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National Organizations - Military Services

Name

Description

Focus

Type

AHEAD, Special Interest Group on Veterans

AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

Higher Education

AM Vets

News updates, veterans services and community news.

Veterans Service Organizations

America Supports You

Fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions, personnel, programs and requirements. Includes serving as a liaison between military programs and association. Provides a complete, paperless process for military and non-military organizations to request appearances by Bands, Speakers and Representatives of the US military at public and official government events.

News

Community Resources / Non-Profits

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Student Affairs

Higher Education

American Council on Education

ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE has a number of programs specifically geared to support servicemen and women as they transition to higher education.

National

American Legion

Veterans organization dedicated to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Veterans Service Organizations

Single, non-profit fund to better collect and disburse donations in support of the troops and their families in need.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Army Emergency Relief

AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Association of the United States Army

AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Black Military World

Celebrates diversity in the military.

News

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Family Support, Counseling Services, Employment Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program

Everyone associated with the US Coast Guard is eligible to request assistance from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance on behalf of themselves or their immediate family members.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

College of Military Educators

CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 36 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Coming Home Project

The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate expert care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers.

Counseling Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Provides resources for managers, internships, scholarships and fellowships, grants, loans financial aid, education and training and transition centers.

Financial Aid, Employment Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Disabled American Veterans

Resources for disabled veterans and their families.

Veterans Service Organizations

Federal Grants Wire

Fifty-four listings of grants and loans related to military service from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Give an Hour

Non-profit organization that provides free mental health services to US Military Personal & Families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Counseling Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Grace After Fire

Assists in supporting the VA in serving our women veterans.

Counseling Services, Women's Support

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets

Provides temporary and safe homes for currently deployed soldier's pets.

Family Support, Pet

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Helmets to Hardhats

Veteran program that deploys 13 regional directors to work with veteran's trades and employers. Directs veterans to apprentice level crafts.

Employment Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Hire Heroes USA

HHUSA's mission is to provide career placement assistance to all of our returning service men and women. The HHUSA program focuses on the career placement of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, specializing in the placement of those injured or with any level of disability. HHUSA serves veterans from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reservists and Coast Guard.

Employment Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Homefront America Inc.

Homefront America, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting military service members and their families is providing American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award available to all military dependent children of Uniformed Service Members to include dependent children of all active duty personnel, guard, reserve, retirees, and surviving children of parent(s) killed in the line of duty while serving our country.

Family Support

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Marine Parents

MarineParents.com, Inc. was founded in January, 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share™ with one another during deployments.

Family Support

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Military One Source

Provides information for military members, military families, and military guar/reserve representatives based on branch.

Counseling Services, Childcare

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Military.com

Features advice columns, benefits guide, buddy finder, classifies, discounts, discounts, job search, military resources, news newsletters, school finder, transition stories, etc.

Scholarship Information, News

Community Resources / Non-Profits

NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community

Through the work of the Veterans Knowledge Community, Student Affairs professionals will take a leadership role increasing awareness of veteran specific issues in higher education. Through the work of the KC, campuses will create an infrastructure that not only brings veterans in but also moves them through, and gives them the support necessary for degree attainment and future success.

Student Affairs

Higher Education

National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With more than 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry.

Student Affairs

Higher Education

National Guard Bureau: Joint Services Support

The NGB J1 as the principal personnel advisor to CNGB, is responsible for providing the policies, resources and training to ensure consistent human resources programs that shape and enhance NGB and Joint Force Headquarters strategic initiatives, personnel readiness, operational capabilities, and the sustainability of the National Guard community.

National

National Resource Directory

An online partnership of "shared care" providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration. It is maintained by the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information in the Directory is from federal, state and local governmental agencies, veteran service and benefit organizations, non-profit community-based and faith-based organizations, academic institutions, professional associations and philanthropic organizations.

Family Support, Employment Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

National Security Education Program

The NSEP provides US undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. NSEP is especially designed to support students who will make a commitment to Federal service. Recipients of NSEP scholarships and fellowships incur an obligation to work either for an office or agency of the Federal Government involved in national security affairs (broadly defined) or in higher education.

