Resources for Veterans

By Ben Marich

Ben.Marich@adeccona.com

www.tadpgs.com

 

TAD PGS Inc, www.TADPGS.com, is proud to offer this resource guide to help our military, veterans, their spouses and dependents. These resources were gathered and combined through the efforts of many people including Donald McGlothhin “Mac” of the Kentucky Career Center, Lisa Taylor the Peninsula Worklink, and Wit Livingston of the Career Source of Central Florida.

 I continue to add additional links and resources to this extensive list as well-Helen Godfrey. 

 

All links are current as of August 1, 2018. If they do not connect by clicking on them, copy and paste into the address bar on your browser.

 

Please note that this distribution is provided for informational purposes and does not represent official endorsement of the views, products and services mentioned within. Some resources may be repeats 

 

Creating Your Pathway to Employment

The Office of Warrior Care Policy’s Education and Employment Initiative (E2I)

The Office of Warrior Care Policy’s Education and Employment Initiative (E2I) is a DoD initiative to ensure consistent offerings to all recovering Service members by synchronizing, integrating and expanding available education and employment opportunities.

E2I is a collaborative effort, led by DoD, with support from Federal agencies and non-Federal entities to address the synchronization, integration and possible expansion of existing education and employment support efforts for recovering Service members to improve career readiness and facilitate employment placements prior to separation. Goals of this initiative are: synchronization, including collaboration across the spectrum of supporting agencies; employment, including increased access to career placement assistance; education and training, including assistance in identifying and completing academic or vocational education; and community engagement.  

The Way Ahead

E2I has 10 regions across the United States to assist the Military Service programs to find employment opportunities, provide career planning support for recovering Service members before they transition, and work directly with employers to identify opportunities for our Service members.

E2I Regional Locations For additional information about E2I opportunities in your area refer to the link below for the most current information.

http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/carecoordination/e2i/

 

Military Translators

O*NET military crosswalk                                                    www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/MOC/

My Next Move for Vets                                                         www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

 

Assessments

My Next Move for Vets                                                         www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

VA for Vets online Career Center                           http://vaforvets.va.gov/careercenter/pages/default.aspx

VetJobs’ CRI Career Advisor                                                            http://www.virtualhrcenter.com/vetjobs/careeradvisor/

Military Search Engines

www.VetJobs.com.

 

Military.com                                                                                       www.military.com/veteran-jobs/search

 

Mil2Fed                                                                                                          www.dllr.state.md.us/mil2fedjobs

 

Researching Jobs/Occupations/Careers

O*NET                                                                                                            www.onetonline.org

                                                                                                           

Feds Hire Vets                                                                                               www.fedshirevets.gov

VA for VETS                                                                                       http://vaforvets.va.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

Networking

LinkedIn’s veteran resources                                                                      www.linkedin.com/veterans

 

Resume        

VA for Vets Career Center resume builder                                                            http://vaforvets.va.gov/careercenter/pages/default.aspx

 

Private Industry

 

Mil2Fed                                                                                                          www.dllr.state.md.us/mil2fedjobs

 

Resume

VA for Vets Career Center resume builder                                                            http://vaforvets.va.gov/careercenter/pages/default.aspx

 

Private Industry

VetJobs’s Niche job sites                                                      http://vetjobs.com/media/niche-job-board-sites/

 

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities                  www.whitman.syr.edu/ebv/About/

 

 

 

 

Veterans Employment Toolkit

 

Sustainable income and housing stability are intertwined for all of us. Here is an extensive resource from the VA for employers and veterans focused on transitioning from military service, finding employment, and supporting veteran employees.

 

http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/

 

Military Warriors Support Foundation - CEOs4Heroes

http://www.militarywarriors.org/ceos4heroes

Links partnering companies and Veterans in such industries as energy, administration/clerical, business management, communications, customer service, skilled labor, marketing, sales, security and more.

Department of Labor Veteran Employment Assistance · The Gold Card program is directed toward providing services to any Post-9/11 era veteran who visits an American Job Center, connecting Veterans and transitioning Service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources. · Veterans Re-employment Services: This portal provides Job Search Tips and links to various helpful sites with program information. · Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations: This portal matches civilian occupations by Military Occupational Code, key word search or menu search. · Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses: This portal helps job-seeking Veterans with credentials to document and verify their workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills. · My Next Move for Veterans provides Veterans with a simple and quick search engine in which they enter their prior military experience (branch of service and military occupation code or title)

and link to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training, including information they can use to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills · Veterans, Reserve and National Guard members may also find a wealth of information on jobs and job training information, homeless assistance, and health benefits from the National Resource Directory (NRD) at https://www.nrd.gov Employer Assistance Private Sector and Public Sector employers can post jobs for Veterans at no cost, online, at the National Labor Exchange (NLX) at www.us.jobs or through the local American Job Center (AJC). Some key features of the Business Center include: · Easy-to-download reports about employment projections and concentrations, wages, and unemployment rates for specific areas · Access to local training and educational institutions · Listings of top industries of employment - by state, metro area, and county · A tool for finding military occupations related to specific civilian occupations · Certifications for a particular position · Assistance with writing job descriptions There are also Work Opportunity Tax Credits available to businesses who hire Veterans. Through this program, businesses can receive between $2,400 and $9,600 in annual tax credits for any eligible newly hired veteran. If you are an employer or know of one who is interested in hiring Veterans, please contact your local AJC or go to www.us.jobs.

 

Veteran eMentor Program

Provides an information sharing, learning and support community for Veterans including career guidance, advice, support and inspiration from more experienced Veterans, career mentors and Veteran-friendly employers.

http://ementorprogram.org/p/veteran/about

 

American Corporate Partners

Helps Veterans transition from the armed services to civilian employment through mentoring, career counseling and networking with professionals from corporations.

http://www.acp-usa.org/

 

Student Veterans of America - Internship Support Program

Provides student Veterans with a monthly stipend to offset the financial burden of an unpaid internship.

http://www.studentveterans.org/?page=Internship_Support

American Council on Exercise scholarship helps veterans become personal trainers

A new scholarship program from the American Council on Exercise will offer more than $1 million worth of scholarships for veterans to get certified as personal trainers.

Two problems, one fix.

That’s what the folks at the American Council on Exercise concluded when they looked at the growing obesity epidemic alongside veterans struggling to find meaningful employment after leaving active duty.

Their solution: Help those vets get jobs in the fitness industry.

ACE is launching a more than $1million scholarship program designed to help veterans get certified as personal trainers.

ACE will offer at least 1,000 full-ride, self-study training programs and certifications through the rest of 2013, ACE chief Scott Goudeseune tells OFFDuty. Anyone with an honorable discharge is eligible to apply within six months of leaving active duty.

“It just made so much sense for us with all the returning veterans — 300,000 over the next five years transitioning into civilian life — for us to help place them” into a fitness career, he says.

He hopes the “cause of helping Americans become fit” will resonate with former troops who know what it takes to get and stay fit. “The great thing about veterans is they already know what it means to be part of a much greater cause,” he says.

“Dedication and perseverance is also important, because working with people can be a little challenging. People who have been to Afghanistan and Iraq have spent a large amount of time working with people to rebuild their lives, so in many ways these people are already qualified to help others rebuild their lives” through fitness.

The scholarships will cover study materials, online support, one-on-one counseling, exam fees and job placement programs for those looking to work in a gym or start their own business.

“If purchased separately, all that would cost more than $1,000,” Goudeseune says.

The certification process usually takes four to 10 weeks to complete.

There are more than 50,000 ACE certified trainers across the country and most are in high demand.

“Personal trainers are making on average between $55,000 and $60,000 a year. There are some that make well over six figures,” he says.

ACE certifications are considered the gold standard for fitness professionals, says YMCA executive Mike Landers, a retired Navy captain.

“The YMCA has literally thousands of personal trainers in their facilities across the country, and ACE certification trumps all other certifications,” Landers says. “ACE is an innovator with this because they’ve combined two significant social issues — the obesity epidemic and veterans unemployment — and found a pretty unique solution.”

 “They’ve lived a very healthy lifestyle, they’re already very regimented and often know how to train, so this can be a great fit those who want to stay fit while helping others,” he says.

Those interested in applying can go to acefitness.org for more information.

VIP a Free program for Veterans

The UA has created a program called Veterans In Piping (UA VIP). The UA VIP program helps returning veterans transition to civilian life, receive training, and find careers with contractors throughout the country.

The UA VIP program is helping those who’ve sacrificed so much find tremendous success in the pipe trades. Find out more herehttp://www.uavip.org/veterans

As a veteran of the U.S. Military, you have served your country well, providing security for all Americans. The United Association of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union (UA) wants to give back to those who have given so much—in the form of skilled training to help you find a good job.

