Veterans

AARP Military Discount for Veterans

AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP offers a special military discount on membership for veterans. Learn more.

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Military Benefits Guide: Veterans & Military Retirees

Veterans’ & Military Retirees’ Comprehensive Military Benefits Guide There are benefits for military retirees, and benefits for veterans who have separated from the military without retiring. Those who retire typically have more options than those who separate. But that doesn’t mean a lack of certain options for those who separated before getting enough time in… Read more »

Veteran Crisis Line

VA Updates Veteran Crisis Hotline

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a major update to the Veteran Crisis Line. If you are a veteran struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, this hotline was created to help. In the past, those reaching out for help had to dial a 1-800 number which is still operational at press time, but… Read more »

Military News

Military News This Week: July 1, 2022

There have been many developments in the military community in the last week of June 2022. Here’s a roundup of some of the important stories from the last week affecting currently serving troops, military families, and veterans. These stories aren’t necessarily the breaking news when it comes to defense tech, troop deployments, or other issues;… Read more »

VA: Rare Cancers Added to Disability List

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) added nine respiratory cancers to a list of presumptive conditions leading to service-connected disabilities. These cancers are rare and would likely stem from toxic military exposures like burn pits. The 9 Rare Cancers The following respiratory cancers have been added to the VA’s list of presumptive conditions: Squamous cell… Read more »

Make The Connection: Promoting Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is a perfect time to talk about an initiative from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) called Make the Connection. Make The Connection: A Mental Health Resource The VA has collected stories from veterans who explain the challenges they’ve faced during and after their military service. These veteran… Read more »

Vet To CEO

VETtoCEO: Free Business Training for Veterans

VETtoCEO Offers Business Training to Military Veterans The non-profit organization, VETtoCEO, offers an annual business training program for qualified veterans and active military, to include National Guard and Reserve members. The program is called Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors and it is a free virtual program that runs for six weeks. The next training iteration will… Read more »

Nation’s Finest: Veteran Support Program

Nation’s Finest is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to support veterans and their families by providing a number of targeted services. Nation’s Finest operates 31 facilities in California, Arizona, and Nevada. The Nation’s Finest Program Each year, Nation’s Finest offers veteran support with services tailored to their needs. Some of these programs are:… Read more »

Commissary Benefits Expand to Veteran Community: See If You’re Eligible

Commissary Benefits for Veterans In 2019, the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act expanded Commissary benefits to veterans meeting certain eligibility criteria. Previously, Commissary benefits were only open to active duty service members, their dependents, retirees, and a select few others in restricted categories. Things have changed, and DeCA is having a hard… Read more »