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Support for Military Personnel and Families
« on: September 12, 2011, 11:05:29 AM »
       I just found this organisation, And I thought it may be something some if not all our members would like to know about. If anyone knows of a simular Organization, PLEASE advise me who, what and where, so I can add them to this list also.
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Here are some additional sites I just found. As I said PLEASE advise if I missed any others

 In Aug 2005, the USSOCOM Care Coalition was established by the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command to track, support, and advocate for special operations forces casualties from the Global War on Terror for life. We work with government organizations such as the Department of Defense, Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps), military health care (TRICARE), and the Department of Veteran's Affairs to ensure the needs of casualties and families are supported by those charged to provide services for casualties and their families. When a need doesn't fit into a government program the USSOCOM Care Coalition looks to non-government organizations with missions/charters that align with the need of the casualty or their family.
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Survivor Assistance
An informational video on this website features surviving families working with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Family members share stories and provide information about the benefits offered by the VA.

Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
Funded by the Department of Defense, this agency serves active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI. Clickhere to learn more.

This is an all-volunteer rescue and foster network facilitator group supporting military service members, veterans, and their pets through a foster care program aimed at reuniting pet(s) and owner following deployment. Click here to learn more.

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. It serves military people including the wounded, active duty and veterans and their families, and provides over 10,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.  To access the National Resource Directory please click here.
  This website was created by the American Bar Association to provide military families with resources for understanding legal issues and obtaining law-related assistance for the problems they face every day. It features an Information Center, a Directory of Programs and a Military Pro Bono Center, all designed to deliver legal information and expert assistance to military families.
  This site is a resource to help veterans and active duty military personnel to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.
Operation First Response
The mission of Operation First Response, Inc. is to assist the nation's wounded warriors of all branches of service and their families with emotional, logistical and financial needs such as housing, transportation, groceries, mortgage payments, and more. Learn more about Operation First Response by clicking here.
Created and run by former special operations personnel, this is the place for special operators to get news about SOF activities (military and civilian) worldwide; and share thoughts and ideas.

This site is a comprehensive directory of military resources and information. There is something for everyone, from databases of benefits, to locations of commissaries and exchanges. They also provide many employment and job transition resources for candidates from the military community. All of the resources and information are free to users.

This group is dedicated to the caring, and well-being of all military and law enforcement working animals. Its goal is to raise enough capital to build and maintain a proper facility in which these four-legged veterans can comfortably live out their lives
For more than 63 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been dedicated to helping those who have served our country. From providing comprehensive assistance with VA benefits, to offering access to quality health care and a barrier-free America,Paralyzed Veterans is dedicated to empowering our heroic veterans by providing tools to help them maximize the quality of their lives.
Looking for employment with the U.S. Armed Forces after discharge or retirement?
Click here and here.
Families United for Our Troops and their Mission   
Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. It's a grassroots coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families who show their support for Gold and Blue Star families nationwide by offering social gatherings, educational programs, charitable support, and patriotic activities.
USAA started off as a member owned auto insurance company for military officers in 1922. It gradually grew into a full service financial services powerhouse with a full range of insurance products, mutual funds and brokerage services. In 1995 USAA opened its membership to active duty enlisted personnel. Now it's opening the doors to anyone who has been honorably discharged from the military and their families. To access USAA's official website, click here
Strumming for Vets
Many veterans face challenges when they come home, including surgeries and years of rehab and adjustment. Strumming for Vets is an organization that has come up with a way to help restore the feeling of joy and self-worth that can be lost after extreme trauma. With donated guitars and teachers donating their time, these vets are given a new type of therapy that works!To learn more about Strumming for Vets, click here

Help with Mesothelioma
Veterans, especially those who have worked aboard ships or in shipyards, have the highest rate of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. These vets were often exposed to asbestos, a heat-reducing substance used in construction for decades. Asbestos contains sharp fibers that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs, causing scarring and tumors.
The following websites offer more information about veterans and mesothelioma:[/u].[/font]
Kitchen Table Gang
The Kitchen Table Gang is a group of veterans who want to make life a little more pleasant for hospitalized veterans, service people overseas, and homeless vets. Their website includes info on how to file for VA benefits and navigate the VA system, The Kitchen Table Gang also takes in worn out American flags for proper retirement.  For more information, click here
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network 
The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a nonprofit military spouse employment program created and operated by military spouses. MSCCN was chartered in 2004 and funded by Concentra, Inc to help spouses continue their career. Learn more about MSCCN by clicking here   

Sewport Our Troops
This organization sends handmade pillowcases to military people overseas, providing them with a little bit of "home" while they are serving so far away from home.
Each pillowcase comes with a small handwritten note from its creator.
Sewport Our Troops prepares care packages with pillowcases and little treats such as hard candy and gum for shipment to troops in Afghanistan
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