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Department of Veterans Affairs

If you would like my help with a Veterans Affairs matter, begin by printing and filling out a privacy authorization form and then fax or mail it to one of my offices listed below.

 

Amarillo Office
620 South Taylor Street, Suite 200 
Amarillo, 79101-3541
T (806) 371-8844 F (806) 371-7044
Office Hours: 8:30 to 5:30 (CST)

 

 Wichita Falls Office
2525 Kell Blvd, Suite 406 
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 
  T (940) 692-1700 F (940) 692-0539
Office Hours: 8:30 to 5:30 (CST)




The Veterans Administration currently has many claims pending for various types of benefits. Because of that, many veterans feel that their case might be overlooked or handled improperly.

I am always glad to help in these situations. At my request, the VA will "flag" a particular case and keep me updated throughout the process. However, it is important to know that I cannot act as the "representative" on a person's VA claim. You may still want an attorney or veterans representative to help you with this. My actions will not affect the work done by the person you select as your representative.

If you would like my help with a claim or appeal, begin by printing and filling out a privacy authorization form and then fax or mail it to one of my offices listed above. 
 
 
How to Obtain a Copy of Your Military Records
 
Most military records are stored at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Military personnel records can be used for proving military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records several ways.  You can begin your military records request by clicking here to visit the National Personnel Records Center website.
 
You can also learn more about the National Personnel Records Center and and the military records request process by watching this quick video from the National Archives.



Requesting Military Awards and Decorations

Military medals are also an issue handled primarily through the National Personnel Records Center (NRPC) in St. Louis.

You can find more information about requesting military awards and decorations
 by clicking here to visit the NRPC website.
 
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) does not issue service medals; that is a function of each military service department. Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served. However, for cases involving Air Force and Army personnel (click here for exceptions), the NPRC will verify the awards to which a veteran is entitled and forward the request along with the records verification to the appropriate service department for issuance of the medals. Use the addresses listed below, and mail your request accordingly.

Expediting the Process

In most cases, it is faster to get medals if you work through a congressional office. If you are owed medals from your service, begin by printing and filling out a privacy authorization form and then fax or mail it to one of my offices listed above.