This is a new program with the VA. It is called Mission Act. It is replacing the choice program. 

If you have not received your welcome kit that provides a broad overview of the services VA can offer you, email the VA at

Shipmates, please remember that there is a walk- in group designed to assist Veteran’s with a number of issues for which they are trying to cope. It meets at 1300 for one hour. Anxiety, Depression, Social issues, Communication problems, and employment. The Address is 1907 South Military Highway (Suite B) Chesapeake, VA 23320. 


DAV driver is 728-3148 

VA patient Advocate 757-722-9961 

 (ext 3763) 

Veterans crisis line 1-800-272-8255 press 1 or text 838255 

VA tele-a-nurse 722-9961 opt 3 

Other useful numbers: Humana East Region

Select & Prime 1-800-444-5445

Tricare for Life 1-866-773-0404

VA Medical Center, Hampton 

 757 -722-9961 

VA Homeless hotline 877-424-3838

VA Volunteer 757-728-3124

Navy/Marine Relief Society visiting Nurse 703-696-0032


The next Montero Medical Missions Health Fair for Veterans will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at the LifeStyle Center at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, 800 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Attendees will need to bring a valid military ID and DD 214. Please respond by Monday, Sep. 30, 2019, if you have any members on your staff who would like to volunteer with the event or would like to be medically screened by a healthcare provider if eligibility criteria are met. Please don't hesitate to call my cell # (757) 652-9953.

This event will not only focus on basic health screenings but focus more on dental needs which will be the precursor for dental care and treatment two (2) weeks later on Sat, Oct 19th to be performed at Chesapeake Care Clinic, 2145 S. Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320.


Martin G. Wood