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One of the best resources that you can have is
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Heroes Resource Library

Having access to support and services is as important to support groups and family members as it is to active military and veterans. To that end, we have compiled the following list of our favorite recommended resources.

Veteran Crisis Lines
Confidential, toll-free, 24-hour-a-day hotlines
serving Veterans and loved ones year-round.

State Veterans’ Affairs Offices
Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. State Veterans Offices help veterans file claims for education, care for your health, find employment, get a veteran home loan, with compensation/pensions and much more.
State Veterans’ Affairs Offices Oline

The Veterans Health Library Helping Veterans stay well and well-informed
Developed under the guidance of National Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s Veterans Health Education and Information Program, the VHL offers Veterans, family members, and caregivers 24/7 access to comprehensive, consistent, Veteran-focused health information.

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Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes - The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes was established to ensure that in return for the sacrifices they made for us, these wounded veterans and their families receive all the support needed to restore their hope and rebuild their lives.
Combined Disability Calculator - Use our VA disability calculator to determine your combined disability rating and annual or monthly compensation. The amount of compensation veterans are entitled to depends on the ‘combined’ rating and the combined rating may be different from the sum of the individual ratings.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation - The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to ​provide critically needed​ support ​to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Honor Flight - Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.
Military Discount Finder - Military Discount Finder is a browser extension for Chrome that automatically finds and notifies you of military exclusive discounts as you shop online.
Military OneSource - Military resource website providing 24/7 support for military personnel, spouses, family members and survivors on taxes, moving, spouse employment, MWR and more.
National Resource Directory - National Resource Directory Connects Wounded, Ill & Injured Service Members, Veterans, Their Families, and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them
Patriot Guard Riders - Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives: 1) Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities. 2) Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters. We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.
PsychArmor Institute - PsychArmor Institute is a national nonprofit that provides FREE Online Education and support to all Americans who work with, live with or care for Military Service Members, Veterans and their families.
Silent Professionals - The most trusted source for vetted private security and military contractor professionals. New jobs are posted daily – sign up for custom job notifications to be sent directly to your inbox. Silent Professionals helps transitioning Service Members and Veterans find work using the skills gained from military service.
Together We Served - Try our Comprehensive Military Records Search – TogetherWeServed is the largest community website for finding U.S. Military Veterans and honoring their service.
Veterans Village of San Diego - Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to “Leave No One Behind.” For forty years, VVSD has sought to provide services and support to our nation’s heroes. Each year VVSD helps thousands of our most vulnerable veterans to reclaim their lives through programs that offer transitional and permanent housing, mental health counseling, substance use treatment, and employment and training services.

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A Hero Foundation - A Hero is a wounded veterans foundation whose purpose is to serve America’s wounded veterans by providing fellowship and mentoring opportunities through recreational activities. A HERO will provide a supportive environment enabling veterans to continue the healing process, so they can focus on their future and reconcile the traumatic events of their past in a healthy and constructive environment.
eBenefits - The eBenefits portal offers two main services: a customizable workspace that provides personalized and secure VA & DoD information and more than 45 self-service tools and a catalog of links to military - enables the millions of Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, find jobs, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected.
Publications - Department of Defense - Publications. Reports, fact sheets, memorandums and other Defense Department communications.
US Department of Veterans Affairs - The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans benefits .and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.
Veterans Benefits Administration - The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to Service members, Veterans, and their families.
Veterans United Network - Your Source for military news, veterans issues, and VA benefit information. - Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.
Warrior Care - Our mission is to proactively support wounded, ill, and injured Service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life. To achieve this, we focuses on its vision to ensure the nation’s wounded, ill, and injured Service members, their families, and caregivers are not forgotten.

