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Veteran Services

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 1‐800‐336‐4590



Find out how veterans use LinkedIn for their careers. Find tips for veteran job seekers; more

information on free 1‐year Job Seeker subscription for veterans.


Military Connection A dynamic web‐portal within which veterans, service‐members,

and their families can connect with services intended to assist them in connecting with education and

employment related resources. A membership portal within which veterans, service‐members, and their families can

connect to a variety of benefits and services.


myCalVet, The California Department of Veteran Affairs launched a fresh new webportal

in April of 2014 that allows veterans, veteran family members, advocates, service providers, and

educational institutions to build profiles that can be searched and mapped based on the needs and

preferences of the user.

National Education, Advocacy and Training, Inc., (NEAT) Mission statement from website: A solution that is motivated by community spirit made of community participants and embodies the ideals of an American community where neighbors help neighbors. National Education, Advocacy, and Training, Inc. (NEAT) is a non‐profit organization. It certifies, facilitates and oversees InVITE alliances between funding sources, government agencies, civic organizations, private employers, educators and job placement organizations. First and foremost these managed community‐based alliances are formed to create the solution ‐ jobs. With the creation of local employment opportunities everything else easily falls into place. The NEAT InVITE alliances can then access funding to help provide education and training for the gainful employment of its citizens, payroll reimbursements for employers and more.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn about benefits available to veterans, apply for benefits, track the status of a claim or reach out for more information to friends and fellow veterans.


Veterans and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA)

A non‐profit veteran business trade association.


Work for Warriors

To reduce unemployment in the California Reserve and National Guard by directly placing Service Members into desired civilian training and employment.


GI BILL 1‐888‐442‐4551


MilitaryOneSource – FREE TUTORING

Do you get stuck helping your child with their  homework? Military OneSource offers the FREE online tutoring through

All Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members and their families, regardless of their deployment status, are now eligible to access If you do not have a Military OneSource account, go to and register or login. Select the Career & Education tab then Pre K‐12.


National Guard Association of California – Scholarship Program‐ngac‐scholarship‐program


Post 911 GI Bill‐911/post‐911‐gi‐bill‐summary/yellow‐ribbon‐program.html


The VA Mortgage Center


California Department of Veteran Affairs Home Loans



Links to programs and assistance (HUD‐VASH, GPD, Acquired Property Sales info, etc…)


Homes for Our Troops:

A national non‐profit organization founded in 2004 who are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. We assist severely injured Veterans and their families by raising money, building materials and professional labor, and by coordinating the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at NO COST to the Veteran.


Giving Back for Homes: Reimbursement assistance, up to $2,500, for costs related to purchasing a home.


Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI‐7help.aspx, 1‐866‐966‐1020


The Veterans Crisis Line

connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll‐free hotline, online chat, or text



Teams at VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology have collaborated to create a mobile phone application (app) to help Veterans and Service Members who have, or may have PTSD.


Emotional Freedom Techniques for Veterans


The Soldiers Project

Dedicated to providing free, confidential, professional mental health treatment to Iraq and/or

Afghanistan (since 2003) soldiers / veterans and their loved ones – regardless of discharge status or branch of service – at no cost to the veteran. We will assist you and your family for as long as it takes.


The Veteran Stress Project

Free and low‐cost Energy Psychology sessions for veterans


211 for Veterans

It was noted that this veteran specific aspect is set up in most cities, yet Los Angeles and San Diego have the highest volume of traffic.


California Department of Veteran Affairs

California National Guard


Benefits Tracking with MyPay

If your device has a built in web browser—such as an iPhone, Droid, BlackBerry, other SmartPhones, or iPod touch device—go to and start accessing your account anywhere, anytime.



Joint Services Support Local Benefits Locator

A state‐centric full service website including reintegration, career, family, finance, behavioral health, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Transition Support:



National Military Family Association

Founded in 1969, the National Military Family Association is the leading non‐profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. We believe that all military families deserve comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.


National Resource Directory

Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families and caregivers, with those who support them.


Military Transition Assistance Advisors

National Toll Free Number ‐ 877‐577‐6691


U.S. Army – Warrior Transition Command

The U.S. Army established Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at major military treatment facilities located around the world. WTUs provide personal support to wounded Soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management.


U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

General VA Information –

Veteran Affairs Disability Information –, 1‐800‐827‐1000

Wounded Warrior Resource Center,

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