The UA has created a program called Veterans In Piping (UA VIP). The UA VIP program helps returning veterans transition to civilian life, receive training, and find careers with contractors throughout the country. These contractors are “arming” themselves for the construction boom of the near future.

http://www.uavip.org/?goback=.gde_4507445_member_253523538

 

Other Websites of Interest

 

http://www.TADPGS.com

http://vaforvets.va.gov

http://careers.state.gov.

http://www.fedshirevets.gov.  

http://www.militaryconnection.com.

http://www.federaljobs.net.

http://www.joblesswarrior.org.

http://www.WeHireHeroes.com.

http://www.hireveterans.com

http://www.civilianjobs.com

http://vetjobs.com

https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov.

https://silentprofessionals.org/

Government Jobs

http://www.vacareers.va.gov.

http://www.usajobs.gov.           

http://www.fedshirevets.gov. 

http://www.militaryconnection.com.

https://www.governmentsupportjobs.com.

http://federaljobs.net/about.htm

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us.

http://govcentral.monster.com.

http://federaljobs.net/overseas.htm#Exchange_Service

http://careers.caci.com

http://www.armycivilianservice.com. http://www.armyhire.com. http://www.civilianjobs.com

http://www.usace.army.mil/Home.aspx.

http://www.nafjobs.org/default.aspx

Home Based Jobs

http://www.hirepoint.com.

 

Law Enforcement

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov

http://www.theiacp.org

http://discoverpolicing.org

http://www.usmarshals.gov/careers/index.html

http://www.bja.gov

http://www.policeone.com/police-recruiting/articles/1815658-Warriors-on-the-streets-Combat-veterans-becoming-cops/

 

Virtual Job Fairs

http://www.veteranrecruiting.com

http://vaforvets.va.gov

http://www.corporategrayblog.com/upcoming-events

http://www.militaryconnection.com/virtualfairs.asp

http://www.recruitmilitary.com

http://www.hireveterans.com/jobfairs

https://www.vcn.org/healthcare

 

Job Search Sites

http://www.TADPGS.com

http://www.Adecco.com

http://www.vetjobs.com

http://www.veteransjobexchange.com

https://nrd.gov/

http://www.indeed.com/

http://governor.ky.gov/HiringKyHeroes/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.jobhub.com

http://www.jobs-to-careers.com

http://www.dol.gov/dol/jobs.htm

http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/staffingmanagement/articles/pages/military.aspx

http://www.findtherightjob.com  

http://www.militaryhire.com

http://www.militarytimes.com/jobs

http://www.bradley-morris.com/apply

http://www.vetnethq.com

http://military.com

http://h2h.jobs

www.dllr.state.md.us/mil2fedjobs

National Resource Directory: www.nrd.gov/employment

Google for Vets: http://www.googleforveterans.com/

American Corporate Partners: www.acp-usa.org/Mentoring_Program    

Monster.com

www.bgky.org/jobs

www.snagajob.com

www.simplyhired.com

www.oet.ky.gov

www.Kforce.com

http://www.linkedin.com                    (Professional Networking)

www.jobs-to-careers.com

www.careerbuilder.com

www.employmentguide.com

 

Job Search Help/Information

http://www.Vetjobs.com

http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/hiring-our-heroes

http://www.gijobs.com/2012Top100.aspx

http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/resources

http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/

http://www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition/AboutKeyToCareerSuccess.aspx

http://www.jobtoolkit.wordpress.com 

http://www.joblesswarrior.org/index.html

http://www.wehireheroes.com

http://md.jobseekersguide.org

http://www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/resources/resourceLibrary.htm

 

Troops to

http://www.helmetstohardhats.org. Troops to Hardhats

http://www.cewd.org

www.getintoenergy.com. Troops to Energy

http://www.toughnecks.com. Precision Drilling and Trucking

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov  Department of Justice: Vets to COPS Program

http://www.uavip.org/. Veterans in Piping

http://www.farmvetco.org. Farmer Veteran Coalition

http://www.beginningfarmers.org.

Truck Driving

https://www.crengland.com/

http://www.roadmaster.com/veteran-cdl-training.php.

http://www.ryder.com/SearchResults/?keyword=military

http://www.jobsinlogistics.com/?from=google.

http://www.tlc-inc.net/index.html

http://www.urscorp.com.

 

OVERSEAS AND CONTRACTORS

 

http://www.iemploy.wordpress.com

http://www.adecco.com.

http://www.federaljobs.net/overseas.htm#Exchange_Service.

http://www.lucasgroup.com. Engineers, Supervisors, Managers and Technicians

http://clearedjobs.net/cleared-jobfairs

http://federaljobs.net/overseas.htm#Exchange_Service

http://www.overseasjobs.com/do/topjobs

http://www.clearancejobs.com

http://www.kbr.com.

http://www.callhenry.com

http://www.chugach-ak.com/Pages/splash.aspx

http://www.saic.com/career               

http://www.halliburton.com

http://www.urscorp.jobs

http://www.kbrjobs.com.                                                     

http://www.lockheedmartin.com

http://www.careers.northropgrumman.com

http://www.slb.com

http://www.aecom.com

http://www.agilitylogistics.com

http://www.alutiiq.com

http://www.baesystems.com

http://www.blackbirdtech.com                                                                                            

CACI: http://www.caci.com

CH2MHILL: http://www.ch2m.com

CSC (Computer Science Corporation):  http://www.csc.com

Cubic: http://www.cubic.com

DRS Technologies: http://www.drs.com

DynCorp International:  http://www.dyn-intl.com

EOD Tech: http://www.eodt.com

General Dynamics:    http://www.generaldynamics.com

Global Strategies Group: http://www.globalgroup.com

Honeywell:  http://www.honeywell.com

International Security & Defense Management: http://www.isdmllc.com

ITT: http://www.itt.com

K2 Solutions: http://www.k2si.com

L3 Communications: http://www.l-3.com

Lockheed Martin: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

Logicore  http://www.logicorehsv.com

ManTech International http://www.mantech.com

Northrop Grumman: http://www.northropgrumman.com

Protection Strategies Inc.: http://www.protectionsi.com

Raytheon: http://www.raytheon.com

Rockwell-Collins: http://www.rockwellcollins.com

RONCO: Consulting http://www.roncoconsulting.com

SAIC: http://www.saic.com

Scientific Research Corporation: http://www.scires.com

Serco: http://www.serco-na.com

SES: http://www.sesius.com

SOSi: http://www.sosi.com/

System Studies & Simulation: http://www.s3inc.com

Taylor Group: http://www.taylorgroup.net

Triple Canopy: http://www.triplecanopy.com

US Falcon: http://www.usfalcon.com

WBB Consulting: http://www.wbbinc.com

XoTech: http://www.xotech-llc.com

ARINC : http://www.arinc.com/careers  

Art Catering: http://www.artcatering.com

Atwood Oceanics: http://www.atwd.com  

Booz Allen Hamilton: http://www.boozallen.com/caree...

Brand Energy: http://www.beis.com

 

Infrastructure Services                  

CACI : www.caci.com  

Caterpillar: http://www.cat.com  

Chevron: http://careers.chevron.com

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC): http://www.csc.com  

Danos & Curole: http://www.danos.com  

Dynamic Software Solution: http://www.ds2corp.com

Delmar: http://www.delmarus.com  

Diamond Offshore: http://www.diamondoffshore.com  

Duke Energy : http://www.duke-energy.com

Dynamic Industries: http://www.dynamicind.com  

DynCorp International: http://www.dyn-intl.com  

Ensco Offshore: http://www.enscous.com  

Entergy: http://www.entergy.com/Careers  

Exelon: http://www.exeloncorp.com/careers  

ExxonMobil: http://www.exxonmobil.com  

FairfieldNodal (Fairfield Industries): http://www.fairfield.com  

Fleet Operators: http://www.fleetoperators.com  

FLUOR: http://www.fluor.com

G4S (Security): http://www.g4s.com  

General Dynamics Information Technology: http://www.gdit.com  

Helmerich & Payne (land): http://www.hpinc.com   

Hercules Offshore: http://www.herculesoffshore.com  

ISYS Technologies: http://www.isystechnologies.co...  

ITT: http://www.itt.com  

KBR: http://www.kbr.com  

L3 Communications: http://http://www.l-3com.com

MacAulay-Brown: http://www.macb.com  

ManTech: http://www.mantech.com/careers   

Military: http://www.military.com  

Military Hire: http://www.militaryhire.com  

Military Sealift Command: http://www.sealiftcommand.com  

Noble Drilling: http://www.noblecorp.com  

Northrop Grumman: http://www.careers.northropgrumman.com  

Ohm Systems: http://www.ohmsysinc.com  

Parker drilling: http://www.parkerdrilling.com    

Progressive Pipeline: http://www.progressivepipeline...  