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American Legion - The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits.
American Women Veterans - The American Women Veterans website is a tribute to the women who have served and continues to serve our nation. The site provides information about the service of women in the military including pictures, stories, and other resources.
AMVETS National Service Foundation - A 501(c)3 veterans charity, we are the nation’s most inclusive veterans service organization, open to all who honorably served. Donate Now. Join Our Mailing …
Army Aviation Association of America - AAAA was formed in early 1957 by a small group of senior Aviation Officers in the active Army, the Reserve Forces of the U.S. Army and industry. The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) is the only not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the broad interests of Army Aviation.
Blinded Veterans Association - Blinded Veterans Association Home Page
Congressional Medal of Honor Society - The Society’s membership is comprised of those who wear the Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award for valor. Through the Society’s Outreach, Education and History initiatives, the Medal of Honor Recipients continue their service across the nation.
Desert Storm Veterans Association - A membership association available for men and women who served honorably with the VII Corps during operations desert shield/desert storm or who provided direct support to the VII Corps during this period.
Disabled American Veterans - Donate to the DAV, Find a DAV Office or Volunteer to Help Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - (IAVA) is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of services and resources for veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They offer peer support, advocacy, and community building opportunities, as well as employment and education resources.
Korean War Veterans Association - In our newsletters, and on THIS Website, you will find the most current KWVA news, updates on issues of importance to Korean War veterans, reunion notices, POW/MIA updates, book reviews, veterans’ memoirs, and much more.
Military Order of the Purple Heart - Our members have all answered our Country’s call. Now as Combat Wounded veterans, we proudly continue to serve our country by helping America’s active duty, veterans, her families and those who have borne the burden of battle.
Paralyzed Veterans Of America - Learn about the mission of Paralyzed Veterans of America and how they serve the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease and all people with disabilities.
USO - The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Veterans of Foreign Wars - The largest and oldest war veterans service organization providing assistance to America’s service members, veterans and their families. From fighting for veterans benefits on Capitol Hill, to financial grants, transition support and educational scholarships, we’re there to ensure current and former service members receive the benefits they’ve earned and deserve.
Vietnam Veterans of America - VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA strives to achieve the following:
Wounded Warrior Project - Wounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that helps veterans and active duty service members. Learn more about our programs or how you can support wounded warriors.

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American Gold Star Moms

An American Gold Star Mother is a Gold Star Mother who has lost a son or daughter while serving in the military and has joined the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc organization (AGSM). Our mission is to serve veterans and their families, we provide support to other Gold Star Mothers and we promote patriotism and flag etiquette.

Army Wife Network - Army Wife Network (AWN) was opened in April 2009 as the umbrella that joined what was previously known as Army Wife Talk Radio (AWTR) and Field Problems™ (FP). The website holds true to its tagline “Interactive Empowerment for Army Wives” by featuring Field Exercise™ events, AWTR podcast, FP Live chat feature, featured columns, Loving A Soldier (LAS) blog, military shopping links, resource database, post directory, interactive toolbar, and social media galore!
Blue Star Families - We empower families to thrive as they serve. We are committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support.
Blue Star Mothers of America - We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes.
FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) - Provides resiliency training to military children and families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story.
Gold Star Wives - Gold Star Wives of America is an organization of widows and widowers whose spouses died while on active duty in the military services or as the result of a military service connected cause. The primary mission of GSW is to provide service, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of military personnel who died on active duty or as the result of a service connected cause.
Heroes Linked - A resource and opportunity for veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses, and Gold Star families to gain personal professional development and career guidance through a national network of volunteer private sector professionals for the enhancement of their post-military employment and career prospects.
It’s A Military Life - A nonprofit organization that supports the military spouse and veteran communities by providing network opportunities that foster resiliency, community involvement, and meaningful relationships.
Madison Trust | Financial Resources for Veterans and Military Families - Veterans and their families can face unique financial challenges, from the strain of coping with deployments, relocations, and other times of transition to the difficulty of planning for retirement. However, many organizations, agencies, and programs have sprung up to support those who serve and their loved ones by offering financial assistance and other resources. If you are eligible for these benefits, you should not hesitate to use them.
Military and DoD Child Care Assistance - Child Care Aware® of America partners with the United States Military and Department of Defense to serve and support their families through the Fee Assistance and Respite Child Care Programs.
Military Child Education Coalition - Helps military children cope with being transferred from school to school around the world.
Military Families United - A national coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families, veterans, and patriotic Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their mission to keep America safe
Military OneSource - Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive.
Military Spouse - A website just for military spouses to learn and grow together in the midst of PCS, deployment, careers and education.
Military Spouse Jobs - Providing personalized, 1-on-1 job placement support, career exploration, and employment training at no cost to our military spouses or our employer partners. For military spouses actively looking for work. Our team helps break barriers in employment for Spouses in the Military, Veteran and Reserve communities. 
National Military Family Association - We are on a mission to stand up for, support, and enhance the quality of life for every military family through bold advocacy, innovative programming, and dynamic and responsive solutions.
Operation Homefront - Through generous, widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Where there is a need we do not provide, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families.
Silver Star Families 0f America - SSFOA is dedicated to supporting and assisting wounded, ill, injured and dying active duty and Veterans and their families of ALL Branches of Service from ALL Wars. Qualifications include: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTS, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome
The Military Wife and Mom The Military Wife and Mom blog is so much more than “it’s my way or the highway.” Around here, I give you the tools you need to achieve your goals—whether it’s creating a peaceful home and connected relationship with your kids or conquering deployment and building a rock-solid military marriage.
Wounded Heroes Family Adventures - Wounded Heroes Family Adventures offers winter and summer family events for our Wounded Heroes and their families. We provide these events at no cost to the participating families. The Heroes we support served in all branches of the military and were injured in combat during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Our events are open to families living throughout the continental United States. Unlike other events, we include the entire family, including children into all aspects of our pro…

