Resources for Veterans

Self-Service Resources:

DD-214 FORMS ARE NOW ONLINEVeterans can now gain access to their DD-214 forms online, thanks to the National Personnel Records Center (NRPC) Web Site.  Veterans who need the form quickly for a job application or American Legion membership can access the link below to obtain a copy of their DD-214 “Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge”.  Veterans and the next of kin of deceased former service members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html

(This section will be updated soon)

Assistance through Post 130:

Veterans Administration disability claims. Click here.

Correcting military records. (Will be updated soon with contact information)

Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA).  The American Legion as a national organization and Post 130 as a local chapter provide temporary financial assistance to veterans in need.  Due to limited resources, the American Legion requires that veterans seeking TFA to show that assistance through other organizations is not available or not sufficient.  To seek TFA through Post 130, a veteran must first seek assistance from CommonHelp, the one-stop location of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  In most cases, a veteran in need must be the parent or guardian of a child who is derivatively in need of assistance.  To qualify for TFA, a veteran must provide his or her DD-214 showing an honorable discharge, proof of identity (such as a driver’s license), birth certificates of children he or she has in the household, and marriage license (if applicable).  To begin the application process, the veteran should call Post 130 at (703) 533-1945 and ask to make an appointment with the Post 130 service officer.  The Post 130 service officer will counsel the veteran on available resources and courses of action and then prepare an application to be sent to the Virginia American Legion which will approve or reject the TFA application.  The most important aspect of the TFA application is good organization of documents and information.  The TFA process can take a few weeks at a minimum and the veteran should pursue assistance through other organizations.

 

Other veterans services and activities through Post 130:

Post 130 host picnics at the VA hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

 

Other American Legions in the northern Virginia area:

Keeping in mind that Post 130 is a part of a larger community of veterans, we would like recognize the following American Legion posts.  If any of these posts have events they would like to add to our calendar, they should feel free to contact us.  This will help us collaborate effectively.

You can also find resources at:

American Legion Headquarters, http://legion.org.

American Legion, Department of Virginia, http://www.valegion.org/.

Mcgroarty-Stambaugh, VA Post 124

7118 Shreve Rd.

Falls Church, VA 22043

Phone: 571-251-1453

Email: bobsmithsmail@gmail.com

Mc Lean, VA Post 270

1355 Balls Hill Rd.

McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703-356-8259

Email: americanlegionpost270@attglobal.net

General Billy Mitchell, VA Post 85

919 N. Kansas St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 703-527-8178

Bicentennial, VA Post 1976

4206 Daniels Ave.

Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-941-9608

Email: rpcomm6759@aol.com

http://www.post1976.org/

 

Arlington, VA Post 139

3445 N. Washington Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 703-524-1396

Email: ronski139@aol.com

Dyer-Gunnell, VA Post 180

330 N. Center St.

Vienna, VA 22180

Phone: 703-938-9535

Email: post180.cmdr@gmail.com

http://www.legion180.net/

 

William Thomas, VA Post 129 

4604 Raleigh Ave., Apt. 204

Alexandria, VA 22304

Dorie Miller, VA Post 194

1415 S Queen St.

Arlington, VA 22204

Phone: 703-573-1854

Greenspring, VA Post 123

Greenspring Retirement Community

7440 Spring Village Dr.

Springfield, VA 22150

Phone: 703-923-4600

 

Springfield, VA Post 176

6520 Amherst Ave.

Springfield, VA 22150

Phone: 703-440-0335

Email: vapost176@cox.net

Fairfax, VA Post 177 

3939 Oak St.

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-273-2250

Email: info@fairfaxpost177.org

Alexandria, VA Post 24

400 Cameron St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-683-5564

Email: adjutant@valegionpost24.org

M john Fazlollah Belvoir, VA Post 1775

1450 Wilkes St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Email: alpost1775@verizon.net

Unknown Soldier, VA Post 44

9075 Giltinan Ct.

Sprinfield, VA 22153

Phone: 703-644-1221

Email: post44commander@gmail.com

Other Veterans Organizations:

The Greater Falls Church Veterans Council, http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeqlhqc/greaterfallschurchveteranscouncil/

Veterans of Foreign Wars (more information coming soon).

We Are Virginia Veterans, http://www.wearevirginiaveterans.org/