RigZone: http://www.rigzone.com  

Rowan Companies (land): http://www.rowancompanies.com  

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC): http://www.saic.com  

Security Engineers: http://www.securityengineersinc.com  

Shell: http://www.shell.com  

StreamlineDefense: http://www.streamlinedefense.com  

Tidewater: http://www.tdw.com  

Transocean: http://www.deepwater.com  

Tybrin: http://www.tybrin.com  

URS: http://www.urscorp.com  

Vestas: http://www.vestas.com

 

Benefits and Assistance

http://www.bradd.org

http://www.usacares.org/

http://www.usa.gov/

http://www.freepublicassistance.com/

http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/index.html

http://www.expertlaw.com/

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/tanf/

http://www.dvnf.org/

http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2012/05/23/know-a-veteran-in-danger-of-becoming-homeless-pass-along-this-information/

http://leavenoveteranbehind.org/                    (Help relieve educational debt)

http://www.voa.org/Landing.aspx                  (Homeless, Needy, Elderly)

http://www.hopenow.com/                 (Assistance to homeowners)

http://freecollegescholarships.net/       (Scholarships)

http://www.fastweb.com/                               (Scholarships)

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal

http://veteranprograms.com/index.html

 

Other Resources for Veterans

 

HOTEL INC Christian Care Network (This organization aids Homeless and needy) Phone: 270-782-1263 Fax: 270-782-7099 URL: http://hotelincbg.com

Email: info@hotelincbg.com

Armed Forces Foundation -  202-547-4713.      Complete application online.

Army Relief Society – 866-878-6378

Air Force Aid Society – 1-800-769-8951

Association of the United States Army

2425 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: (703) 841-4300 or (800) 336-4570

Who is eligible? Active duty military personnel AND veterans

•    Grants or interest free loans to help with unexpected events

•    Educational services on obtaining military benefits

 

American Red Cross

Red Cross Services

•    To contact Red Cross in your community, please contact your local Red Cross chapter.

•    Phone: 1 800 RED CROSS (1 800 733 2767) or Email form

CARS4heroes

You must apply online http://www.cars4heroes.org  For information only: 913-643-1491

•    Assistance for Veterans – FREE car.

•    Assistance for Veterans and Dependents

Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund;

Provides grants to families of fallen or severely disabled service members for educational or financial assistance.  (866) 96-CFSRF

http://www.cfsrf.org/

 

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

http://www.saluteheroes.org

Phone: (914) 432-5400 (Leave message about situation then complete online application)

Who is eligible? Severely wounded disabled OEF/OIF veterans and their families

•    Mortgage/rent payments, home repairs, utility bills

•    Vehicles: car payments, new car deposits, repair costs, and gasoline

•    Groceries, baby formula, and household supplies

•    Air travel, and lodging

•    School supplies and clothing

•    Medical bills and co-payments

 

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance 

4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 610

Arlington, VA 22203-1804

Phone: (800) 881-2462

Who is eligible? Retired, active duty or reserve members of the Coast Guard

•    Short-term interest-free loans or financial grants

•    Food, shelter, utilities, telephone

•    Funeral expenses

•    Emergency travel, emergency home repair

 

Fisher House Foundation

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600

Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: (301) 294-8560 or (888) 294-8560 Apply on line for housing assistance @ www.fisherhouse.org

Who is eligible? Injured service members and their families

•    Temporary housing for families of service members being treated at VA hospitals

•    Free airline tickets for veterans/families

•    Scholarships for family members of injured veterans

 

Freedom Alliance

https://www.fascholarship.com/

22570 Markey Court, Suite 240

Dulles, VA 20166

Phone: (703) 444-7940 or (800) 475-6620

Who is eligible? Wounded troops and their families who are on active duty or medically discharged awaiting VA compensation.

•    Housing at medical site

•    Travel expenses to medical site

•    Scholarships for children of 100% SC, or diseased service members

 

HUD has both housing vouchers as well as employees designated to help veterans find funding.        1-800-998-9999 - HUD sponsored hotline called HUDVET that provides information on all assistance programs.

 

National Military Family Association.org

2500 North Van Dorn Street, Suite 102

Alexandria, VA 22302-1601

Phone: (800) 260-0218

Who is eligible? Active duty military members and veterans

•    deployment info to service members and families

•    family retreats

•    education and employment scholarships for spouses and children

•    financial advice

 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief

875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225

Arlington, VA 22203-1977

Phone: (703) 696-4904

Who is eligible? Active duty, retired (and medically retired), and reserve members in the Navy or Marine Corps.  Offers grants or interest free loans for areas including:

•    emergency transportation

•    funeral expenses

•    medical/dental bills

•    food, rent, utilities, unforeseen family emergencies, disaster relief assistance

•    childcare expenses

•    essential vehicle repairs

•    educational scholarships or interest free loans

•    budget counseling services

 

Operation Family Fund

P.O. Box 837

Ridgecrest, CA 93556

Phone: (760) 793-0053

Who is eligible? Severely injured OEF/OIF and/or their families

•    Food, rent, utilities

•    Emergency transportation and vehicle repair

•    Funeral expenses

•    Legal, medical, dental expenses

•    Assistance with home, rental, lease, purchase or home improvements

•    Assistance with the purchase and rental or leasing of a vehicle

 

Operation First Response

http://www.operationfirstresponse.org/

Rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, travel expenses to and from major medical facilities.

Operation First Response Inc.

Phone: 888-289-0280

Fax: 888-505-2795

Email: info@operationfirstresponse.org

 

PRO BONO RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Providing Representation to Veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

 

Telephone: 202-628-8164

Toll Free: 888-838-7727

Fax: 202-628-8169

www.vetsprobono.org

 

Rebuild Hope - Veterans with home repairs and other things service wounded OIF/OEF veterans wherever they live.

http://www.rebuildhope.org

Rebuild Hope

c/o Dana Hendrickson

365 Ambar Way

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Fax: 901-217-8481

Main Office Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST (California)

Email: Applicants - applicant.info@rebuildhope.org

Others - general.info@rebuildhope.org

Sentinels of Freedom:  Provides life scholarships to help vets become self-sufficient, must be 60% SCD or higher to qualify.

www.sentinelsoffreedom.org

P.O. Box 1316, San Ramon, CA 94583

925-380-6342 - Fax 925-867-1078

 

The American Legion “Temporary Financial Assistance”

A local post can request cash assistance to help maintain the basic needs of veterans’ children. The fund helps families meet the costs of shelter, food, utilities, and health expenses when parents are unable, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable home environment.)

http://www.legion.org/financialassistance

1608 K St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202) 861-2700

Fax: (202) 861-2786

 

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/Home.aspx

By Phone:  1-800-340-HERO (4376)

 

UnmetNeeds

VFW                                                                Toll Free: (866) 789-6333, opt 1

406 West 34th Street                                   Phone: (816) 968-2779

Kansas City, MO 64111                                 Email:  unmetneeds@vfw.org

Phone: (866) 789-6333                               Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:30pm CST

Active duty military personnel, veterans and their families (OIF/OEF within the last three yrs)

•    Housing expenses: mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance

•    Vehicle expenses: payments, insurance and repairs

•    Food and clothing

•    Children's clothing, diapers, formula, school or childcare expenses

•    Medical bills, prescriptions and eyeglasses

Complete application on line. www.unmetneeds.com  

VA Provides Cash Relocation Assistance for Foreclosed Veterans:

Read more: http://www.vabenefitblog.com/va-provides-cash-relocation-assistance-for-foreclosed-veterans/#ixzz1wHuDqiFX

The recession has taken a heavy toll on homeowners nationwide, and America’s service members haven’t been spared.  But veterans who lose their homes to a short sale or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure will now have some financial cushion to help them rebound.  The VA has authorized mortgage servicers to provide veterans with up to $1,500 in relocation assistance. Borrowers can use the money to cover moving expenses and other costs associated with the change in their living status.

http://www.vabenefitblog.com/v...

 

USA Cares

www.usacares.org  

USA Cares, Inc.

PO Box 759, Radcliff, Kentucky 40159

(800) 773-0387

 

 

 

VetDogs

http://www.vetdogs.org/

Contact Us online or call for service free K-9s to service member.

America's VetDogs

371 East Jericho Turnpike

Smithtown, New York 11787-2976

Phone: 1-866 VETDOGS (1-866-838-3647), MO 63146-3325

 

Pets for Vets: http://pets-for-vets.com/

 

Wounded Warrior Project

7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Phone: (904) 296-7350 or (877) TEAM-WWP

Office hours: M-F 8AM – 5PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Who is eligible? Men and women who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world.

•    Family assistance: housing, food and childcare

•    Benefits counseling

 

Wounded Warrior Regiment - USMC

1998 Hill Ave.

Quantico, VA 22134

wwr_pao@usmc.mil

703-432-1850

Wounded Warrior Regiment is committed to the recovery and success of Marines whether they are assigned to the regiment, remain with a parent unit, or have already transitioned to civilian life. We keep faith with Marines through our various types of support, ranging from section leaders and recovery care coordinators supporting active duty Marines to the District Injured Support Coordinators/Field Support Representatives and call center representatives assisting reserve and veteran Marines.

 

Other listing of resources

Department of Labor Employment Resources for Unemployed Veterans with Disabilities

America's Service Locator at https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/service-locator.aspx connects people to local offices providing employment and training services. It provides maps and driving directions to the nearest One Stop Career Center. America's Service Locator has information on more than 20,000 offices (i.e. Disabled Veterans Outreach Programs and Disabled Veterans Employment Representatives).

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies - State vocational rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. VR assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities. In addition to VR, some states have separate agencies serving individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Job Accommodation Network lists agencies which can provide employment options for people with disabilities.