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A Veteran’s Guide to Starting a Small Business - Veterans are poised for entrepreneurial success – but it’s not an easy journey. This guide is here to help if you’re a veteran looking to start a business.
Army Emergency Relief - Army Emergency Relief (AER) helps soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies. AER is where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. Active duty soldiers receive the bulk of the assistance, retired soldiers and widows/widowers are also helped. An education scholarship program provides financial support for both dependent children and spouses.
Army Emergency Relief Fund - AER’s Mission · To provide grants, interest-free loans and scholarships to promote readiness and help relieve financial distress of Soldiers and their Families.
Assisted Living Benefits For Veterans - Veterans who are injured in the line of duty face many challenges when they return home, including the inability to live an independent life. Whether fully or partially disabled, many need assistance with daily activities.
Capital One | Guide to Auto Loans and Car Buying for Veterans - Veterans may be eligible for special financing and discounts when it comes to car loans and other fees associated with car ownership. These discounts can help make buying a new car more accessible to recently discharged veterans or active duty service members.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service - The people of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service take pride in serving those who defend America. We take our contribution to national defense seriously. We work hard to fulfill the important fiscal responsibilities entrusted to us by the American taxpayers. We ensure the resources they provide are accounted for properly. - Find Free grants for veterans in all 50 states and major cities. Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met. We offer information on the following : (1) grants for rent (2) housing assistance (3) help with bills (4) education grants (5) medical bills grants (6) business grants | Housing Support for Veterans: VA Mortgages, Benefits & Assistance - Whether you are a renter, plan to buy a home or need housing assistance due to a disability, this guide can help you identify what type of mortgage help you may be able to receive. | The Essential Guide to Personal Financial Support for Veterans - Veterans have a lot to be proud of. They’ve served their country for years and have fought to uphold American freedoms. But military life is a very particular kind of life. When you’re suddenly out of it, it can be jarring — how you get paid, your daily work and your living situation all change. Learning the necessary skills to keep your finances intact after your military service can help ease you into civilian life.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
New Day Financial, LLC - You earned your valuable VA Benefits. Our dedicated financial teams will help you get the most out of them. Apply for a zero-down VA home loan or refinance your mortgage for up to 100% of your home’s value.
Operation First Response - Assists families of wounded service members with rent/mortgage payments, utilities, vehicle payments and repairs, food, travel and transportation.
Operation Home Front - Offers emergency financial, legal and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.
Semper Fi & America’s Fund - Provides financial assistance and other support services for service members and their families during period of hospitalization and recovery following injury or illness.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | VA Homeless Programs - HUD-VASH is a collaborative program which pairs HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with VA case management and supportive services for homeless Veterans. These services are designed to help homeless Veterans and their families find and sustain permanent housing and access the health care, mental health treatment, substance use counseling, and other supports necessary to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community.
VA Home Loan Centers - Apply for a VA home loan today from the VA Home Loan Center. We are the leading provider of VA loans & VA Refinances. Get your loan started today

