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The support you need when caring for a wounded Veteran.


Office for Puerto Rico Veterans Services
Including employment, veterans organizations, complaints, and the Puerto Rico National Guard Family Readiness Program.

Family Readiness Center—San Juan
PDA 3½, Puerta Tierra
San Juan
787-289-1516, 787-289-1499

Family Readiness Center—Juana Díaz
Fort Allen Juana Díaz Edificio 332
787-260-8000, ext. 7519

Family Readiness Center—Arecibo
Carretera 129 Km 6.0
Arecibo, PR 00612
787-880-2100,  Fax: 787-880-2100

Family Readiness Center—Mayagüez
HHC 1/296th Inf BN 100 Carolina St Bo.
Sabalo Mayagüez, PR 00681
787-834-7979, Fax: 787-834-7979

Legal Office (JAG)
Captain William E O’Connor

Fort Buchanan,
Sra. Aracelis Delgado

Cruz Roja Americana
(American Red Cross, in Spanish)
24-hour services
787-758-8150, 866-220-7859

Chaplains (PDA 3½)
Major Hector Alexis Rivera, 787-289-1650
Major Alejandro Sánchez, 787-289-1500

Military ID Cards

PDA 3½, San Juan                   

Fort Buchanan

Fort Allen, Juana Díaz         
787-260- 8014                            

Base Aérea Muñiz
(Muñiz Air Base)

Army Community Services & Army Emergency Relief

Fort Buchanan
787-707-3292, 787-707-3804, 800-786-5315, ext. 3423

Reajuste Financiero
(Financial Readjustment)

Dental Concordia
800- 866-8499

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

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