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.
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.
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.
MAAC is an online support and advocacy center that offers educational support to mesothelioma patients, family members, and caregivers. We provide up-to-date information about issues related to mesothelioma cancer and other medical conditions caused by asbestos exposure. In addition, our website contains informative resources for patients and caregivers, including details about mesothelioma, treatment options, and legal support for those who have been diagnosed.
Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA. The mission of this organization is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions.
The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military. Mesothelioma Veterans Center offers free support to veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma.
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.
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.
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.
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 is sponsored and approved by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. We help veterans, active duty, and family members with home loans and refinancing. Call 888-573-4496 for more information.
Service members and military spouses are valued for their exceptional leadership qualities, diverse skill sets and dedication to teamwork. Such qualities translate well into a career at Verizon, where we share the same core values. Ranked the No. 1 Employer for Military Veterans, we cater to military service members and veterans with personal and professional development programs, flexibility, a wide range of benefits and more. We also offer veterans the opportunity to work across career areas so they can find a challenging yet rewarding career that best suits their interests and expertise.
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.
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Behavioral Health
3425 Melrose Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Carolina Psychological Associates
501-A Executive Pl
Fayetteville, NC 28305
804 Stamper Rd
Raintree Clinic STE 201
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Fayetteville VA Medical Center
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-488-2120 Or 910-488-2120