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VFW National HQ Web Site
VFW Store – Order everything that you need for your Post and Auxiliary from the VFW Store. A portion of the money your spend is channeled back into the Pennsylvania VFW.
Facebook – PA State HQ
Facebook – National HQ
PA VFW Auxiliary
National VFW Auxiliary
Military Order of the Cooties
National Home for Children
The National Defense Radio Show (VFW Sponsored)
VFW Foundation – Support the VFW’s service to and support of combat veterans, military personnel and their families
CVS Flags (Collins Flags)
VFW Supports the Friends of Valley Forge (FoVF) – FOVF Highlights: Forging Ahead
FoVF: Work of the Friends Valley Forge Park Overview
Veterans of OIF, OEF, New Dawn and More Current Deployments (also see Education/Student Veteran links)
Facebook – PA State HQ Facebook – National HQ
Returning OIF/OEF and New Dawn Veterans
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA
VFW National Employment Service
Health Related: Post-Traumatic Stress/Readjustment Support/Recovery Resources
(For non-VA related links below, these resources are meant to be a substitute for getting appropriate medical care. These links are meant to provide users with a general level of information. The VFW urges all service personnel, veterans and their loved ones to seek professional assistance for any condition or suspected issues related to emotional and physical wellness.)
MagicMobility for Veterans – We have two ways of helping applicants get much needed mobility: (1) transferring donated used vans, and (2) helping those eligible for VA funding, to raise the additional $15- 20,000 to purchase their van. Application to request a van or donate: www.mobilityforvets.org Crowdfunding to help get supplemental funding to purchase a van:http://www.mobilityforvets.org/crowdfundingapply/
Mental Health Awareness
VFW and Patients Like Me Partner to Promote Mental Health Awareness for All Veterans – video
PTSD National Center
PTSD/TBI – Make the Connections You Need … Don’t go it alone!
PTSD & TBI Video – How to Recognize It and What to Do
PTSD – Raising Awareness about PTSD: A Resource Guide from the website RNtoBSN.org
Suicide Prevention Among the Military and Veterans
The HelpGuide Website – A trusted guide to mental, emotional and social health
VA Mental Health/Addiction Recovery Resources
VA Homeless Veteran Resources
VFW & Student Veterans of America
VA GI Bill web Site
GI Bill School Comparison Tool
Online College Resource – A comprehensive resource that provides veterans with information about using the money awarded to them by the GI Bill to help pursue a university education. It contains a database that allows our service men and women to search for online colleges. Accredited Schools Online
Online Colleges – LearnHowToBecome.org
Affordable Online Degree Programs – online college and resource center (accreditation, financial aid, scholarship info)
The Servicemember’s Guide to Academic Programs and Aid
Mental Health Challenges Facing Students (resources from BestColleges.com)
2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges
Military and Military Family Related:
Army Retirees – Army Echoes is the Army’s official newsletter for Retired Soldiers and surviving spouses.
Air Force Retirees
National Guard Bureau
Tricare, Military Health System
KidsPeace – Providing military families with a safe, dependable resource for helping youth with behavioral issues
General Veterans Topics
Engineering Careers – Air Force Acquisition Civilian Careers – http://afacquisitioncareers.com/
Financial Services – USAA
Healthcare – Humana VFW Letter from Humana
Military Service Documents & Medals
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation The PA Veterans Foundation which makes grants to help needy veterans endure and recover from difficult times, and which supports organizations that assist veterans. Donations are needed to sustain this life-changing fund. Applications must be submitted through a County Veterans Service Office or a VA social worker.
Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. – A Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation that has 501(c)(3) charitable status from the Internal Revenue Service and offers Pennsylvania wounded warriors, their families, or Pennsylvania veterans with medical emergencies financial assistance.
POW/Missing Personnel Office
Request Your Medical & Health Records
Tax Exemptions – A review of online tax filing services that may help veterans find eligible exemptions
Vans for Handicapped Veterans – MagicMobility, part of Special Kids Fund (SKF) has a national wheelchair van program, which receives donated adapted vehicles and distributes to needy individuals and families throughout the US. MagicMobility connects veterans with wheelchair accessible vans and assists in the fundraising process via MagicMobility, organized on-line crowdfunding campaigns and local marketing efforts to raise the necessary funds to pay for the van.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Veterans Oral History Project
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA
Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act VFW National HQs Article Bill Text
Job Info Resources
Business Start Up Ideas
Career Guide – Veteran’s Guide to Getting Hired
Pittsburgh Hires Veterans
Veterans Services Civilian Job Opportunities
Veteran’s Preference in State Civil Service Employment
VFW National Service – VetJobs website
Employment Announcements – Veterans searching for employment opportunities are encouraged to follow the Department’s page on Facebook where we frequently post employment openings sent to State HQs.
Bureau for Veterans’ Affairs
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Department of Revenue
Find PA State Legislators
Liquor Control Board
PA House Veterans Affairs Committee
PA Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
Secretary of State – Obtain information on Post incorporation
State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement
State Veterans Commission
All Federal Government Benefits
Department of Defense
Find PA Federal Legislators
Social Security Administration
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee
U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Minority Veterans
Center for Women Veterans
Homeless Veterans Page
Home Loan Guarantee
Mental Health Resources
My Health e Vet
National Veterans Cemeteries
Returning OIF/OEF and New Dawn Veterans
Veterans Affairs Home Page
Military Personnel Research Tools
http://www.americanbattlegraves.com – 103,014 U.S. soldiers who died and have been buried or memorialized on foreign soil.
http://www.usfallenwarriors.com – 135,883 U.S. military officers and soldiers who died in wars after WW2.
http://www.ww2enlistment.org – Over 8 million U.S. Army soldiers, reservists, and enlistees.
http://www.ww2pow.info – 143,374 U.S. servicemen/women and civilians held captive by Japan and Germany during World War Two.
http://www.armycasualties.info – 70,003 U.S. Army personnel who died or were injured worldwide, MIA and POW.
http://www.japanesepow.info – 21,740 military personnel and a few civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II.
http://www.koreanwarcasualties.org – 109,898 U.S. servicemen who were killed or wounded during the Korean War.
http://www.koreanwarpow.org – 4,661 U.S. servicemen who were held prisoner by North Korea.
http://www.vietnamwarcasualties.org – 58,300 U.S. servicemen who were killed in action or non-combative circumstances during the Vietnam War.
http://www.vietnamwarhonors.com – 80,654 U.S. military medals, awards and decorations of honor presented during the Vietnam War