Veteran Service WEBSITEs

Official Military Websites

Links to official websites for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, & Merchant Marines. Includes links to service academies & reserve organizations.

 

U.S. ARMY SITES

ARMY

ARMY RESERVE

U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY- WEST POINT

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

 

 

U.S. MARINE CORP SITES

MARINE CORPS

MARINE FORCE RESERVES

 

 

U.S. NAVY SITES

NAVY

NAVY RESERVE FORCES

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

 

 

U.S. AIR FORCE SITES

AIR FORCE

AIR FORCE RESERVE

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY

 

 

U.S. COAST GUARD SITES

COAST GUARD

COAST GUARD RESERVE

U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY

 

 

U.S. MERCHANT MARINE SITES

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

FEDERAL MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (MARAD)

U.S. MERCHANT MARITIME ACADEMY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Veteran Affairs Departments

Find services for veterans in your area by consulting the Veterans Affairs Department websites for your state.

 

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Locating Military Veterans

 

. GI SEARCH.COM 

Keep in touch with fellow service members, reseacrch history & valor of past generations, & honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

 

. Military Connection

Military Connection offer free veteran reunion & military database searches for American active duty military, veterans & reservists from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, & Coast Guard. Also offered are informational resources on education, health, burial, & compensation & pension benefits.

 

. VetFriends.com

VetFriends.com help you to reunite with friends & family who are veterans either retired or active duty of the U.S. military resources include a veterans organizations directory, military records information, pay & rank chart, & message boards.

Services for Veterans in Crisis

 

Department of Labor Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program

The purpose of the Homeless Reintegration Program (HVRP) is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment.

 

Department of Veteran Affairs Homeless Veterans Resource

VA offers a wide array of special programs & initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently & indepenently as possible. A fact sheet on homeless veterans is also available.

 

MilitaryMentalHealth.org

This site provides annonymous assessments that can help members of the military review life situations & determine if they need assistance in copying with their challenges. The questions in the assessments are designed to help review the situation with regard to some of the more common mental health issues. The screening will not provide a diagnosis, but it tell whether or not you have symptoms that are consistent with a condition or concern that would benefit from further evaluation or treatment. It will also provide guidance as to where to seek assistance.

 

National Center for PTSD

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provide information & support to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, & their family members. The site provides links to information about all aspects of PTSD, a returning from a war zone guide for families, & help on finding a PTSD therapist.

 

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

References for homeless veterans on general assistance, medical, alcohol, substance abuse, mental health treatment, housing, jobs,legal & transportation issues. If you exerience difficulties getting results or locating services in your local area, call the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans at 1-800-VET -HELP.

 

National Domestic Abuse Hotline

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safely planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, & the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English & Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your reletionship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

 

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Department of Veterans Affairs has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Veterans can call the Lifeline number,m 1-800-273-TALK(8255), & press "1" to be routed to the Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline. The website also has information about other benefits for veterans in crisis. Veterans visiting the website can also9 access a one-to-one "chat" service with a counselor.

 

 

Employment Issues

 

e-Vets Resource Advisor

The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools & tips, employment openings, career assesment, education & training, & benefits & special services available for veterans.

 

MilitaryHire.com

A free site where former military personnel can seek careers & utilize their professional skills. You can post your resume, search for job openings, research companies, & get information on relocation, salary & other benefits.

 

Military Skills Translator

Use your military occupation classification (MOC) to identify jobs in the civilian work force that use similar skills to the one you've used inyour military career.

 

MilSpouse.org

Resource library for military spouse employment , education &relocation information, including links to employmeny related information & other resources for military spouses & military families.

 

Office of Veterans Business Development

OVBD is dedicated to serving the Veteran Entrepreneur by creating, executive & promoting policies & programs that provide assistance to veterans seeking to start & develop a small business.

 

RecruitMilitary

Recruit Military is a veteran-owned & operated full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm, which connects employers, franchisers, & educational institutions with men & women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. The site's services are free to all men & women who have a military background.

 

USERRA elaws Advisor

The Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor helps veterans understand employer eligibility & job entitlements, employer obligation, benefits, & remedies under the Act.

 

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)

VETS provide veterans with resources & services to help them succeed in the 21st century work force. VETS provide information on maximizing employment opportunities, protecting employment rights, meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans, & other related topics.

 

Veterans' Preference elaws Advisor

The Veterans' Preference Advisor allows veterans to examine the preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to federal jobs.

