Veterans Affairs & Organizations
Veterans of the U.S. military are served by many organizationa, both official government agencies and private groups. This section of Olive-Drab.com provides information on many of them about what they do for veterans and how to contact them.
View of Arlington National Cemetery, Government issued headstones in Section 31 looking east with the Washington Monument in the background.
Today in WW II: 21 Sep 1943 In the most bitter combat of the New Georgia campaign [Central Solomons], Japanese lose 600 men in an unsuccessful defense of Arundel Island, withdraw on 22 Sep.
Veterans Affairs and Organizations
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web site is a world wide resource that provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software. These documents are easily accessible and richly linked from their table of contents, as well as searchable by keyword. Click on this link for the VA's on-line directory of Veterans Service Organizations.
Each of the two branches of the U.S. Congress has a committee dedicated to
the issues of veterans of the armed services. Visit their web sites to find
news and information about legislation plus contact information to ask questions
or get help.
The US Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Government's Human Resources agency, has this page
of information and links specially for Veterans.
The major non-government veterans organizations in the United States are:
Retired servicemen and women have these organizations:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was established by Federal Legislation in 1958 to preserve the memory of recipients of the Medal, to aid recipients and honor their memeory, and to provide information about the Medal and recipients to the public. The Society's web site provides historical and current information in support of these goals, including a full list of recipients, answers to frequent questions, and much more.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart
is the only Congressionally chartered veterans organization exclusively for
combat wounded veterans.
The Legion of Valor is a chartered
national veterans organization comprised of recipients of the Medal of Honor,
Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or the Air Force Cross.
Veterans Union seeks to ensure after service benefits to all members of
the US Armed Forces who served and will serve our country.
The Arlington National Cemetery web site, devoted To America's Most Hallowed Ground And To The Heroes And Pathfinders Who Rest At Peace There.
The National Personnel Records Center can provide access to lost service records through this web site. Both military and civilian personnel records are maintained and can be
accessed by filing the forms available here.
The project to honor the Veterans and the caregivers of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Forest Glen
Annex, (WWII thru Vietnam) is collecting Oral Histories, Memoribilia, Photographs,
and Recollections. If you or anyone you know can help, please visit their web
site and contact the project committee.
See also the many unit associations and other historical information under
Organizations for Veterans of the US Military
The American Merchant Marine at War
are working for the benefit of the many vets of the Merchant Marine.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is an unforgettable exhibit that pays tribute to the men and women who served
in the U.S. Armed Forces. Its visual centerpiece is a 4/5 scale replica of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, standing 8 feet high at the apex and spanning 378
The Berlin Airlift Veterans Association
hosts the worlds largest web site dedicated to everyone involved with the Worlds
Greatest Humanitarian Mission. From that immortal day when the words rang out
"General, The Air Force can Move Anything" we now celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the Berlin airlift.
Disabled Veterans of Ohio is a veterans help program. 4 W. Main St., Suite
419, Springfield, Ohio 45502. 937-327-3838.
Gulf War Veterans Resource Pages provides
support for individuals, activist groups, locator services, chat and other information
or resources aimed at vets of the Persian Gulf war. The Gulf War Veterans Support
Ring can be entered from our Ring page. By following the links from site to site, you have access to all of these sites related to
the Gulf War.
Helmets to Hardhats
is a company that is funded by the US Department of Defense to help transitioning
military and veterans find careers in the building and constructions trades.
Hire Heroes USA is the link to employment opportunities nationwide for disabled veterans returning home. Hire Heros USA provides placement services to wounded vets with any level of disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Impact Player Partners is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, created to provide a simple mechanism for individuals and corporations to help provide emotional and financial support for our severely wounded or disabled War on Terror veterans and their families.
Kitchen Table Gang is an organization
of veterans helping hospitalized veterans and troops overseas.
Korean War Veterans Association
"Forgotten soldiers of a forgotten victory, forgotten no more!"
National Veterans Legal Services Program
helps veterans who have problems resulting from their military service and require
legal help to resolve the matter.
No Quarter is the Vietnam casualty
search page. They maintain a database which is searchable by name, location,
unit and many other ways.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a Congressionally
chartered veterans service organization, was formed following World War II to
serve veterans with spinal cord injury or disease.
The P.O.W. Network is dedicated to
information distribution on our Prisoners of War and Missing in Action servicemen.
The Retired Military Advocate is in the
thick of efforts to obtain full promised benefits to all veterans, particularly
medical care. Conducts e-mail writing campaigns and other lobbying efforts.
Veterans News and Information Service is
tailored to the needs of veterans regarding world news, legislation, military
changes and benefits along with chat and more on-line services.
Vet Friends.com is a free membership
service that helps you locate your friends who are on active duty, reserve,
or a veteran of the U.S. military. Site has news, stories, a message board and
other features for Vets. Register for free and encourage your friends to do
Vietnam Veteran's organizations
and support groups throughout the world
Vietnam Veterans Home Page. Resource
site focused on the needs of veterans of the war in Vietnam.
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA is a non-profit organization established in
1993 to assist veterans and their immediate family members in their
job searching efforts. VLP is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and has been
serving veterans and family members in western Pennsylvania since 1982.
The Women In Military Service For
America Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women
- past, present & future. Situated on 4.2 acres of land at the ceremonial
entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, the Women's Memorial is the United
States' first major national memorial honoring women who have served in the
U.S. armed forces during all eras and in all services.
World War II U.S. Veterans Website. This
site is dedicated to the millions of men and women from the United States who
made the ultimate sacrifice for the good of free people everywhere. By and for
vets, it's contents are continually updated.
Organizations for Veterans of Military Outside the United States
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland).
On April 25 both countries are in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude
and national pride for all Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers, men
and women, who have fought and died in all wars.
Right Management - Career Transition Partnership offers no-cost services for the eligible Service Leaver, veterans of the UK military. This page of their web site lists Welfare and Ex-service Organizations for ex-Service personnel.
Royal British Legion is the nation's premier ex-service charity, dedicated to caring for men and women who
have served in the armed forces - and their dependents.