Scholarship Information

Community Resources / Non-Profits

National Veterans Foundation

Serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all US Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America's veterans. Outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.

Counseling Services, Employment Services, Events Calendar

Community Resources / Non-Profits

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.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Network of Care

The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members is a one-stop shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. This commercial-free, publicly sponsored service tool grew out of the award winning Network of Care for Behavioral Health - recommended by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.

Mental Health

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Operation Homefront

Assists families struggling not only with emergencies, but with families of everyday life. Provides programs to help with emergency aid, computers, financial assistance, furniture, moving, social outreach and community.

Financial Assistance, Family Support

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Patriot Guard Riders

Patriot Guard Riders are motorcycle riders from across the nation. You can join whether or not you are a veteran or a rider. The main purpose is to volunteer time to attend funeral services as invited guests of the family. Serve as security guards when necessary.

Family Support

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Resources for Women Veterans

Assists women veterans in obtaining federal and state veteran entitlements through the department's veterans' benefit counselors.

Women Veterans

Veterans Service Organizations

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.

Higher Education

Soldiers Angels

Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we are an international, volunteer-led organization supporting America's men and women in uniform. With more than 30 different teams and projects, our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

News, Employment Services, Family Support

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Locates, unites and provides support to sons, daughters and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

Student Programming

Higher Education

Swords-to-Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares is the only veterans service agency in the United States that provides a full continuum of care to low-income and homeless veterans. We do not discriminate based on length of service, branch of service or military discharge status. Supportive housing, employment support, legal aide and needs for veterans.

Mental Health, Counseling Services, Alcohol Problems

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Tillman Social Action Fund

For students or student groups initiating projects throughout the US we provide resources to help them implement their own plans for social action.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Today's GI Bill

Service members and veterans deserve access to high-quality, postsecondary education. It eases the transition into civilian life and ensures lifelong economic and social benefits. Today's GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance.

Higher Education

Tragedy Assistance Program Services (TAPS)

TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.

Counseling Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

US Veterans Resource

Locates resources, assistance and services available for veterans by state. Can obtain contact information for all national, state and county veteran service officers.

State Resources

Community Resources / Non-Profits

United We Serve

Being in the business of serving others for so long, we are excited about this opportunity to share in the wave of service to our communities. We have accepted the United We Serve Challenge and invite you to as well. Being in the business of serving others, this is a natural for our organization. Dedicated to serving the needs of our Military, their families and our communities, we are issuing a challenge of our own.

Counseling Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits

US Department of Veterans Affairs

The central source for resources and information related to veterans, services and benefits.

National

US Department of Veterans Affairs: GI Bill

The home for all educational benefits provided by The Department of Veterans Affairs.

Higher Education

US Department of Veterans Affairs: Mental Health

The Office of Mental Health Services mission is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.

National

USA Cares

Online apparel shop for the patriotic

Community Resources / Non-Profits

VA Vocational Rehabilitation Resources

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides counseling and services to service-connected disabled veterans.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Veterans DocuTicker

A daily update of new reports from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks, and other groups.

News

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Organization dedicated to programs, membership, news, information and veterans services.

Veterans Service Organizations

Veterans Online Application Web Page

The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new website that enables veterans to file online for pension and health care benefits. Unveiled last Friday, the Veterans Online Applications site lets veterans apply for disability compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation benefits electronically. The site is designed to cut down on the time it takes for vets to receive their compensation and pension checks.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Veterans Resource Forum

Features forums posted by Veterans around the country. One stop shop for political, medical, community and many more sections of advice!

Discussions, News

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is federal TRIO grant designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. Look for application summer 2010.

Higher Education

Vets4Vets is a non-partisan veteran organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans feel good about themselves and heal from any negative aspects of service and war through the use of peer support.

Counseling Services, Networking

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Warrior Gateway

The Warrior Gateway Program has been designed to promote easier reintegration into home communities. It establishes a single capability that serves as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills, while enabling improvements in the service provider sector through metrics and collaboration.

Community Resources / Non-Profits

Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Consists of raising awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, help them assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of service members.

Disability Services

Community Resources / Non-Profits