Veterans Information is available at our service offices and online across many websites. Start here for the most current information for vets.

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 Press 1




State Benefits

Alaska Veteran Homes

Alaska Veteran Cemetaries


Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
4600 DeBarr Rd., Suite 180
Anchorage AK 99508

907-334-0869 Fax


Veterans’ Grave Medallion

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a medallion, by request, to be affixed to an existing privately purchased headstone or marker to signify the deceased’s status as a Veteran.

If requested, the medallion is furnished in lieu of a traditional Government headstone or marker for Veterans that died on or after November 1, 1990, and whose grave is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker.

The medallion is currently available in three sizes, 5 inches, 3 inches, and 1-1/2 inches. Each medallion will be inscribed with the word “VETERAN” across the top and the Branch of Service at the bottom. Appropriate affixing adhesive, instructions and hardware are provided with the medallion.

Important: This benefit is only applicable if the grave is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker. In these instances, eligible Veterans are entitled to either a traditional Government-furnished headstone or marker, or the medallion, but not both.

For family members of eligible Veterans interested in submitting a claim for the medallion, instructions on how to apply for a medallion are on NCA’s web site at Please use VA Form 40-1330M, Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery.


Discounts for Military (Active, Reserves, Guard Members), Retirees, Veterans and Dependents

Current list available at

Qualifying proof in most case will be one of the following documents. Active Duty ID card, Reserves/Guardsman ID card, Military Retiree ID card, Veterans Affairs ID card, Veterans Affairs ID card stamped under picture service corrected, and State Driver’s License over stamped “VETERAN”.

Not every establishment offers a discount, but it never hurts to ask, when in doubt ask the manager.

Benefits Calculator

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Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

The Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs serves as the primary advocate for Alaska’s veterans and strives to help our veterans and their families improve their lives. From helping veterans to file claims for education, medical or other benefits to assisting them in obtaining earned military awards, the Office of Veterans Affairs is here to serve you.

Also located throughout the state are Veterans Service Officers who are trained to help you find the benefits you are entitled to and assist you in claiming them.

Our services, as well as the services of the Veterans Service Officers are provided free of charge.

Our Promise to Alaska’s Veterans

We will ensure that all veterans, active duty, guard, reserve and their families understand and receive all the benefits, support, care, and recognition they have earned and are entitled to, by expertly administering all current programs, anticipating future need and taking appropriate action to meet those needs.

We will promote awareness, assist eligible veterans, active duty, guard/reserve, their families, and survivors to receive from the U.S. Federal and State Governments any and all benefits to which they may be entitled under existing or further laws to be enacted.