Making a Seamless Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Servicemembers with severe injuries or illnesses may automatically qualify for VA vocational rehabilitation benefits.

If you have been referred to a Physical Evaluation Board or are going through the joint VA/DoD Disability Evaluation System, you may qualify for services to begin planning your transition to civilian life.

If you have been referred to a Physical Evaluation Board or are going through the joint VA/DoD Disability Evaluation System, you may qualify for services to begin planning your transition to civilian life.

  • VA can pay for college or other training while you are still on active duty.
  • If all you need is help finding a civilian job, VA can help with that, too.
  • If you are unable to return to work yet, VA can help you be more independent in your community.

There are several ways to apply or get more information about whether you qualify:

  • Speak to your Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO)
  • Attend a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) or Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP) briefing at your military facility
  • Call VA at 1-800-827-1000 and ask to speak with Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Visit www.va.gov and fill out an online application (VONAPP) for Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Apply by completing VA Form 28-1900, Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation, and submitting it to the nearest VA Regional Office

Department of Labor Seamless Transition Resources

  • Veterans Reemployment Portal on https://www.careeronestop.org/  is designed to assist veterans with employment, training, career planning, financial and emotional help after military service. The site links veterans to local resources as well as provides a military-to-civilian job search based on military job title or military occupation code
  • My Next Move at https://www.mynextmove.org/  for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans making the transition to civilian careers and provides tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by entering their military occupation code or title.
  • The Transition Assistance Program Employment Workshop at https://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap/DOLEW-Participant-Guide-January-2015.pdf gives employment and training information to armed forces members within 180 days of separation or retirement.
  • Veterans' Employment and Training Services are available in every state and provide assistance to transitioning service members or veterans transition to rewarding careers.
Joining Forces

Veteran Small Business Ownership Spikes

Great news coming out of the International Franchise Association's Operation Enduring Opportunity campaign - an industry-wide effort to hire as team members and recruit as franchise business owners 75,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014: A new report by GI Jobs says that the total number of veteran-owned franchise businesses jumped at least 4,000 or 35 percent to a record 11,469 since the launch of Operation Enduring Opportunity last year with Joining Forces.

This is a huge leap - over 6,000 veterans have started careers in franchising as team members or franchise business owners since last year. And the numbers are growing.

To be successful as a franchise business owner, you need to follow a system with precision, respect procedures and structure, be a good leader, and understand operational excellence. These are the same traits developed in military training and experience - and America's veterans have them in spades.

That's why the franchise industry started the VetFran program in 1991, launching a renewed effort last year with Joining Forces https://www.franchisedirect.com

300 Vet Centers for Vets Who Served in Combat Zones

 

If you are a Veteran who has served in any combat zone, you can receive a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services at Vet Centers to help you make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. Not sure if you want to go in and see people face-to-face? Want to talk about it first? 1-877-WAR-VETS (927-8387) is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.

 

Services

What is readjustment counseling?

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psycho social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  They include:

  • Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment assessment & referral
  • VBA benefits explanation and referral
  • Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

Does VA have readjustment counseling for family members?

Family members of combat veterans have been eligible for Vet Center readjustment counseling services for military related issues since 1979.

Am I eligible for Vet Center readjustment counseling?

If you, or a family member, served in any combat zone and received a military campaign ribbon (Vietnam, Southwest Asia, OEF, OIF, etc.) than your family is eligible for Vet Center services.

Where is counseling offered?

VA's readjustment counseling is provided at community-based Vet Centers located near veterans and their families. All Vet Center services are prepaid through military service. Contact your nearest Vet Center through information provided in the Vet Center Directory or listings in your local blue pages. Vet Center staff are available toll free during normal business hours at 1-800-905-4675 (Eastern) and 1-866-496-8838 (Pacific).

 

 

C.R. England Veterans Program update

 

Hello, my name is Michael Lynch and I’m a recently retired Veteran from the US Army after 30 years as an E-9. I am currently the Senior Military Recruiter for C.R. England. C.R. England is the largest refrigerated tractor-trailer carrier in the nation, and we currently employ over 6500 drivers. I am working with my Director, Steve Branch, on expanding our Veteran’s program.  Our mission with C.R. England “Veterans Program” is to create a strategic recruiting alliance between C.R. England and the Workforce Veterans Employment coordinators, the Armed Forces and the Veteran groups across the nation. C.R. England hopes to offer employment for the many Veterans that are currently unemployed or returning from Active duty.

  We are offering to train qualified Veterans through our CDL Class A program and offer them a guaranteed job driving for C.R. England upon successful completion of our course. We will pay $2,995 tuition to a partner school, for those Veterans in exchange for a 6-month commitment of employment with C.R. England.  The full tuition would become due if the Veteran fails to complete the employment commitment period.  The only upfront costs would be a non-refundable $100 administration fee, a $37-70 permit test fee, and money for food until their first paycheck (generally 3 weeks). C.R. England will cover the cost of a bus ticket to one of our 5 schools and lodging for the 17-day training program.

  Upon successful completion of our program, including a physical and drug screening, the Veteran’s WILL be GUARANTEED employment as a driver with C.R. England. We are looking for qualified Veterans to haul our freight. Some of our qualifications include:

o Valid Driver’s License for the past 3 years                                 o Crimes involving drugs must be 10 years old  

o Battery and Assault must be 10 years old                                o Accidents are on a case by case basis

o Pass a D.O.T.  Physical                                                                  o No More than 2 moving violations in the past year 

o No felonies for the past 10 years                                               o No more than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years

o Misdemeanors are on a case-by-case basis                             o No DUI Violations for the past 7 years

 

While this is not a comprehensive list of the Hiring Criteria for England, it does represent the top line items we are looking at for employment. Any questions can be directed to their dedicated recruiter.

If you have any Veterans that are interested, we ask that you have the applicants apply at www.crengland.com/vets and drop me an email or call with their names you can also contact my assistant Dasyi.valenzuela@crengland.com and (385) 313-3126

We can hire nationwide EXCEPT ND, SD, MT, FL AK and HI

The Following states we hire only current Class A CDL Holders: NY, NC, MA, CT, NJ, DE and DC. CLASS A CDL...

We look forward to working with you and providing your Veterans with quality, reliable employment opportunities.

Please feel free to contact me:

Mike Lynch

Senior Military Recruiter

C.R. England Global Transportation

TollFree-866-219-6080

Phone: (801) 736-5195

Cell:    (801) 201-5448

Email:  michael.lynch@crengland.com

www.crengland.com

 

VETS to COPS Program

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2630

Our military service members represent only 1% of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire nation.  The COPS Office is committed to supporting military veterans and the law enforcement agencies that hire them as our veterans seek to transition into careers as law enforcement officers.

Military veterans’ ability to work in teams, capacity to adapt to challenging tasks and responsibilities, attention to detail and drive to succeed, and a host of other skills and trainings make them ideal candidates for police departments.  While veterans may come from different military occupations, the skills acquired through service often complement the requirements needed to ensure a successful law enforcement career.

Many departments have been successful in recruiting military veterans while others are unaware of the marketing and recruiting tools available to employers. There are many employment resources available for law enforcement agencies that offer dependable and up-to-date information on recruiting and hiring veterans. The COPS Office has partnered with various military agencies and support organizations by compiling a series of resources to assist law enforcement agencies with their recruitment and hiring efforts of military veterans.

In addition, the 2012 COPS Hiring Program will make available $111 million directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers for the advancement of public safety through an increase in their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. Grantees that receive 2012 CHP grant funding for new hire positions are required to hire a new officer who is a post-9/11 military veteran.  Under this program, a military veteran is defined as an individual who has served on active duty at any time in the armed forces for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001, and who has been discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions.

VA Introduces "Make the Connection": Shared Experiences & Support for Veterans

 

http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2207

 

Make the Connection, http://maketheconnection.net/  a campaign launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is creating ways for Veterans and their family members to connect with the experiences of other Veterans—and ultimately to connect with information and resources to help them confront the challenges of transitioning from service,  http://maketheconnection.net/events/transitioning-from-service face health issues http://maketheconnection.net/conditions or navigate the complexities of daily life as a civilian. It offers a place where Veterans and their families can view the candid, personal testimonials  http://maketheconnection.net/stories-of-connection of other Veterans who have dealt with and are working through a variety of common life experiences, http://maketheconnection.net/events day-to-day symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Veteran-Owned Businesses

If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we're here to help you succeed.

http://www.sba.gov/content/veteran-service-disabled-veteran-owned

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs created the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), which is solely dedicated to assisting Veterans start and build their businesses.  CVE maintains a web site that serves as the Federal government portal for Veteran-Owned businesses known as VetBiz.gov. https://www.vetbiz.com/resources/  

Phone: Washington DC Metropolitan Area:  (202) 303-3260 Toll Free:  (866) 584-2344 FAX:  (202) 254-0238

Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (00VE) 810 Vermont Avenue, N. W. Washington, D.C. 20420

The CVE web site provides many links to sites providing assistance to Veterans Entrepreneurs, such as the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Veteran’s Business Development Officers located in local SBA offices throughout the nation, and the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA), for information on state assistance to Veterans.

