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The PACT Act 
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Wyoming Outreach Calendar:  Map & Contact

April 2024

Wyoming Veterans Commission:

Full time Directory, Commissioner Directory, Veteran Service Officer Map

VFW Service Officer: to help all veterans with VA Claims, etc.

Jonathan Nicodemus - Department Service Office

          VA Medical Regional Office Center
          2360 East Pershing Boulevard
          Cheyenne, WY 82001
          Phone: (307) 778-7340
          Fax: (307) 778-7549

Tomas Pacheco - Asst. Department Service Officer
          VA Medical Reginal Office Center
          2360 East Pershing Boulevard
         Cheyenne, WY 82001
         Phone: (307) 778-7340
         Fax: (307) 778-7549

Table of Contents

Active Duty




Financial Assistance

Government Officials


Legal Assistance



Suicide Prevention



Other Health

Veteran Service



Active Duty


Fiscal Tiger
-- Topics ranging from healthcare guides for veterans to resources for transitioning back to civilian life
POC: Noah Keegans

Guide to Moving in the Military

Silent Professionals
Transition to civilian life.
POC: Adam G. Gonzales

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
552 Fort Evans Road, Suite 300
Leesburg, VA 20176

Planning for Life after Discharge

Transition to Civilian Life





2021 guide on Veteran Substance Abuse

POC: Jo Ryan

Veteran and Service Member Outreach Coordinator  


2020 Guide to Substance Abuse in Veterans

POC: Stephanie Conant
Community Outreach Coordinator
449 Recovery 

Alcohol Rehab Guide
Alcohol Rehab Guide is an organization that provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. We are taking this month to focus on helping veterans struggling with alcohol dependency to safely, and comfortably quit. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome affects nearly two million Americans each year. Our goal is to provide helpful information to as many people as possible on alcohol abuse, addiction, and recovery options.
Website:Alcohol Detox

All Treatment
Has combined the government's national veteran addiction treatment center database (SAMHSA) with modern location technology to help veterans find local addiction treatment
Our Find A Veteran's Treatment Center Near Me technology uses the location of your computer, tablet, or cell phone to generate a local listing of veteran addiction treatment centers in and around your community. is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. The resource is free to the public.
POC: Matthew Baker
Phone: 7273301772

Denver Recovery CenterDenver Recovery Center
POC: Brittany Pomponio

Drug Dangers


2019 guide on Veterans and Addiction

The Recovery Village
An organization with locations across the country dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. We understand the unique struggles military personnel and their families experience and how their selfless role can be both rewarding and stressful, causing some to turn to various forms of substance abuse to cope; we believe education can help prevent this.
Our new resource outlines the mental effects of deployment, combat, and separation, among other relatable subjects, the signs and consequences of substance abuse, and how to get help for those who are using substances to cope.
POC: William Bungarden, Awareness Advocate


AddictionGuide                                                                                                                                Research shows that military veterans are at a higher risk than civilians of developing addictions and severe mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Addiction Guide is committed to helping save innocent veterans’ lives from drug overdose and suicide, but we need your help.                                                                              Chris Carberg - Founder & Grateful Recovering Addict (2005)                                             Addiction Guide                                                                                                                                                1187 Falling Pine Ct                                                                                                                                        Winter Springs, FL 32708                                                                         

Addiction                                                                                                                              List Of The 11 Best Inpatient Rehab Centers For Veterans

Alcohol and drug abuse is a grave health concern faced by many veterans, especially those who struggle with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) disorder following service. In fact, one in 10 veterans who returned from recent wars struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.


POC: Maya Davis -                                                                           Community Outreach Specialist







College Resources for Veterans
Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families

Paying for Graduate School as a Military Service Member

Resources, Tips and Advice for Veterans Returning to the Workforce

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Veterans: Expert Guidance to Help Pay for College

Students Coping with Grief and Loss at School

What are the Most Military Friendly Universities in the U.S.?

Nursing School Scholarships for Veterans, Active Duty, and family members  


CPT James Ahn memorial Scholarship-annual scholarship we are sponsoring for a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student.   The award is for $1000.         







