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The Tucson Community has many resources for veterans. Visit our Student Resources page to see a listing of local organizations the University of Arizona has established relationships with to help support student veterans on campus.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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AHEAD, Special Interest Group on Veterans AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. Higher Education
AM Vets News updates, veterans services and community news. Veterans Service Organizations
America Supports You Fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions, personnel, programs and requirements. Includes serving as a liason between military programs and association. Provides a complete, paperless process for military and non-military organizations to request appearances by Bands, Speakers and Representatives of the US military at public and official government events. NewsCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Student AffairsHigher Education
American Council on Education ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE has a number of programs specifically geared to support servicemen and women as they transition to higher education. National
American Legion Veterans organization dedicated to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Veterans Service Organizations
Armed Forces Relief Trust Single, non-profit fund to better collect and disburse donations in support of the troops and their families in need. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Army Emergency Relief AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Association of the United States Army AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Black Military World Celebrates Diversity in the Military. NewsCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Family Support, Counseling Services, Employment ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program Everyone associated with the U.S. Coast Guard is eligible to request assistance from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance on behalf of themselves or their immediate family members. Community Resources / Non-Profits
College of Military Educators CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 36 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Coming Home Project The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate expert care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers. Counseling ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Department of Defense Veterans Opportunity to Use your abilities Provides resources for managers, internships, scholarships and fellowships, grants, loans financial aid, education and training and transition centers. Financial Aid, Employment ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Disabled American Veterans Resources for disabled veterans and their families. Veterans Service Organizations
Federal Grants Wire 54 listings of grants and loans related to military service from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Give an Hour Non-Profit Organization that provides free mental health services to U.S. Military Personal & Families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Counseling ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Grace After Fire Assists in supporting the VA in serving our women veterans. Counseling Services, Women's SupportCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets Provides temporary and safe homes for currently deployed soldier's pets. Volunteer now! Family Support, PetCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Helmets to Hardhats Veteran program that deploys 13 regional directors to work with veteran's trades and employers. Directs veterans to apprentice level crafts. Employment ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Hire Heroes USA HHUSA's mission is to provide career placement assistance to all of our returning service men and women. The HHUSA program focuses on the career placement of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, specializing in the placement of those injured or with any level of disability. HHUSA serves veterans from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reservists and Coast Guard. Employment ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Homefront America Inc. Homefront America, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting military service members and their families is providing American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award available to all military dependent children of Uniformed Service Members to include dependent children of all active duty personnel, guard, reserve, retirees, and surviving children of parent(s) killed in the line of duty while serving our country. Family SupportCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Marine Parents MarineParents.com, Inc. was founded in January, 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share™ with one another during deployments. Family SupportCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Military One Source Provides information for military members, military families, and military guar/reserve representatives based on branch. Counseling Services, ChildcareCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Military.com Features advice columns, benefits guide, buddy finder, classifies, discounts, discounts, job search, military resources, news newsletters, school finder, transition stories, etc. Scholarship Information, NewsCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community Through the work of the Veterans Knowledge Community, Student Affairs professionals will take a leadership role increasing awareness of veteran specific issues in higher education. Through the work of the KC, campuses will create an infrastructure that not only brings veterans in but also moves them through, and gives them the support necessary for degree attainment and future success. Student AffairsHigher Education
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry. Student AffairsHigher Education
National Guard Bureau: Joint Services Support The NGB J1 as the principal personnel advisor to CNGB, is responsible for providing the policies, resources and training to ensure consistent human resources programs that shape and enhance NGB and Joint Force Headquarters strategic initiatives, personnel readiness, operational capabilities, and the sustainability of the National Guard community. National
National Resource Directory An online partnership of "shared care" providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration. It is maintained by the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information in the Directory is from federal, state and local governmental agencies, veteran service and benefit organizations, non-profit community-based and faith-based organizations, academic institutions, professional associations and philanthropic organizations. Family Support, Employment ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
National Security Education Program The NSEP provides U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. NSEP is especially designed to support students who will make a commitment to Federal service. Recipients of NSEP scholarships and fellowships incur an obligation to work either for an office or agency of the Federal Government involved in national security affairs (broadly defined) or in higher education. Scholarship InformationCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