 

Services for Disabled Veterans

 

Blind Veterans Association

Blind Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization specifically to promote the welfare of blinded veterans. The BVA links veterans with services training & other benefits. When blinded veterans are ready to go back into the work force,m BVA field Reps can help them find jobs.

 

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program for Wounded Service Members

The U.S. Department of Defence's CAP Program is committed to providing assistive technology & support to returning wounded service members. Accommodations are available for wounded service members with vision or hearing loss, upper extremity amputees as well as persons with communication & other disabilities to access the computer & telecommunication environment.

 

Disabled Veterans of America

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), is a nonprofit organization of more than one million veterans disables during time of war or armed conflict. The DAV offers assistance with VA claims & other VA benefits with an emphasis on serving disabled veterans. The organization also offers information on transition programs that are designed specifically for those enlisted soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, & officers reentering civilan life.

 

Gulf War Illness

The Department of Veterans Affairs has complied information for Gulf War Veterans who need assistance in locating their nearest VA Medical Center who have general health questions regarding their services in the Persian Gulf. region.

 

National Amputation Foundation

Founded in 1919, the National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desrt Storm, & Iraqi Freedom.

 

National Center for PTSD

The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs provides information & support to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, & rheir family members. The site provides links to information about all aspects of PTSD, a returning from a war zone guide for families, & help on finding a PRSD therapist.

 

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory is an online tool for wounded, ill & injured service members, veterans, their families, & those who support them. The NRD provided access to more than 11,000 services & resources at the national, state, & local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation, & community reintergration.

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving he special needs of its members-veterans of the armed forces who have experience spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

 

REALifeline! Recovery & Employment Assistance for Wounded & Injured Service Members

Realifeline is a new approach to ensuring that wounded & injured service members & their families get the support they need to be successful & competitive as they return to their homes & lives they left in service to our country.

Specialized Organizations for Veterans

 

American Ex-Prisoners of War

Established in 1942, the American Ex-Prisoners of War ia a not-for-profit, congressionally-chartered, veterans service organization representing former prisoners of war & their families.

 

Catholic War Veterans

CWV is the preeminent veterans service organization for Catholic military veterans. Here you will find detailed information about the CWV, & other information of innterest to all military veterans & those that support them. For almost 75 years the CWV fo its auxilliary have been engaged in activity supporting Catholic military veterans & promoting their welfare.

 

Center for Women Veterans

The Center for Women Veterans was established to ensure women veterans have access to Veterans' Administration benefits & services, & that these services are responsiv to the gender-specificneeds of women veterans. Topics include VA benefits application assistance, readjustment & sexual trauma counseling, comprehensive health care centers, & other benefits of interest to women veterans.

 

Jewish War Veterans

 JWV provides many services to Jewish military veterans & their families, including schlorships for descendants of JWV members, a network of Veterans' Service Officers, member life & health insurance coverage & a prescription program, audio-visual library resources, the JWV diaster relief fund, care package to service personnel, & a host of other programs.

 

MilitaryHOMEFRONT

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the Department of Defense website for official Military Community & Family Policy Program information, policy & guidance designed to help troops & their families. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you need!

 

National Association for Black Veterans

NABVETS provides dedication & commitment to creating positive lifestyles for all veterans, their families & their communities. NABVETS advocates for Veteran entitlements, to asure family & community empowerment, to challenge homelessness, to advocate partnerships to assure needed services, & to provide information.

 

National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization co,,itted to strengthen & protect the families of the men & women correctly serving, retired, wounded or fallen. The NMFA provides families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, & offer programs that improves their lives. The website also includes an extensive link page to help you find the services you need.

 

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America (SVA)is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. SVA works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, & advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, & national level.

 

Women Marines Association

The WMA is a non-profit veterans organization comprised of women who have served or are serving honoably in the U.S. Marine Corps regular or reserve components.

 

Nationl Women Veterans of America

Women Veterans of America (WVA) works to unite women veterans & ensure the best possible care is given to women veterans by the Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. WVA is an advocate for all women veterans & for women currently serving in the military.

 

 

 

 

 

General Organizations for Veterans

 

American Legion

As the world's largest veterans organization, the American Legion provides information & assistance to veterans on a wide range of topics, including health education, pension, burial benefits, post-traumatic stress disorder, Gulf War Illness, VA home loa, Agent Organge exposure.

