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December 14, 2022

Change in National Cemetery Scheduling Office Phone Menu

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office has implemented changes to our phone system. We have changed our call menu to add Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This will assist infrequent or first-time callers in answering questions they may have or redirect them to the appropriate VA office. 

The primary selection options remain the same:

1 - Schedule a burial

2 - Schedule a burial (Spanish) and FAQs (Spanish)

3 - Case Status

4 - Pre-Need Application Status

5 - FAQs (English)

6 - For VA Grant Funded State or Tribal

7 - Veteran Crisis Line 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to improve our burial scheduling services to streamline operations and improve our ability to deliver timely, quality services to our Veterans, their family members, and their personal representatives.

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The Scheduling Office operational hours are:

          Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 7:30pm Eastern time

          Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm Eastern Time

          Sunday: CLOSED


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National Cemetery Administration · 810 Vermont Avenue, NW · Washington, DC 20420 · 1-800-827-1000



November 29, 2022

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August 27, 2022


Benefits for Camp Lejeune Veterans and family members include health care for 15 conditions listed in the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Act of 2012. Veterans can receive disability and health care benefits for eight presumptive disease conditions associated with contaminants in the water at Camp Lejeune. More information on the link below.




MCJC Northwest Regional

July 26, 2022

The VETERANS TREATMENT COURT (VTC) is available to individuals who have
served in the military, including Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserves. This
personalized program holds the veteran accountable while helping them overcome the
challenges they face, such as homelessness, unemployment, and addiction. The
veteran receives the dignity and respect that has been and continues to be earned. It
is a collaborative effort of family, other veterans, volunteers, community partners, and
the court. Each of these groups makes a personal commitment to the veteran’s success.

Judge Donald Watts
Manistee Justice Court
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane Surprise, AZ 85374
(Video appearance may be available at the discretion of the Judge)
Judges from all 26 justice courts may refer cases to the VTC



July 1, 2022, Paying For Senior Care, Understand Your Financial Options For Long Term Care


September 19, 2021, Assisted  Living Benefits for Veterans:

Jun 23, 2021: Discriminated Against? For that reason, we created this guide for community members who feel as though they've been discriminated against and want to understand what discrimination can look like, what their rights are, as well as their options of defense. 

In the guide,, we touch on different points such as: 

Apr 13, 2021Nursing Home Abuse Justice was founded to shine a light on the widespread abuse and neglect that occurs in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Some statistics indicate that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Our mission is to educate seniors and their loved ones on the appropriate actions they can take to help protect yourself or the people you love.

Mar 25, 2021: CouponBirds is also providing help for the military and veteran family by providing Military Discount, Career Tips and Financial Resources.

Our team picked the most used, needed, and best military discounts of different categories from over 100,000 online merchants which are all free and can help save a lot. Besides, we also aggregate relevant military resources such as career tips, financial aid resources, so as to enable more military personnel, veterans, military dependents and families to know and enjoy the military benefits.

I believe that military and veteran families can get lots of benefits via our free resources both for life and work. It might be worth a mention on your page and I'm looking forward to your kind reply!

Mar 24, 2021: Links provided by Brad Miller

COVID19 Military Support

Housing Assistance for Vets

Best Jobs for Servicemen


Oct 20, 2020: Mesothelioma Lawyer Center.

Our website is and in addition to providing visitors with comprehensive mesothelioma cancer information, we also help asbestos victims recover money for medical treatment and other expenses.

Aug 1, 2018: The Mesothelioma Center. 

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.

We are an advocacy group that works to spread awareness of asbestos-related diseases and help those currently suffering from them. 

Here are some things we offer veterans that set us apart from other advocacy sites:

• Free VA Claims assistance to veterans exposed to asbestos.
• A monthly online support group where we discuss a variety of topics pertaining to cancer patients.
• An on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions.
• Patient Advocates that work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

We recently published an educational guide about mesothelioma:

Aug 2020: Simmons Hanly Conroy​

Simmons Hanly Conroy was founded to help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Veterans of the U.S. military may need specialized care to deal with common health issues as they age. We have compiled a helpful list of resources, including healthcare options, non-profit organizations, specialized programs, veteran support groups and VA resources, to help our brave heroes find the help and support they deserve.

Mesothelioma & Veterans (

Our Purpose was created to be a source of hope and empowerment to those affected by mesothelioma. By providing accurate and helpful information and resources, patients and their families better can understand their treatment, support and legal options.

Though mesothelioma is a rare cancer, you and your family are not alone in your fight against this tragic disease. Mesothelioma Help Now is your trusted advocacy center available to help you all your questions. Whether you want to know what treatment options you have, the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma Help Now are committed to helping you. 

