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Help for Veterans

Where to Get Help

Active duty military personnel with questions or concerns about their service in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf region: contact your commanding officer or call the Department of Defense (DoD) Gulf War Veterans Hotline (1-800-497-6261).
1990-1991 Gulf War veterans with concerns about their health:contact the nearest VA medical center. The telephone number can be found in the local telephone directory under Department of Veterans Affairs in the "U.S. Government" listings. A Persian Gulf Registry examination will be offered. Treatment will be provided to eligible veterans.

1990-1991 Gulf War veterans in need of marital/family counseling:
contact the nearest VA medical center or VA vet center. For additional information, call the VA Gulf War Information Helpline at 1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387).

1990-1991 Gulf War veterans seeking disability compensation for illnesses incurred in or aggravated by military service: contact a Veterans Benefits Counselor at the nearest VA regional office of health care facility or call the VA Gulf War Information Helpline at 1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387).

1990-1991 Gulf War veterans interested in learning about the wide range of benefit programs administered by the VA: contact a Veterans Benefits Counselor at the nearest VA regional office or health care facility or call the VA Gulf War Information Helpline at 1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387).

Individuals with first-hand information about "incidents" that occurred in the theater of operations during the 1990-1991 Gulf War and that may be related to health problems experienced by individuals who served in the War: call the DoD "Incidents" Hotline at 1-800-497-6261.

Veterans and military service organizations

National veterans and military service organizations provide assistance and representation for millions of veterans, Service members and their families through world-wide networks.

Our office meets regularly with representatives of these organizations. The meetings give us an opportunity to provide an update of our activities and other actions in DoD for discussion with their membership. In turn, we receive feedback and requests for information on topics of interest to their members. A recap of the meetings along with briefing slides and related information materials are available on our Force Health Protection & Readiness Web site.

We also participate in activities hosted by the veterans and military service offices. An activity Calendar is available on FHP&R Web site. If you have suggestions for participation or support, please contact us on-line at:, call our toll-free number, (800) 497-6261 or write to us at:

5113 Leesburg Pike Suite 901
Falls Church, Virginia 22041

Note: Veterans service organizations are also available to assist 1990-1991 Gulf War veterans. A listing follows:

Air Force Association
1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209-1198

American GI Forum
206 San Pedro, Suite 210, San Antonio, TX 78205

American Legion
1608 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

American Legion Auxiliary
c/o Harper and Company, 11961 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

4647 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706

Association of the US Army
2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204

Disabled American Veterans
807 Maine Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

Enlisted Association of the National Guard
1219 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Fleet Reserve Association
125 N. West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2754

Jewish War Veterans
1811 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Marine Corps League
8626 Lee Highway, #201
Merrifield, VA 22031

Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association
110 N. Royal Street, Suite 406, Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association of the Uniformed Services
5535 Hempstead Way, Springfield, VA 22151

National Guard Association of the US
1 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001

National Military Family Association
6000 Stevenson Ave., #304, Alexandria, VA 22304

Naval Enlisted Reserve Association
6703 Farragut Ave, Falls Church, VA 22042-2189

Naval Reserve Association
1619 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2793

Navy League
2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

Non-Commissioned Officers Association
225 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Reserve Officers Association
1 Constitution Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20002

Retired Officers Association
201 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Veterans of Foreign Wars
200 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
406 W 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Vietnam Veterans of America
1224 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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