Resources for Military Families and Veterans
Here is a list of resources for the military community as well as for those who would like to contribute their time and resources to support military families and veterans.
Military and Government Support
- U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Community Relations fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions, personnel, programs, and requirements.
- Military One Source
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families.
- National Resource Directory
The NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families with those who support them.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This federal agency exists to provide and connect veterans to the benefits and services they’ve earned by serving their country.
- National Guard Bureau – Joint Services Support
In addition to ensuring the sustainability of the National Guard community, the JSS network leads seven programs designed to enrich the lives of service men and women and reward their service.
- U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations – Military Families
A list of organizations focused supporting military families.
- U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations – Military Spouses
A list of organizations dedicated to supporting military spouses.
- U.S. Department of Defense Community Relations – Helping Troops Help Others
A list of links to nonprofit organizations that engage veterans in service to other veterans and military families.
Military Family and Veterans Non-Profits
- Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families works hand in hand to share the pride of service, promote healthier families, aid in our military readiness, and contribute to our country's strength.
- The Mission Continues
An organization dedicated to building an American where every returning veterans can serve as a citizen leader and where together the fallen are honored by living their values through service.
- The American Legion
The nation’s largest veterans service organization, the American Legion is committed to local programming that strengthens its commitment and ties to local communities.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW aims to serve our veterans by fostering camaraderie among U.S. veterans of overseas conflicts and advocating on their behalf.
- National Military Family Association
Founded in 1969, the National Military Family Association fights for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflects the Nation’s respect for their Service.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Founded in 2004, this organization works to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
For the past 70 years, the USO has provided Americans a way to express their gratitude to active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, and the military community. The USO has a presence around the globe, with more than 150 centers in 27 countries.
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