SAVE THE DATE for STAND DOWN on 09/20/24! Commissioner Ron Welch (BG Ret.) proudly announces Stand Down 2024, being held on Friday, September 20th across six locations, including a new location in Stamford. Stand Down offers “one-stop” access to a range of services and resources from state, federal, local, and community providers with the shared goal of supporting our Connecticut Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members. For more information, please press here Veterans Stand Down

State of CT Guide to Benefits

Connecticut Recognized Periods of Service

Spanish-American War

World War I (April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918)

World War II (December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946)

Korean Conflict  (June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955)

Vietnam Conflict (February 28, 1961 - July 1, 1975)

Veterans who served in combat or combat support role during the following periods

Lebanon (July 1, 1958 - November 28, 1958) OR (Sept 29, 1982 - Mar. 20, 1984)

Grenada (Oct. 25, 1983 - Dec. 15, 1983)

Operation Ernest Will (July 24, 1987 - August 1, 1990)
Involving the escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers flying the United States flag in the Persian Gulf

Panama (Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990)

Persian Gulf Era (Aug. 2, 1990 until a date prescribed by the President or law)
(includes Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom)

A period beginning on the date of any future Congressional declaration of war and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of Congress.