- Locate your DD-214 form. As a veteran, it's a important document that should be permanently retained.
- It is best to file your DD-214 with the Register of Deeds office for safe keeping. There is no charge for this.
- Notify close family member(s) that you have registered it and keep an additional copy securely at home or in your safety deposit box
- If you are a Vietnam veteran and have not had an Agent Orange screening, please do so. There are 15 medical conditions that may be related to Agent Orange exposure that you could be experiencing now for example: Diabetes II, Prostate Cancer Heart Disease and others. Call the Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton, VA - Environmental Exposure Coordinator 757.722.9961 Ext. 2637. Again, if you have had 'boots on ground' in Vietnam, please inform your physician. A list of the identified medical conditions related to Dioxin exposure is available if you would like one.
- The VA Health Care system is there for you in addition to your private primary care physician
- FYI: In addition to the Hampton VA Medical Center, there is a VA outpatient medical clinic in Elizabeth City, N.C. and a facility in Greenville, N.C. for outpatient services
- Get involved with your local chapter of The American Legion Fort Raleigh Post 26 by calling 252.305.1239 and the V.F.W. Outer Banks Post 10950 by calling 571.236.9823
- Marine Corps League Outer Banks Detachment 1264 Phone Number 252.305.4768
Thank you for your service to our country. We are proud to serve you.