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Mike Postorino is the Veteran Liaison for the Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com); an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their application processes for VA benefits. He can be reached at mpostorino(@)asbestos.com. Their web site can be found at www.asbestos.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW AND HELPFUL SITES FOR VETERANS

The Recovery Village, Personalized Addiction Treatment

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/veterans/

PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for Veterans:

https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/guidance-for-veterans-mental-health

Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/therapy-med/finding-a-therapist.asp:

PTSD amongst the Military and Veterans:

https://www.rehab4alcoholism.com/article/72/ptsd-amongst-the-military-and-veterans

PTSD amongst the Military and Veterans:

https://www.rehab4alcoholism.com/article/72/ptsd-amongst-the-military-and-veterans

How to Stop Living Out of Your Car - Guide for Homeless Vets:

https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/5518/guide-how-to-stop-living-out-of-car

Homeless Veterans’ Resources:

https://www.bigrentz.com/how-to-guides/resources-homeless-veterans

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans:

http://nchv.org/index.php/help

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets:

http://www.operationwearehere.com/FinancialAssistance.html

Homes for Homeless Vets:

https://www.homecity.com/homes-for-homeless-vets

Support for Veterans and Their Struggles:

https://www.realwarriors.net

Financial Benefits of a Military Career:

https://blog.taxact.com/how-to-make-the-most-financially-out-of-your-military-career

Legal Advice for Veterans:

https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-advice-for-veterans

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The Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) office at St. Louis has been closed in conjunction with Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).  Applications to the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR), DD Form 149; and the Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB), DD Form 293, must now be mailed to 251 18th Street South, Suite 385 Arlington, VA 22202-3531.  The current editions of these applications also provide this mailing address.  The current applications can be printed from the ARBA website

 - http://arba.army.pentagon.mil

The forms are in a fill-able format so that applicants can word process the forms and print them. 

The ARBA website also provides an online process for application to the ABCMR and the ADRB that can be used instead of completing and mailing the hard copy applications.  We encourage use of the online application process.  Veterans Service Officers may do the computer work for applicants but for all applications, the applicant or legal representative must sign the application. 

When mailing a hard copy application or the signature page for the online application, applicants should provide copies of all records and documents they have in their possession related to their application.

It should not be assumed that all the documents they wish the Board to consider are in their military record.

You and the Veterans you serve will find the ARBA website very useful.

It provides the information, forms, online application, application guides, answers to common questions, and links to many other helpful sites.  If you have questions, you may contact us through the ARBA website "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the website home page. 

Thank you for all you do for Veterans, Soldiers, and their families. Adair Petty, Operations Officer, Army Review Boards Agency, http://arba.army.pentagon.mil

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