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HIGH COUNTRY CHAPTER MOAA

BENEFITS BROCHURE

This is the first edition of a Benefits Brochure provided by the High Country Chapter of MOAA.  The goal of this publication is a comprehensive listing of benefits for the retired military members and dependents.  Such benefits will not be set forth in detail; rather, a directory of links to existing publications providing such detail will be provided.  Also, you will find additional information pertaining to services that are available within our area.

Publication date: May 27, 2009.

Comments and inquiries are welcomed and should be addressed to the President at:

High Country Chapter MOAA
PO Box 3312
Boone, NC 28607-3312

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact one of the Board members.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Military Service Links -------------------------------------------------------------

Veterans Links ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Family Support Links --------------------------------------------------------------

Retiree Publications----------------------------------------------------------------

Military Recreation and Travel ---------------------------------------------------

County Veterans Service Officers in the High Country-----------------------

Social Security ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Military Installations---------------------------------------------------------------

Retiree Locator----------------------------------------------------------------------

ID Card Facilities -------------------------------------------------------------------

County Veterans Service Officers in the High Country -----------------------

TRICARE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

VA Medical Centers/ Clinics------------------------------------------------------

 


MILITARY SERVICE LINKS

Department of Defense- www.defenselink.mil

U.S. Army- www.army.mil
                    www.armyreserve.army.mil
                    www.1800goguard.com

U.S. Navy- www.navy.mil
                   www.usnavyreserve.com

U.S. Marines- www.marines.mil
                       www.morforres.usmc.mil

U.S. Air Force- www.af.mil
                          www.afreserve.com
                          www.ang.af.mil

U.S. Coast Guard- www.uscg.mil
                               www.uscg.mil/hq/reserve/reshmg.html

Army and Air Force Exchange System- www.afes.com

U.S. Military Retired Pay- Call 1-800-321-1080 or 1-(216) 522-5955
                                                www.defas.mil

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VETERANS LINKS

Department of Veterans Affairs- www.va.gov

Veterans News and Information Service- www.vnis.com

Local Contacts- See “County Veterans Service Officers in The High Country” section.

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FAMILY SUPPORT LINKS

Some family support links are specific to one branch of service or even a specific unit.  Even so, they may be able to refer the user to the proper agency for assistance. 

Army Family Liaison Homepage- www.armyfamiliesonline.org

Lifelines- www.lifelines.navy.mil

Fort Family- (704) 496-3933 or email:  DIT108FamilyReadiness@usar.army.mil

Super Family Assistance Center- NC National Guard Armory, 1535 Beecher Anderson Road, Lenoir, NC 28645 or contact Ms. Nancy Davis at (828) 757-4365

1451 Transportation Company- Ms. Barbara Daye (828) 264-2070

MOAA Auxiliary MemberAdvisory Committee- www.moaa.org/survivor (A good resource for assistance in the following areas: military survivors, general grief, books for widowers, books for grandparents).

VA for Surviving Spouse- www.vba.va.gov/survivors

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RETIREE PUBLICATIONS

Army Echoes- www.armyg1.army.mil/rso/echoes.asp

Air Force Afterburner- www.retirees.af.mil/afterburner

Navy Shift Colors- www.npc.navy.mil/ReferenceLibrary/Publications

Coast Guard Evening Colors- www.uscg.mil/hq/psc/eveningcolors
                                                www.uscg.mil/ppc/retnews/

Marine Corps Semper Fi- www.manpower.usmc.mil (Click on Semper Fidelis Online under News and Features)

Military Handbooks- www.militaryhandbooks.com (Includes handbooks on a variety of subjects including Installation Directory; Military Retired Handbook; Benefits for veterans and Dependents: free)

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MILITARY RECREATION AND TRAVEL

Morale Welfare Recreation Army Gateway- www.armymwr.com

USO Morale, welfare and recreation-type services- www.uso.org

National Parks Information- www.nps.gov

Travel- www.offdutytravel.com

Recreation- www.GolfCard.com/dod/cfm and/ or call 1-800-321-8269

Navy MWR- www.lifelines.navy/mil/lifelinesmilitarylife/travel/recreationmwr

Travel/ Space A- www.amc.af.mil/amctravel/
                             spacea@charleston.af.mil
                             popespacea@pope.af.mil

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COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY

Allaghany County- Mr. Sam Nichols, County Building, 90 S Main Street, Sparta, NC 28675 (336) 372-4850

