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Military Resources

This section contains links to resources such as military family programs, the US military branches, and veterans service organizations (VSOs).

Resources for Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families

  • VA Facilities Locator
    Use this tool to find a VA facility close to you.
    A mental wellness resource for service members, Veterans, and military 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.
  • VA Caregiver Support
    The VA Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) provides services and support to family members who are taking care of a Veteran.
  • Coaching Into Care
    This VA program works with family members who become aware of their Veteran's post-deployment difficulties--and supports their efforts to find help for the Veteran. Contact them at 1-888-823-7458 or
  • Compensation and Pension Benefits: VA
    Information on how to submit a VA compensation claim for PTSD.
  • Defenselink
    The US 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 deployment health and family readiness information.
  • DoD Outreach Center for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
    Call 1-866-966-1020 or email Provides authoritative information and resources 24/7 to Service Members, Veterans, and families, and those who support them.
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve*
    This Department of Defense staff group is within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA).
  • Joining Forces
    Joining Forces is a National initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our Service Members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned - find out how you can get involved today.
  • Military Family Assistance Centers*
    This resource finder will help ALL military family members find help at a Family Assistance Center near you. Funded by the National Guard Bureau, yet these centers provide help for the Joint Services. Find contacts, information on programs and benefits, and more. Get tips, tools, and training on family issues.
  • Military Family Research Institute: Deployment Support Resources*
    MFRI provides a special collection of resources focusing on deployment issues, such as how deployment affects military families and helping children deal with war.
  • MilitaryHOMEFRONT
    The official DoD site for reliable quality of life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. Includes links to all Active Duty Family Program Support centers on military installations.
  • 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.
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
    Homeless Veterans, family members and service providers can now use the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans to find help and resources. Call to speak to trained VA staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838).
  • National Resource Directory
    The NRD links to over 10,000 services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them.
  • PD Health
    This site was developed by the Department of Defense's Deployment Health Clinical Center as a resource for clinicians, Veterans, and their families.
  • Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created this website for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
  • SAMHSA Veteran Resources
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides resources for returning Veterans and their families.
  • Sesame Street Parents*
    Advice by about how to talk with children about tragedy and when to seek professional help.
  • Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes*
    A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed to be shared by military families and their young children.
  • Sleepnet*
    Links to sleep disorder centers across the United States.
  • 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.
  • Vet Centers
    Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling, a wide range of services provided to combat Veterans to help them make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life.
  • 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.
  • VETS
    This US Department of Labor program helps Veterans to maximize their job opportunities and protect their employment rights.
  • Vet Success*
    The purpose of this website is to present information about the services that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE) program provides to Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America's Guide to PTSD Benefits*
    A helpful site for information on how to submit a compensation claim for PTSD.

US Military Branches

Veterans Services Organizations (VSOs)

  • Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
    This online informational service is published by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date website allows you to view VSO information in a variety of formats.
  • American Legion*
    The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a mutual-help, wartime Veterans organization. A community service organization which now numbers nearly three million members - men and women - in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts.
  • American Red Cross*
    The official home site of the American Red Cross.
  • Amvets*
    Amvets is an American veterans service organization.
  • Disabled American Veterans*
    DAV is an American veterans service organization.
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart*
    This organization works to promote history, education, fraternity, service, 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 has funded research into finding care and cure since its founding.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars*
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars enhances the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects.
  • 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.
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