CHARLESTON - West Virginia veterans and current military members of all eras, ages and branches are asked to complete the 2012 West Virginia Military Survey sponsored by the state Legislature.
From the survey, the Legislature hopes to learn how veterans and military members are faring in the areas of work, education, family, retirement, health and access to veterans benefits.
Responses are confidential, and the information will not be published or released in any form that would identify an individual participant, said coordinators.
The deadline is Nov. 30 for the survey, which may be completed online at www.wvmilitarysurvey.com or by calling (855) 299-6605 for an interview.
More than 8,000 postcard invitations to participate in the survey were mailed in late September. But the 2010 census reported there are more than 200,000 current or former service members in the state.
Survey participants will be entered into a drawing for one $500 VISA gift card, five $100 VISA gift cards, and 30 VISA $50 gift cards. The military or veteran status of all gift card winners must be verified before they are awarded.