Tony F. Soza-Ray Martinez, Thunderbird Post 41

Click on the image to see a video produced by Jesus Hernandez on the PACT Act of 2022. 

Service Officer Steve F. Mora


The Veteran Resource Center (VRC) is located at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (Carl T. Hayden Medical Center), 650 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. Telephone: 602-277-5551. The VRC is an administrative One-stop shop that provides resources to Veterans and assistance with many diverse needs. A VRC station is also located at the new Phoenix 32nd Street VA Outpatient Clinic located at 400 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

 The PACT Act H.R. 3967 was passed by the U.S. Congress on June 17, 2022. This new law expands VA health care benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law provides generations of Veterans and their survivors with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. The Act (1) expands and extends eligibility for VA health care Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post 9/11 era, and (2) expands eligibility for benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances. Contact your local VRC.



The application for American Legion Thunderbird Post 41 2022

Veterans Day Parade, Friday, November 11, 2022, “Honoring America’s Veterans”

participation application has been submitted and approved. 



Former Post member Oscar Munoz served in Viet Nam in 1969 and suffers from PTSD. Writing a book about his journey dealing with PTSD serves to remind us of the challenges we face when serving in combat. This is his personal story with the hope that it may help other combat veterans who suffer. The book is available on

                      ISBN: 978-1-4787-4157-2  Book title: "Hidden_Enemy".pdf


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