes who are buying or selling a home. Tell them the AFF sent you.
Team Red, White and Blue. Team RWB is transforming the way that America supports its veterans as they transition from service member to civilian. We are creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities. www.TeamRWB.org
Operation Homefront - Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Check them out if you find your self in need of emergency assistance.
Vietnam Veterans Resources. The most comprehensive list of tools created. This is probably the best search list ever compiled about the Vietnam War. This simply has to be shared with anyone who ever served in Vietnam or knew someone who served in Vietnam.
Veterans Administration - Web portal to the VA.
Arkansas VA - Dept of Veterans Affairs Contact.
Department of Defense Website Portal - A Starting point for US Military information online.
Veterans Resources - Here to help Veterans.
VeteranAid.org - Promote Aid and Attendance benefits awareness among members, veterans groups and other interested individuals. The VAAC mission is to educate and make Veterans and healthcare providers aware of the benefits afforded veterans under the Improved Pension Benefits of the Veterans Health Administration.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Veterans Resource Center.
Addiction Center - 1-800-586-9670 in Orlando is not a treatment center, but they connect addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives back together.
Do you have a link or resource we need to share? Use the contact form to let us know about it. The AFF takes requests from groups that have a benefit to the veteran community. Listings here, do not constitute an endorsement from the AFF it's board or alumni. There are no implied relationships with any organizations. Use and visit these resources at your own risk and make your own opinions.
Veteran Home Loans in Arkansas - Contact Lori Pendleton, Realtor. 501-907-9685
Keller Williams Realty, 12814 Cantrell Rd, LR AR 72223.
Deaton Group Realty - Scott Nauman Realtor 501-258-5798 4901 North Shore Dr NLR, 72218, Programs for Veterans to buy houses.
Consumer Affairs Tax Software Guide The tax software industry has experienced exponential growth over the past 15 years. What started out with a handful of programs has grown to dozens of companies providing software, online and mobile-based tax preparation and filing services for individuals and businesses.
TAX INFO - Disabled Vets are eligible for tax exemptions and with tax season just around the corner, it’s time for people to start thinking about how they want to handle the filing of their taxes. My team and I have worked hard to develop a resource to help families choose which tax service is best for them and their family. Our completely free and comprehensive guide features expert reviews, detailed comparisons, and data-driven ratings - saving Veterans and their families both time and effort in an otherwise time-intensive and blind decision process
Wanting to get back to school? Check out this Military Financial Aid Guide - http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/college-guide-for-veterans
The guide is comprehensive, but easy to use, covering everything from earning college credit through military service, to the various ways veterans and active military can pay for school. Service members from every branch of the military will find the information they're looking for in one place. From Celine James.
Debt.org - Just like most Americans, you and other current or former members of the military may struggle with debt and personal finances. Your bills may have piled up while you were deployed, or you may be facing unemployment without a good education or other safety net to fall back on. Fortunately, we can help you discover programs and tools to help you control your finances.
Veterans United has a multitude of free resources dedicated to assisting veterans and active duty service members in their (post) military lives.
An organization that helps Veterans and their families under the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs.
A benefits help site that assists and can help investigate your claim.
Mesothelioma Symptoms is an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the Symptoms of Mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, as well as mesothelioma life expectancy
Experts at Military Conference Declare Breakthrough PTSD Treatment “Ready for Duty”
www.mortgageloan.com/veterans/ a comprehensive consumer guide on housing and mortgages for veterans and active military.
PleuralMesothelioma.com the most up to date and comprehensive information about Pleural Mesothelioma on the web today; with information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options and steps to take after a diagnosis.
A Patients Guide to Mesothelioma. This guide has vital information and tools necessary to manage mesothelioma. We are giving free copies to people that send a request through this page: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/ We would really appreciate it if you could share the page above on your site. We also have several different resources specifically for veterans: http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/veterans/
1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. Our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.
www.mesotheliomagroup.com spread mesothelioma awareness to veterans and their family members. Over 30% of all mesothelioma patients are veterans. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the extensive amount of asbestos absorbed in veterans lungs when handling past military equipment. We provide step-by-step guidance, care giving support, and invaluable resources and information, all for free.
DualDiagnosis.org is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery. Substance abuse, depression and PTSD assistance
Veterans Outreach Ministries. Located in Searcy and Conway and Pleasant Plains. www.paulbunn.com
Reserves Transition Assistance Advisor, Barbara Lee. AR JSS-TAA Bldg 7301
Arkansas National Guard, Camp Robinson, N.Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
Comm: (800) 823-2460/(501) 212-4089
Fax: (501) 212-4058 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkansas National Guard, Camp Robinson, N.Little Rock, AR 72199-9600
Comm: (800) 823-2460/(501) 212-4089
Fax: (501) 212-4058 Email: email@example.com
Veteran Benefits Assistance websites.
Following 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. Nearly 100% of this information is without charge and available for all veterans, the only catch is you have to 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:
201 W. Broadway, Suite A
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Commission www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
CARES Draft National Plan http://www.va.gov/caresdecision/page.cfm?pg=105
Center for Minority Veterans http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Women Veterans http://www.va.gov/womenvet/
Center for Veterans Enterprise www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assn
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page www.va.gov/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www.va.gov/vso/
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
Environmental Agents http://www.va.gov/environagents/
Environmental Agents M10
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility
Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War & Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC
Evaluation Protocol For Non-Gulf War Veterans With Potential Exposure To Depleted Uranium (Du) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
Fee Basis, Priority For Outpatient Medical Services & Inpatient Hospital Care www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 www.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
Forms and Records Request www.va.gov/vaforms/
Geriatrics and Extanded Care www.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG
Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
Gulf War Veterans - Info for Gulf War Vets.
Gulf War Registry www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003
Gulf War Registry Referral Centers www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006
Gulf War Subject Index www.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Q&As
Homeless Veterans www.va.gov/homeless/
HSR&D Home www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
Ionizing Radiation www.va.gov/irad/
M10 for spouses and children www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1 www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008
M21-1 Table of Contents www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
Mental Health Program Guidelines www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers www.mirecc.med.va.gov/
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
My Health e Vet www.myhealth.va.gov/
NASDVA.COM Ë National Association of State Directors www.nasdva.com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Phase I PGR http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGR www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005
Policy Manual Index www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) www.va.gov/shad/
Prosthetics Eligibility www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page
Public Health/SARS www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
Publications: Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4
Publications and Reports
Records Center and Vault Homepage www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
Records Center and Vault Site Map www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
Request For And Consent To Release Of Information From Claimant's Records www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
The Service Officers Corner www.geocities.com/veteransadvocate
Title 38 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4: schedule FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart A: General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b7e1c80768900fe79b3126a180a3da6&rgn=div8&view=text&
Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
Title 38 Part 18
Title 38 Part 3: Adjudication Subpart A Pension, Compensation, and DIC Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr;sid=0a5cc4e74c654c10874b651cc99ff1b4;rgn=div5;view=text;node=38%3A188.8.131.52.4;idno=38;cc=ecfr
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans' Relief (also 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims www.vetapp.gov/
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999
VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002
VA Fact Sheet www.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html
VA Health Care Eligibility www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA MS Research www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
VA National Hepatitis C Program www.hepatitis.va.gov/
VA Office of Research and Development www.va.gov/resdev/
VA WMD EMSHG www.va.gov/emshg/
VA WRIISC-DC www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page www.vba.va.gov/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives www.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health
Vocational Rehabilitation www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey www.wri.med.va.gov/
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site www.gibill.va.gov/
What VA Social Workers Do www.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility www.illegion.org/va1.html