Bert Black Jr. 
VFW Post 7400
705 East Aspen Street, Cottonwood Arizona



©2015     Bert Black Jr. Post 7400    P.O. Box 689     Cottonwood, AZ 86326      Phone: (928) 634-9769      Fax: (928) 649-3714

Warrior Journal

The VA claims process has changed. As of March 24, 2015, the VA will no longer accept a letter from a veteran to start a claim. Claimants for VA benefits are now required to start a claim by either filing ‘an intent to file a claim’ (VA Form 21-0966) or by sending a completed application form to the VA.

Because the date from which you will receive benefits is the date the VA receives a claims form, it is highly recommended if at all possible, that you quickly contact a service officer who works for VFW Post 7400 and have them help you file a claims form.

VFW Post 7400 provides free assistance. If you want to file a claim please contact Ron Luce or Tommy Nestor at (928) 634-9769 or Dr. Eduard Uzumeckis at (928) 202-2193.

Landmark Ruling of Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Blue Water Navy Claims

The Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims has made a landmark ruling that will help many Navy and Coast Guard vets who have been classified as Blue Water Sailors.

The case was Gray vs McDonald and was decided on April 24, 2015. This will greatly benefit many Viet Nam Navy veterans effected by Agent Orange.

For further information regarding the recent decision on Agent Orange Exposure and Blue Water Sailors by the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims contact a Post Service Officer.

VA Benefits Claims Process Changes!