Health & Wellness Resources: [ Back ] | Mesothelioma & Veterans - Veterans account for 30% of mesothelioma claims filed annually. Veterans who served in certain military occupations between 1930 and 1980 have a high risk of developing mesothelioma because nearly every branch of the military relied on asbestos. Veterans with mesothelioma can file for VA benefits.
Assisted Living Benefits For Veterans - Veterans who are injured in the line of duty face many challenges when they return home, including the inability to live an independent life. Whether fully or partially disabled, many need assistance with daily activities.
Bergman Oslund Udo Little, PLLC | 20 Places in the Military with Asbestos Exposure and How Veterans Are at Risk - Asbestos was used extensively all throughout the military. We now know about the diseases that exposure to asbestos causes, however, the damage has already been done for many veterans, and asbestos is even still in military applications. We put together a guide that lists 20 ways that asbestos was used in the military. | Free Medical Alert Systems for Veterans - If your loved one served in the U.S. military, they may qualify for a free medical alert system through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA provides funding, while its two partner companies provide the devices. | Veterans Assisted Living Assessment and Benefits - Veterans returning from active duty face a unique set of challenges – especially if they have been injured. Following years of service and the resulting wear and tear on the body and mind, it is not uncommon for veterans to require assistance with activities of daily living. Fortunately for veterans and their caregivers, there are assisted living options that can help make the long-term care process smoother for all involved.
Defense Health Agency (DHA) - A joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries.
Dentably | Dental Care Resources-For-Veterans - Dental care is extremely important for all people. However, as a veteran, it can be difficult to find that care. Dr. Greg Grillo served as a dental officer in the Navy and has an extensive amount of experience providing dental care to veterans. As a veteran himself, he’s committed to helping those who have served their country find the dental resources they need.
How to File a Mesothelioma VA Claim - For most of the 20th century, the U.S. Armed Forces used aircraft, ships, construction, and other equipment that contained asbestos. Because of this exposure, military veterans make up approximately 30% of all mesothelioma cases in the United States. Mesothelioma is cancer that develops from asbestos exposure. Individuals must apply through the Department of Veteran Affairs to receive VA benefits for mesothelioma.
Lung Cancer Group | Lung Cancer and Veterans - Thousands of military service members were exposed to harmful chemicals and materials, including asbestos. Exposure to these substances has been linked to lung cancer, even decades after the initial exposure and active duty. Veterans who have been diagnosed with lung cancer may be eligible for VA benefits and other forms of compensation.
Medicare Plans Resource for Veterans - Can veterans get Medicare? Find out how Medicare works with your VA benefits and when it makes sense to sign up for Medicare as a veteran.
Mesothelioma Veterans Center - Due to the widespread use of asbestos in the military between the 1930s and the 1980s, veterans account for 33% of all malignant mesothelioma diagnoses. There are thousands of veterans suffering from this dangerous disease, and since 2015, the Mesothelioma Veterans Center has been here to help. | Mesothelioma and Veterans - Mesothelioma cancer among veterans is an unfortunate reality. Rates of asbestos-related diseases are high in veterans because of the military’s extensive asbestos use. Veterans exposed during service are eligible to make claims for benefits like health care and disability compensation. | Mesothelioma and Veterans - United States military veterans represent 30% of all mesothelioma patients. Every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces relied on asbestos for decades, not knowing it could cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. Today, veterans with mesothelioma can file for VA benefits and legal compensation.
My HealtheVet - Veterans can schedule appointments online, refill prescriptions, view their health records, and send Secure Messages to their team using My HealtheVet. Register today to discover a new approach to health care.
NVISION | Vision Care Guide for Veterans - The Veterans Administration (VA) has provided vision care since it was founded, and those services continue to improve. Preventative care and routine care are included. Glasses and contact lenses may or may not be covered depending on whether there is an underlying condition, service-related injury involved, or other factors.
The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper | VA Community Care Network Provider in New Jersey - The Community Care Network, or CCN, is a network of private healthcare providers, giving veterans access to important care outside of VA medical facilities. The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper works with the VA to provide specialized addiction treatment and treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders.
TRICARE - The uniformed services health care program for active duty service members (ADSMs), active duty family members (ADFMs), National Guard and Reserve members and their family members, retirees and retiree family members, survivors, and certain former spouses worldwide - Assists with the VA Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit application process. is a free resource for veterans, their surviving spouses and their families who are looking for clear, concise information about the A&A pension benefit and how to apply for it.
Veterans Guide to Paying for Assisted Living & Home Care - Senior Veterans, of which there are about 18 million living in the U.S., may be eligible for various assisted living and home care benefits. To help senior veterans and their families, our resource details options veterans have for services whether they are living in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or at home. These services can help veterans meet their basic needs as well as stay safe, active, and healthy.
Veterans Health Administration - VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,240 health care facilities, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,061 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics).

