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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.

Citizen Support

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.
    www.bluestarfam.org
  • 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.
  • USO
    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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