Veterans Resources

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school; provides educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty; and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families.
The Voice of America's 21st Century Patriots

Started in 2006 and backed by over 400,000 veterans, military family members and their supporters, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns to give a voice to veterans on matters of national security, veterans' care, and every day issues that affect the lives of those who served, and their families.

IAVA -- Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans of America

Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families, with nearly 300,000 members and supporters nationwide.

American servicemen and women have a voice that deserves to be heard; the issues and hardships troops face merit attention. Additionally, American troops have a distinct and important perspective that can influence the American political scene in a powerful way.

Operation Homecoming | NEA: National Endowment for the Arts

On September 12, 2006, the much-anticipated literary anthology Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, was published by Random House. Drawn from the acclaimed National Endowment for the Arts program and edited by the best-selling author Andrew Carroll, the anthology includes almost 100 uncensored and never-before-published eyewitness accounts, private journals, short stories, letters, e-mails, poems, and other personal writings showing an extremely intimate and human side of war, memoirs of service and sacrifice on the front lines and at home.

Veterans History Project | Library of Congress
A Project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

Disabled American Veterans

With almost 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.

Operation Recovery | Iraq Veterans Against The War
A Campaign to Stop the Deployment of Traumitized Troops
Service members who experience PTSD, TBI, MST, and combat stress have the right to exit
the traumatic situation and receive immediate support, and compensation.

PTSD Foundation of America
Providing Hope and Healing for the Unseen Wounds of War

CBD for Veterans
Our military veterans have some of the most pressing and immediate needs, and substantial research is now being carried out
to determine whether and to what extent CBD oil, capsules, and other cannabidiol products can serve as useful therapy tools.

A Veterans' Guide to Health and Nutrition
Veterans' Health | Latest Information - RecallReport
Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.
With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date
information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe.
The Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) oversees the Real Warriors Campaign and mission
as part of the Defense Department’s overall effort to promote a culture of support for psychological health.
Help for Veterans Struggling with Addiction
Veterans and Addiction: A Guide for 2019 | Silvermist Recovery
Substance Abuse Resources for Veterans and Their Families | Alternative to Meds Center
Help and Guidance For Veterans Seeking Help for PTSD and Substance Abuse
Finding a Therapist | National Center for PTSD - Department of Veterans Affairs

Guide to health care for unhoused people
How To Help End Homelessness: 7 Services And Resources
By adopting a “Housing First” approach, the community can redefine what’s possible in ending homelessness.
The approach calls for rapid relocation to give people a permanent and stable place to live as soon as possible.
Resource Guide for Homeless Veterans | by Trenton Morris
A Guide for the Homeless and Those in Need | Part VI: Special Assistance for Veterans
Resources for Homeless Veterans
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans | Listing by State
Homes for Homeless Vets
Giving America's Heroes the Support They Deserve

Resources -- Resource Network
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has complied a
comprehensive directory of resources for veterans and their families.
Financial assistance for military & veteran families
Estate Planning
Estate planning is important, as it eliminates the burden of legal heirs having
to bear the taxes of transferring the assets had the estate not been planned.
Home Renovation Grants for Veterans | Updated: June 27, 2021 - SkilledRoofers
Veteran’s Guide to Saving on Housing Costs
Our Veterans Guide to Saving on Housing Costs walks readers through the many ways
they can save throughout the homebuying process (not just through the VA loan).
A Guide to Housing Benefits for Veterans | July 27, 2021 - Property Tax Funding Blog
Guide to Veterans Affairs benefits and loans | Credit Karma
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many benefits for
eligible veterans, including VA loans, the GI Bill, job training,
medical benefits and housing grants for disabled veterans.

Guide to Auto Loans and Car Buying for Veterans | Capital One
Guide to freelancing jobs for veterans
Find Military Housing | Apartment Guide by State
Search thousands of apartments, photos, and floor plans from communities nationwide.

The Must-Have Guide to Moving and Storage in the Military
The Complete Homebuying Guide for Veterans

Smoking Among Veterans -- Why Is It So Prevalent? | Vaping Daily
Many researchers and epidemiologists believe there is a strong connection between
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cigarette smoking.
Veterans and Smoking: Ending the War on Veterans' Health |
Veterans and Tobacco Addiction: Where to Seek Support | Quit Smoking Community
Veterans and Substance Abuse: The Many Sides of the Problem | Addiction Resource
Here's What Happens When You Quit Smoking | Article - July 01, 2017 - Dr. Mercola
Tobacco Control Policy: How the Government Stands Up to the Tobacco Industry | Tobacco Free Life

Free Legal Forms to Create, Download, and Use
We Support Veterans by Providing Free Legal Forms Online
Help for Veterans' Legal Concerns | Just Great Lawyers

Veterans Disability Law -- Legal Resources
Free Online Legal Resources

Make The Connection -- Veteran Stories & Support
Connecting Veterans and their friends and family members with
information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives.

