After the Marine Corps
After The Marine Corps
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
I'm collecting links related to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Some will also relate to the first Gulf War, but I imagine that may also be helpful to our Iraq and Afghanistan vets as well. If you have suggestions for this section of the web page, be sure to use the "Contact Us" page to send the information to share with others.
Official, Government, or Military Veterans Links
- Seamless Transition: www.seamlesstransition.va.gov
"The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) web site for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The VA honors the opportunity to provide benefits information and assistance to eligible veterans who honorably fought and served in our Nation's armed forces."
- Veterans Benefits Administration: www.vba.va.gov
"The mission of the Veterans Benefits Administration, in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, is to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation."
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): www.va.gov
"The VA goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. The VA has reformed the department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less."
- Navy Marine Corps Relief Society: www.nmcrs.org
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: www.esgr.org
ESGR Mission: Gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve as defined by demonstrated employer commitment to employee military service.
- SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development: www.sba.gov/vets
SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development. OVBD is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by formulating, executing and promoting policies and programs of the agency that provides assistance to veterans seeking to start and develop small businesses.
- President's National Hire Veterans Committee: www.hirevetsfirst.gov
Welcome to the comprehensive career website for hiring veterans of America's military. Whether you're a manager, human resources specialist or veteran seeking employment, you'll find the resources you need for matching employment opportunities with veterans.
- U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service: www.dol.gov/vets
Gulf War Illness Links for Veterans
- Gulf War Illness: www.gulflink.osd.mil
Gulf War Illness official military web site. From the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses.
- Office of the President Gulf War Illness DoD: www.oversight.ncr.gov
Office of the President: Special Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and Biological Incidents
- Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses: www.gwvi.ncr.gov
On January 7, 1997, President Bill Clinton said this: "Caring for veterans is not a partisan issue, it is a national obligation. . . They served their country with courage, skill and strength, and must now know that they can rely upon us. I pledge to our veterans and to every American, we will not stop until we have done all we can do to care for our Gulf War veterans.".
On November 17, 1997, they posted this on the web site: "The Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses terminated November 1997 and its Web page now resides, unedited, in its final form on the GulfLINK server. For your convenience, the Web address remains the same."
The web site includes all final reports. It's worth a look, especially if you or someone you love is now or soon to be an Iraq Veteran.
Additional Iraq Vet and Iraq Veteran Links