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Military Veterans: Home

This guide provides resources, both print and on-line, for military veterans and their families, including benefits, employment, health, and more. Browse the resources below or check your Delaware Public Library shelves in the following areas: 362, 331,

Delaware Resources

Keep Your DEERS Information Up to Date

DEERS is a database of active duty and retired service members, their family members, and others who are eligible for TRICARE. Keeping your DEERS record updated is key getting timely, effective TRICARE benefits DEERS supports benefit delivery including medical, dental, educational, and life insurance. DEERS is also responsible for producing DoD ID Cards. There are several options for updating and verifying DEERS information:

Online: mailconnect.dmdc.osd.mil

Phone:1(800)538-9552 | Fax: 1(800)336-4416

Mail updates to:
Defense Manpower Data Center Support Center, Attention: COA
400 Road, Seaside CA 93955-6771

The Power of Reading

Al Mills was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. A proud Army Veteran, husband, father, and grandfather. A licensed Social worker, and current Poet Laureate for the state of Delaware with his twin brother, State Representative N’namdi Chukwoucha (Twin Poets), Mills is an avid reader who writes daily and loves collecting old poetry books.

Mills proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Mills says of his time in the military “[It] is still to this day one of the best parts of my life. The men and women I served with are now like brothers and sisters. So, I have this amazing extended family spread out all over the U.S. I got to travel and see the world – while making some amazing memories.” He also says “being in combat and in war at times, I, as well as many other veterans, am struggling with moral injury and PTSD as a result.”

Since his first job at thirteen, as a camp counselor at the Walnut Street YMCA, Mills community involvement remains a very important part of his life. “I grew up in grassroots, community-centered households where hard working middle class values were instilled in me by my parents and grandparents. So, giving back is a large part of my everyday life” says Mills who still works with at-risk youth and their families. “The children make me smile especially when they are allowed to just be children and have that wonderful excitement and joy in their eyes.”

 

 

The VOM Magazine is a collaborative effort from local Veterans, business owners, professionals, non-profits, and charities. In this magazine (representing information from the New Castle, Delaware, and Cecil County, Maryland areas), the aim is to present helpful information as a resource for Veterans who are seeking faith, employment, health, and lifestyle advice and direction.

Subscribe, contribute, or advertise at: veteransoutreachministries.org

Read more on the topics of military history, current events, overseas deployments, PTSD, veterans affairs, and more without leaving your computer.

DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service) pays all DoD military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors.