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Military Service Providers

The following organizations are proud to offer services with the military in mind.

LOCAL

The Airman & Family Readiness Center supports Air Force active, retired and separated member and families. They assist in the following areas:
  • Food Closet: Food items provided to families who are unable to obtain food due to lack of funds or an unforeseen emergency
  • Information & Referral: Provides assistance to the Pope community to locate agencies for requested services on base or in the local community to meet health, social or psychological needs.
  • Career Focus: Helps to enhance to marketability and employability of spouses and active duty members through individual counseling classes.
  • Resume & Interview Workshops: Helps with job searches, small business seminars, and 10 steps to Federal Employment.
  • Personal Financial Management: Offers information, education, and counseling on a variety of financial topics.
  • Relocation Assistance: Information and assistance to military personnel and their families who are involved in or anticipating a permanent change of station move, retirement/separation.
  • Transition Assistance: Provides separating or retiring members and their families the skills and the knowledge required to make a successful transition to a second career or retirement.
  • Family Life Education: Enhances the well-being of families and strengthens their adaption to the unique demands of Air Force life.
 
ASOP is an association of civilian and military professionals united in a common goal to serve and support special operations concept and philosophy; dedicated to promote stability and peace locally, regionally, and worldwide; committed to the needs of civilian and military Special Operations Forces for the protection of life, liberty, and justice any time and any place.
 
AUSA is a private, non-profit education organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events, both local and national.
 
The 82nd Airborne Division Wounded Warrior Committee started in September 2007 by 82nd Airborne Division Spouses. The Division Ladies have been able to provide special items to our wounded Paratroopers as a gesture of our gratitude and on-going love and support.

The 82nd Airborne Division Wounded Warrior Committee is currently composed of Army Spouses and Surviving Spouses. We all have a vested interest in doing the right thing for our Wounded Heroes.
 
Assists veterans and their dependents obtain benefits to which they are entitled by: submitting claims for benefits to the Department of Veterans Affairs; reviewing and following up on decisions of the Department of Veterans Affairs for fairness and accuracy; and writing and submitting appeals to the Board of Veterans Appeals for disputed decisions.
 
Cumberland County Chapter #46 has over 50 years of service for the Fort Bragg and Fayetterville Community. We service all branches of the military in Cumberland County. By asssisting them in applying for and receiving important benefits. After being wounded or injured in the line of duty. Our Chapter assist active duty, retired, honorably discharge form the service and their dependents. Our mission - Since its founding more than 80 years ago, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families. Fidelity to that mission has required DAV to respond creatively and flexibly to changing and sometimes unpredictable challenges faced by its constituency. Whether disabled veterans have needed a voice on Capitol Hill, a nationwide service program, a transportation network or unique rehabilitation opportunities, DAV has focused its attention and resources to meet those needs.
 
Provides active duty, reserve units and guard units with pre and post deployment/mobilization briefings, Family Readiness Group assistance information and referral services, resource materials, and Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resource for Education About Deployment and You) training. The materials are designed to support unit commanders in preparing service members, civilian employees, and their families for military operations.
 
Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) outlines the recreational activities available within the community.
 
Fort Bragg Army Community Services (ACS) is part of the Army's program to assist soldiers and their families, and offers a variety of programs tailored for families living on and off post.
 
Fort Bragg Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) provides a wide variety of recreation opportunities for active duty and retired soldiers and their families.
 
On June 1, 1961, the Army officially recognized, designated and activated the team as the U.S. Army Parachute Team. For 50 years, the Golden Knights have been wowing audiences at air shows and competitions. The Golden Knights not only perform air shows, compete on an international level and perform high tandems, they also visit high schools and work with local recruiters showing young adults what type of opportunities the Army has for them.
 
To provide care services to all families who suffer the loss of a Soldier with a primary focus on the Gold Star families. This includes referral to support groups, coordinating events, as well as linking families to community resources and services.
 
Hounds4Heroes is a non-profit organization that provides pets to our nation's military veterans who suffer from emotional effects sustained during active duty.

