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Veteran's Resources

usflagCongresswoman Grace F. Napolitano - - 562-801-2134


Benefits for Troops and Veterans:

Pay Raises for Active Duty Soldiers (HR 2647) - Troops were given a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2008, a 3.9 percent pay raise in 2009, and a 3.4 percent pay raise for 2010.

Stop-Loss Pay for Extra Tours (HR 2346) - Troops and veterans were retroactively provided with $500 for every month they had to serve under stop-loss orders since 2001.

Encouraging Businesses to Hire Returning Vets (HR1) - New $2,400 tax credit for hiring unemployed vets.

Increased Protection for Troops (HR 2346) - More funding for body armor, training, and equipment, including Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to protect soldiers against improvised explosive devices.

Strengthening Health Care (HR 3288) - Increased funding for VA hospitals, services for women including care for new borns, confidential mental health screening for returning vets, suicide prevention services and hotline (1-800-273-TALK and, increased study of PTSD and TBI.

The New GI Bill for the 21st Century (HR 2642, 110th Congress) - Helps pay for a college education for those who served after 9/11, or in some cases for a spouse or child instead. See below for details.

VA Home Loan Program (HR 5684, 110th Congress) - Gives vets and families guaranteed housing loans.

Resources for Veterans:

Health Care and Benefits from the VA: 1-877-222-VETS or

Center for Minority Veterans: 202-273-6708 or

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program: 1-888-GIBILL1 or

VA Readjustment Counseling Services: 1-800-905-4675 or

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Assistance: 1-800-342-9647 or

VA Home Loans: 1-888-869-0194 or

Suicide Prevention Hotline and Chatroom - 1-800-273-TALK or



New GI Bill Provides College Education for Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan

The New GI Bill will now pay 40-100% of an in-state college education for veterans who served after 9/11, depending on the amount of time served. Depending on which branch of the military a veteran was enrolled in, unused benefits may be applied to a spouse or child instead. Some may benefit more from the old GI Bill which is still available -- visit to learn more.

Current List of Honorees


Four Pomona residents have given the ultimate sacrifice, and have lost their lives in the Iraqi Freedom Campaign

Baez, Cesar Omar - Navy
 Gudino, Sergio - Army
 Guy, Shakere - National Guard
 Mier, Eliu Abisai - Army



Arias, Jose Manuel – Army
Arroyo Jr., Michael A.-Navy
Baez,  Cesar Omar - Navy
Baez, Roger – Marines
Barrera, James A. – Army
Campos, Louis T. – Army
Castaneda, Adrian - Army
Chagolla, Mary L.A. - Navy
Daniels, Pamala – Army
Epplett, Dylan M. – Navy
Fite, Kevin – Army
Fragosa, Jeremy - Marines
Freeborn, Cindi S.J. – Air Force
Gallegos, Anna - Navy
Gamboa Jr., Luis M. – Army
Garcia Diaz, Mayra - Army
Gaul, Brenda – Navy
Gaul, Michelle - Navy
Geer, Sean – Army
Gonzalez, Arnold – Marines
Gonzalez, Jesus O. - Marines
Green, Erik J. – Army
Gudino, Sergio - Army
Guy, Shakere -  National Guard
Herrera, Anthony A. – Army
Herrera, Ruben C. – Army
Hurtado, Gilbert J. – Navy
Jimenez, Jose – Marines
Juarez, Jeannie – Army
Lee, Mark V. - Army
Lopez, Gabriel – Air Force
Marquez, Phillip V. - Marines
Mena, Rodolfo – Marines
Mendibles Jr., Andrew A.- Army
Mier, Eliu Abisai - Army
Munoz, Michael R. – Marines
Navarro, Jose F. – Army
Nizami, Thomas - Army
Pacheco, Mitchell - Marines
Perez  Jr., Jerry L. – Marines
Perez, Jesse - Marines
Perez Jr., Marcus – Marines
Pineda, Johnny - Army
Potter, James B. – Marines
Reyes, Rosendo - Marines
Rico Jr., Esteban – Army
Roybal, Benny – Marines
Roybal, John – Marines
Salazar, Rene A. – Navy
Sosa, Avelardo - Navy
Tamayo, Julio – Army
Vargas, Gabriel - Marines
Velasco, William - Army

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