Tribal Operations

Veterans Services
Veterans Services
Lac du Flambeau Veterans Services Program


Dear Tribal Veterans,

My name is Ronald Peterson I have been appointed the Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Veterans Service Officer (TVSO). The Tribal Veterans Service Office is intended to help Tribal Veterans access and use VA benefits and services to better their health and life. A State Grant and Tribal Grant fund the Lac Du Flambeau Veteran Service Office. I am available 40 hours per week at the Lac Du Flambeau Veterans Building. The mission is to advocate within the Community for Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. To help them find services to obtain healthcare, education, employment, financial help, and many other services from state and federal resources.

What do you need to be eligible for TVSO assistance?

  1. Military Service (Character; Type; Duration)
  2. Wisconsin State Residency 


To be eligible for Wisconsin state veterans’ benefits, programs, and services, a veteran’s service, as characterized on the military discharge certificate (i.e., DD Form 214) must have been honorable, under honorable conditions, or general under honorable conditions. Veterans with characterizations of uncharacterized, bad conduct, other than honorable or dishonorable can seek to have their discharge upgraded through the military appeals process. Veterans may request a hearing to have the VA decide their case. Most veterans who follow this process and become eligible for general federal VA benefits will also be granted eligibility for Wisconsin state benefits.



Mental Health Offered at the Veterans Service Office

The Lac Du Flambeau Family Resource Center will be providing Mental Health Services at the Lac Du Flambeau Veteran Building. The mental Health Counselor will be at the Veterans building once a week to provide mental health services to Veterans. Contact the Lac Du Flambeau Family Resource Center for appointment time and date.



What is 988?
The Veterans Crisis Line's new number—988 then Press 1—helps make it easier to remember and share the number to access help in times of need. Signed into law in 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act authorized 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As part of the law, all telephone service providers in the U.S. had to activate the number no later than July 16, 2022.Veterans can use this new option by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans may still reach the Veterans Crisis Line with the previous phone number—1-800-273-8255 and Press 1—by text (838255), and through chat (


Wisconsin Veteran Business Owners Directory of Business/Veteran's Resources

To contact me for help or to set up time to meet and see what we can locate for you, please call my office at 715-588-4171.


Veterans Apprenticeship Program

Veterans in Piping and Helmets to Hardhats. Includes classroom instruction and On-the-Job Training.

For more information please visit: or /va-benefits.htm apprenticeship

Other Informational Links



Ronald Peterson, Tribal Veterans Service Officer
Phone: 715-588-4174


Veterans Service Office
409 Little Pines Rd
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

Mailing Address:

Veterans Services
P.O. Box 67 / 409 Little Pines Rd
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

Office Hours:

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

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Lac du Flambeau Tribe
P.O. Box 67
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

418 Little Pines Rd
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

(715) 588-3303


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