Hounds4Heroes founders Hilary Walls and Jennifer Bennett started the nonprofit in 2010. Jennifer’s father returned from Vietnam with PTSD. Jennifer suffers from General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder, so she can sympathize with people who struggle with similar issues. Both founders have a profound love for animals, especially dogs and cats.
 
Agency that connects transitioning women veterans and their families with support and services. Works with other veterans’ services agancies. Facilitates women vets’ support group. Call for more information. Facilities: Jubilee House, 120 Langdon St., Fayetteville, provides transitional and permanent housing for women veterans and their families.
 
Military Outreach Initiative was launched on Veterans Day, sponsored by Global Domains International, Inc. We are training Military Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and their families on how to earn an income online at absolutely no cost to them.
 
Military Mission in Action (MMIA) was founded in January 2008 by a retiree of the United States Coast Guard with a commitment to assisting disabled veterans along with supporting active servicemen and women. We are proud of our servicemen and women, past and present, and their service to our country. Our nonprofit organization dedicates itself to helping those who have selflessly given for our freedom.
 
Patriot Hunts is dedicated to providing outdoor experiences for our Wounded Warriors. With all of us sportsman and patriots working together, we truly can make a difference in the life of a soldier who has chosen to lay his life at the altar of freedom on our behalf. These men and women have not only paid a physical and mental price, some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. The cost of freedom is not measured in dollars, and it is paid for by patriots in our armed forces, by their courage, their commitment, and their willingness to stand in harms way for this country.
 
To provide support to the families of soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations, the Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and the Ft. Bragg Survivor Outreach Services.
 
Mission:
1) To establish a permanent organization that will further develop the common bond existing between all who served in the grade of E-9.
2) To maintain records and publish the history and achievements of the Sergeants Major Association.
3) To be of assistance and service in matters pertaining to Veterans affairs.
4) To perpetuate the memory of our deceased Veterans.
5) To maintain close liaison with Sergeants Major to recognize outstanding achievements by appropriate presentations.
 
The Survivor Outreach Services mission is to educate the community about the Survivor Outreach Services Program and advocate on behalf of all Families who have suffered the loss of a Soldier. The program strives to build a unified support program which embraces and reassures Survivors that they are continually linked to the Army Family for as long as they desire.
We provide an avenue of resources to include support groups, bi-monthly newsletters, information briefs, and social activities.
 
The USO Fort Bragg Center is located in Building M-4226, on Goldberg St., adjacent to the Blackjack Physical Fitness Center in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command area.
For more information on the USO, please call 919-495-1437
 
To create a community for homeless veterans and veterans that will assist them to successfully transition back into civilian society thru training and self empowerment skills.
 
A Veteran-- Whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or national guard is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount up to, and including his/her life.
 
WorldWide Language Resources, Inc. (WWLR) welcomes you to our language related services company website. WWLR is a diverse language services company formed by principals & associates having extensive international and government experience operating on every continent. Our marketing scope includes the needs of Government and Defense organizations as well as academia and private industry.
 
WWLR is a people oriented company. Integrity & Professionalism are our Core Values. Language Support is our Core Competency. It is about service to our customers, and always to our country.
 
The Wounded Warrior Foundation assists, honors, and supports the military men and women/ service members/personnel who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country.
 

REGIONAL

The heroic efforts of the Original Buffalo Soldiers led to the creation of a motorcycle club named in their honor. The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of North Carolina was formed on June 1st, 2001. The soul idea was to have Fayetteville and the State of North Carolina represented by some of the finest military and civilian personnel and also uphold the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers from the 9th and 10th Calvary.
 
PATRIOT ROVERS is committed to rescuing, training, and deploying Psychiatric Service Dogs that will provide LOVE and support... 24 hours a day... 7 days a week... to Veterans, in order to enhance their lives.  The dogs trained by this organization perform specific tasks and work as described by the final regulation under ADA. These tasks include, but are not limited to, brace, get help, lights, doors, pull, dress, retrieve, and reverse (Standard Service Dog tasks). 
 
