Tribal Veterans Service Office
Tribal Veterans Service Office
What is 988?
The Veterans Crisis Line's new number—988 then Press 1—helps make it easier to remember and share the number to access help in times of need. Signed into law in 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act authorized 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As part of the law, all telephone service providers in the U.S. had to activate the number no later than July 16, 2022.
Veterans can use this new option by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans may still reach the Veterans Crisis Line with the previous phone number—1-800-273-8255 and Press 1—by text (838255), and through chat (VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat).
Dear Tribal Veterans,
My name is Gregg W. Duffek and I have been appointed the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Veterans Service Officer. The Tribal Veterans Service Office is intended to help Tribal Veterans access and use VA benefits and services to better their health and life. The Office is funded by a state grant and makes service available 20 hours per month here in our Community.
The mission is to advocate within the Community for Veterans, their dependents and survivors. To help them find services to obtain healthcare, drivers licensing, education, employment, financial help and many other services from state and federal resources.
What do you need to be eligible for TVSO assistance?
In order to be eligible for Wisconsin state veterans’ benefits, programs, and services, a veteran’s service, as characterized on the military discharge certificate (i.e., DD Form 214) must have been honorable, under honorable conditions, or general under honorable conditions. Veterans with characterizations of uncharacterized, bad conduct, other than honorable or dishonorable can seek to have their discharge upgraded through the military appeals process or request the federal VA adjudicate their case. Most veterans who follow this process and become eligible for general federal VA benefits will also be granted eligibility for Wisconsin state benefits.
Wisconsin Veteran Business Owners Directory of Business/Veteran's Resources
To contact me for help or to set up time to meet and see what we can locate for you, please call my office at 715-793-4036.
Veterans Apprenticeship Program
Veterans in Piping and Helmets to Hardhats. Includes classroom instruction and On-the-Job Training.
For more information please visit:
WisconsinApprenticeship.org or https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/va-benefits.htm
Other Informational Links
Don't let your brain health slip your mind - Inside Veterans Health - Women Veterans
Brown County Job Fair - To reserve a spot on the bus, please call the TVSO Office Gregg W. Duffek at 715-793-4036
The PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances
PACT Act Update - Honoring Our Promise - Increasing Awareness Workshop
Veterans Virtual Class - Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits: What You Need to Know
Veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost
Agent Orange Newsletter - Information for Vietnam-Era Veterans and their Families
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
P.O. Box 70
Bowler, WI 54416
Gregg W. Duffek
Tribal Veterans Service Officer