Veterans’ Links

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Employment and Career Services

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. Job Zone
  3. Military Officer Association of America – providing a broad range of services for career counseling, and career fair events
  4. CompTIA Career Center
  5. Department of Labor – Veterans’ Employment & Training
  6. Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  7. National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  8. Veterans’ Preference for Federal Jobs – Special rights and privileges for veterans applying for Federal civil service employment
  9. VA National Veterans’ Employment Office
  10. Recruit Military
  11. Hire Vets First

Education

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. Education Benefits and GI Bill Enrollment – Earn education credits, tuition assistance and receive reimbursement for selected certification and licensing tests
  3. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services – Independent living services, and employment and counseling programs for disabled veterans

Financial – Benefits

  1. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
  2. Board of Veterans’ Appeals – Steps and procedures for filing an appeal of veteran’s benefits
  3. Commissary Benefits – Nearly 280 commissaries – savings you’ve earned
  4. Compensation and Pension Benefits (VA) – Receive compensation and pension benefits if you are a veteran and have been disabled as a result of military service
  5. DoD Family Benefits (Publication)
  6. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (2005 Publication)
  7. Summary of VA Benefits (Publication)
  8. Survivor Benefits Homepage

Financial – Small Business Assistance

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. Small Business Administration’s Programs for Veterans
  3. VETBiz – VA
  4. VeteransCorp – Doing business with the Federal Government? Check out “Small Business Resources” and “Doing Business with the Federal Government”
  5. Military Service Member’s Guide to Starting a Business

Financial – Support Services

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. SSA (Social Security) Program
  3. OPM Pay Grade Guide
  4. Home Loan Guaranty Services – Guaranteed loans to help veterans purchase a new home
  5. VA Life Insurance Program –   Offers life insurance plans to disabled veterans and current and separating service members
  6. Navy Mutual Aid Association – Insurance plans and assistance for dependents or beneficiaries
  7. Social Security Benefits and Military Service
  8. Swords to Plowshares – counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area
  9. Unemployment Compensation for Former Service Members – Unemployment benefits for separated military personnel

Government Agencies and Programs

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. Center for Women Veterans (VA)
  3. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
  4. Department of Veterans Affairs – Online services, resources and programs for the nation’s veterans and their families
  5. Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom – Benefits and assistance for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members
  6. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – Congressional resources, including legislation and congressional hearings affecting veterans.
  7. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – Congressional resources, hearings and legislation on behalf of veterans
  8. Veterans Service Organizations – Links to congressionally-chartered service organizations such as Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars

Housing Services and Facilities

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. American Red Cross – Both active duty and community-based military can count on the Red Cross to provide emergency communications that link them with their families back home, access to financial assistance, counseling and assistance to veterans
  3. Housing and Homelessness Resources – Veterans’ resource center at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  4. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  5. State Veterans Homes
  6. VA Homeless Veterans Program
  7. Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. – established to operate transitional housing programs for military veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Health – General

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  3. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  4. Association for Service Disabled Veterans
  5. DisabilityInfo.gov – Federal gateway to disability information and resources for people with disabilities, their families, and employers
  6. Disabled American Veterans
  7. Enrollment in VA’s Health Care System
  8. HHS Administration on Aging
  9. HHS Women’s Health
  10. Hospice Care – The VA’s nationwide palliative care network
  11. Medicare
  12. National Amputation Foundation
  13. Return & Reunion Workshop for Spouses
  14. TRICARE – DoD Military Health System
  15. United Spinal Association – founded in 1946 by veterans with spinal cord injuries to help enable members, as well as others with disabilities, to lead full and productive lives
  16. VA Health Benefits and Services – Medical, surgical and rehabilitative care and benefits provided by the Veterans Health Administration
  17. Veterans Health Library – Latest news, research and educational resources from the National Library of Medicine
  18. VA Health Services Research and Development
  19. VA Kids
  20. VHA Online Health Eligibility

Health – Support Groups

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. American Gold Star Mothers – An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country
  3. Blue Star Mothers of America – Mothers supporting each other and our children while promoting patriotism
  4. Compassionate Friends – Grief support
  5. Gold Star Wives of America – A military survivors’ organization serving war widows from all conflicts and service connected disabilities since 1945
  6. VA Vet Center – counseling and bereavement services

Legal Support

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. American Bar Association – Legal assistance for military personnel and veterans
  3. E-laws e-Vets Resource Advisor – Advice and tools for veterans entering the job market from the Department of Labor National Veterans Legal Services Program
  4. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) – National, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and related forms of intolerance.

Legislation and Public Policy

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. Get Active with Women Business Professional/USA’s Advocacy Center – BPW/USA encourages its members to contact their Members of Congress and State Legislators about critcal womens’ issues. It’s easy with our online Advocacy Center.
  3. Public Law 106-50
  4. Public Law 108-83
  5. Women’s Policy
  6. Center for Minority Veterans
  7. VA Advisory Committees
  8. VA Public Affairs for News Releases

Memorials, Cemeteries, and Services

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. VA National Cemetery Administration
  3. Arlington National Cemetery
  4. The Ceremonial Bugle
  5. Gravesites in VA Cemeteries – Locate veterans buried in VA cemeteries in the U.S.
  6. Gravesites of Veterans in American Cemeteries – Information and assistance for visiting gravesites, from the American Battle Monuments Commission
  7. Korean War Veterans Memorial – Located in Washington, DC, this memorial honors those who served in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953
  8. Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Pay tribute at the memorial in Washington, DC, maintained by the National Park Service
  9. World War II Memorial – Completed in 2004 in Washington, DC
  10. World War II Memorial Registry – Remember an American who contributed to the war effort by adding a name
  11. Women In Military Service For America (WIMSA)
  12. Burial and Memorial Benefits – Locate VA National Cemeteries and find out if your loved one is eligible for a headstone and marker, a Presidential Memorial Certificate, or military funeral honors

Professional Organizations and Special Groups

  1. US Vets.TV
  2. Business & Professional Women
  3. American Ex-Prisoners of War
  4. The American Legion
  5. American Nurses’ Association (ANA)
  6. Air Force Sergeants Association
  7. AMSUS (Association of Military Surgeons)
  8. AMVETS
  9. The Army and Navy Union – The oldest veterans’ organization in America
  10. Catholic War Veterans
  11. Fleet Reserve Association – Works to preserve and enhance benefits and quality-of-life programs for members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard
  12. Italian American War Veterans of the USA
  13. Jewish War Veterans of the USA
  14. Legion of Valor of the USA
  15. Marine Corps League
  16. Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America
  17. Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A.
  18. Military Order of the World Wars
  19. National Association for Black Veterans
  20. National Association of County Veterans Service Officers
  21. National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs
  22. National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs – Information for each State’s Department of Veterans Affairs and resources
  23. National Native American Veterans Association (NNAVA)
  24. Navy Club of the United States of America
  25. Non Commissioned Officers Association
  26. Paralyzed Veterans of America
  27. The Retired Enlisted Association
  28. Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
  29. Veterans of the Vietnam War
  30. Vietnam Veterans of America
  31. Women`s Army Corps Veterans Association
  32. Women Marines Association
  33. Women Veterans of America

Statistics, Facts, & Research

  1. Business & Professional Women
  2. Federal Citizen Information Center
  3. GAO report regarding the needs of women veterans
  4. History of Veterans Day
  5. HR–Veteran Statistics
  6. Military Women Veterans History
  7. Personnel Records Center (Military Records)
  8. Request a Copy of Your Military Personnel Record – Obtain copies of military personnel, health and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces.
  9. VA Statistics
  10. Veterans History Project