Best Jobs for Returning Service members
POC: Mike Miller

- Military Resume Example -
POC: Andrei-Iulian Kurtuy

Denise M. Lewis, MSML

Army (Retired) Spouse

Outreach Coordinator and Diversity Officer, Arm-Me Up and WWRP

P: (252)621-3690 | E:

W: Army-Spouses|






Financial Assistance

How to Maximize Your Retirement and Benefits From the Military


Alicia Fuentes | Communications
MoneyGeek LLC
156 2nd St. San Francisco, CA 94105 claims to be the trusted source of financial rates and information for outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, CNBC and Bloomberg.
You can view the guide here:
POC:David Lafferty
Bankrate, Inc. | 1675 Broadway 22nd Floor | New York, NY 10019

Complete Guide to VA Mortgage Benefits

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets

Financial Benefits of a Military Career to-make-the-most-financially- out-of-your-military-career/

Fundera Inc.
A "how-to” guide for Vets on getting everything started in their entrepreneurial adventure. I thought it was more reader-friendly than others I've come across. It was independently written, so it did a great job at highlighting the best resources available and there's a bunch of opportunities I didn't know existed. Also has a helpful section on the most advantageous loans and grants available and how to seek them out and qualify. --Ryan

POC: Jeff Gitlen
Content Associate | LendEDU
w:| t: (800) 928-3940

Small Business Administration
A tool for planning on how much financing your business will take and the best ways to go about funding. We really liked the section on crowdfunding, because most people would never even consider this route. --Ryan

The Kaplan Group                                                                                                                               Veteran-owned businesses make up 9% of companies today, with that number only growing. That’s why we created a guide covering everything veterans need to know about business and credit loans.                 Dan Barnett

Surviving Spouses Resources                                                         


Retirement and Financial Security for U.S. VeteransBirch Gold Group has assembled a comprehensive list of resources to help veterans find the financial security they deserve, and eventually retire will full peace-of-mind.                                                                                                               Website:                             Email:


 VA Loan Checklist

 https://www.militaryvaloan. com/checklist.htm






Government Officials

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's military/veteran POC is Daniel Gallegos  Daniel is very willing to help with veteran issues, especially dealings with the Veteran's Administration









Homes for Homeless Vets

How to Stop Living Out of Your Car - Guide for Homeless Vets insurance-news/5518/guide-how- to-stop-living-out-of-car/

Homeless Veterans Resources to-guides/resources-homeless- veterans

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans help/

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies                                   
Casey Henley 
Office- 307-253-0796






Legal Assistance


A law firm specializing in helping veterans and their families affected by asbestos diseases to receive compensation.
Nicole Winch 

Berry Lawfirm: VA Disability Rates


Legal Advice for Veterans

Legal Aid of Wyoming

Pro Bono Legal Services for Veterans Brochure

Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System, INC
You were here to help all Americans and now we are here to help you by providing free advocacy services to all disabled veterans and help them to maintain their rights to: Housing, Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Service Animals
Our goal is to establish, expand, protect and enforce the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities through administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies. All inquiries are handled with respect and confidentiality.
Phone: (307) 632-3496
Mailing address:
Wyoming Protection and Advocacy System
7344 Stockman St.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009






Post-Traumatic Stress
POC: Jenna Baskin

PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for Veterans mental-health

Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist public/treatment/therapy-med/finding-a-therapist.asp
Vet Center-Mental health counseling for Combat Veterans and their families
Casper Vet Center-
Cheyenne Vet Center 
Single care                                                                                                                                                                                             Millions of veterans seek mental health treatment each year, which is why we created this piece. The medically-reviewed resource covers:
  • Common mental health issues faced by veterans such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression
  • Treatment options available to veterans associated with these issues
  • Signs of mental illness for veterans and their loved ones to look for
  • Tips on a healthy transition back to civilian life
  • Additional mental health resource                                                   
Sarah Breckon sbreckon@singlecare. com 







Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans
Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides, and resources.
Assisted Living is a community organization that is devoted to helping disabled and elderly maximize their healthy years and age gracefully through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. We have been featured on the Parkinson's Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
POC: Micala Day

Caring.comis a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.
POC: Carol Wells
Community Outreach and Senior Advocate

Nursing Home Abuse Center
Mission is to be the top online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust.
POC: Brian Mitchell, Director of Advocacy
101 S New York Ave Suite 201
Winter Park, FL 32789

Paying for Senior Care

Resources to Help Empower Our Senior Loved Ones
Staying Healthy
Healthy Eating for Older Adults
"Eating a variety of foods from all food groups can help supply the nutrients a person needs as they age."