 

Website Links:  Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. 

 

Board of Veteran's Appeals:  http://www.va.gov CARES Commission:  http://www.va.gov CARES Draft National Plan:  http://www.va.gov Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03:  https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/ Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page:  http://www.va.gov/ Directory of Veterans Service Organizations:  https://www.va.gov/vso/ Forms and Records Request:  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/ Homeless Veterans:  https://www.va.gov/homeless

HSR&D Home:  http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America www.iava.org My Health e Vet:  http://www.myhealth.va.gov/ Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance:  http://www.gpo.gov/ VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):  https://avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans:  http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm VA National Hepatitis C Program:  http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/ VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War:  http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service:  http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Pagehttps://benefits.va.gov/benefi... 

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information:  http://valaw.org/ VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page:  http://www.publichealth.va.gov/ Vocational Rehabilitation:  http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/ VONAPP online:  http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/

The National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (www.NRD.gov) is a federal government website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, families and caregivers to thousands of services and programs at the national, state and local levels that support them during recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Visitors to the website can find information on topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, military and Veterans’ benefits, health care, educational opportunities, homeless assistance, employment and much more.

Throughout the past few months, more than 60 new resources have been added to the NRD, bringing the total number of resources that can be accessed from the site to nearly 15,000.

Bulletins will be distributed as new content is added and will correspond to the major subject areas on the NRD. You can subscribe to any or all of the following subject area(s) to receive updates about:

We appreciate your continued support of the NRD, and we hope these new features will help you stay connected as we all work together to improve the lives of our wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, military families and caregivers. If you have any questions about these new bulletins or about any other feature of the NRD, please contact us at info@nrd.gov

 

https://www.nrd.gov/ 

 

Catch A Lift

Provides gym memberships or in-home gym equipment to wounded post 9-11 Veterans anywhere in the United States.

 

http://www.catchaliftfund.com/  

Transition Assistance

Access online tools to help you plan for a job or advance in a career.

All information listed on https://www.nrd.gov/ 

Soldier for Life

Enables Army, governmental and community efforts to facilitate successful reintegration.

www.army.mil

 

AW2 Warriors in Transition

Presents information on how to search for jobs and post resumes and provides information on employers and educational programs. Designed to meet the needs of both disabled soldiers who want the chance to work and the employers who want to actively recruit these outstanding men and women.

www.wtc.army.mil   

Helps Veterans transition from the armed services to civilian employment through mentoring, career counseling and networking with professionals from corporations.

Meets the critical transition needs of the extended Army family as well as employers who want to recruit the best and the brightest.

Career Transition Counseling

Provides career transition counselors with experience in Warrior Transition Units for Veterans entering into civilian careers or matriculating as full-time students. 

tipofthearrow.net

 

Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)/Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) Locator

Allows users to quickly locate other Veterans' service professionals in a particular geographic area.

Employment Services for Veterans

 

www.dol.gov 

 

FedsHireVets - Information for Transitioning Service Members

One-stop resource for transitioning Service Members that includes information on federal job opportunities, forms, benefits and program information.

www.fedshirevets.gov 

 

Veterans Guide to Choosing the Right Vocational or Trade School

 

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/veteran-vocational-trade-students/

 

Designed to give veterans advice and resources to find the best program for them as an individual––including those affected by PTSD––this guide has a key section all about MOS-matched (Military Occupation Specialty) career options to help make the most of experience gained in the military.

 

Helping National Guard & Reserve Reenter the Workplace

Explains the emotional and psychological issues that National Guard and Reserve Members may experience transitioning from active duty into their former job or workplace.

www.mirecc.va.gov 

 

Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program

 

Links incarcerated Veterans with appropriate employment and life skills support as they transition from a correctional facility into the community.

www.dol.gov.

Job Corps Helping Veterans Start a New Career

Offers an all-expenses paid career development demonstration project that is free for Veterans 20 to 24 years old to mentor and prepare them for successful careers. Participants will obtain a credential or certificate certifying them in a trade. Learn more about this demonstration project.

www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov  

Helps women Veterans transition into civilian professional life. A program of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation that includes a career center, mentorship and links to resources. This program is not affiliated with the White House's Joining Forces initiative.

www.joiningforcesmentoringplus.org  

 

MilitaryFamily.com Employment Tips

Browse various tips and stories to assist in the transition from military service to civilian employment.

www.militaryfamily.com  

 

Information and resources to help National Guard and Reserve members returning from deployment to civilian life and work. Includes information about returning to your civilian job and your reemployment rights.

 

www.realwarriors.net 

Offers life scholarships for eligible severely wounded Veterans, which include not only actual scholarships for education, but also housing, new furniture and household supplies, career-placement assistance and training, adaptive vehicles, placement and mentoring at corporations.

www.sentinelsoffreedom.org 

 

Transition Assistance Online

 

Provides career information, tools and job fairs for transitioning military personnel.

www.taonline.com  .

www.vetjobs.com 

 

Wounded Warrior Project Warriors to Work Program

Helps individuals recovering from severe injuries received in the line of duty connect with the mentoring, support and resources they need to build a career in the civilian workforce.

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/warriors-to-work.aspx

 

Army Tuition Assistance Program

 

www.goarmyed.com 

 

Coast Guard Institute

 

Find information on course support and testing, tuition and grants and college resources.

www.uscg.mil 

 

DANTES  http://www.dantes.doded.mil/

 

Learn about educational opportunities for Service Members, DoD personnel and family members. Includes certification programs, counselor support, distance learning, tuition assistance and more.

 

http://www.dantes.doded.mil/index.html   

 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA)

Visit the homepage for the DoD's education program. Learn about education options for active duty children both stateside and abroad.

www.dodea.edu 

Pre-register children in a DoD school from anywhere in the world and even while on the move from one installation to another using this new online pre-registration tool.

DoD Tutoring Services

Access unlimited, free, online tutoring and educational mentorship provided to Service Members and their families through a partnership of DoD and Tutor.com.

www.tutor.com 

 

Marine Corps Voluntary Education Program 

Find out about completing high school, vocational and technical schools, receiving college credit for military training and experience, apprenticeships and enrolling in college and graduate school.

www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org 

 

MyFuture.com - DoD Website Helps Young People Plan Futures

Geared for people ages 16 to 24, this site allows young people to explore options for their future including the military, college and other careers. Provides advice about preparing academically for college, landing a first job interview and preparing for military basic training.

www.myfuture.com 

 

National Guard State Educational Benefits

Learn about state and territory benefit programs available to all National Guard members across the nation.

www.nationalguard.com 

    

The Marine Corps University Foundation

 

https://www.marinecorpsuniversityfoundation.org/

Enhances and enriches professional military education and leadership at the University and for Marines serving throughout the world.

American Combat Veterans of War (ACVOW)

 

 Recruits combat Veteran volunteers to mentor, coach and assist warriors suffering from combat stress, allowing them and their families to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Offers support services for Veterans, women Veterans and the family.

www.acvow.org  

 

Boats 4 Heroes 

Donate a sail boat, motor boat, fishing boat, yacht, catamaran and other recreational vehicles to help wounded warriors and Veterans.

www.boats4heroes.org 

Find pre-deployment, deployment and homecoming support services for Service Members and families at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.

www.med.navy.mil 

 

Coaching Into Care

Provides coaching to the family members and friends of Veterans to assist them in supporting their loved ones during post-deployment and ongoing reintegration. This is a national clinical service providing information and assistance. For confidential help, call 1-888-823-7458

www.mirecc.va.gov 

 

Coalition for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV)

Provides a central place for OIF/OEF military, Veterans, families and caregivers to find information on Veteran Service Organizations and community agencies across the country.

www.coalitionforveterans.org  

Learn about VA support for families of OEF/OIF Veterans and Service Members. Find your local Vet Center for counseling, support and caregiver services for families of wounded warriors.

www.oefoif.va.gov  

 

Federal Recovery Coordination Program for OEF/OIF Veterans

Find OEF and OIF Veterans programs and learn about eligibility and how care is coordinated among various clinics and treatment centers.

www.oefoif.va.gov 

 

Find answers to frequently asked questions from OEF/OIF Veterans.

 

www.oefoif.va.gov 

 

Half of Us: Support Our Veterans

Access information on engaging with Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan on college campuses and how you can support them. Half of Us has specific information on mental health issues facing Veterans, such as depression and suicide.

www.halfofus.com 

 

 

Impact A Hero

Provides emotional and financial support for severely wounded and disabled Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom troops, including flight and holiday support, a sports and outdoors program and career mentorship.

www.impactahero.org 

 

National Guard & Reserve

 

Learn about VA programs for OEF/OIF Veterans of the National Guard and Reserves.