MMIA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the Armed Forces and their families. Since inception in Fuquay-Varina NC, MMIA has provided more than $2,000,000 in services through various programs—Operation Building Hope, Homes For Healing, Military Child Access Assistance Program (MCAAP), Fill The Footlocker, and Operation Warrior Golf.
 
ONS utilizes North Carolina's People, Places, Products and Pride to provide numerous military support services programs as a show of support and appreciation to the men and women who are currently serving in all branches of the armed forces as well as providing support programs for the veterans-in-need that call North Carolina home. Additionally, Operation North State sponsors several "Awareness" programs. Follow ONS on Facebook "Operation North State" for Daily Updates, Photos, Thank You Notes and Program Activities.
 
The mission of the USO is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities.
 

NATIONAL

Active Heroes’ mission is to strengthen active duty military, veterans and their families in order to provide the coping skills to manage the stress and the triggering points that lead to suicide. The charity is dedicated to connecting and helping America’s military families through physical and mental therapy, home repairs and community outreach, financial assistance and community reintegration to halt the triggering points and stress associated with “hard times” that lead to suicide.
 
AFCEA International is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.
 
AFA is an independent, nonprofit, civilian education organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA publishes Air Force Magazine, conducts national symposia and disseminates information through outreach programs. It sponsors professional development seminars and recognizes excellence in the education and aerospace fields through national awards programs. AFA presents scholarships and grants to Air Force active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members and their dependents; and awards educator grants to promote science and math education at the elementary and secondary school level.
 
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 veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
 
American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept 11, 2001.
 
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army AUSA has been a leading non-profit educational organization that supports Americans, Army-Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees & family members. AUSA mission is to represent every American soldier by
- Being the voice for all components of America's Army
- Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security
- Providing professional education and information programs
 
AFSA is the only Air Force enlisted organization dedicated to the people behind the stripes. We are all enlisted grades of Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command, retired, veteran and family members. We are the men and women who have a long and rich heritage of being the force behind the high-tech machinery, a well-educated decision-making force, people who make procurement recommendations, and we are those who work on systems and platforms and assist in research and development of America’s superb airpower. We are the people that have invested their lives in the cause of freedom.
 
Is a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of the United States Army. The regimental motto is the Latin "Ne Desit Virtus" ("Let Valor Not Fail"). The nickname Currently, the 1st Battalion - 187th Infantry and the 3rd Battalion - 187th Infantry are active in the 101st Airborne's 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
 
AMRA Mission Statement - "The American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) encourages military retirees to band together to protect earned benefits by educating on benefits available and advocating for the protection of earned benefits through active monitoring of legislation in the U.S. Congress and the policies and proposals of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs."
 
American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.
 
The Alliance For National Defense provides a positive voice for military women to the public, lawmakers, media, scholars and military policymakers. We provide nonpartisan, objective information about military women.
 
With some 850,000 members and 9,500 units across the U.S., the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military and their families, both at home and abroad.
 
For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.
 
For more than 60 years, we in AMVETS have taken to heart the credo of service set forth by our organization’s founding fathers. In so doing, we endeavor to provide our fellow veterans with the type of support they truly deserve. This outreach effort takes many forms, from the professional advice our service officers offer on earned veterans benefits to our legislative efforts on Capitol Hill to the work done by our hospital volunteers. Other AMVETS members involve themselves in a range of initiatives aimed at contributing to the quality of life in their local communities.
 
Founded in Saranac Lake, New York in 1973, the focus of the American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) is “retirees serving retirees”.  Eligibility for the Association includes military retirees, medically retired and 100% service-connected (Disabled T&P), and surviving spouses.  AMRA provides benefits such as TRICARE and CHAMPVA supplemental insurance, discounts with hotels, car rental agencies and moving companies, auto and homeowner insurance.  Members also receive a weekly electronic newsletter focused on retiree benefits and legislation, and a quarterly newspaper with feature articles.
 
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Warriors in Transition (WTs) who qualify for AW2 are assigned to the program as soon as possible after arriving at the WTU. AW2 supports these Soldiers and their Families throughout their recovery and transition, even into Veteran status. This program, through the local support of AW2 Advocates, strives to foster the WT’s independence.
 