Aug 2020: Financial resources and discounts for military families. The amount of information in the article could help so many military families. Here is the article:

Aug 2020: Alcoholism in Veterans

Alcoholism in veterans is a very serious problem. Veterans consistently show higher rates of alcoholism than the general population, despite the many resources available specifically dedicated to helping former service members overcome addiction.

What Influences Alcoholism in Some Veterans?

After returning from service, many veterans struggle with job placement, financial stability, and familial support, which can trigger depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and irritability. In turn, depression, PTSD, and irritability make it more difficult to find or maintain a job and achieve financial stability and familial support. A vicious cycle is thus created.

These debilitating circumstances directly impact a veteran’s life choices and wellbeing, leaving some to self-medicate with alcohol or other substances. Unfortunately, alcohol abuse generally only exacerbates co-occurring mental health disorders and challenging life circumstances. This often leads to more drinking, and eventually full-blown alcoholism may develop.

Nov 2019:  Sleep Product Evaluations

We created Tuck with one goal in mind – to be your one-stop shop for everything sleep. As sleep products continue to evolve and advancements develop in sleep science, we’ll make sure we always have you covered with the latest in sleep news and information.


Regardless of whether you need a new mattress, want to research CPAP machines, or need to figure out what’s keeping you awake at night, you’ll find it all at!

Sleep Disorders in Military Veteran Populations
How Does Trauma Affect Sleep?
Military and Veteran Mattress Discounts

Sep 2019: 

Sep 2019: Tips and Tricks to Safely Buy a Car as a Military Family

Arizona Attorney General's Office: Protecting Arizona seniors from abuse and exploitation is an important priority for the Attorney General's Office. The office provides information on scams and consumer fraud, takes legal action against those who prey on seniors and supports legislation to protect seniors. Click here for details on services for Seniors.

The Life Care Planning Packet can be downloaded from that site. If you need to create or update an Advance Care Directive, the VA has several forms and information sheets to help you.  Click here. is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

Founded in 2007 by caregivers for caregivers, helps those caring for seniors make better decisions, while saving time and money. has helped millions of families nationwide select the right senior care products and services for their loved ones. In addition, helps caregivers feel less alone and less stressed while navigating the many difficult senior care decisions. Many of our employees have had personal experience with caregiving and are passionate about making this mission a reality.

Applying the latest technology to this humane mission, we offer families:

We provide all of these services at no charge to families, and with high integrity and empathy — marrying rigorous data-driven thinking with real concern for caregivers and the quality of their experience.

Women Veteran Art Program - Starting in April in Phoenix and Mesa  Click here for more info.

I have been working with the Arizona Veterans Art Program as they have been establishing their women vet only art programs.  They have been offering free art classes to veterans for over five years, but they realized that there is also a need for women vet classes.  There are two monthly offerings that are being offered at this time - see the attached flyer. 

Please connect with the program coordinator at the location where you are interested in attending classes.  They are anxious to get started and would LOVE to have you participate.  It is free and a wonderful experience.

I attended a co-ed class in Tempe and highly recommend it.  Now, I am anxious to attend the women vet only workshop in Phoenix!

A little bit about the Arizona Art Alliance's Veterans Outreach Program can also be found at this link:

John Fontana is the first person on this video.  He was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame because of his program of using art as a way for veterans to connect with one another, learn from some amazing artists, and heal.   thx- gabe

Jul 2020: Bullock, Campbell, Bullock & Harris, PC. (

We are a law firm specializing in helping veterans and their families affected by asbestos diseases to receive compensation. 

Whether you have mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, you have a life-altering disease. You should feel comfortable talking to your attorney about numerous aspects of your cancer, including the financial, physical and emotional struggles caused by your disease.

Fortunately, we at BCBH Law want to build the same personal relationship with our clients. Our lawyers wish to feel entrusted with all aspects of their clients’ claim, from legal decisions to medical references.

Even if our clients just need to vent, we will be there for them — which means we will be there for you.


ADOT News from the Motor Vehicle Division

  • WILL YOUR LICENSE FLY? – More people are asking about the Travel ID than ever before. That’s probably because October 1, 2020 is getting closer by the day. That date is when the Transportation Security Administration will implement new, more rigorous ID requirements for air travelers. That means you will need a federally-compliant ID to get through an airport security checkpoint and other federally-controlled sites such as federal buildings.

The MVD offers the Travel ID, a driver license or ID card that meets the federal requirements. You can make an appointment at to come to an MVD office to get your Travel ID. Many Authorized Third Party offices can perform this service, too.

In order to get your Travel ID, you will need to bring a form of ID such as birth certificate or valid US Passport. Your current standard driver license will not suffice. You also need to bring something with your Social Security number and TWO documents that prove you’re an Arizona resident such as a utility bill, bank statement or similar document with your current address. If you’ve changed your name, please bring documentation to demonstrate that.

