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Sunday, January 11, 2009

#548 Resources for Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families

A friend sent this by email and it is too important to keep to myself. If you or someone you know has friends or family who are currently in the military or have recently returned, here are some sites that will provide whatever support you or they may find helpful. It is another way to continue to...

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    A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
  • Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
    A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share.
  • SAMHSA Veteran Resources
    This Dept. of Labor VETS program helps veterans to maximize their job opportunities and protect their employment rights.
    A comprehensive career website for hiring veterans of Ameria's military, from the Dept of Labor.
  • Lifelines
    Navy Lifelines services network provides sailors, marines and their families with answers....
  • VA facilities locator webpage
    Here you can find a VA facility close to you.
  • United States 211 Information and Referral Systems
    Many US States now have a 2-1-1 comprehensive referral phone line. By dialing 211, any state resident is provided with helpful information regarding a variety of state and community services available to them.
  • Family Matters and Family Readiness Groups (FRGs)
    The Army recognizes that helping families is its moral obligation and in its best interest. Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) are an organization of officers, enlisted soldiers, civilians, and family members who volunteer to provide mutual social and...
    The U.S. Army health promotion and wellness website.
  • Military Family Research Institute: Deployment Support Resources Guide
    MFRI provides a special collection of resources focusing on eployment issues. Several of our resources focus specifically on deployment and how it affects military families. Other resources are targeted more toward helping children deal with war,...
  • Military Home Front
    The official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you...
  • Military OneSource
    Call 1-800-464-8107 International toll free: 800-464-8107. Designed to help military members, veterans and famlies deal with life issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year you can call in and speak to a master'?s level consultant or you...
  • My HealtheVet
    My HealtheVet is the VHA Health Portal created for you, the veteran and your family, and for VA employees. This new health portal will enable you to access health information, tools and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.
  • My PAY
    An innovative, automated system allows military members to process certain discretionary pay data items without using paper forms. You can also get pay statements, tax forms and travel advice.
  • MyArmyLife too
    A portal of resources for Army families.
  • Ameriforce Publishing
    As a leading publisher of military magazines, AmeriForce Publishing focuses on four very important aspects of military life: Relocation, military family-life, service in the Reserve or National Guard and deployment issues.
  • PD Health
    This site was developed by DoDs Deployment Health Clinical Center as a resource for clinicians, veterans, and their families. Their goal is to create a partnership between military men and women, veterans, their families, and their providers to ensure...
  • Resource Guide: Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
    A wide variety of information for U.S. active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members returning from war.
  • Seamless Transition
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created this web site for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
  • Sesame Street Parents
    Advice by about how to talk with children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.
  • Sleepnet
    Links to sleep disorder centers across the U.S.
  • The National Guard Family Program
    This online community is a place to find contacts, information on programs and benefits, and more. Get tips, tools, and training on family issues.
  • US Pacific Command
    U.S. Pacific Command, in concert with other U.S. government agencies and regional military partners, promotes security and peaceful development in the Asia-Pacific region by deterring aggression, advancing regional security cooperation, responding to...
  • Vet Centers
    Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling, a wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life.
  • Vet Success
    The purpose of this web site is to present information about the services that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides to veterans with service-connected disabilities. The web site also provides information about vocational...
  • Veterans and Families Coming Home
    This site provides information for families, employers, and communities, to help support homecoming veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Resources and readings are provided as well as information on preparing for homecoming...
  • VVAs Guide to PTSD Benefits
    A helpful site for information on how to submit a compensation claim for PTSD.
  • Compensation and Pension Benefits: VA
    Information on how to submit a compensation claim for PTSD.
  • Courage To Care Campaign
    Courage to Care is an electronic health campaign for professionals serving the military community, as well as for military and families. It provides fact sheets relevant to military life developed by experts from Uniformed Services University of the...
  • Defenselink
    The U.S. Department of Defense military website.
  • Department of Defense Deployment Health & Family Readiness Library
    This library provides service members, families and healthcare providers a quick and easy way to find the deployment health and family readiness information they value.??? The contents of this library include fact sheets, guides and other products on a...
  • Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
    This is an online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations. This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of...
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
    Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense organization. It is a staff group within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA), which is in itself a part of the Office of the Secretary...

US Military Branches

Veterans Services Organizations (VSOs)

  • NASDVA: National Assoc. of State Directors of Veterans Affairs
    Second only to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs in providing benefits and services to the men and women who defended our nation, these offices are in each State.
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart
    A special organization for special patriots that works to promote history, education, fraternity, servce and patriotism.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
    The Paralyzed Veterans of America has worked to secure health care and benefits for veterans of the armed forces living with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and funded research into finding care and cure since its founding.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects.
  • Vietnam Veteran Wives
    Membership with VVW is now open to those veterans and family members interested in helping veterans and veteran issues. We offer claims consultation and the opportunity to interact with other veterans and wives of veterans suffering from PTSD, an...
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
    The VVA is a congressionally chartered not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to improving the condition of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
  • Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
    This is an online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations. This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of...
  • Disabled American Veterans
    DAV is an American veterans service organization.
  • American Red Cross
    The official home site of the American Red Cross.
  • Amvets
    Amvets is an American veterans service organization.
  • American Legion
    The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts...

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