The VA’s OEF/OIF New Dawn Outreach Teams focus on improving outreach to members of the National Guard and Reserve by engaging Guard members throughout the deployment cycle with targeted messages and face-to-face encounters with VA staff. These Teams are located at VA Medical Centers to help ease the transition from military to civilian life. Cost-free VA health care and medications may be provided for conditions potentially related to combat service, including full access to VA’s medical benefits package. To learn more, visit www.oefoif.va.gov.
When separating from active service, OEF/OIF veterans are eligible for a one-time dental evaluation and treatment, if the veteran did not have any dental treatment in theater. Veterans must call to request a dental appointment within the first 180 days post separation from active duty.
Veterans can also call the toll-free OEF/OIF New Dawn Help Line at 1-866-606-8216 for answers to questions about VA benefits, health care and enrollment procedures.