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Arkansas State University

Resources for Veterans

This A-State Library guide is to help veterans and their families navigate the wide array of resources from multiple agencies and non-profits.

Arkansas County Veteran Service Officers

Arkansas County Veteran Service Officers provide information and assistance in obtaining state and federal veteran benefits, programs, and services.

Below are officers for Northeast Arkansas. If your county is not listed, visit and either enter your zip code or select your county to view your ADVAcate.

Click on county name to view more information for each county.

County Officer Phone
Baxter Charles Leonard II 870-425-8155
Cleburne Lisa Evridge 501-362-6211
Clay Thomas Huggins 870-595-3096
Craighead Vermalene Smith 870-933-4598
Crittenden Mickey Littlejohn 870-739-4148
Cross Tony Bond 870-238-5755
Faulkner Albert Meyer 501-329-5945
Fulton Tomas Lemon 870-895-3900
Greene Larry Pierce 870-239-6315
Independence Danielle Contreras 870-793-8812
Izard Bill Stephens 870-368-4717
Jackson William Young 870-523-2382
Lawrence Dan Coker 870-886-1115
Mississippi Jim Dixon 870-763-0509
Poinsett Terry Long 870-578-4438
Pulaski --- 501-340-5622
Randolph Joe DeClerk 870-892-3143
Sharp Gary Rogers 870-994-2408
St. Francis Wilbert Dawson 870-261-1702
Stone William Stroud 870-269-4277
White Larry Robinson 501-236-9356
Woodruff Verlis Smith 870-347-5091

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

You must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System Click to close (DEERS) to be eligible for TRICARE.

  • Sponsors are automatically registered in DEERS
  • Sponsors must register eligible family members

If both parents are service members, choose one to be listed as the child(ren)'s sponsor in DEERS.

How to Update DEERS

Adding or Removing Family Members (Only sponsors can add or remove family members):

Updating Your Contact Information

Contact information includes your address, email addresses or phone number(s). Family members can update contact information after they're registered in DEERS.

  • Log into MilConnect
  • Call 1-800-538-9522 (TTY/TDD: 1-866-363-2883)
  • Fax updates to 1-800-336-4416 (Primary) or 1-502-335-9980 (Alternate)
  • Mail updates to: Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office Attn: COA 400 Gigling Road Seaside, CA 93955-6771