For more information on the support AW2 provides, please watch the AW2 video, For As Long As It Takes.
 
The mission of the Armed Forces Relief Trust is to assist the military aid organizations by providing a single vehicle to accept contributions that benefit the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. These valuable funds enable family members to be at the bedside of an injured service member undergoing treatment at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, or other military medical treatment facilities; enable a soldier to fly home for his father’s funeral; provide support for medical costs associated with an airman’s expectant spouse, and more. For more examples, click on Sample Cases. And to read a one-page summary associated with the activities of each of the four military aid organizations, click on Aid Societies At a Glance.
 
Interactive Empowerment For Army Wives
 
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their unique interests. In 1932, the DAV was congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation’s wartime disabled veterans.

With our brave Americans leaving the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the DAV’s services and advocacy are as relevant and critical today as in any time in our nation’s history.

The Fallen Patriot Fund of The Mark Cuban Foundation was established to help families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
 
The Folds of Honor Foundation is rallying a nation to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholoraships and other assistance, we give back to the spouses an children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. We provide healing, hope and an opportunity for dreams to be realized... with the support of people like you. We feel this is our duty of the greatest country in the world.
 
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. We are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. It is our duty and our honor to assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
 
Our most pressing need is Marines and National Guard members who have been sent to Afghanistan (where the worst of the fighting is taking place).  They are stationed deep in enemy territory where we haven't been before.  The only water and supplies they have is what they can carry in on their backs.   When they finally get a break and can receive mail from home, we want them to find care packages overflowing with snacks, hygiene items, DVD's and CD's, Oreos, SOCKS!! and other needed items.  But, most of all, we want them to experience the love we'll be tucking inside along with cooling ties and other items.  We'll be sending out extra boxes to the Marines in Afghanistan this week in addition to the 50-100 packages we normally send.  That's $400-$900 in postage and that's to send out EMPTY boxes, it also takes MORE money to fill them so....we need YOUR help. 
 
IAVA is the country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide, IAVA is building the next greatest generation with a three-pronged model based on advocacy, awareness, and assistance. IAVA programs empower our community online and offline, and include Smart Job Fairs, our signature New GI Bill calculator and Community of Veterans, a veterans only social network.
 
The Knights of Heroes mission is to provide you men and woman who have lost their fathers in military service the opportunity to experience character building events with the positive support of an adult mentor. They develop lasting friendships with similarly situated kids from across the country while participating in exciting outdooe activities in Colorado.
 
The mission of the KWVA/USA is Defend our nation, Care for our Veterans, Perpetuate our Legacy, Remeber our Missing and Fallen, Maintain our Memorial, Support a free Korea.
 
Established 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.” We set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.
 
LOA is comprised of over 3,200 military officers and civilians in logistics fields around the globe. The purpose of the Logistics Officer Association is to enhance the military logistics profession. LOA provides an open forum to promote quality logistical support and logistics officer professional development.
 
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.
 
Many veterans struggle to find the same purpose at home as they found in the mission, camaraderie and structure of the military. The Mission Continues does not offer charity; rather, it challenges returning service members to utilize their tremendous skills and leadership to continue serving our country at home. Through service, veterans find renewed strength and purpose while building stronger communities. Our mission is fueled by a deep belief that our veterans are assets whose leadership is needed now more than ever here at home.
 
MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. The association plays an active role in military personnel matters in affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA was founded on February 23, 1929. Today the association has about 370,000 members and is the country's largest military officers associations. MOAA's purpose is also to include career transition assistance, military benefits counseling, and educational assistance to children of military families.
 
Mission Statement - Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
 
Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.
 
This website is dedicated to helping military veterans, back from active duty, who are looking to re assimilate back into the workplace. The site is free for all job seekers to join.
 
On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress, the Federal Administration, State Administrations and other agencies and organizations. NABVETS will provide personal advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking claims against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; advocacy for youth in all matters required for successful passage into adulthood; advocacy on behalf of families; with community involvement, provide advocacy in creating positive lifestyles for veterans; and to generate and preserve the historical record.
 