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Assistive technology toolkit for veterans with PTSD - Recent studies on PTSD care and treatment include the role of digital technology in PTSD treatments. Digital technology-based applications can provide more accessible treatment for veterans with PTSD and may include virtual telehealth, internet-based intervention, mobile apps, wearable technology, virtual experience with AR and games as well as other digital media. This resource guide will examine different digital therapy tools and provide resources that can be used by veterans with PTSD alongside treatment.
BrainLine - A national multimedia project offering authoritative information and support to anyone whose life has been affected by brain injury or PTSD: people with brain injuries, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.
Eagle Creek Ranch Recovery | PTSD and Substance Abuse Treatment in Idaho - At Eagle Creek Ranch Recovery in Nampa, Idaho, our addiction specialists and mental health counselors are experienced in providing comprehensive treatment for people suffering from PTSD and substance abuse.
Free by the Sea | Understanding the Connection Between Veterans, Alcoholism, and PTSD - The transition back to civilian life can be difficult enough on its own but on top of that, many returning from active duty are also suffering from PTSD as a result of what they saw and did while serving. There is a clear connection between PTSD and substance abuse in veterans.
K9s for Freedom & Independence - We specialize in PTSD and /or TBI Service Dogs. Our focus is on those persons that have served our country as a US Military Member, Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter, EMS Worker.
K9s for Warriors - Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.
PTSD Foundation of America - The Mission of the PTSD Foundation of America is to bring hope and healing to Combat Veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress. We do this by taking a whole-person approach, offering evidence-based peer-to-peer mentoring, both on an individual basis and in group settings. In addition, our programs and services are free to the Veteran and their family so that the focus remains on their journey to healing.

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First City Recovery Center | Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Veterans In Kokomo, Indiana - It’s not uncommon for veterans to grapple with issues such as addiction. This is often a result of the unique set of challenges and experiences they encounter during their service. At First City Recovery Center, we recognize that anyone from the youth to the elderly can develop a substance use disorder. Therefore, we offer treatment programs that are tailor-made for people of varying age groups that are suffering from addiction.
MysticMag | 150+ Addiction Resources and Statistics from around the World - Picking the right treatment center is a crucial step to a successful recovery. Different programs treat different addictions and offer different types of care, such as inpatient and outpatient recovery, detox, and telehealth. While most providers have their clients’ best interest in mind, people suffering from dependence are vulnerable to being exploited and may need help finding a quality facility. To help, I’ve compiled a list of over 176 centers across the globe that are specialized in battling various forms of addiction. In the conclusion, I’ve included some relevant statistics that highlight the urgency of the issue and dispel some myths about common addictions.
The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper | How Addiction & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Impact Lives - Dealing with PTSD symptoms can worsen substance use disorder. Because the two disorders are closely related, it is important to treat them simultaneously. PTSD and substance use disorder often co-occur and impact one another. Learn how these disorders interact and how treating them together improves recovery.
U.S. Military Veterans and Addiction Military veterans are at a higher risk of developing addictions and other mental health issues than civilians. The men and women veterans who served our country deal with many challenges from traumatic events. Some veterans try to cope or self-medicate by abusing alcohol or other addictive substances.

