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Citizens of Anderson
assistance is requested in honoring our Counties Men & Women in
Uniform. With Veterans Day and the holidays fast approaching, the
Director of Veteran Services is looking for the counties assistance to
honoring our current military men and women from Anderson County.
Within the Anderson Co. Courthouse we have a bulletin board designed to
honor those who are serving in the many branches of the U.S. Military. In
the continued show of support for their service and sacrifices we want to
ensure the display is as current as possible.
you are or have a family member who is serving in the U.S. Military, any
branch, and you want to honor their service, we request that you bring a
current military photo, along with their name, rank, branch of service
and unit information for proud display within the Anderson County
Courthouse. We also ask for their current mailing address, where again
during this holiday season, Anderson County can send out Holiday
greetings to them, where ever they may be, so they know we appreciate
their service and sacrifices being away from their families during the
you have someone you want recognized or have questions concerning the
above request, please contact Leon Jaquet,
Director of Veteran Services for Anderson County
in the Anderson County Courthouse, Room 114 or call him at 865-463-6803.
Anderson County Veterans
Leon Jaquet, USN (Retired), Director
100 N Main Street, RM #114
Clinton, TN 37716-3634
Cell - 865-556-0997
Fax - 865-457-6263
Veterans Service Office is located on the first floor of the Anderson
County Courthouse, Room 114, 100
N. Main Street, Clinton, TN. The office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Leon served in the
U.S. Navy from 1979 until 2003 and is a Desert Storm Veteran. He
served aboard several different classes of ships and with the
has been the Anderson County Veterans Service Officer since 2007.
mission of the Anderson County Veterans Service Office is to provide
Veterans, widows and their dependents counseling and assistance in
filing for Disability Compensation, Pension, Death benefits, Education,
Vocational Rehabilitation, Medical and Dental Treatment, Insurance and home loan benefits through the
Department of Veterans Affairs Regional office located in Nashville, TN.
to obtain DD-214, Record of Separation or Discharge, copies of medical
records while in the military, acquire replacement medals and provide information
on a large variety of topics including but not limited to Agent Orange,
Gulf War – Undiagnosed Illness, Ionized Radiation, PTSD, Veterans Tax
Relief and any individual specialty requests.
County Veterans Service Officer also makes home and hospital visits,
nursing home visits, business and school visits to assist veterans and
their families in all matters. He works with the Federal and State
Service Officers, Service Organizations and County Service Organizations in
support of Veterans matters. A quarterly report is submitted to the
Anderson County Commission for all transactions performed in the office.
there are approximately 7999 veterans in Anderson County
with at least a third of them and their dependants being served by the
County Veterans Service Officer. VA expenditures for benefits paid to
Anderson County Veterans/Surviving Spouses during the period of July
2012-June 2013 was approximately $18,166,000.00 as reported by the
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner in Nashville (figures are derived from
information supplies by the US Department of Veterans Affairs).
for most VA benefits is based on discharge from Active military service
under other than dishonorable conditions for a minimum period specified by
law. Active service generally means fulltime service as a member of
the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or as a commissioned
officer of the Public Health Service, the Environmental Services
Administration or the National Oceanic ad Atmospheric Administration.
Completion of at least 6 years of Honorable service in the Selected
Reserves (including National Guard) also provides for home-loan benefits
for those not otherwise eligible.
VA Benefits and medical care require wartime service. As specified by
law, VA recognizes the following wartime periods:
War I: April 6, 1916 - November 11, 1918; for veterans who served
in Russia: April 6, 1917-April1, 1920, extended through July 1, 1921, for
veterans who had at least one day of service between April 6, 1917 and
November 11, 1918.
War II: December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
War: June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955
Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964-May
7, 1975 (For those in-country February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975)
Persian Gulf: August 2, 1990
- date to be set by Congress and Presidential proclamation or concurrent
papers and copies of public documents that you should save and protect for
your future use are:
Report of Transfer or
of Service-any papers associated with Active Duty, such as orders to and
from active duty, vouchers, warrants, commissions, diplomas,
Records, such as marriage license, birth certificates, death
certificates, divorce decree, guardianship or custody evidence,
adoption papers, and any other permanent records.
Department of Veterans Affairs- Nashville (615) 695-6385 or Toll Free
Medical Center- Mountain Home, TN (423) 926-1171
VA Medical Center
- Murfreesboro, TN (615) 867-6000
VA Medical Center
- Nashville, TN (615) 327-4751
Outpatient Clinic - Knoxville,
TN (865) 545-4592
Vet Center- Knoxville, TN (865) 633-0000
- Johnson City, TN (423) 928-8387
State Veterans Home - Knoxville