 

www.oefoif.va.gov 

 

Real Warriors Campaign

Find articles and resources on a variety of psychological health issues, as well as video interviews with Service Members, their families and others dealing with mental health issues and traumatic brain injuries.

www.realwarriors.net   

 

Sentinels of Freedom  

Offers life scholarships for eligible severely wounded Veterans, which include not only actual scholarships for education, but also housing, new furniture and household supplies, career-placement assistance and training, adaptive vehicles, placement and mentoring at corporations.www.sentinelsoffreedom.org 

U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command

Provides wounded soldiers and their families with information to help them through the healing and transition process. Covers administrative processes, benefits and resources, including career and education training options.

www.wtc.army.mil 

 

VA Information for Returning Service Members

 

Learn about benefits, resources and programs offered by the VA for Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

 

www.oefoif.va.gov 

 

Welcome Home & Outreach

 

Find welcome home events, VA liaisons, Federal Recovery Coordination programs and demobilization sites. Learn about the Outreach Call Center Initiative and other OEF/OIF Care Management programs.

 

www.oefoif.va.gov 

 

What Can VA Do for Me?

 

Find information on VA health care benefits for OEF and OIF Veterans.

www.oefoif.va.gov 

 

Wounded Warrior Project - Peer Mentoring

Provides recovering wounded warriors one-on-one friendships with peer mentors; fellow wounded warriors further along in the recovery process. Peer mentors are also available to visit with warriors’ families, if requested, to serve as role models, helping them visualize what can be achieved through rehabilitation and hard work.

www.woundedwarriorproject.org  

 

Wyakin Warrior Foundation 

Receive a college scholarship, assistance with living expenses and career guidance and mentorship as an OEF/OIF wounded Veteran.

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MilitaryOneClick

 

Our mission at MilitaryOneClick is to enhance the lives of military families and friends of the military community in just one click! Our site connects you with the latest news, job opportunities, deals, and countless other valuable resources.

Learn More About http://militaryoneclick.com/ 

MilitaryOneClick is the premier virtual resource for military families. Our dynamic, user-friendly website provides visitors with direct access to thousands of valuable resources including career tools, hiring fairs, educational scholarships, PTSD help, health insurance, buying or renting a home, financial assistance, and more! The site is free and does not require users to register or login.

Resources below copies from MilitaryOneClick website: Some maybe repeats

Career Tools

  • Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) The PaYS Program is a recruiting initiative developed to appeal to young people interested in obtaining a quality civilan job after serving in the Army.
  • CareerOneStop – Veterans ReEmployed Helps match your military skills to a civilian career with information about unemployment benefits, jobs, and transition assistance.
  • eBenefits Career Center To equip service members in transition and veterans with opportunities to translate their military skills into careers in the public and private sectors.
  • Elevate America for Veterans Elevate America, created by Microsoft, incorporates a number of online and in-person training programs to help veterans and their spouses successfully transition from the military to civilian employment.
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veteran Families
  • www.ebvfoundation.org/ The EBV-F program integrates training in small business management, with caregiver and family issues, positioning the family member to launch and grow a small business in a way that is complementary or enhancing to other family responsibilities. The EBV offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.
  • F7 Group An organization dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support and mentoring to Female Veterans and Women in Military Service, both IN and BESIDE the uniform. F7 recognizes and believes in the courage, value and abilities of the women who serve our country in many different capacities. Some serve in uniform, and some are the support system for our military personnel.

Feds Hire Vets In partnership with the Departments of Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other Federal agencies, our vision is that this Website will be the preeminent source for Federal employment information for our Veterans, transitioning service members, their families, Federal HR professionals and hiring managers.

  • GI Jobs G.I. Jobs magazine is the premier publication for military transitions. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military transitioners looking for careers and employment.
  • In Gear Career A nonprofit organization, created by Military Spouses for Military Spouses, that provides a free forum for professional development, community support, information sharing, and networking to address the unique challenges faced by the career-minded Military Spouses.
  • MEA Hot Jobs  http://hotjobs.marineea.org/ 
  • Military Spouse Corporate Career Network Directly connecting military spouses and caregivers to jobs
  • MilSpouse eMentor Program A dynamic online community where proteges can receive personalized career guidance, advice, support and inspiration from more experienced military spouses, career mentors and military spouse-friendly employers.
  • MilitarySpouse JD Network The Military Spouse JD Network supports military spouses who pursue a legal career by: advocating for provisional bar membership for military spouse attorneys in every state, educating the community about military spouses with legal degrees, and providing a network for spouses to connect with and support each other. MSJDN includes military spouses from all five branches of the United States Military.
  • National Resource Directory The NRD hosts the Veterans Job Bank, a central resource for Veterans that provides quick and easy access to thousands of public and private sector job openings.
  • Personnel Force Innovation  https://pfi.dod.mil/ The PFI Program is an Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) initiative to obtain and place National Guard and Reserve Service Members on active duty tours with Department of Defense (DoD) agencies for one to three years
  • TAOnline The largest source of military transition assistance information and jobs for today’s veterans
  • Troops to Teachers Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
  • USA JOBS 
  • www.usajobs.gov The U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information.
  • VA for Vets VA for Vets facilitates the reintegration, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We offer career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. VA for Vets is your gateway to a rewarding career serving our nation’s Veterans.
  • Veterans eMentor Program This program leverages the internet to create a dynamic information sharing, learning and support community that extends far beyond the veteran’s current network. Protégés can receive personalized career guidance, advice, support and inspiration from more experienced veterans, career mentors and veteran-friendly employers.
  • Veteran Employment Center (Military.com) In 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) to accelerate our growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for service members, veterans and military spouses. Monster’s vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com’s “members first” ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service.
  • Veteran Employment Toolkit Our aim is to help employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and employee assistance program (EAP) providers relate to and support their employees who are Veterans and members of the Reserve and National Guard.
  • Veteran Staffing Network As a non-profit organization focusing on the individual needs of employers and veterans. Veteran Staffing provides the best personal match for each position and the support our nation’s veterans need to successfully transition back to the civilian world.
  • VetJobs VetJobs is available to assist ALL members of “The United States Military Family”. This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians.

Joining Forces & MSEP Partner Companies

The employers below have pledge to hire people from military families through the White House’s Joining Forces campaign or the Military Spouse Employment Partnership.

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  • AT&T Careers4Vets AT&T continuously recognizes the contributions of our armed forces. In every area of AT&T, you’ll find retired military and active reservists who made the transition to civilian life. AT&T is consistently among G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers.
  • CSC Supports Our Military CSC recognizes the value, loyalty, diversity and strong work ethic of America’s military community. Injured military veterans, separating active duty service members, National Guard members, Reservists and military spouses can take advantage of the many opportunities offered to them by CSC.
  • The Warrior Gateway brings needed resources to one location – you. Its database allows users to search for services or jobs within a zip code. Users are encouraged to rate the services received.
  • Sears Holdings “PCS” Promise The “PCS Promise” is an effort that will cover all military personnel and spouses employed at Sears Holdings to provide transfers in the cases of Permanent Change of duty Station (PCS), retirement, or separation, depending on job availability and performance.
  • Walmart and Sam’s Club Military Family Promise The Military Family Promise guarantees a job at a nearby store or club for all military personnel, and military spouses, employed at Walmart and Sam’s Club who move to a different part of the country because they or their spouse have been transferred by the United States military.
  • Siemens Corporation Siemens Corporation will reserve ten percent of the more than 3,000 open positions in their clean tech industries for veterans.
  • Veteran Fast Launch Initiative As part of this program, SCORE volunteers will reach out to provide mentoring, tools, and training to military personnel and their families who want to use their special skills and knowledge to start or grow their own small business.

Women Veterans Call Center

On April 23, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new Women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)—an incoming call center that receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources.

“The Women Veterans Call Center is aimed at increasing women Veterans’ knowledge of all VA services and benefits that they deserve,” said Krista Stephenson, Army Veteran and Women Veterans Call Center Director.

Since 2000, the number of women using VA health care has more than doubled, from nearly 160,000 to more than 360,000 in 2012.  Women now make up 15 percent of active duty and 18 percent of Guard/Reserves service members. Based on the upward trend of women in all branches of service, the number of women Veterans and female VA users is expected to double again in the next decade.

Despite this rapid growth, women constitute only six percent of VA’s total patient population.  VA has also found that women Veterans underutilize VA care, largely due to a lack of knowledge about VA benefits and available services. In response, an outbound Call Center was established in 2010 to contact women Veterans and encourage them to try VA care.  It has been expanded, and the Call Center’s telephone agents now receive incoming calls and inquiries about VA care and other services for women.

They are informed about eligibility, benefits, health care and other services, and can route calls within VA when needed. Agents are also trained to respond to crisis situations such as suicidal behavior, homelessness, sexual trauma, and domestic violence. 

1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) provides a single avenue for women Veterans to get the help they need.

 

 

 

LIST OF VETERAN RESOURCES

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-424-3838 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (Veterans Press "1") National Veterans Chat Line: www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.... The Army Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline: 1-800-984-8523 American Women Veterans Foundation

http://americanwomenveterans.org/home/ 

 

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and their families, American Women Veterans is a good resource for veterans looking for retreats, conferences and outreach campaigns that empower members and their communities. Female service members are also encouraged to continue helping out in their communities and the nation through philanthropy

The American Legion http://www.legion.org/

As the nation's largest veteran service organization, the American Legion is committed to mentoring programs in communities across America, advocating for patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and supporting service members and veterans.