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Best Colleges | Scholarships for Military Spouses and Children - Website provides an organized list of information regarding benefits and resources for military dependents regarding education opportunities.
DANTES - A Department of Defense agency that supports active-duty military education through various means including helping members earn credit toward their degrees through the testing of experiential learning. | Veterans' Guide To Vocational Schools and Apprenticeship Programs - If you’re a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may have access to educational benefits through the GI Bill and similar programs. In addition to helping veterans attend traditional four-year colleges, these benefits can also be applied to vocational schools and apprenticeships.
Military Child Education Coalition - Offers programs, services, and professional development to meet the needs of military connected students, parents, and professionals. The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a nonprofit organization that helps the military child thrive in the face of transition and separation.
MyCAA - The Military Spouse Education Program was designed to provide military spouses educational benefits. Purdue Global participates in the MyCAA program.
Nursing Career Guide for Veterans and Returning Service Members - Are you looking for an exciting civilian career where you could make use of your military experience? Consider pursuing a career in nursing. As a veteran or ex-service member, the skills you developed in active service can help you become a great nurse. Learn more about the path to becoming a nurse by reading our comprehensive guide.
Post Military Education Resources - A comprehensive list of resources to help service members, veterans and families find civilian employment” | A Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships for Veterans - This guide provides a discussion of the different types of educational aid available to veterans. It also includes information about finding and accessing benefits such as those included in the GI Bill. In addition, the guide provides a list of national and regional scholarships for veterans, their children, and their spouses. | Education Benefits for Veterans by State - In addition to the national education benefits programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), many states offer their own veterans’ education benefits programs. These state programs can provide veterans additional financial assistance for tuition, books, and other education-related expenses. However, the availability and specifics of these state programs can vary widely from state to state. | Guide to Becoming a Military Nurse - Military nursing can be an exciting and challenging career choice for RNs. This guide provides information on how to become a military nurse and outlines the requirements, benefits, and resources for future military nurses. | Guide to Mental Health for Veterans in College - Veterans transitioning to civilian life face many challenges, including high levels of stress in college. Use this guide to learn more about veteran mental health resources. | Scholarship Guide for Families & Dependents of Military Service Members & Veterans - Families and dependents of military members and veterans often have a range of unique opportunities to help pay for college. This guide explores resources for this population.
The Ultimate College Guide for Veterans & Active Service Members - As more veterans are choosing to pursue higher education after leaving the military, it’s helpful to discuss the unique learning and adjusting experiences that affect this population. Many veterans are between 24 and 40 years old, which is outside of the traditional age range of college students. Around 47% of students who are veterans have children and nearly half of all student veterans are married. It can be difficult to balance financial and family obligations with a college program. This guide has been built with these concerns in mind and provides an overview of the tools available to student veterans to assist them with success in their studies. - for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help AT NO COST to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents.
Veterans Education Success - Veterans Education Success works on a bipartisan basis to advance higher education success for veterans, service members, and military families, and to protect the integrity and promise of the GI Bill® and other federal postsecondary education programs.

Employment Resources: [ Back ] | The Veteran's Guide To Starting a Small Business - The resilience, leadership, and adaptability that veterans have developed during their service uniquely equip them for the challenges of entrepreneurship. In fact, did you know that 1 in 20 business owners are veterans? Their inspiring leadership style, characterized by selflessness and discipline, is the driving force behind their successful businesses. This is an up-to-date collection of resources for veterans interested in entrepreneurship, whether you own a business, or want to start one.
Feds Hire Vets Offers federal employment information and resources for veterans, transitioning military service members, their families and federal hiring officials. Feds Hire Vets also provides information on how Veterans preference works.
Hiring Our Heroes - Hiring Our Heroes works with a network of state and local organizations and other strategic partners committed to hiring veterans and military spouses, establishing best practices, providing fellowships, professional networks, and professional development sessions to prepare veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members for civilian employment.
Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) - Connects military spouses seeking career opportunities with employers who are actively recruiting. The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies. | Veterans’ Guide to Job Hunting in the Civilian Market - This guide will provide veterans with essential insights to help you navigate the transition to the civilian job market and land a meaningful career.
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Veterans' Employment and Training Service - Offers employment services, programs and resources to help Veterans, Service Members and military spouses get jobs. The Veterans Employment and Training Service assists Veterans and separating Service Members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

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Camp Lejeune Claims Center - We exist to help military veterans harmed by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to get the financial benefits they deserve. We’re ready to help you — at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.
LawInfo Resource Library - LawInfo helps you research information on Veterans Disability laws, including free legal articles and other law-related resources that help you understand the law.
LegalFinders | Disabled Veterans Guide - Disabled veterans face treatment barriers, discrimination, and lack of access to resources that can impede their transition to civilian life post-combat. LegalFinders offers connections to the best-in-class lawyers in your local area. When you’ve been in an accident and need a lawyer, LegalFinders should be your first call.
National Veterans Legal Services Program - The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a national nonprofit organization that has worked since 1981 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.
Stateside Legal - This is a national website for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates focusing initially on federal assistance programs. Our goal is to help you: access benefits, find free legal help, and better understand your legal issues by indexing the best legal information available in one easy-to-use site. We have also added our own interactive forms, videos, and legal analysis. We try to deliver answers to your questions using Plain English.
Veterans Law Blog - Reintegrating into civilian life after the military – combat or non-combat – can be a real struggle. A key piece of getting your life back is making sure you have access to the VA Benefits that make the struggle a little easier. But if your claim is caught in the VA Backlog – and you wait years for the money the VA owes you – your life becomes that much harder.