9 Best Types of Exercise for Older Adults
"Stay strong, be safe, and maintain your independence by integrating these top fitness options into your training plan."

10 Easy Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Mental Health and Well-Being
"Staying vital and connected can help you ward off the depression that often comes with aging. Here are simple things you can do, even from your own home."

Medicare Health Insurance for Senior Citizens
"Medicare is a government program that provides health insurance coverage for senior citizens age 65 years and older, the disabled of any age, and to anyone suffering from end-stage renal disease."

How and When to Enroll in Medicare 2019-2020
Learn the ins and outs of enrolling in a Medicare plan.

How to Talk to Your Doctor: A Guide for Caregivers and Elders
"The tips and guidelines listed below will help you team up with your loved one and their doctor to yield the best possible outcome for their health care."

Staying Safe
The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them
"As we age, our ability to care for ourselves begins to diminish."
Learn what to watch out for to keep yourself out of harm's way.

How to Recognize Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living
"Many families consider moving their parent into an assisted living community during this period, but how do you recognize the signs that it’s time for assisted living?"

Making The Transition to Senior Living
"The transition from a home you’ve lived in for many years to a new environment can trigger difficult emotions for everyone involved."

25 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them
"Knowing your rights and having the tools to force or push nursing home staff and management to follow the law can make all the difference."

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes: The Essential Guide to Legal Action
"Learn to spot signs of nursing home abuse and how to get fair compensation for your elderly loved one."

Staying Social
Older Adults and the Importance of Social Interaction
"Staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help you maintain good physical and emotional health and cognitive function."

Beyond Bingo: 110 Activities for Elderly & Seniors
"...find endless and entertaining ways to pass [the] time, get involved, and discover new passions."

Staying Financially Secure
Financial Assistance for Senior Citizens
" are never too old or wise for some frugal financial advice..."

Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse
"Senior financial abuse is estimated to have cost victims at least $2.9 billion last year alone."


Senior Housing for Low-Income Residents

Mission is to help seniors and their families find housing and care for themselves and their loved ones by providing objective information on our website and via our free Care Advisor service.


Grants for Seniors is a website for all kinds of assistance fore seniors by state.                                                                                                                    Financial Help, Health Care, Help with Rent, Housing Assistance, Food Assistance, Clothing Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Daily Life and so on     





Suicide Prevention


Fighting Suicide and Depression In College

Guide to Suicide Prevention

US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline








Baron & Budd
Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Lawyer

Mesothelioma Fund(offers free services for patients dealing with the cost of treatment)
POC: Chelsea Montanaro
Phone: 800-215-9896

Mesothelioma Guide
POC: Macy Eubank Community Outreach
Phone: (407) 613-2052

Mesothelioma Help Now
Provides educational resources, support, and information to anyone that may have questions about mesothelioma.
POC: Jessica Miller - Patient Help Advocate
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(877) 227-0254

Mesothelioma Hub

Mesothelioma Justice Network
The website and everyone involved with it are dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. They strive to be one of the top comprehensive and educational resources online to help support sick patients and their families. The website provides hundreds of pages with the most current and detailed information about the asbestos industry and its medical impacts. Their mission is to be the leading online resource for victims suffering from asbestos-related diseases.
POC: Brittney Rogers - Justice Advocate
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(855) 722-2974

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Guide
POC: Carol Wells
Community Outreach and Senior Advocate
(800) 277-2515

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

Mesothelioma Resources

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
POC: Lashane Jackson, Outreach Support,
Phone: (844) 863-2464
more info:

POC: Hannah Bessinger 

The Public Outreach Department for the Pleural Mesothelioma Center
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.
POC: Chad Maycumber
Phone: (407)704-9480 - Brought to you by The Mesothelioma Center

Veterans who develop mesothelioma because of military asbestos exposure can file for VA benefits and other forms of compensation to help pay for treatment and out-of-pocket expenses. 










