Brookhaven National Laboratory Veterans Association

Vet to Vet Program

Veterans Peer to Peer Groups with Joseph Dwyer - 631-853-8345 or ~ ~ Details

Veterans Service Agency
Veterans Advocate ~ Benefit Programs ~ War Time Service ~ Contact numbers

Contact VA website:
  - Veterans On Line Application (VONAPP)
  - Benefits and Services Available
  - Eligibility of VA Benefits
  - How to Apply for VA Benefits, and more

  Resources for patients and their families.
Veterans can develop mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during their military service.

  “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! 
Click here to receive your FREE Military Handbook for Active and Retired U.S. Military Personnel

Information for Vietnam Veterans re: diabetes
The Veterans Administration acknowledges diabetes mellitus (Type II, adult onset) as a presumptive condition for in-country Vietnam veterans. In-country service in Vietnam presumes exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange if the veteran meets the criteria outlined in 38 CFR §3.313 regarding dates of service and the condition being claimed is one listed in 38 CFR §3.307 (6)iii.

Suffolk County Legislature to pass bill to Expand Real Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans (Spouses and Unremarried Surviving Spouses of Veterans to Receive Equal Benefits).

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:

• “VA Health Care: Entitlements and Disability Benefits” Speaker: Joe Sledge, Northport VA Public Information Officer.

• “Suffolk County Entitlements for Veterans” Speaker: Tom Ronayne, Suffolk County Vets Service.

• “The Invisible Wounds of War” Speaker: Lawrence Brown, M.A., Retired career military & mental health counselor, Babylon Vet Center of U.S. Veterans Administration.

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.

Wars, Campaigns, and Expeditions of the Armed Forces Since WW II which Qualify for Veterans' Preference

Saluting the US Flag (pdf)

DD-214 - online access (pdf)

Legislator Steve Stern advises Veterans Organizations of funding for Memorial Day flags (pdf)

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Last Modified: June 2, 2014
Please forward all questions about this site to: Don Farnam