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Deploy or get out: New Pentagon plan could boot thousands of non-deployable troops

Military Times Story By: Tara Copp Service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months or more will be separated from the military, based on new Defense Department policies that are under final review. The “policy will require the services to process members who are non-deployable for...

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Home Sweet Home

Henry H. Ratcliff enlisted in the in the United States Army in 1942 and served during WWII. He’s seen and done more in his lifetime than most can imagine. For the past two years, this living legend is now a proud resident of LDVA’s Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home located in...

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LaVetCorps: Louisiana Student Veterans Getting Support They Need

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Secretary Joey Strickland signed a memorandum of understanding with statewide higher education leaders in support of a new statewide LaVetCorps Program campus veteran center initiative. The announcement and public signing took place at the Louisiana Community...

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Individual VA benefits and claims information is only given through an accredited Veterans Assistance Counselor.


You could be eligible for emergency financial assistance through LDVA.

The Military Family Assistance Fund awarded $350,000 to assist 171,000 veterans and their families affected by flooding in 2016. The fund provides support for a variety of financial hardships when certain criteria apply.

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Are you experiencing a crisis?

The Veterans Crisis Line is here to support you.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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We care for our elder veterans in VA homes across the state.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide specialized services for veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents in five locations across the state, including Jackson, Bossier City, Monroe, Reserve, and Jennings.

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We honor veterans and their families with dedicated burial honors.

LDVA operates four Veteran Cemeteries across the state, offering a variety of burial options for veterans, spouses, and dependent children. We are proud to honor our service members and their families with beautiful, spacious grounds and a variety of burial benefits.

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