The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.





Armed Forces Retirement Home—Washington, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd. N.W., 20011-8400 (mailing address: 3700 N. Capitol St. N.W., Washington, DC 20011-8400); (800) 422-9988. (202) 541-7501. Fax, (202) 541-7519. Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Rippe (USA, Ret.), Chief Executive Officer.

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Gives domiciliary and medical care to retired members of the armed services or career service personnel unable to earn a livelihood. Formerly known as U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home. (Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss., reopened in 2010.)

Center for Minority Veterans (Veterans Affairs Dept.), 810 Vermont Ave. N.W., #436, MC 00M, 20420; (202) 461-6191. Fax, (202) 273-7092. Stephen B. Dillard, Director.


Advises the secretary on adoption and implementation of policies and programs affecting minority veterans, specifically Pacific Islander, Asian American, African American, Hispanic/Latino, and ...

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