AFCEA Veterans Retraining Initiative (VRI):

Mission Statement:

Assist all Transitioning Veterans within the Greater San Diego Area with Training, Re-Training, Networking and Employment Assistance through AFCEA San Diego VRI Community, Industry, Government and Non-Profit Partnerships.


Continue to build partnering relationships

Facilitate the employment of Veterans in San Diego through:

–Conferences & Events
–Get the word out on existing Training & Retraining programs
–Introductions & Referrals

ALL VETS SHOULD COPY THIS or Download the PDF here.

Comment:If this helps one person, then it was worthwhile. Please pass this on to all Veterans on you e-mail list. Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA.Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won’t tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Web pages

home page

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

Vet Center Eligibility – Readjustment Counseling Service

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals



Board of Veteran’s Appeals

Understanding the Appeal Process

US Dept of Veteran Affairs Appeals

CARES Commission

CARES Draft National Plan

Forms and Records Request  

Publications Manuals

Records Center and Vault Homepage

Online VA Form 10-10EZ

2005 Federal Benefits for Vets& Dependents booklet:

Celebrating America’s Freedoms:

Geriatrics and Extended Care  

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care

Environmental Agents Military Exposures

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG

VA Programs for Senior Veterans:

VA’s Cool Stuff for Young People: 

Programs & Initiatives for Women Veterans:

Benefits Administration: 

National Cemetery Administration 

My Health e Vet   

Homeless Veterans  

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector)

HSR&D Home

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site

Policy Manual Index

National Archives & Records Administration

Code of Federal Regulations:

Military Personnel Records Center:

U.S. Congress – for legislative bills, votes and actions

U.S. Government Manual 

Women’s Mental Health Center

National Association of Atomic Veterans

Chemical Warfare page 

Agent Orange Website

VA Fact Sheets

National Center for PTSD

Gulf War Veterans Information

National Gulf War Resource Center

VA Diabetes page

VA Hepatitis C page

Department of Defense Military Health System

Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling)

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence

Guideline Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG

Ionizing Radiation

Parkinson’s disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center – New Jersey

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility


See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


Research and Development

Veterans’ Organizations

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

American Legion:

AMVETS National:

Disabled American Veterans:

Gulf War Veterans:

Jewish War Veterans:

Military Order of the Purple Heart:

Paralyzed Veterans of American:

Vietnam veterans of American:

National Veterans Organization


Center for Minority Veterans

Center for Veterans Enterprise

Center for Women Veterans

Gulf War

Changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Vets

Classified Records – American Gulf War Veterans Assoc

Comp for Disabilities Assoc w/ Gulf War

Evaluation Protocol for Non-Gulf War Vets with Potential exposure to depleted uranium

Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet

Guide to Gulf War Veteran’s Health

Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses Q&As

Persian Gulf Registry

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers

Persian Gulf Veterans’ Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War


Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Vets VBA

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility


Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations                      

Disability Examination Worksheets Index

Peacetime Disability Compensation

General Compensation Provisions

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A “Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17

Part 18


Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A “SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart à “General Policy in Rating

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams


Due Process

Duty to Assist

M10 for spouses and children

M10 Part III Change 1

M21-1 Table of Contents

Mental Health

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

Mental Health Program Guidelines

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

Prosthetics Eligibility

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page

Vocational Rehabilitation

My Health e Vet

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans

VA National Hepatitis C Program

Print this out and save it in your VA files. There may be a time for use in the future.