Senator Leahy's office can assist both active duty, reserve component, and retired members of the military with a variety of issues ranging from health care to pay issues.
For more information or to discuss your particular situation, please call Senator Leahy's Burlington office at (802) 863-2525 or toll-free (800) 642-3193.
Active Duty, National Guard, and Members of the Military Reserves
If you are a Vermonter serving in the military and have tried unsuccessfully to resolve a problem through your chain of command, call Senator Leahy's military caseworker at (802) 863-2525. Senator Leahy welcomes calls from your concerned relatives, but it is important that he hear directly from you, the service member.
If you want Senator Leahy to initiate an inquiry on your behalf, you will need to print and sign a Privacy Release Form. It is also helpful if you provide a letter describing the problem, what steps you have taken to try and resolve it, and how you think Senator Leahy can help.
Family Support for Active Duty, National Guard Members and Veterans
Vermont Military Family Programs offer services to all National Guard, Reserve, and Active Component service members and their families. Programs include child and youth services, family assistance, survivor assistance, and transition benefits.
Vermont National Guard Family Assistance Centers provide resource referral and support assistance to all National Guard, Reserve, and Active Component service members and their families throughout all phases of deployment.
Joint Family Support Assistance Program offers social work/counseling and training in military family life and in personal/family finance to members of all service branches and their families.
Vermont Veterans Outreach Team provides ongoing assistance to combat Veterans of any service branch. Outreach specialists located around the state are available to help returning combat veterans with reintegration issues and to provide information and referral to appropriate services.
To connect with any of these services, you can also call *** 24/7 Vermont Veterans Outreach Line : 888-607-8773*** (Operated by the Vermont National Guard)
TRICARE is the military health care program for active duty and retired military personnel, their dependents and survivors. TRICARE NORTH is managed by Health Net Federal Services, and can be reached by calling (877) TRICARE (877-874-2273).
For updates on enhanced benefits for Reserve Component, see the Department of Defense website on TRICARE Reserve Select for Guard and Reservists. The Vermont National Guard Family Assistance Centers (FACs) can often help both Active Duty military and National Guard members and their families resolve problems with TRICARE.
Military OneSource is a 24-hour, 7 days a week toll-free information and referral service available to Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard military members and their families. In addition to helping service members and their families identify helpful resources, Military OneSource offers up to 12 free confidential counseling sessions per issue. Call (800) 342-9647 for more information.
If you have questions about money the military owes you (or that you owe the military), contact the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
- Air Force or call 1-800-423-USAF
- Army Recruitment or call 1-800-USA-ARMY
- Marines Recruitment or call 1-800-MARINES
- Navy Recruitment or call 1-800-USA-NAVY
- Coast Guard
If you are trying to get into the military, you should work closely with your local recruitment office, listed under United States Government in the white pages of the phone book.
- Air Force Personnel Center
- American Red Cross Services for the Military
- Coast Guard
- Department of Defense
- Department of Defense Civilian Employment Opportunities
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
- National Guard Bureau
- U.S. Service Academies
- Vermont National Guard
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- National Guard Family Program
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Vet Centers
- U.S. Military Postal Service Agency (mailing information)