How to Make the Most (Financially) Out of Your Military Career

Guide to Choosing a Trade Career for Returning Service Members
The guide includes advice on how to transfer skills learned in service to a new career, which skilled trades
are in high demand and the average salaries of those careers, tips on transitioning back into civilian life,
as well as trade school and training resources for veterans and their employers.

CFI: Corporate Finance Institute
Get the real-world skills to excel in your career with accredited online courses,
in-demand certifications, and productivity-boosting tools and resources.
Learn Data Science with CFI

Support for Military Families, Veterans, and Dependents: Financial Education and Helpful Resources

The Veterans' Guide to Driving and Transportation Resources

VetFriends Military & Veteran Search | Helping U.S. Military Veterans Reconnect

Operation Baghdad Pups | SPCAI

SPCA International Blog | Global Animal Rescue

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Page

State Veterans Affairs Offices

Best Businesses for Veterans
The article discusses VetFran and explains a few of the best business industries
for veterans looking to start their own business or run a franchise.

VetFran Program
The VetFran program is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association (IFA) member
companies to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans.

Silent Professionals - Private Security Job Market

Best VA Mortgage Lenders of 2022 | U.S. News & World Report

Business Credit and Loan Resources for Veterans | The Kaplan Group
Veteran-owned businesses make up 9% of companies today, with that number only growing.
That’s why we created a guide covering everything veterans need to know about business and credit loans.
It includes what qualifications a veteran needs to meet for a loan, different types of loans such as:
VA or SBA loans, tips on how to apply for loans, and additional financial resources for veterans.
There’s even an infographic outlining the loan pre-application checklist process.

The Best Colleges for Veterans | Rankings
Includes Directory of Veterans Affairs Departments by State

Find Free Grants for Veterans in All Fifty States and Major Cities
Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans.
These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans
with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications.

Free Grants for Women | By State
A website that helps low income women with finding grants and financial assistance programs.
These grants help families with education, rent, housing, utility bills, mortgage, and medical bills.

Military Skills Transition Resources for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members | Rider University Online

Small Business Resources for Active-Duty Service Members and Veteran Entrepreneurs | Montclair State University

Going Back to School After the Military | Article - Maryville University
This guide will outline some of the reasons why veterans like you are going back to school,
the financial assistance available, and some potential career options upon graduation.
Scholarships and Grants for Adults Going Back to College

Great Military Scholarships for Active Duty Members and Veterans | OnlineSchoolsReport

Student Veteran Guide to Choosing a College, Degree and Career | Article - American University

Information Technology (IT) Training & Career Resources for Veterans | Atera

Military to Civilian Resume Example for Veterans [Updated 2022]
Military Resume - Practical Advice for Military Veterans | includes Video - Novoresume

Military-to-Civilian Resume Examples of 2022 | Resume Builder

From Military to Public Service - Criminal Justice & Veterans
Education & Career Resources for Veterans Transitioning to Criminal Justice
Community for Accredited Online Schools

Cyber Security Education and Training Resources for Veterans | University of North Dakota

Veteran's Complete Guide to Making College Affordable | Affordable Colleges Online
Funding School after Service with the GI Bill, Scholarships & the FAFSA

54 Military Scholarships, Grants and Tips for Veterans and Their Families

Energizing Veterans for Solar Careers
Strategic Opportunities for Training and Jobs After Military Service

American Women Veterans

NewDay USA
Our mission is to provide outstanding service and financial solutions to those we serve
– our Veterans and homeowners, allowing them the opportunity to achieve financial security.

Homelessness and Poverty Among Students: Raising Awareness and Providing Support | Tulane University

Veterans Benefits for Seniors | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
50 Tips You Need Before Your Next PCS Move
Understanding Your Legal Rights On Active Duty
Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Familes
Sesame Street for Military Families
Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment |
Where to Find Military Spouse Employment Resources

Guide to End-of-Life Planning for Veterans and Families

Global Digest has a more comprehensive section on USA Veterans
that includes medical and therapeutic information and resources.

Iraq BLOG Count
"The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor"
by Jake Tapper

At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces.

"Just Another Soldier"
by Jason Christopher Hartley
A year on the ground in Iraq
"A Nightmare's Prayer"
by Michael Franzak
A Marine Harrier Pilot's War in Afghanistan