Tuck has been researching the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on sleep. We’ve found cancer patients are at high risk of suffering from diagnosed sleep disorders that can harm their sleep duration and quality, which can have significant impacts on recovery.
Tuck Sleep is a non-commercial community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been referenced by Well + Good, Smithsonian Magazine, Shape, Harvard University and by many sleep organizations across the web
POC: Kellen Smith, Community Relations
PO Box 61293
Seattle, WA 98141-6293




Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Center is here to provide the information and resources you need to understand the diagnosis. Are you a patient, loved one, caregiver, or even just a student? Learn more about what a lung cancer diagnosis is and the best way to fight it medically and legally. 


POC: Will Coyle


Phone: 720-507-8722 




Other Health


A Veterans Guide to Health and Nutrition (Brenda Snow) veterans-guide-to-health-and- nutrition/
Based on research and conversations we have had with community leaders across the US, many veterans suffering from Alzheimer’s are unaware of the available programs that can help maintain or improve their quality of life. So we created a resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like available care options and financial support that can provide assistance during their time of need. You can read more about work here:
POC: Karen James
Community Outreach

Sleepopolis: How Does Mental Health Affect Your Sleep?
The term mental health describes emotional, cognitive, and social well-being. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health affects not just how we feel, but how we think and behave. Our psychological condition determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
POC: Vanessa Osorio

Your At Home Team
A guide for families/households looking to improve or customize a home to be more accessible for deaf or hard of hearing inhabitants
POC: Sallie McBrien



The Ultimate Guide to Strength Sports for Veterans 

Below are some of the major topics this article will discuss: Why veterans may be interested in strength sports Physical Fitness Community Stress Reduction Competition Special considerations for veterans who may be disabled Organizations dedicated to strength sports for veterans Insight from veterans in the strength sports world.

POC:  Max Whiteside,



Authority Dental: A Practical guide on dental benefits and health recommendations for Veterans.                                                                                POC:  Henry Hackney, DMD                                                                                                                 Content Director at Authority Dental




 Veteran Service

September 2021


AMVETS Member Owned Business

Community and Support for Veterans

Health Options through VA(Mission Act Community Care Booklet June 2019)

Information about New VA Issued ID Card
The Card may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form. 3979

Support for Veterans and Their Struggles

The Complete Homebuyers Guide for Veterans

List of Helpful Resources for Veterans

Deploy Care                                                                                                               

Discounts for Active Duty and Veterans                                   


6 Steps to Using a VA Home Loan
Salute America's Heroes -All different resources to help Veterans 
Home Renovation Grants For Veterans




Veteran Designation on Wyoming Driver’s License info
Note: This should be done before renewing your driver’s license; the approval process takes about three weeks. Complete the paperwork now, once approved it will be in your driver’s license file and next time you renew your driver’s license just ask to have the Veteran Designation added to your driver’s license.
WY DOT Information
Application: Veteran Status Verification

Wyoming Veterans & Military Resource Booklet

A collection of Wyoming Veteran Programs and Contact info updated 12 Oct 2020.

Wyoming Veterans Commission
Facebook: Wyoming Veterans Commission Facebook

High Plains Honor Flight
Veterans: An all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.
Click the link to sign-up or support
POC: Matt Voris




Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Wyoming Calendar Fundraiser





WY Department Convention Cheyenne, WY


 State Convention packet HERE!


                   Veteran Service Office
Veterans who need assistance with VA Benefits, please contact our Service Officers:

Jonathan Nicodemus - Department Service Office

VA Medical Regional Office Center
2360 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82001
 Phone: (307) 778-7340
Mobile: (307) 421-8054  
Fax: (307) 778-7549

Tomas Pacheco - Asst. Department Service Officer
         VA Medical Regional Office Center
         2360 East Pershing Boulevard
         Cheyenne, WY 82001
         Phone: (307) 778-7340
         Mobile: (307) 421-8054  
         Fax: (307) 778-7549