After Deployment www.afterdeployment.org is a mental wellness resource for service members, veterans, and their families. Congress mandated that the site focus on the concerns and problems experienced during the initial months following a deployment. Many behavioral health experts in the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration helped create the Web site. The mission of this website is to help manage the challenges that are often faced following a deployment. Information and self guided solutions are available on topics like post-traumatic stress distress and war memories, conflict at work, depression, anger, sleep problems, alcohol and drug abuse, stress, relationship problems, kids and deployment, spiritual guidance and fitness, living with physical injuries, and health and wellness.
Community of Vets http://communityofveterans.org is a joint effort of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the Ad Council This site is designed as a resource to our nation’s newest Veterans. Comprising less than 1 percent of the population, Veterans face a myriad of challenges while feeling isolated and cut off from those to whom they can best relate – other Veterans. While addressing a range of topics, this site is ultimately a point of connection where Veterans are helping Veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) www.va.gov The mission of the VA is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. It strives to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
Iraq and Afghan Veterans of America (IAVA) www.iava.org is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans. IAVA works to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. IAVA accomplishes this by connecting and empowering veterans in their local communities and online, by fighting for veterans rights in Washington, DC, and by giving civilians concrete actions they can take to support our newest generation of American heroes.
Military OneSource www.militaryonesource.com a free support service provided by the Department of Defense, provides assistance and resources to service members and their families on many different issues such as, education, relocation, parenting, stress. It supplements existing installation services, provides free help and information, by phone with a professionally trained consultant or online, on a wide range of issues that affect veterans and their families. It's available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) www.soc.aascu.org/ was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to service members 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 postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) www.studentveterans.org 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 veterans groups provide peer-to-peer networks for veterans on college campuses. These groups coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education. These local groups are an important part of ensuring that every veteran is successful after their service.
Transition Assistance Program www.transitionassistanceprogram.com is the Department of Defense’s official website providing information for service members on transitioning from military service. The site is also supported by the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. It is intended to supplement the services offered by the Transition Offices and other groups.