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LDVA Team Member Spotlight: Tommy Sims Recalls the Battle of 73 Easting

BATON ROUGE – U.S. Army SPC Robert Thomas “Tommy” Sims has earned a reputation for being a dedicated public servant and a friend to all he meets. Few people, however, know that Sims’ joie de vivre came at a cost after having lived through one of the fiercest tank...

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Louisiana – 2018 GDX

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics released Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures 2018. This report details VA expenditures at the state, county, and Congressional District level. It includes categories such as compensation and pension, construction, insurance, and medical care. Veteran population estimates and...

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NELVC -National Operational Excellence Award Presentation

RAYVILLE, La. – Richland Parish community members are invited to attend a national award ceremony being held at Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery (NELVC) at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 10. This ceremony is free and open to the public, and will be held at the...

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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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