Brookhaven National Laboratory Veterans Association
Vet to Vet Program
Helping Military Veterans Return Home
Resources for patients and their
“The Mesothelioma Center is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information for veterans who may have been exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during their military service.”
The Mesothelioma Center aims to provide veterans with resources that may assist them in their transition to civilian life. Our information is specific to those veterans who were exposed to asbestos on active duty within the past 50 years of its use by the military. We provide veterans with a wealth of information on at-risk professions, ways to access support, and treatment options for those facing a mesothelioma diagnosis. Our Senior Veteran Benefits Counselor, Carl Jewett, is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy who assists all of our veterans with any questions they may have about their illness or ways to receive the benefits they deserve.
Suffolk County opens Veterans Court - The program is open to nonviolent misdemeanor and felony offenders but individuals must volunteer to participate.
As of June 29, 2010, a Veterans' Medallion is available for order. This option is to mark the Veterans' graves in private cemeteries and highlight their service and sacrifices made for our Country. More details...
Military Handbooks Newsletter are now available!
Information for Vietnam
Veterans re: diabetes
Pete Palamidis (above right) presenting a check to Jim Belmonte from the Jayne–Lattin Post 2913. The check was donated by the BVA to the Lt. Michael Murphy Monument project. Murphy, a United States Naval Officer and SEAL, was posthumously decorated with the Medal of Honor.
Veteran Benefits available at BNL - Click here for information
The Employee Assistance Program and the BERA Veterans Association presented a mini-series in May 2007 to address the needs of veterans, spouse of a veteran, surviving spouse of a deceased veteran, parent of a returning veteran and their families. Their presentations are below. (To download RealPlayer, go to: http://www.bnl.gov/video/realplayer.asp)
The following is a list of links that will help you determine if you are eligible and how to file a tax exemption if you served on active duty for more than 365 days during 1945-1991.
◊ Saluting the US Flag (pdf)
◊ DD-214 - online access (pdf)
Last Modified: June 2, 2014