 

AMVETS

As one of America's foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) ha a proud history of assisting veterans & sponsoring numberous programs that serve our country & its citizens. The helping hand AMVETS extends to veterans & their families takes many forms, such as counseling on education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation & pensions, & quality of life program administered on both the federal & local level.

 

Foundation for American Veterans

FAV, a nonprofit organization, was established to provide various benefits for all veterans regardless of which branch of the military they served. The Foundation's main goal is to stop in & assert Veterans, either through the Veterans hospitals, homeless program, educational programs, or crisis programs, when local, state, & federal services aren't enough.

 

Military Officers Association of America

MOAA offers information for retired military officers on subjects such as educational aid, health issues, veteran & survivor benefits, financial issues, & life insurance. A locator service is also available, as is an online career center (for MOAA members).

 

National Veterans Legal Services Program

For more than 25 years, the Veteran Legal Services Program (NVLSP) has been helping veterans who, because of the effests of military service, have been unable to share in opportunities available to most Americans.

 

Non-Commissioned Officers Association

NCOA was established to enhance & maintain the quality of life for non-commissioned & petty officers in all branched of the Armed Forces, National Guard & Reserve. The Association offers its members & their families, including employment assistance, medical & scholarship funds, & a JROTC program.

 

The Retired Enlisted Association

The mission of the Retired Enlisted Association is to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families & survivors - including active components & all retirees.

 

Veterans Administration - Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

The VA maintains a listing of available veterans services organizations, categorized by charter status & location (state & local).

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW assists veterans in seeking discharge upgrades, record corrections, education benefits, disability compensation, pension eligibility and other veterans' needs. The VFW's Military Assistance Program (MAP) strives to enhance the quality of life for members of the armed forces & their families by identifying critical needs & providing emergency financial aid.

 

Vietnam Veterans of America

WA's goals are to promote & support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, & to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. Information on this site includes guides to VA claims appeals, Agent Orange & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

 

 

Services Available through the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Compensation & Pension Benefits

The VA/s Compensation & Pension benefits department administors a variety of programs & services for veterans & their families, such as service-connected compensation, pension & burial benefits. Includes information on types of benefits, programs fact sheets, how to apply for benefits, & VA contact information.

 

Education Benefits

The VA Education Service offers many different types of benefits for active duty, discharged & retired military servicepeople & their families. Includes information on type of educational benefits, how to apply forbenefits, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about VA education benefits, and VA contact information.

 

Health Benefits & Services

The Veteran Health Administration provides outpatient medical services, hospital care, prescription medicines, & other medical supplie to eligible veterans & their families. Includes information on eligibility, types of benefits available, how to aply for benefits & a health facilities locator.

 

Home Loan Guaranty Program

The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program helps veterans & active duty personnel purchase & retainhomes in recognition of their service. VA loan guarantees are eligible to servicemembers, veterans reservist, & unmarried surving spouses for the purchase of homes, condominiums & manufactured homes for the veteran's personal occpancy.

 

Survivors and Dependants Benefits

The VA offers a wide range of benefits for the spouse, children & parents of deceased veterans and military servicemenbers, including compensation, pension, educational traing, burial & home loan assistance benefits.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services

The VA's Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services, department provides workforcerelated assistance to veterans with service-connected disabilities, as well as vocational counseling to active duty military who are about to separate from service. Includes information on employment & independent living, educational counseling, how to apply for benefits, application forms & department contact information.

 

 

General Issues

 

Armed Force Tax Benefits

Members of the U.S. Armed Force, especially those serving in combat zones, face some special tax situations & are entitled to serve special tax benefits.

 

Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)

Governed by the Department of Defence, the DPMO provides information about investigation & recovery related to missingmilitary persons from all wars.News, family support, research findings, & database information on the Cold War, Korean War, & Vietnam War are included.

 

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

The House  Committee on Veterans' Affairs reviews veterans' program, examines correct laws, & work to strengthen existing laws, & work to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans, such as for health care, disability compensation, GI bill education & job training, home loan guarntees, life insurance policies, & a nationwide system of veteran's cemeteries.

 

Military.com

Military.com, the largest online destination for the military community, meets the unique needs of military consumers for career transition, VA loans, finnancial planning, GI Bill education services, travel, relocation, military news, community & more.

 

U.S National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

NARA provides access to government records, including military service records for all branches. Includes is an online research area where veterans can find information on how to obtain military service records.

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