Grace After Fire

http://www.graceafterfire.org/

Grace After Fire provides support for and helps women Veterans of the United States military who are returning from active duty so that they can re-engage as mothers, wives and daughters in civilian life.

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

 

http://iava.org/ This organization is the nation's first—and largest—group dedicated to the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their supporters. IAVA teaches veterans how to play a role in the community, connect with others, organize fundraisers and stay informed on issues that are affecting veterans.

Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations of America (MVPSOA)

http://www.mfvsoa.org/ This organization certifies high-quality national nonprofits that help veterans and their families. MVPSOA provides information about scholarships for the children of military personnel and information on funding memorials and museums that honor those who have served our country.

 

The National Archives: Sources for Veterans Information, Aid and Benefits http://www.archives.gov/veterans/benefits.html

This website offers a robust list of government services, including resources for a veteran's specific military branch. Plus, veterans can find out about government assistance in their communities.

Show Your Stripes

www.showyourstripes.org/

 

iHeartRadio's Show Your Stripes is a community initiative launched by Clear Channel, the media and entertainment company in America with the largest reach, to generate awareness around the issue of veteran unemployment, encourage businesses to hire skilled veterans and help those transitioning out of the military find jobs. With over $75 million in radio, digital and out-of-home resources dedicated to this initiative in just one year, iHeartRadio's Show Your Stripes is the single largest public service campaign in Clear Channel's history.

 

Through partnerships with groups like Monster.com and Military.com, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others, iHeartRadio's ShowYourStripes.org provides users with a variety of the most valuable resources available in one centralized, easy-to-use destination.

Student Veterans of America

http://www.studentveterans.org/

This organization ensures that veterans are successful in their transition from combat to the classroom by helping them develop student veteran groups on college campuses across the United States. Also, veterans can support fellow student veterans here.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

http://www.samhsa.gov/militaryFamilies/ The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers information about suicide prevention, addiction and trauma. Veterans can also learn to cope with fear and anxiety and deal with grief.

TAOnline.com

www.TAOnline.com

TAOnline.com assists our country's heroes in gaining employment at the world's finest military-friendly companies. TAOnline.com help match employers to candidates through the use of pertinent and dynamic career information, unique online tools, relationships with key partners, and our longevity and experience in the military career site business.  Founded by former military personnel, TAOnline.com has been recognized by industry experts and organizations as a top leader in providing veteran jobs. 

 

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs http://www.va.gov/

 

This government agency provides veterans and their dependents with a wide range of services, including benefit information, home loans, life insurance, post-traumatic stress disorder facts and burial assistance.

U.S. Office of Personal Management's Government-Wide Veterans Employment

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/Index.aspx On November 9, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which established the Veterans Employment Initiative. This website is the result. It's helpful for veterans who are looking for a job because it helps the government recruit and employ U.S. veterans.

U.S. VETS: United States Veterans Initiative

http://www.usvetsinc.org/ U.S. VETS offers many programs and services to veterans, including transitional and affordable housing, job training, career centers, mental health services and counseling. The organization's Advance Women's Program is designed to help women veterans with military sexual trauma, health issues and psychological barriers

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

http://www.vfw.org/

The Veterans of Foreign Wars strive to do good things for veterans, their families and their communities. This organization offers assistance through the National Veterans Service, transitioning back into society, troop support programs, post-military help and programs for veterans' family members. 

Virginia Values Veterans (V3)

www.virginiavaluesvets.com

 

V3 is an economic investment initiative to drive down unemployment costs and increasing income tax revenue by putting Veterans to work and keeping them employed.

 

 Advocate for YOU! – Virginia employers who want to hire and retain Veterans. You own the core data element when you offer one Vet a job and retain them for at least one year. YOU must get the government systems to work for YOU. This will facilitate your job of identifying, recruiting and retaining these great Americans.

 

Wounded Warrior Project

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ In this organization, injured service members get together to support each other and raise awareness about public aid. Wounded soldiers can get benefits counseling, peer mentoring and more. The Wounded Warrior Project also offers programs and services for veterans' loved ones.

SERVICES OFFERED

Employment Counseling Team:

The team will review your goals and work with you on how to apply your current military and civilian skill-sets to secure an immediate job or assist you with steps needed to achieve your career objectives. The counselors will walk you through the process to secure your career goals. The team is skilled at providing employment support and can work with you in a variety of areas to enhance your skills even if your goals require additional education. The team will work with you to match your interests, abilities, and job values to help you explore career and educational options. They will also assist you to build or enhance your resume as well as work with you on interview techniques.

Education Counseling Team:

The team will assist you by answering any questions you might have on your GI Bill benefits, Federal and State Tuition Assistance programs, researching schools on their Military friendliness, Degree Plan programs, and much more. Our counselors are heavily trained on policy matters for all of the Education Benefit programs and provide in-depth guidance. Counselors can help to guide you to a plan that will maximize the Education Benefits that are provided to Army National Guard Soldiers.

Officers Without Degree Counseling Team:

This team focuses on supporting completion of bachelor’s degree requirements needed for promotion. The team provides a pathway to commissioning and successful completion of a degree to ensure Officer Candidates/Officers achieve their career objectives. The counseling team works with each Officer Candidate/Officer to complete a degree plan that fits their needs to obtain their goals and meet military civilian education obligation for promotion.

 

Tyson Foods recruiting for Veterans

 

TYSON CAMO TO KHAKI

 

http://www.tysonfoodscareers.com/Military

 

http://www.tysonfoodscareers.com/Working-At-Tyson/Career-Paths.aspx

VA, Affordable Care Act and You

The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new website explaining the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act on former troops and their families.

The site addresses questions such as whether the law affects those already receiving VA health care (it doesn’t), who is eligible for VA care, and options available to uninsured family members.VA believes that roughly 1.3 million veterans are uninsured and may be eligible for VA care. Visit the site at www.va.gov/health/aca/

FMCSA grants $1 million to train veterans for trucking jobs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced almost $1 million in new grants to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry. The grants will enable colleges to increase enrollment in commercial motor vehicle training programs and provide job placement assistance for veterans and their spouses.

The grants were awarded to six colleges across the country as part of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) grant program.  FMCSA awarded the following CMVOST grants, which could provide training for as many as 300 new students across the six colleges:

  • Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Wash., $131,041
  • Long Beach Community College District, in Long Beach, Calif., $211,733
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in Orangeburg, S.C., $150,000
  • Lone Star College in Woodlands, Texas, $184,260
  • Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn., $120,000
  • Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Ill., $176,427

“The least we can do for the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country is to help ensure they can find good jobs when they leave the service,” said Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. “The transportation industry provides a unique opportunity for military families and veterans to utilize skills they developed in the service, and we hope these grants will lead to more veterans joining the ranks of our country’s commercial vehicle drivers.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists commercial trucking as a high-demand job, with more than 300,000 additional positions expected by 2020.

In May 2011, the FMCSA finalized its commercial learner’s permit rule, which gives state driver licensing agencies the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license test if the applicant demonstrates two years of safe driving experience in military equivalents of commercial motor vehicles.

“These grants represent one of the many steps the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken to help veterans as they move from military to civilian life,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “From allowing states to consider military experience in their licensing tests to supporting industry job fairs, we are committed to helping our veterans transition into quality jobs.”

To learn more about FMCSA’s commercial truck and bus safety grant programs and other safety initiatives, visit the FMCSA website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov

To learn more about the veteran training waiver visit http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/cdl/Military-CDL-Waiver.aspx

Troops to Energy Jobs

The “Troops to Energy Jobs” program connects veterans to rewarding careers in the energy industry. Find out how your military skills could serve you well at Dominion by visiting http://www.dom.com  search Military and Veterans.

Labor Department Announces Final Rules to Improve Employment of Veterans, People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced two final rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities. One rule updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the other updates those under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Section 503 rule introduces a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.

http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20131578.htm

About VetFran®

As tens of thousands of service men and women return from deployment in Afghanistan and Southwest Asia, expanded opportunities are needed to ensure veterans and their families can transition into the civilian economy.

With its rapid training opportunities, scalability, and need for operational execution and excellence, franchising provides an ideal career path to enable returning veterans to become leaders of and productive participants in the U.S. economy.

VetSuccess Now Serving Veterans at 94 Campuses Nationwide

Provides On-Campus Support to Veterans Transitioning to Student Life

WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it is expanding the availability of services through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to an additional 62 new locations this fall – bringing the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.

“VetSuccess on Campus is an innovative approach to help Veterans in the often difficult transition from military service to academic life,” said Allison A. Hickey, VA’s Under Secretary for Benefits. “Placing experienced VA counselors directly on college campuses strengthens VA’s partnership with institutions of higher learning and creates myriad opportunities to help Veterans succeed.”

This expansion triples the number of on-campus VA vocational rehabilitation counselors available to help ease Veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs.

The counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Veterans as needed for counseling or medical services and providing assistance enrolling in and applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits.  Partner schools provide on-campus office space for the VA counselors. 

Since the inception of the Post-9/11 GI Bill four years ago, VA has issued about $30 billion in payments to help nearly 1 million Servicemembers, Veterans and family members pursue their education.