Ashe County- Ms. Betsy Reeves, 150 Government Circle, Suite 2100, Jefferson, NC 28640 (336) 846-5575

Avery County- Ms. Georgia Henry, 175 Linville Street, Administrative Building, Newland, NC 28657, (828) 733-8211

Watauga County- Ms. Donna Lyons, 331 Queen Street, Suite C, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 265-8065

Wilkes County- Mr. Ralph Broyhill, 108 North Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 (336) 651-7327

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SOCIAL SECURITY

Web Site- http://www.ssa.gov

Telephone- 1-800-772-1213

Local Office- 207 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 (336) 667-8506

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RETIREMENT SERVICE OFFICERS

North Carolina- Ft. Bragg, NC  bellj@bragg.army.mil  (910) 396-5304

Virginia- Ft. Belvoir, VA  Karen_m-kelly@belvoir.army.mil  (703) 805-2675

South Carolina- Ft. Jackson, SC  Vincent.bullard@jackson.army.mil  (803) 751-6715

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MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC 28542 (910) 451-1113

Cherry Point MCAS NC (252) 466-2811

Coast Guard, Elizabeth City, NC (252) 335-6000

Army Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC 28307 (910) 396-0011

New River MCAS, Jacksonville, NC 28545 (910) 451-1113

Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, NC 28307 (910) 394-1110

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, NC 27531 (Note: Ft. Fisher Recreation Area is under the management of Seymour Johnson AFB)

Note: All of these installations have transient quarters, recreation areas and family centers.  All have commissaries except Pope AFB and Elizabeth City CG.  Morale and welfare information is available for these installations under the Military Recreation and Travel section of this publication.

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RETIREE LOCATOR

The Privacy Act prohibits the release of personal addresses; however, you may be able to locate a retiree of the Armed Forces by contacting the appropriate service as indicated below.  Note that the US Army does not provide such a service.

Navy- Navy Worldwide Locator, Navy Personnel Command (901) 874-3388

Air Force- Headquarters, AFPC/DPDXIDL (210) 565-2660

Marine Corps- HQ Marine Corps, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (703) 784-9310

Coast Guard- US Coast Guard Personnel Service Center 1-800-772-8724

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ID CARD FACILITIES

US Army Reserve Center, 571 Walden Road, Abingdon, VA.  Call 1-800-209-5402 ext. 1204 for an appointment (required) M-TH 8:30-3:00.

Naval Resource Center, 75 Shelburne Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 271-5011.  Walk-ins Tues. and Wed. 8:00-12:00l; Thurs 9:00-2:00.

108th Division (IT), 1330 Westover Street, Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 342-5108.  Call for an appointment.

Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 598-0447.  Call for an appointment Thursday only 9:00-2:45.

NC Air National Guard, 5225 Morris Field Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 391-4153, Tuesday 8:00-11:00 (except holidays).

Soldier Support Center, Nomandy Drive, Ft. Bragg, NC (910) 396-9339.  Call for an appointment MTWF 8:30-5:00; TH 8:30-7:00; Sat. 9:00-12:00.  Two forms of identification required (one with photograph).

Pope Air Force Base Building 308, Fayetteville, NC (910) 394-2276.  MWF 7:30-3:30; TH 9:00-3:30.

NC National Guard Armory, 4105 Reedy Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC (919) 664-6250.  Call for an appointment T-F 8:30-11:00 and 1:00-3:00.

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TRICARE

Web—http://www.tricare.mil 1-800-444-5445

TRICARE north (includes NC)—www.hnfs.net/bene/home

TRICARE Pharmacy—http://www.express-scripts.com

MEDICARE—1-800-633-4227

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VA MEDICAL CENTERS/CLINICS

Web—www.va.gov

Hickory Out- Patient Clinic—1170 Fairgrove Church Road, Hickory, NC 28601.  Approximate distance of 37 miles.

Mountain Home VA Medical Center—Corner of Lamont St. and Veterans Way, Mountain Home, TN 37684.  Approximate distance of 40 miles.

Johnson City Veterans Center—1615A Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.  Approximate distance of 41 miles.

Asheville Veterans Medical Center—100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 298-7911.  Approximate distance of 85 miles.

Winston Salem Out- Patient Clinic—190 Kimel Park Drive, Winston Salem, NC (336) 786-3296.  Approximate distance of 85 miles.

Salisbury Heffner’s Veterans Medical Center—1601 Brenner Ave, Salisbury, NC (704) 638-9000.  Approximate distance of 100 miles.
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