As the world's largest veterans organization, the American Legion provides information and assistance to veterans on a wide range of topics, including health, education, pension and burial benefits, post-traumatic stress disorder, Gulf War illness, VA home loans, and Agent Orange exposure.
As one of America's foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms, such as counseling on education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and pensions and quality of life programs administered on both the federal and local level.
Foundation for American Veterans
FAV, a nonprofit organization, was established to provide various benefits for all Veterans regardless of which branch of the military they served. The Foundation's main goal is to step in and assist Veterans, either through the Veterans hospitals, homeless programs, educational programs, or crisis programs, when local, state, and federal services aren't enough.
Military Officers Association of America
MOAA offers information for retired military officers on subjects such as educational aid, health issues, veteran and survivor benefits, financial issues, and life insurance. A locator service is also available, as is an online career center (for MOAA members).
National Veterans Legal Services Program
For more than 25 years, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) has been helping veterans who, because of the effects of military service, have been unable to share in opportunities available to most Americans.
Non-Commissioned Officers Association
NCOA was established to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. The Association offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for current and former enlisted service members and their families, including employment assistance, medical and scholarship funds, and a JROTC program.
The Retired Enlisted Association
The mission of the Retired Enlisted Association is to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors- including active components and all retirees.
Veterans Administration - Directory of Veterans Services Organizations
The VA maintains a listing of available veterans services organizations, categorized by charter status and location (state and local).
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW assists veterans in seeking discharge upgrades, record corrections, education benefits, disability compensation, pension eligibility and other veterans' needs. The VFW's Military Assistance Program (MAP) strives to enhance the quality of life for members of the armed forces and their families by identifying critical needs and providing emergency financial aid.
Vietnam Veterans of America
VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. Information on this site includes guides to VA claim appeals, Agent Orange and post-traumatic stress disorder.