Gold Star Families

Mission:

To provide mental health and suicide prevention information and resources for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their loved ones.

  • National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity.
  • April is the Month of the Military Child.
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day.
  • November is the Month of the Military Family.

Dedication of the Hawaii Gold Star Family Memorial Monument with Medal of Honor recipient & AmVets life member Mr. Hershel “Woody” Williams, Ewa Battlefield Post Commander, Ron Lam, Ewa Battlefield Post Vice Commander Clifford Chun and AmVets Hawaii Family Services Director, Donna Gishitomi; 17 March 2018

Get Help with VA PTSD Care and Benefits:

To get help with issues related to quality of care, you can contact several people at the VA Medical Center near you. If you are not satisfied with the services that you are receiving, all VA Medical Centers have the following personnel:

Patient Representative/Advocate

This person’s job is to help make sure you are satisfied with your care. If this person does not help, you can then contact the VA Medical Center Director’s Office.

OEF/OIF Program Manager

If you served in the more recent conflicts, you can approach the OEF/OIF Program Manager at your local VA. Their job is also to help coordinate your care.

To get help if you are having problems with benefits or claims, contact:
VA Benefits Information

1-800-827-1000. Includes disability, pension, education, burial, and other Veterans’ benefits. Please

State Veterans Affairs Offices

In addition to the federal VA, every state has an office of Veterans affairs.
To get help if you are having problems with benefits or claims, contact:

VA Benefits Information

1-800-827-1000. Includes disability, pension, education, burial, and other Veterans’ benefits. Please be aware that the National Center for PTSD does not provide any services related to benefits, and we do not have any additional information on the new rules.

VA Health Benefits

Call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or visit the Board of Veterans Appeals help desk to answer questions, give a status on your case, or direct you to the best referral source to answer your questions.

State Veterans Affairs Offices
In addition to the federal VA, every state has an office of Veterans affairs. These offices have personnel that can advocate for you and help with VA claims and paperwork.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
More about the Veterans Crisis Line

  • AmVets Hawaii Annual Brief; 1 JAN 2019
  • AmVets Dept. of Hawaii Monthly Meeting Agenda
  • Legislative Priorities
  • AMVETS Member Benefits
  • Scholarships
  • Uncle Sam Wants You Poster
  • AmVets Hawaii Jun 2017 to Dec 2017 Semi-Annual Program Report
  • AmVets Hawaii Jan 2017 to Jun 2017 Semi-Annual Program Report
  • AmVets Hawaii Jun 2016 to Dec 2016 Semi-Annual Program Report
  • AMVETS National Constitution & ByLaws
  • Original 1947 Congressional
  • Preamble to AMVETS Constitution
  • ROTC/JROTC Press Release

    Mailing Address:

    AMVETS Hawaii

    PO Box 2865

    Ewa Beach, Hawaii (USA) 96706

    OR,

    American Veterans Hawaii

    4725 Bougainville Drive, 323

    Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

    Main Office: 808-382-6835

    E-mail: admin@amvets-hawaii.org

    Help us Help others!

    Click the “donate” button below to make a donation, today.

    AMVETS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3), is a public, non-profit, Veterans Service Organization (VSO).

    Over 90% of all donations received will directly fund our ROTC/JROTC Medals and Awards program, Hawaii Public Schools Essay Contests, the preservations of Ewa Battlefield, and other Memorials and Hawaii Historic sites.  And will also help fund our annual commemoration ceremonies: Ewa Battlefield Pearl Harbor Commemoration, Battle of Midway Commemoration, Veteran’s Day Commemoration ceremony, and other events.

    And most of all, your support will support our program initiatives to benefit our Veterans, transitioning Service members, and their families with needed assistance and advocacy.

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    AMVETS Charities, Inc. participates in the Combined Federal Campaign through the Military, Veterans and Patriotic Services Organizations of America federation. Our Combined Federal number is of the 50,000 charities that participate in the CFC, only about 1500 – the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America – will have the opportunity to display the “Best In America” seal of approval. AMVETS Charities, Inc. is proud to be one of those chosen few. This seal of approval is a service mark of Independent Charities of America and is used under license. AMVETS NSF is responsible for the content of any materials in which the Service Mark is used.

    Donations can be made via mail.

    Make checks payable to AMVETS:

    AMVETS HAWAII

    Mailing Address:

    AMVETS Hawaii

    PO Box 2865

    Ewa Beach, Hawaii (USA) 96706

    Main Office: 808-382-6835

    E-mail: admin@amvets-hawaii.org

    Mahalo nui loa!

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