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Building Homes for Heroes - Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to supporting the brave men and women of the military who have returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need. It’s our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.
Disability Housing Grants for Veterans - We offer housing grants for Veterans and service members with certain service-connected disabilities so they can buy or change a home to meet their needs and live more independently. Changing a home might involve installing ramps or widening doorways. Find out if you’re eligible for a disability housing grant—and how to apply.
Homes For Our Troops - Homes For Our Troops is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Homes for Wounded Warriors - Our mission is to build injury-specific, accessible and mortgage-free homes to ensure that our Nation’s critically injured combat veterans, returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, have a home where they are safe and comfortable.
HUD Information by State - Provides specific state information to learn about homeownership, get rental help, avoid foreclosure, find homeless resources, and contact your local office. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides safe, decent, affordable housing while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Purple Heart Homes - Provides housing solutions for service-connected, disabled, and aging veterans of all eras. With Purple Heart Homes located throughout the U.S., assistance, which may include widening doorways, remodeling bathrooms, building ramps, or installing railings, may vary based on the needs of the veteran and the capabilities of the chapter.
VA Home Loans - VA helps Veterans, Servicemembers, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.

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History | Marine Forces Korea - In 1950, the Korean War saw the Marine Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a peak strength of 261,000 Marines, most of whom were reservists. Complete …
Korean War - U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific - On 25 June 1950, the Korean People’s Army (KPA) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, commonly referred to as North Korea) crossed the 38th Parallel in force, with the mission of conquering the Republic of Korea and reunifying the peninsula under Communist rule. This invasion, undertaken with the acquiescence and foreknowledge of the Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China, achieved operational and strategic surprise, initially gaining considerable ground and pushing the Republic of Korea Armed Forces back
Korean War Legacy Project - The goal of the Korean War Legacy Project is to assist teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today.
Korean War Project - Korean War history resources, Korean War MIA Family DNA, 2200 unit pages, KIA-MIA-POW-WIA casualty lists, Command Reports, Unit Histories, Maps.
Korean War Veterans Health Issues - If you served during the Korean War—anytime between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953—you may be at risk of certain health conditions. Learn about these conditions and what to do next to take care of your health.
Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation - The Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that the Korean War Veterans Memorial in our Nation’s Capital will be maintained in perpetuity.
The Korean War | The United States Army - he Korean War, often referred to as “The Forgotten War,” was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. This website is dedicated to thanking and honoring all the veterans of the Korean War, their families, and especially those who lost loved ones in that war.

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Database of the 58,195 Names on The Wall in Wash,D.C. This is the most accurate database online. Military Reunions, Screensavers, Rubbings, Personal Guestbook for all Names
The Virtual Wall - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors those who died in the Vietnam War. Their relatives and friends leave letters, poems, and photographs at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and on this web site. We bring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to your home to help remember the sacrifices of the fallen and their families.
VA Benefits for Vietnam Veterans - Information about VA benefits for United States military Veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Vet Radio - Vietnam Vet Radio is an internet only radio station dedicated to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War, their families, and friends. We are incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit veterans ministry organization. With a few exceptions all the songs played are from the Vietnam War era.

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National Gulf War Resource Center - Providing education and support to benefit veterans, active duty personnel and their families, the National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC) was formed in 1991 and works to establish rights, treatments and benefits for Gulf War veterans.
The Gulf War - This PBS website includes war stories, information about weapons and technology, maps, and more.
The Gulf War 1990-1991 (Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm) - The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait

