What are Some Recommended Veterans’ Organizations?
Serving in the military is a personal sacrifice for your country. As a veteran, you deserve to have a level of support and respect that recognizes your needs. Support may be legal representation, guidance with veterans’ benefits, charities, job fairs for career opportunities, political lobbying or other activities.
At Military.com, you can find a long list of veterans’ organizations that can assist you, each with different purposes or functions. Some are only for certain military services branches. Other organizations are based on fighting in particular wars. Some organizations are for veterans who share a specific professional skill or shared beliefs. Many give the opportunity for building fraternal relationships.
To give you an idea, some organizations include the following:
- Armed Services YMCA
- Care Packages for Troops
- Combat Helicopter Pilots
- Korean War Veterans
- Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
- Military Chaplains Association of the USA
- Military Order of the Purple Heart
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Women Veterans of America
- Vietnam Helicopter Pilots
- The American Legion
- Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
- Disabled American Veterans
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
Military life can be hard on families. Organizations that recognize their needs and offer support include:
- Army Wife Network
- Blue Star Moms
- Sons of the American Legion
- Toys for Tots Foundation
- Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
If you’re a retired veteran, you may be interested in the American Gulf War Veterans, The Retired Enlisted Association or Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees. One site called www.homesforourtroops.org even helps seriously injured veterans and their families build homes.