The NAVPA association is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting professional competency and efficiency through an association of members and others associated with and involved in Veterans Education Assistance Programs. The Association offers membership to those directly employed in veteran's affairs or those genuinely interested in and supportive of the goals of the Association.
 
The National Military Family Association is an organization with strong grassroots support balanced with professionalism that makes us a leader in the field. Not only do we support military families – we are military families. Spouses, parents, and family members make up our staff and board positions. We speak up on behalf of military families and empower husbands, wives, and children to understand and access their benefits. Based on what we hear from our members, we meet the needs of service members and their families with insightful recommendations, innovative programs, and grassroots efforts to better the quality of life for military families.
 
OnlineDegrees.org is a vast site that has numerous resource guides and will help readers find online degree programs. One of the main draws to the site is the degree value calculator, that helps individuals understand the ROI of their degree by providing them with its net worth. Additionally, there are thousands of pages of information about different online degree programs.
 
Operation Homefront provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide and has met more than 105,000 needs of military families. Operation Homefront also hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online.
 
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors recuperating in Transition Units. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$125 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.  For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 750,000 packages to American Military members and their children.
 
Operation Interdependence is a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a means for community members to support troops serving on the frontlines, military families and veterans. Our long term goal is to ensure that every Solider, Sailor, Airman and Marine is served by OI® from the time they don the uniform to the day they are honorably laid to rest.
 
The overall mission of OFW is to aid our warriors so that they may participate within their communities equally through community reintegration. OFW strives to promote positive public perception of our wounded warriors and is committed to helping our warriors by taking a holistic approach to assist the community we serve. These goals will be accomplished by a way of collaborating our efforts with like-minded organizations and corporations, so we can continue to provide the level of services offered that our warriors earned and deserve.
 
Patriot Outreach has a mission that is two-fold. One in which to provide private and confidential access to simple and effective resources to those troubled or suffering as a result of stressful or traumatic experiences while in service for our nation. The other is to provide a forum whereby concerned and experienced professionals can share their expertise and experience in promoting a better understanding of the needs of our noble warriors among our military, Health Professionals and Government Leadership.
 
For more than 65 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.
 
The organization was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury.
 
We create unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting homeless adult dogs and cats. We support member Patriot adoptions of adult shelter pets, large dogs and special needs animals – those most in need of a loving, forever home – from any of our member shelters. To ease the financial costs associated with pet ownership, we partner with veterinarians to deliver a minimum 10% discount for the life of the adopted pet's care. Pets for Patriots provides access to additional cost reductions for pet basics, such as food, toys and essential supplies.
 
The Retired Enlisted Association was founded by Retired M/Sgt George Skonce and Retired M/Sgt Dean Sorell. Together with other retired enlisted personnel they met at the Ent Air Force Base NCO Club in Colorado Springs Colorado to form Retired Enlisted Association on February 18 1963. Since that time TREA has had a rich and varied history. This has included many accomplishments and examples of assisting people and organizations as well as "caring and helping our own.”
 
The Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.
 
Providing college scholarships/grants to the children of fallen Special Operations Warriors.
 
(CSAH) was created to provide a way for individuals, corporations and others to help our severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.
 
Snowball Express started in early 2006 with a simple idea: Provide hope and new memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.
 
America should honor and pay tribute to the children of those military fallen heroes who have died while honorably serving since 9/11.
 
In December of 2006, nearly 900 family members from all across America and the world gathered in Southern California for an unforgettable holiday gathering. Kids and widows discovered they weren't alone. And they found they weren't forgotten.
 
It was a totally volunteer effort which came together in just a few months to create the largest all-expense-paid gathering for the families of our fallen warriors since 9/11.
 
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation has been supporting the families of fallen and wounded Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel for over 31 years. The foundation provides two primary programs: full college scholarships and educational counseling to the children of fallen special operations personnel. Scholarships include tuition, books, fees, room & board, laptop and printer. The SOWF also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel so their family ones could be bedside during their loved one’s recovery.
 
Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries and need the support of grateful communities to realize their dreams.
 
Sentinels Of Freedom provides up to four years "life scholarships" to help vets become self- sufficient. Our vets are finding that once they're released from the hospital, they face the everyday hardships of finding a home, continuing their education, or going to work to support their families. Every American faces the same difficulties, but in the vet's case, the situation is made more difficult because of their sacrifice.
 
Caring for the families of the fallen...
TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.
 
Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.
 
Since World War II, the USO has been a steadfast supporter of military personnel around the world. While times have changed, the USO mission has remained the same: to boost the morale of service members and serve as the link between them and the American people. Today the USO delivers its programs and services to 1.4 million active duty service members and 1.2 million National Guard and Reserves as well as their families at more than 130 centers located worldwide.

Services include information referral services, Internet and e-mail access, housing and emergency assistance and support groups, to name a few.
 
The genesis of the current association for Army Warrant Officers was an idea generated in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 1972. Out of this group was formed the United States Army Warrant Officers Association.
 
The European Warrant Officers Association, a separate organization of concerned warrant officers was also formed during the same period as the USAWOA. After personal contact and review of similar objectives, the European Warrant Officers Association merged with the USAWOA and became the European Region. The European Region was the stabilizing force for the Association as USAWOA sought to build membership in the United States.

USAWOA became incorporated as a not-for-profit association in Virginia on 7 November 1974.
 
Since 1958 the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults.
 
The U.S. Army Cadet Command commissions officers to meet the Army’s leadership requirements; and provides a citizenship program that motivates young people to be strong leaders and better citizens.
 
United Through Reading® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit organization.
Our mission is to unite families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. One of the most difficult things a child can experience is having a parent deployed to a war zone for an indeterminate period of time. United Through Reading helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.
 
VA Home Loan Centers (VA HLC) is a qualified organization created to provide advice, assistance, and services for military personnel in aspects related to mortgages and real estate. Services provided by VA Home Loan Centers include real estate representation such as VA loan short sale processing, purchase assistance and VA loan application processing. 
 
VA-HLC is dedicated to providing service members with in-depth information about VA loans as well as refinancing and loan modification. Eligible Servicemembers (and their families) can apply for a VA loan through VA-HLC’s simple, secure application form, which does not require a social security number.
 
As part of its commitment to support all who have served our country, the Verizon Wireless Military and Veterans Discount Program program discounted wireless service to all active military personnel as well as veterans.
 
The 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 veteran' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
 
The Veterans Technology Program is a non-credit certificate program offered by the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. This program is available to both employed and unemployed, post 9/11 veterans with a minimum of a high school diploma, and is comprised of four certificates:
 
The Veterans Health Council's Mission Statement is:
“To improve health care for veterans by creating an ongoing forum for members of the medical and clinical professions, employee representatives, advocacy organizations, and healthcare firms to discuss, develop, and promote effective efforts to:
- Inform veterans and their families about health issues and benefits available to them.
- Educate health care communities about the multiple health issues associated with military service.
- Develop materials on veterans’ health issues for medical schools, nursing schools, teaching hospitals, and related educational outlets.
- Advocate on behalf of veterans’ healthcare initiatives.
 
The Woman's Army Corps (WAC) Mothers Association was founded during World War II (W.W.II) by some of the mothers of women in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) which later became the Women's Army Corps. The WAC Mothers' purpose was to help both men and women by serving in hospitals and USO's, selling bonds, mending clothes, sending comfort packages to the WACs and doing anything they could to make life more comfortable for the men and women serving their country.
 

PTSD Resources

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Behavioral Health
3425 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28304
910-615-3700
 
Carolina Psychological Associates
501-A Executive Pl
Fayetteville, NC 28305
910-484-4776
 
Raintree Clinic
804 Stamper Rd
Raintree Clinic STE 201
Fayetteville, NC 28303
910-323-2875
 
Fayetteville VA Medical Center
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-488-2120 Or 910-488-2120

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