VSOC began in June 2009 with a pilot at the University of South Florida and expanded to San Diego State University and Cleveland State within six months.  The program continued to grow with five additional locations in 2011 and 24 by 2012. 

Partner schools are selected for the size of their student Veteran population and proximity to a VA Regional Office, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service office, Vet Center or VA medical center, among other factors.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/vsoc.asp

National Veterans Transition Services - REBOOT Workshops

Teaches Veterans how to make social, civilian and career transitions.

The military culture, as many veterans have lived and worked within, is a subculture of mainstream America. Veterans have lived and worked on military bases and installations, ships, submarines, and in tents; they ate meals ready to eat (MREs); and most have moved a lot (some move every year for 20 years). The civilian world has a different language and a different culture that a veteran must re-learn to navigate, in order to have a successful transition. As a result of this cultural difference, veterans have difficulty in obtaining and maintaining employment. NVTSI developed “REBOOT Workshops™” to help veterans in making this cultural shift.

REBOOT Workshops™ are designed to assist members of the military in making the social and career transition from years of service by addressing their fears and “re-booting” their skills. The workshop features three weeks of education designed to enhance and build upon their training, experience and skills to prepare them for life after the military. 

REBOOT Workshop™ Features:

Week I - Military-to-Civilian Personal Transition Addresses the Transition Domains of personal effectiveness and wellbeing. Spanning 13 multi-media modules, and utilizing video and audio sessions, written materials, exercises, practice interviews and self-assessment tools to help participants understand how their mind works for-and-against them, this segment provides attendees with the tools to help them manage positive and negative thoughts, unlock their potential and achieve any goal they set.

Week II - Military-to-Civilian Lifestyle Transition. Addresses the Transition Domains of living situation and community-life functioning. This segment provides a series of discussions and exercises that enable the participants to identify the personal aspects of values, talents and strategies to develop a plan to achieve a meaningful purpose and vision in life.

Week III - Military-to-Civilian Career Transition. Addresses the Transition Domains of employment, career and education. This session goes beyond the workshops offered by traditional transition programs offered at the time of separation. Here participants are given in-depth assistance on job preparation, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, and career planning through goal setting. They also take career assessments to help determine what career after the military is their best fit and participate in mock interviews with real HR professionals to hone their newly acquired skills.

Upon successful completion of this intensive 15-day seminar, graduates are provided with:

http://www.nvtsi.org/  

About NVTSI

NVTSI is a San Diego-based 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment by combining evidence-based best-practice performance techniques. Our mission is to assist veterans in making a successful transition from military service to civilian life, with all veterans achieving, within their potential, their goals in the transition domains of employment and career, education, living situation, personal effectiveness/wellbeing, and community-life functioning.

HMVHE (Helping Military Veterans through Higher Education)

Helping Military Veterans through Higher Education

There are over 800,000 Veterans living in Virginia. With more Veterans returning from combat every day, the federal government is straining to help all of our injured heroes and many are falling through the cracks.

HMVHE (Helping Military Veterans through Higher Education) is an expansion of the highly successful collaboration between William & Mary Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s Veterans Benefits Clinic and Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Psychological Services and Development.

HMVHE was created to serve as a safety for these Veterans who might otherwise be left behind. HMVHE's goal is to bring together Virginia's higher education institutions to participate in this important work, to step-up to the challenge to help Virginia's Veterans.

A partnership in HMVHE provides students with real-world clinical experience under supervision by their professors while helping Virginia's veterans in education, outreach, evaluation, treatment and the benefits claims process.

The HMVHE consortium will serve as a model for inter-institutional, multi-disciplinary collaboration across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and ultimately, can be expanded to other states.

Made possible through the generosity of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund

https://law.wm.edu/academics/programs/  

 

Guard Your Health

 

Offers a central place for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health and medical readiness.

 

http://www.guardyourhealth.com/ 

 

Parenting for Service Members & Veterans

Built by VA Mental Health Services in partnership with DoD's National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) to provide

for military and Veteran parents with information and strategies to improve their parenting skills.

http://veteranparenting.org/

 

Military Outreach USA

 

Serves Service Members, Veterans and their families by connecting them to a network of individuals and faith-based resources in their local community.

 

http://www.militaryoutreachusa.org/ 

 

Real Warriors - Suicide Prevention Tools for Warriors

Defines warning signs and tools for help. For immediate help, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK and press 1. You can also send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support.

http://www.realwarriors.net/active/treatment/suicidesigns.php

Military Outreach USA

 

Serves Service Members, Veterans and their families by connecting them to a network of individuals and faith-based resources in their local community.

 

http://www.militaryoutreachusa.org/

 

NBCUniversal’s Next Steps for Vets Portal

Earlier this month, we teamed up with NBCUniversal on the launch of Next Steps for Vets, a web portal that features tools and resources to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with employment and education opportunities. The portal features several Hiring Our Heroes resources and tools from other leading industry partners to help veterans in their transition from the military to the civilian workforce. These offerings include the Personal Branding Resume Engine, eMentor, Blue Star Networks, and more.

http://veterans.nbcnews.com/ 

Department of Veterans Affairs Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs — 1.800.827.1000

Suicide Hotline — 1.800.273.8255

Office of Academic Affiliations — 1.800.827.1000

Veterans Health Initiative Independent Study Courses — 1.800.827.1000

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center — 1.800.827.1000

Eligibility for Compensation and Pension Benefits — 1.800.827.1000

MyHealtheVet — 1.800.827.1000

VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) — 1.800.827.1000

Wounded Warrior and Disabled Veteran Employment and Support contacts

Military Care Packages - Sending Smiles Overseas

Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force or email Joe Wynn

HireHeros — 1.866.915.HERO

HireVeterans

WarriorsTo Work — 1.904.296.7347

America’s Heroes At Work-Departmentof Labor — 1.866.4.USA.DOL

ArmyWarrior Transition Command

Wounded Warrior Resource Center or email — 1.800.342.9647

Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) or email — Nationwide: 1.800.237.1336Overseas: 1.312.221.8186

CRANELearning and Employment Center for Veterans with Disabilities (CLEC) — 1.877.528.2612

email — 1.866.645.8762 (Option 3)

Military OfficersAssociation of America (MOAA) — 1.800.234-6622

NavySafe Harbor or email — 1.877.746.8563

Troops To Teachers or email — 1.800.231.6242 or 1.850.452.1320

Operation Warfighter — 1.202.254.8214 or 1.202.357.8251

WoundedWarrior Regiment — 1.877.487.6299

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors –Social Security Administration — 1.800.772.1213

Online Colleges .net -  College planning and financial aid guide for servicemembers from earning college credit through military service, to the various ways veterans and active military can pay for school.

Additional Assistance

James A. Thur, Regional Director — 1.703.277.3501

Disabled Veterans Committee on Housingemail John Lewandowski — 1.540.877.1252

 

Able Forces

Our Warriors are the

Caretakers of the American Dream. 

Able Forces, founded by 2 veterans, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing professional, career-oriented employment exclusively to Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans.  

The primary focus of employment for our Warriors is on Federal and Commercial contracts.  Our contracts reflect a variety of professional disciplines including Military Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Military Analysts, Administrative and Program Management Support, Help Desk, Logistics, and Secure Communications in both cleared and non-cleared environments.

Able Forces employment opportunities focus exclusively on career-oriented, entry to senior level positions.  

We are currently executing contracts in Washington DC Metro Area, Alexandria VA, Huntsville Alabama, Ft. Benning GA, and Orlando/Tampa FL.  Existing customers include:

  • U.S. Army PEO STRI
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Special Operations Command
  • Ft. Belvoir Mark Center
  • Military One Source
  • Department of Energy  

We encourage our OEF/OIF Wounded Warriors and all Disabled Veterans to contact Able Forces for information regarding employment opportunities in these and other developing geographic areas.

Mission

The mission of Able Forces is to address the critical employment and training needs of our combat injured veterans of OEF/OIF and all disabled veterans.   We emphasize continuity of support and focus on providing employment opportunities and community-based job preparation training to our Nation’s heroes suffering from Severe Physical Disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and minor to profound Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Corporate Focus

Able Forces, founded by veterans, is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Small Business, an Ability One/SourceAmerica affiliate, and defined as a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP).  Our efforts to provide training and employment to our nation's Heroe's include well-established working relationships with the following Care-Giving and Veteran-focused organizations:

Department of Veterans Affairs Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Warrior Transition Units (WTU)Navy Safe Harbor Marine Corps Regiment Air Force Wounded Warrior Program Coast Guard Wounded Warrior Program State Employment (VET) Agencies Community Veterans Organizations Community Service Organizations Department of Labor VETS

http://ableforces.org/


EDUCATION

Maryville University and article-Understanding PTSD


HEALTH

Mesothelioma Claim via the VA information on Mesothelioma.net



HOME REPAIR GRANTS

Home repair grants for vets via House Method



PURCHASING A HOME    

 Grants for homeowners via The Simple Dollar

Explanation and advice about buying a home as a vet via Reviews.com



REHAB

Bluffs Rehab

DrugRehab.org

Scottsdale Recovery Center

Sunshine Behavioral Health


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