Products/Services for Vets

Veterans and Active Duty servicemembers are honored by many commercial enterprises with special services or products tailored to military families and veterans' needs, often with special pricing as well. This Olive-Drab.com page lists some of these commercial offerings.

Marines dress parade. The Marines dress parade in honor of Colonel William T. Clement,  presented the Navy Cross for distinguished service in the Philippines, Marine barracks, Washington, DC, 17 July 1942
Marine dress parade in honor of Colonel William T. Clement, presented the Navy Cross for distinguished service in the Philippines, Marine barracks, Washington, DC, 17 July 1942.

Today in WW II: 6 Dec 1944 Stalin meets Free French leader, Gen. Charles de Gaulle, in Moscow. More 
6 Dec 1944 Lt. General Lucian Truscott takes command of US 5th Army fighting in Italy, replacing Lt. Gen. Mark Clark.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

Military Personnel & Veterans Products & Services

123 Greetings has a website where you can send free online Memorial Day greeting cards to your friends & loved ones.

Asbestos: Many US veterans were exposed to the toxic hazards of asbestos in their daily military routines. Typical environments where asbestos was used are shipyards, construction sites, and places where the fiber was used for insulation purposes. Use Google (or other search engine) with the keyword 'asbestos' or 'mesothelioma' to find organizations that offer services to veterans regarding the origin, dangers, symptoms and treatment of Mesothelioma, a disease related to asbestos exposure, and how vets can access special programs to get help.

Atta Girl! Gifts. A unique collection of military family appreciation jewelry, including the original military spouse ribbon to recognize all of your military life accomplishments.

Black Ink Design Military T-Shirts. Cutting edge military apparel designs.

Career Resources for Veterans. Help for veterans rejoining the civilian workforce.

Casket Gallery of Florida offers American Veterans a superbly constructed military casket, urn, vault, or shadow box bearing the the insignia of one of the six major branches of military service. Your choice can be delivered to any mortuary or funeral home anywhere in the United States of America.

Challenge Coins: The military tradition of challenge coins is served by these companies who can provide the coins in standard or custom designs. They can also provide other military items such as pins or patches.

CouponChief.com has posted a Retail Savings Guide for Veterans, which highlights many of the programs that are available for vets to save money.

CouponFollow Military Discount Guide lists hundreds of currently available special offers, promotions and coupons exclusively for US Military and Veterans that can be redeemed online and in stores.

Dealspotr has put together this guide for women veterans in 2018: 50+ Health Care Benefits, Career Resources, and Discounts for Women Veterans. The guide is an updated, definitive list of both government-provided and private sector health care benefits, career opportunities, personal care resources, and special discounts offered specifically for women veterans (new store discounts for 2018 include Tiffany & Co. and New York and Company).

Devil Dog Brew and its sister coffee label, Sniper�s Brew, is sold around the world, available in the civilian market as well as on-base stores and at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The company founder served in the Marine Corps for 21 years, a mustang who rose to Major. He has turned his energy to producing an exceptional coffee, with a portion of the proceeds going to sponsor military-affiliated events and charitable organizations benefiting military and law enforcement.

Exhange New Car Sales offers a unique car buying program for military personnel stationed overseas.

The Law Offices of W. Robb Graham, LLC. Legal representation by a veteran who specializes in malpractice cases against the Veterans Administration.

HAPPYneuron provides scientifically validated brain fitness programs that contribute towards cognitive remediation for PTSD and depression. It's like PT, but for your brain. Use the link to access a special 30% OFF promotion for veterans.

HireVeterans.com is a membership site that links veterans to company job postings that are open to vets. You can post your resume, get tips on how to market yourself, find scheduled Job Fairs, and other services. Companies can post their jobs and get help in attracting qualified applicants.

iPhone Apps: The very popular iPhone has spawned a market for military-oriented applications. MilitaryLounge.com provides a PerDiem calculator, Military Pay calculator, and Retirement calculator. These and other military apps are listed on this MilitaryBoots.com blog page.

Jones Act Claims. The Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1920) is one of the most important laws for seamen who have been injured on the job. The law protects U.S. maritime workers in the event of injury or illness while on the job.

Military Bank, Division of Bank of America. Comprehensive banking services reaching military personnel worldwide. For active or retired military personnel, DoD civilians, and U.S. government employees.

MilitaryByOwner assists military families to advertise their homes "For Sale By Owner" and/or "For Rent" around all U.S. Military Installations world-wide. Their services are much lower cost than the fees paid to realtors when selling. The site also provides other resources and information including a place for classified listing to buy/sell cars and other personal items when you have to relocate.

Military For Sale For Rent provides off-base military housing and real estate services - helping military families looking for off-base homes for sale or houses for rent near bases.

MilitaryFriends.com is the largest dating site for military singles and admirers. There are more than 150,000 users of the site, an exclusive online community to help members from Army, Navy, Air Forces, Coast Guard, Police Forces and Firefighters, as well as civilians find old buddies, make new friends, and build lasting relationships.

Military Pay has a discussion of U.S. military pay and benefits in along with related ads and links to websites.

Novoresume Career Blog has practical advice for veterans about aligning their skills and the experiences they have gained in the military with the types of jobs that exist outside the military. Detailed advice and resume samples are provided at the linked page.

Screamingeagles.com offers Military Art, art prints, photo restoration and illustration services. Staff artists can create original works of art in oils, water color, pencil and digital imaging from your photographs. Submit your photos in the monthly photo contest, where selected images will be turned into works of art.

Uniform Dating offers an online dating opportunity for the uniformed and emergency services or those seeking a date in uniform. Uniform Dating brings together those working in the armed forces and professions such as police, law enforcement, health, medical, ambulance, prison, corrections and fire fighters, for friendship, love and romance. They welcome and encourage new members who are not necessarily from these professions, but who are looking to meet someone from the uniformed or emergency services.

US Military Singles is part of the vast DatingTech Network, one of the world's largest networks of integrated online dating websites. Specially set up for active military helping find good people, fun, and romance.

USAA Online Banking is a worldwide association that has provided diversified financial service to the U.S. military community and their families for over 85 years. It is owned by its more than 6.4 million members who are all active duty, National Guard and Reserve enlisted personnel, officers and officer candidates, and their families as well as former or retired personnel. (Thanks to Jim Bruno for suggesting USAA.)

Cheap Moving Companies

uShip.com has an eBay-like marketplace for matching shippers to your need to move your household, cars, or other freight. Big savings. Click on the banner to check it out:

The US Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. The VA provides a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms. Use the link in this paragraph for more information. Use Google (or other search engine) with the keyword 'VA loan' to find organizations that offer services to veterans regarding these loans.

Veterans Guide to Online College Success fills you in on higher education resources made for military members, veterans, and their families. Another guide from the same source is Vocational College Training for Veterans.

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