VFW

Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.  VFW

Locate a County Veteran Service Officer

A National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, which aggressively pursues all, benefits for veterans and eligible family members through education, training and our advocacy programs.
NACVSO trains & educates CVSOs and veterans advocates in preparation, submission and representation of claims with DVA. Also to advocate on behalf of veterans and eligible family members to receive the benefits in which they are rightfully earned. Click here to locate a VSO near you

Road Home Program

You’d think that coming home would be the easy part. But transitioning from military to civilian life is often a challenge. The Road Home Program at the Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush provides timely and confidential support, counseling and veteran health services to help you and your family understand, heal from and cope with the invisible wounds of war. You aren’t in this alone.  Services at the Road Home Program are provided regardless of discharge status or ability to pay.  Road Home

Free Chiropractic Care

Did you know that there is free chiropractic care out there for active duty, gold star families and wounded veterans on the National level?
Find a provider near you OR find a provider to join Patriot Project and serve your veteran community: Patriot Project

Guitars for Vets

Thousands of war Veterans are afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, more soldiers have committed suicide since the Vietnam War than have died in actual battle. But many are finding hope in an unlikely place: behind the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. The healing power of music helps soldiers cope. That’s why we provide veterans with guitars and a forum to learn how to play. But we can’t do it without your help. Go to the website to learn more out about the program and how you can help those who served rediscover their joy through the power of music.  Guitars4Vets

General Information and News

Serving those who served’ is the premise behind ConnectingVets.Com.  CBS Radio’s website  hopes to reach and connect an underserved community with better information and resources.

“We have created a streamlined, solutions-based product that will provide our vets with immediate and easy access to all of their available resources, and to their fellow veterans,” said Steve Swenson, senior vice president and market manager of CBS RADIO in Washington, D.C.

Fellow veterans and spouses and children of veterans will produce the content, which will range from employment and transition to health care and fitness.

Connectingvets.com

Construction Skills Mentor Program

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

The program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.

Helmets to Hardhats

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