Information and Links of Interest for Veterans in Georgia
   
 Education and Career Programs:  

AARTS (Army Transcript Service) - transcripts provided on-line for active military, retired, and veterans (http://aarts.army.mil/)

AFA (Air Force Association) - news and issues of interest to veterans of the Air Force and other branches of the military (http://www.afa.org/)

Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service - on-line links to vocational rehabilitation and independent living services,  employment resources, and vocational-educational counseling (http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm)

e-VETS Resource Advisor - assisting veterans preparing to enter the job market: job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available (http://www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm)

G.I. Bill - questions and answers, forms, deadlines, and detailed information (http://www.gibill.va.gov/)

Georgia Department of Labor Veterans Services  - Job referral and job search assistance, career guidance, and other services (http://www.dol.state.ga.us/js/find_vet_info.htm)

Military.com Veteran Careers - interactive job search, resume assistance, help translating your skills into civilian terms  (http://www.military.com/Careers/Home)

Military.com Career Center for the Military Severely Injured - with special links and information for wounded and injured veterans  (http://www.military.com/Support)

MOAA: Military Officers Association of America - for active and retired service people; includes help with transition to second career (http://www.moaa.org/)

Veterans Business Training Center - Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc. An on-line job training program for combat-wounded and disabled veterans. After training, veterans are able to work at home via the Internet. This training does not require veterans to have a Purple Heart medal, for active and retired service people; includes help with transition to second career (http://www.purpleheartfoundation.org/job_training.asp)

Veterans Upward Bound Program - free U.S. Department of Education program designed to help eligible U.S. military veterans refresh their academic skills so that they can successfully complete the postsecondary school of their choosing (http://www.veteransupwardbound.org/)

Veterans Resources - on-line veterans' chat rooms, news, and links to government sites and other Veteran organizations (http://www.veteransresources.org/)

 Health and Disability Programs:  

Agent Orange - exposure to the defoliant agent orange in Viet Nam is presumed by the VA to be responsible for a number of diseases (http://www1.va.gov/agentorange/)

Blinded Veterans Association - helping veterans and their families meet the challenges of blindness;  veterans need not have lost their vision during military service to qualify for BVA assistance and BVA membership is not a prerequisite for service (http://www.bva.org/index.html)

Department of Veterans Affairs -  public affairs information; pension and life insurance benefits; health, education, and vocational rehabilitation benefits, and much more (http://www.va.gov/)

Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - facts, publications, and help with assessment of PTSD (http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/)

GulfLINK - Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/)

Gulf War Illnesses links - Veteran's Affairs links for Gulf War Illnesses (http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/)

National Amputation Foundation - assisting veteran amputees, with services for civilian amputees (http://home.comcast.net/~n2fc/natamp/naf.html)

Veterans with Mesothelioma - support for veterans exposed to asbestos (http://veteranmeso.com/)

 Other Organizations and Programs: 

American Legion - information and news on issues of interest to active military, veterans, and their families.(http://www.legion.org/)

Jewish War Veterans - of the United States of America (http://www.jwv.org/)

Marine Parents - post-war help for new vets, parents, spouses, family and friends (http://www.marineparents.com/)

Military.com - service benefits web site - news, opinion, and issues of interest to veterans (http://www.military.com)

National Native American Veterans Association - "The Voice of the Native American Veteran" (http://www.nnava.org/)

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - a nonprofit, charitable organization providing financial, educational, and other assistance to members of Naval Services, family members, and survivors (http://www.nmcrs.org/)

Paralyzed Veterans of America - news and resources for veterans living with spinal cord injury and paralysis (http://www.pva.org/)

U.S. Department of Labor - site for Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) regulations that effect veteran job protection (http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra/)

Veterans Coalition - web site with news, scholarship information, and current events concerning veterans(http://www.theveteranscoalition.org/home.htm)

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States - education and assistance for veterans who have served overseas; also education regarding the American flag, patriotic days, and citizenship (http://www.vfw.org/)

Vietnam Veterans of America - news, support, and reunion information (issues currently discussed include ramifications of the SHAD Program, Agent Orange,  and other chemical and bio weapons use and testing) (http://www.vva.org/)  

 In GCIS: 

Veterans information is available in GCIS. Check out Financial Aid, Financial Aid Sort, and Military Employment.


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