For a complete list of acceptable documents and for more information, please visit

  • AZ MVD NOW – The future is AZ MVD NOW. You may have heard of AZ MVD NOW, but if you haven’t, you will see more about this exciting and secure online way to manage your vehicle registration, look at motor vehicle records, do some title transactions, schedule appointments, and much more.

2019 is the year in which AZ MVD NOW becomes a more important part of doing business with MVD online and on your schedule.

You can start a free account with AZ MVD NOW, right now! Go to, click on the AZ MVD NOW icon and get started. It costs nothing and takes just a few minutes. The future is AZ MVD NOW!

  • eTitle – One of the great things you can do at AZ MVD NOW is transfer titles online. Yes, ONLINE. For Arizona-registered vehicles and one-owner to one-owner transfers, eTitle makes it easy to transfer a title and you avoid an office visit! For more information:


VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. Download your VA Welcome Kit and print out copies for yourself and others:

Download your VA Welcome Kit in black and white.

Download your VA Welcome Kit in color.

Explore to learn about your benefits


File a claim for disability compensation for conditions related to your military service, and manage your benefits over time.

Health Care

Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

Education and Training

Apply for and manage your GI Bill and other education benefits to help pay for college and training programs.

Housing Assistance

Find out if you're eligible for VA home loan programs to help you buy, build, repair, or keep a home. If you have a service-connected disability, see if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.

Careers and Employment

Apply for vocational rehabilitation services, get support for your Veteran-owned small business, and access other career resources.

Life Insurance

Explore VA life insurance options for Veterans, Servicemembers, and families. Manage your policy online, file claims for benefits, and access helpful resources.


Apply for monthly payments for wartime Veterans and survivors with limited or no income who meet certain age and disability requirements.

Burials and Memorials

Get help planning a burial in a VA national cemetery, order a headstone or other memorial item to honor a Veteran's service, and apply for survivor and dependent benefits.



List of resources to help fuloughed Veteran federal employees

Looking for a tech career? See the announcement below from Cisco!


 Cisco is pleased to announce the new FREE Talent Bridge for Veterans Matching Engine, connecting transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard, Reservists, and military spouses to employers looking for tech talent.  This is a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of employers, including Cisco, CDW, Ingram Micro, Red River, Tech Data, and many more, who are currently looking for qualified tech talent like you.

 As a member of the military community, Cisco recognizes the commitments and sacrifices you have made and is ready to help ease the burden of searching for your next career move.  With Talent Bridge for Veterans, you create a personal profile that helps employers find you based on your education, industry and military experience, certifications, and location preferences to provide instant access to jobs that align to your skills.  Explore opportunities as you begin your transition, or apply for a job right away!

 To access the tool, candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:

 Ready to find a great opportunity? Click here to request your access to the Talent Bridge for Veterans Matching Engine at no cost.

 Find your best future and take your next step in a technology career today with Cisco’s Talent Bridge for Veterans. To learn more, watch this video.

TREA: The Enlisted Association Mission Statement: The mission of TREA: The Enlisted Association is to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors –including veterans, active components,reserve components, and all retirees; to stop the erosion of earned benefits through our legislative efforts; to maintain our esprit de corps, dedication and patriotism; and to continue our devotion and allegiance to God and Country

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Give Something to Those Who Gave.
Vet Tix * provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. We support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.

LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund for Vietnam Veterans

The program will expand our mission to care for veterans from all US military service branches who are catastrophically injured from combat operations in Vietnam.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.  The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.  The official site of the ASVAB Testing Program is  There are multiple sites (Google ASVAB) that offer practice tests and videos to help prepare for the ASVAB, one of which is

Our work at is to provide the materials needed for social work professionals to flourish in their careers and extend a helping hand to our communities.

As a part of our commitment to aiding our veterans, we’ve created a guide to military and veterans affairs social work licensure – a resource providing degree, licensing and certification, and salary and career outlook information, along with a Arizona State and a general guide to social work licensure. It’s our hope that these guides will help ease the journey for those who are pursuing a path in social work, and especially those with an interest in helping our veterans and servicemembers.

Have a look at our guides here:

Guide to Military and Veterans Affairs Social Work Licensure -

Guide to Social Work Licensure in Arizona - 

Guide to Becoming a Social Worker -

The sacrifices our veterans have made go too often forgotten or unrepaid. But we can give back in a small, meaningful way, with a simple gesture from you: please post a link to these guides on the American Legion, Mary Ellen Piotrowski Post 94 website, for instance, here: Your contribution will make a positive impact on the health of our veteran and servicemember communities.

Thank you for your help in sharing these educational resources.

Thank you,

Allison Bowman |
Marketing Communications