• Welcome All

    Active Duty and Veteran Military


  • Explore the links below for valuable assistance in various areas

  • Thank you for your service!
  • TRICARE RESOURCES

  • TRICARE South Region

    Humana Military: www.HumanaMilitary.com

    TRICARE South Customer Service:

    1-800-444-5445
    (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

    TRICARE Prime Remote:

    1-877-249-9179

    TRICARE Active duty:

    1-877-249-9179

    TRICARE National Guard and Reserve:

    1-877-298-3408

    TRICARE Warrior Navigation & Assistance Program:

    1-888-4GO-WNAP (446-9627)

     

  • FORT POLK

  • Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk

    http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/

    Fort Polk Army Community Services

    http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/index.htm

    Fort Polk:  Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH)

    1585 3rd St #285-6, Fort Polk, LA  71459

    Phone:  337-531-3118

    BJACH – Make an Appointment
    BJACH Call Center
    Open 7:00 to 16:00, Monday-Friday
    337-531-3011 or 1-800-278-9920

    BJACH – Cancel an Appointment
    BJACH Cancellation Line
    337-531-3011 Option#2

    BJACH – Pharmacy

    Hours:  Monday-Friday, 0730-1730
    Weekends and Federal Holidays: Closed
    Outpatient Pharmacy: (337) 531-8090
    Pharmacy Refill line: (337) 531-DRUG (3784)
    Outpatient Pharmacy Fax: (337) 531-3614

     

  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Military OneSource

    https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

    Service members, family members, surviving family members, service providers and leaders rely on Military OneSource for policy, procedures, timely articles, cutting-edge social media tools and support. All in one place, empowering our military community.

    Army One Source (AOS)

    AOS State Community Support Coordinator servicing Louisiana is Vicky Williams.

    She can be reached at 601-634-5777 and by email at vwilliams@afsc.com.

    http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx

    Transitioning Soldiers and Veterans: 

    http://www.myarmyonesource.com/EducationCareersandLibraries/

    TransitioningSoldiersandVeterans/default.aspx

    Mesothelioma Guide

    Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. One third of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. Mesothelioma Guide specializes in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. This business connects patients to clinical trials, VA benefits, and even assists in obtaining travel grants to patients needing to see a specialist.  Services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

    https://www.MesotheliomaGuide.com/Veterans/

    Addiction Center

    Drug trafficking and homegrown operations contribute to the availability of many types of drugs within the state, including methamphetamine and heroin. Because of Louisiana's diversified drug landscape, Louisiana has become a melting pot for many types of substance abuse disorders.

    https://www.AddictionCenter.com/Rehabs/Louisiana/

  • POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

  • Alexandria VA Health Care System –

    PTSD Clinical Team Outpatient

    Leslie Drew:  318-473-0010 x2589

    Overton Brooks VA Medical Center –

    PTSD Clinical Team Outpatient

    David Montgomery:  318-990-5380

     

  • The Veterans Guard

    The Veterans Guard Facebook group supports veterans with any issues that have arisen from their service. They will also help find local resources to assist veterans in times of financial hardships.
     
     
  • VA Offices, Clinic, Vet Centers

  • US Department of Veteran Affairs

    http://www.va.gov/site_map.htm

    Benefits:  1-800-827-1000

    Health Care:  1-877-222-VETS (8387)

    VA Inspector General:  1-800-488-8244

    Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255 Press 1

    VA:  National Resource Directory

    https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/nrd

    My HealtheVet – VA website dedicated to Veteran Health Concerns

    https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/anonymous.portal?_nfpb=true&_nfto=false&_pageLabel=mhvHomeNatchitoches

    VA Office:  318-357-3106 - our rep is Mr. Grant Bowden.

    Shreveport VA Office:  318-676-7540

    Bossier City VA Office:  318-741-8391

    Natchitoches VA Clinic

    740 Keyser Avenue, Natchitoches

    318-357-3300

    Services offered are Primary Care; Laboratory (blood drawing services available)

    Limited Pharmacy Dispensing; General Mental Health; and Specialty Mental Health, including Substance Abuse, Smoking Cessation, and PTSD.

    Rapides Parish Vet Center

    Cheryl Nolen:  318-466-4327, fax number is 318-427-8044. 

    Fax a copy of DD 214 to Cheryl.  She will determine eligibility and, if eligible,

    provide a referral for our local contracted counselor.

    Shreveport Vet Center
    2800 Youree Dr. Bldg. 1, Suite 105, Shreveport, LA 71104
    Phone: 318-861-1776 Or 877-927-8387

  • Jobs

  • Check job openings on chamber site here

    Veteran/Military-specific jobs will be updated as they are supplied

  • Workforce

  • Karl Young, Jr.
    Assistant Dean
    NW La. Technical College - Natchitoches 
    P.O. Box 657
    Natchitoches, LA 71458-0657
    (318) 357-3162 (work)
    Fax: (318) 352-2248
    karlyoung@nwltc.edu
    Barbara Leach
    Workforce Development Supervisor 1
    La Workforce Commission
    303 Bienville Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    (318) 357-3145 (work)
    Fax: (318) 357-3270
    bleach@lwc.la.gov
  • For Employers

  • The Center for America puts out a very, very informative and downloadable PDF that outlines the many Federal programs that incentivize hiring our veterans.

    Follow this link for more details.