The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

AMVETS, which is also known as American Veterans, is the most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization open to representing the interests of 20 million veterans and their families. We are veterans serving veterans since 1944.

Founded in 1944 and chartered by an act of Congress, the AMVETS organization has more than 250,000 members nationwide. AMVETS exists to enhance the quality of life for all veterans, their families and survivors. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who honorably served or is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.

AMVETS has made a long-term economic impact by providing assistance, jobs, and services to veterans and their communities for more than 70 years.

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With almost 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.

The Florida Tech Challenge Course empowers participants to face mentally and physically challenging obstacles, while being immersed in an 86-acre preserve of pure Florida wilderness. Over 36 elements from high ropes to low obstacles to choose from!

CAREER RESOURCES FOR VETERANS ~ Whether you’ve been retired for years or have just finished your service, rejoining the workforce can be tough. You should have access to adequate guidance and support. There are actually a lot of places you can turn to for assistance in your transition from service to career if you know where to look. This guide recommends pages only from trusted organizations and wilconnect you to all kinds of information, advice, tools, and programs that offer real-world help.

Medical malpractice is a very serious problem that can cause people to experience serious medical problems that could have been easily prevented. This occurs in many serious forms and in some cases entails more than just the doctor working on a patient.

Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for older adults and some younger adults with disabilities. If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities.

For many veterans, Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when choosing doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits.

A trusted resource for information on mesothelioma and other asbestos illnesses affecting our military veterans. Find information on treatments, doctors, research, and more.

Patient Support LLC was created to help the victims of asbestos exposure get the compensation they deserve. We offer free resources and services for mesothelioma patients and their family members.

Our goal is to help mesothelioma victims obtain compensation from money that has been set aside by companies in asbestos trust funds. We encourage patients and families to connect with one of our experienced Patient Advocate if they need quick answers to their questions.

Our team of Patient Advocates are always available to answer your questions and guide you in your efforts to deal with the devastating medical and financial challenges associated with asbestos cancer. Our Doctor Match Program is one of the many free services we provide to help mesothelioma patients get the treatment they deserve.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

OSDTN is the only Veteran Service Center in Tennessee recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Serving honorably discharged veterans is our sole focus. There are four major components of OSDN -1) Veteran Service Center, 2) Transitional Housing Program, 3) Stand Down Events and 4) our Thrift Store.

107149247Operation Teammate at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, is a children’s focused organization engaged in teaming up the sons and daughters of all branches of the military, and a variety of first responders. We give these children a memorable team experience by pairing them with local sports teams who make them honorary members during that time of separation.

With extensive research and more than 3,000 hours of community involvement, we have found athletic and community organizations are more than happy to join our cause. We don’t just assist children while their parents are away; we help build their character so they become significant members of the community like their parents.

At Operation Teammate, we understand how tough it is for children to be separated from their parents. While you are on duty and deployed across the globe, we provide an opportunity for them to grow as people.

Our mission is to assist veterans with their housing needs while creating a community of support for veterans in transition, with a vision for restoring some of the freedom and independence our veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enabling them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.

How We Help – We support the City of Palm Bay in its efforts to build and refurbish homes as a departure point for veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of our community. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, our veteran families can now focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others.

Who We Serve – We support honorably discharged veterans of all eras. Mortgage free home recipients must have served during Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation Iraqi Freedom and be eligible as a person with special needs as defined in Title XXX Chapter 420.0004 Section 13 of the Florida Statutes.

Space Coast Paratroopers Association is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information visit

VFWLogoSmallThe VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

At Veterans United Home Loans, we believe in a multidimensional approach to offering the best customer service and maintaining our position as a leader in the VA Loan industry.

By upholding the following values, we strive to be the best provider of VA mortgages, be recognized as a valuable and unique resource for military homebuyers and their families and remain an influential and inspirational figure in the community.

photo652Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.

The families of our casualties suffer in many ways — emotionally, psychologically and financially. Our organization supports wounded veterans and their families, even after physical needs are met, to help them heal, recover and reconnect. We work to provide services and resources to combat-wounded veterans and their families that supplement those provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies. We also work with military and nonprofit partners to identify and fill gaps in services for wounded veterans and their families.