National Veterans Foundation To Serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America's veterans. Outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources. Counseling Services, Employment Services, Events CalendarCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Network of Care The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members is a one-stop shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. This commercial-free, publicly sponsored service tool grew out of the award winning Network of Care for Behavioral Health - recommended by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health - and was first developed as a national model in Maryland and California. Mental HealthCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Operation Homefront Assists families struggling not only with emergencies, but with families of everyday life. Provides programs to help with emergency aid, computers, financial assistance, furniture, moving, social outreach and community. Financial Assistance, Family SupportCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Patriot Guard Riders Patriot Guard Riders are motorcycle riders from across the nation. You can join whether or not you are a veteran or a rider. The main purpose is to volunteer time to attend funeral services as invited guests of the family. Serve as security guards when necessary. Family SupportCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Resources for Women Veterans To assist women veterans in obtaining federal and state veteran entitlements through the department's veterans' benefit counselors. Women VeteransVeterans Service Organizations
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. Higher Education
Soldiers Angels Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we are an international, volunteer-led organization supporting America's men and women in uniform. With over 30 different teams and projects, our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. News, Employment Services, Family SupportCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Sons and Daughters in Touch To locate, unite and provide support to Sons, Daughters and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Student Veterans of America Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level. Student ProgrammingHigher Education
Swords-to-Plowshares Swords to Plowshares is the only veterans service agency in the United States that provides a full continuum of care to low-income and homeless veterans. We do not discriminate based on length of service, branch of service or military discharge status. Supportive housing, employment support, legal aide and needs for veterans. Mental Health, Counseling Services, Alcohol ProblemsCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Tillman Social Action Fund For students or student groups initiating projects throughout the U.S. we provide resources to help them implement their own plans for social action. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Today's GI Bill Service members and veterans deserve access to high-quality, postsecondary education. It eases the transition into civilian life and ensures lifelong economic and social benefits. Today's GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance. Higher Education
Tragedy Assistance Program Services (TAPS) TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. Counseling ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
U.S. Veterans Resource Locates resources, assistance and services available for veterans by state. Can obtain contact information for all national, state and county veteran service officers. State ResourcesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
United We Serve Being in the business of serving others for so long, we are excited about this opportunity to share in the wave of service to our communities. We have accepted the United We Serve Challenge and invite you to as well. Being in the business of serving others, this is a natural for our organization. Dedicated to serving the needs of our Military, their families and our communities, we are issuing a challenge of our own. Counseling ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
US Department of Veterans Affairs The central source for resources and information related to veterans, services and benefits. National
US Department of Veterans Affairs: GI Bill The home for all educational benefits provided by The Department of Veterans Affairs. Higher Education
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Mental Health The Office of Mental Health Services mission is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research. National
USA Cares Online apparel shop for the patriotic Community Resources / Non-Profits
VA Vocational Rehabilitation Resources The Department of Veterans Affairs provides counseling and services to service-connected disabled veterans. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Veterans Docuticker Docuticker is a daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups. NewsCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization dedicated to programs, membership, news, information and veterans services. Veterans Service Organizations
Veterans Online Application Web Page The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new website that enables veterans to file online for pension and health care benefits. Unveiled last Friday, the Veterans Online Applications site lets veterans apply for disability compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation benefits electronically. The site is designed to cut down on the time it takes for vets to receive their compensation and pension checks. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Veterans Resource Forum Features forums posted by Veterans around the country. One stop shop for political, medical, community and many more sections of advice! Discussions, NewsCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Veterans Upward Bound Veterans Upward Bound is federal TRIO grant designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. Look for application summer 2010. Higher Education
Vets 4 Vets Program Vets4Vets is a non-partisan veteran organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans feel good about themselves and heal from any negative aspects of service and war through the use of peer support. Counseling Services, NetworkingCommunity Resources / Non-Profits
Warrior Gateway The Warrior Gateway Program has been designed to promote easier reintegration into home communities. It establishes a single capability that serves as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills, while enabling improvements in the service provider sector through metrics and collaboration. Community Resources / Non-Profits
Wounded Warrior Project The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Consists of raising awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, help them assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of service members. Disability ServicesCommunity Resources / Non-Profits

Noteworthy

Four UA Students Picked Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarships

Four UA Students Picked Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarships
Three veterans attending the University of Arizona, along with the spouse of an Air Force member, have been named Tillman Military Scholars in honor of their years of service and academic and leadership potential.


Melissa Vito testifies on UA Student Vets programs before congressional subcommittee

Melissa Vito testifies on UA Student Vets programs before congressional subcommittee
Melissa Vito, senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and vice provost for academic initiatives and student success, testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity...


AHSC VETS Center Opening

AHSC VETS Center Opening
As the first in the nation, the UA's new VETS Center at the Arizona Health Sciences Center will create convenient access to resources while encouraging a sense of camaraderie for military veterans pursuing health science degrees.


Enroll in SERV in the Fall of 2014

Enroll in SERV in the Fall of 2014
SERV... Supportive Education for Returning Veterans. The SERV program is made up of three courses you take together with other veterans just like you. The courses are offered back-to-back at convenient times so you can work them into your busy schedule.