Resources for Returning Service Members
Although the projected total veteran population is expected to decrease over time, there are still thousands of servicemembers returning home every year from tours overseas. With a record number of veterans returning home, access to resources is paramount.
Browse the links below to find resources for veterans by conflict or military branch, as well as additional helpful information.
Resources for Returning Vets by Conflict
Resources for Returning Vets by Military Branch
Other Resources for Returning Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs
Returning service members from Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) can look to the VA for employment assistance, health care, education and vocational training, housing assistance, stress and mental health programs and disability benefits.
Visit www.oefoif.va.gov/map.asp to find out where your local VA Team is located.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
IAVA is the first and largest nonprofit dedicated to helping those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans can join the community for free and participate in programs such as The Rucksack, which connects veterans with great rewards such as concert tickets and discounts on business wear. The program focuses on community, assistance, advocacy and awareness.
Visit iava.org to learn more.
Grace After Fire
Specifically for females returning home, Grace After Fire can assist women in transitioning back into family life and the workplace. The nonprofit organization provides women with resources and a peer support system that can help connect female veterans with other female veterans in their area.
Visit www.graceafterfire.org for more information.
Returning Veterans Project
This non-profit organization is comprised of independent healthcare practitioners who offer free and confidential services for returning service members.
Veterans may be eligible to receive counseling and therapy, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine, massage therapy and other health care services. For more information visit www.returningveterans.org.
Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, non-profit program that connects men and women from the Armed Forces with building and construction careers. The program was created with the intention of helping military members transition back into civilian life. Additionally, a “Wounded Warrior” program that helps connect disabled veterans with employment opportunities.
Visit www.helmetstohardhats.org to learn more.
Feds Hire Vets
Run by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Feds Hire Vets is a great source for veterans, transitioning service members and their families. The website provides information on how federal jobs are filled, special hiring authority, education/training opportunities and more.
Visit www.fedshirevets.gov to learn more about the program.
Contact our Veterans Advocates
Many programs are dedicated to helping military members get their lives back after spending several months, and even years, abroad. Vets National Advocates can help you or your loved one get the disability benefits they deserve.