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Bento - A technology education company focused on educating and empowering the next generation of self-taught developers. To date, Bento has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn to code from around the world.
Find the Best Password Manager - Compromised and weak passwords enable most hacking-related breaches — are your passwords safe? The Password Manager helps you secure your personal information with expert reviews of the latest password managers and online security tools.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance - Provides information on financial assistance available to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.
DOD Compensation & Benefits Handbook - Offers a guide for answering questions about available services and resources for wounded, ill, and/or injured Service Members and their support network from the time of wound, injury, and/or illness to their return to duty or transition to the civilian community. The Wounded, III, and/or Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook can be downloaded online from the Warrior Care website.
National Association of County Veterans Service Officers - Assists veterans, widows, widowers and children to receive the full benefits they are entitled to. The National Association of County Veterans Service Officers is an organization made up of local government employees tasked with assisting veterans in developing and processing their claims.
National Veterans Foundation | Veteran Service Officers - Provides links to state Veterans Affairs Offices to locate a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) near you. National Veterans Foundation Veteran Service Officers services help veterans write and submit benefits claims to the VA and track the claim through the system to avoid the delays that missing paperwork or improperly filled out claims can cause.
Still Serving Veterans Offers a variety of no-cost services to help veterans in North Alabama locate employment, access VA benefits, and get connected to resources needed to build meaningful lives after military service. Still Serving Veterans’ Huntsville office has a team of support counselors who specialize in connecting veterans and their families to community resources and answering questions about anything veteran or military related.
The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. - Assists veterans seeking to appeal a VA disability claim by providing a list of accredited sustaining members of experienced attorney or agent practitioners by state. The National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) is a national organization of attorneys and other qualified members who act as advocates for disabled veterans.
VA - National Cemetery Administration - Provides information on VA burial benefits for Veterans and eligible family members. Burial in a VA national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces and Veterans who have met minimum active duty service requirements, as applicable, and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. VA operates 149 national cemeteries and 33 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 42 states and Puerto Rico.
VA - Office of Survivors Assistance - Provides resources regarding all benefits and services furnished by the VA to survivors and dependents of deceased veterans and members of the Armed Forces. The VA offers large amounts of information related to benefits for survivors.
VA | Veterans Benefits Administration - Provides a variety of benefits and services for service members, veterans, and their families including compensation, pension and fiduciary, insurance, education, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and more. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) offers regional VA facilities located in each state.
VA Benefits for Spouses, Dependents, Survivors, and Family Caregivers Get information on VA benefits and services available to military family members and survivors.
VA Loan Guaranty - Offers public tools for guaranty calculator, builder search, condo report and other links can be found at the bottom the page and used without LGY HUB registration. VA Loan Guaranty applications, called LGY Hub, uses 2 factor authentication (currently through to verify or authenticate users for VA systems.
VA Survivors Pension - A VA Survivors Pension offers monthly payments to qualified surviving spouses and unmarried dependent children of wartime Veterans who meet certain income and net worth limits set by Congress. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.
Wounded Warrior Entitlements Handbook - Learn about pay and entitlements for service members injured in a combat zone and receiving medical treatment at military facilities outside of the zone. Your local finance office will have designated personnel assigned as the Wounded Warrior Pay Management Team (WWPMT).

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Battle-Buddy.Info -

Battle-Buddy Info is an online Directory of Military Resources for Active Duty, Veterans and their Caregivers. We list military focused non-profits and resources that provide direct assistance to veterans and active duty personnel, in a user-friendly format.

CouponFollow | Veteran Benefits, Financial Resources, and Discounts for Military Families Military families have a lot to deal with – emotionally, logistically, and financially. What benefits are out there for military families to make life a bit easier for them? Where can they find discounts and deals? We’ve created this helpful financial guide aimed specifically to help military family members learn about the different resources, federal programs, retail discounts, and deals for dependents of U.S. soldiers.
Everyone Serves - This link is for the website list of resources. Also available on the site is a link to download a printed copy of the booklet “Everyone Serves: A Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members.
Finding Help: A Comprehensive Guide to Counseling Resources for Veterans in California - As a veteran, transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and it’s not uncommon to experience physical, emotional, and mental health issues as a result of your service. However, seeking help and support is a sign of strength, and there are many resources available to assist you in managing these challenges. In this list, we have compiled counseling resources that cater to various groups of veterans, including those who have recently been discharged, combat veterans, disabled veterans, female veterans, LGBTQ+ veterans, veterans with substance abuse issues, homeless veterans, veterans with mental health issues, older veterans, and veterans living in rural areas. These resources can help you cope with the unique challenges you may be facing and improve your overall well-being.
National Resource Directory (NRD) - The National Resource Directory is a website for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.
Navy Resources - Navy Resources is a Branch specific blog for US Navy information and resources. Well organized site offers many relevant topics, as well as providing links to other branches of the military. 
Octane Seating | The Guide To Movies for Vets - Watching war movies can be a great way for veterans to process their experiences. It also helps those who haven’t experienced war better understand what soldiers may have been through and how this effects their lives after their service is over.
Online Magazines - Defense Media Network - Defense, military, and Veterans focused online magazines are available free to read Just click the cover of the publication you wish to read.
Operation We Are Here -

Provides a one-stop hub of free resources for military and veteran families and those who support them. The Operation We Are Here website creates an awareness of the challenges of the military community, while offering practical suggestions on how to support them.

United States Army | 48th Assault Helicopter Company - Member List, Call Signs, Reunions, Newsletters, Pictures, Unit History… and more

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