Veteran Membership Organizations

Service Categories
Veteran Membership Organizations has no subcategories

    The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were originally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave., El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of this listing of human services terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

    This file's content displays in the left hand side margin of your Taxonomy - Directory of Services.

    Above is the standard disclaimer required by AIRS INFOLINE, please consult locally or with AIRS as to what is appropriate to post for your system Taxonomy.

    www.211taxonomy.org


    We do NOT recommend that you use MS Word to edit or manage this file, be sure to seek out a program or application that is a valid web authoring tool to do so.

    You will want to be sure to retain the exact file name and extension when editing, saving, and re-uploading this file to your directory.

    RegistrationFooter.incl

    Taxonomy Code: TD-1400.9000

    Programs whose members are veterans who have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote mutual interests. Activities may include advocacy for the preservation and expansion of earned privileges and benefits, testimony before Congress on issues affecting veterans, awards and other measures for promoting appreciation of and recognition for veterans and their accomplishments, community service programs, and social activities for members. Some organizations may provide active support for the democratic principles of religious and political freedom; offer benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, credit cards and financial planning services for members; or maintain special burial funds to help indigent veterans and their families.

    Navigation Tips [+/-]

    by distance from Zip Code:

    There are 95 matching records.
    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Visit their website to locate a post near you.American LegionAmerican Legion
    American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of PennsylvaniaThe American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
    American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican 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.American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion
    American Legion - National Emergency FundThe American Legion's National Emergency Fund helps those affected by well-known disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy and lesser-publicized tragedies such as flooding in South Dakota or Illinois, or wildfires in the southwest. The National Emergency Fund, created in response to Hurricane Hugo in 1989, has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. The fund provides up to $1,500 for qualified Legion Family members and up to $5,000 for posts.American LegionAmerican Legion
    American Legion, Pennsylvania Legion RidersAmerican 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.American Legion, Legion RidersAmerican Legion
    American Legion Post 330Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.GreeneAmerican LegionAmerican Legion
    American Legion Post 400Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.GreeneAmerican LegionAmerican Legion
    American Legion Post 816Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.GreeneAmerican LegionAmerican Legion
    American Legion Post 992Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.GreeneAmerican LegionAmerican Legion
    American Legion - Temporary Financial AssistanceAmerican Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.American LegionAmerican Legion
    American Military Partner AssociationThe American Military Partner Association (AMPA) is the nation’s premier resource and support network for LGBT military spouses and their families. As a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, AMPA is committed to education, advocacy, and support for our modern military families. Although same-gender military spouses now finally have federal recognition and access to military benefits, our families still face unique challenges and exclusion by state governments and organizations and are still waiting for equal access to earned veterans benefits. With over 20,000 members and supporters, we are committed to continuing to make a difference in their lives. Since 2009, AMPA has stepped up to fill the void for these silent heroes. Resources available:
    • AMPA Educational Resources,
    • Understanding Military Benefits for Same-Gender Couples,
    • LGBT Advocacy Organizations and Resources,
    • Resources for our Families with Children,
    • Deployment Resources,
    • Employment Resources,
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Resources,
    • Confidential LGBT-Inclusive Coaching and Counseling Resources,
    • Branch Specific Family Support Programs,
    • LGBT-Inclusive Religious and Spiritual Resources,
    • Education Resources and Scholarships,
    • Other Resources,
    • Amicus Briefs to the Courts.
    American Military Partner AssociationAmerican Military Partner Association
    Blinded Veterans AssociationThe Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.Blinded Veterans AssociationBlinded Veterans Association
    Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America is a veteran’s service organization for Catholic military veterans and is engaged in actively supporting our nation's military veterans and promoting their welfare.Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America
    Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is a tax-exempt organization of Coast Guard people assisting the entire Coast Guard family, including active duty, retired military, Coast Guard civilian employees, Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Public Health Service officers serving with the Coast Guard, and surviving family members. Most assistance is provided through interest-free loans and personal grants. Education assistance programs support members and dependents in their pursuit of academic goals. Other types of assistance include emergency travel, temporary living expenses, funeral expenses, loss of funds or property, disaster relief, medical and dental expenses, home studies expenses for adoptions, and debt management. There is also a Layette Program to welcome infants. Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance
    Department of PA VFW - District 28 - Billy Simpson, Post 470Benefit assistance, mental wellness advocacy, transition and employment services, student veteran support and "Unmet Needs" financial grants.ErieDepartment of PA VFW - District 28Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Department of PA VFW - District 28 - Bruce Shorts, Post 5958Benefit assistance, mental wellness advocacy, transition and employment services, student veteran support and "Unmet Needs" financial grants. CrawfordDepartment of PA VFW - District 28Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Department of Pennsylvania Marine Corps LeagueMembers 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. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
    Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    Disabled American VeteransDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Aliquippa Chapter 107Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    BeaverDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Allegheny Kiski Chapter 53Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Bux-Mont #115 (Bucks County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>BucksDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Col. S.D. Foster Chapter 76Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    Disabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Fayette Chapter 58Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    FayetteDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Francis Marker #88 (Delaware County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>DelawareDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Gen Butler Chapter 64Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    ButlerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter 8Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    AlleghenyDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Greene County Chapter 123Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    GreeneDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Indiana Chapter 20Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    IndianaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Lawrence County Chapter 112Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    LawrenceDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Mercer County Chapter 55Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
    • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
    • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
    • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
    • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
    MercerDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Naomi Chapter 15 (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Norristown #25 (Montgomery County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>MontgomeryDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Orendorff-Matthew #90 (Chester County)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>ChesterDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    Disabled American Veterans, Rudderw Mammucari #6, (Philadelphia)Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The organization accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. <ul><li>Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.</li><li>Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.</li><li>Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.</li><li>Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.</li><li>Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.</li></ul>PhiladelphiaDisabled American Veterans, Department of PennsylvaniaDisabled American Veterans
    EOD Warrior FoundationNonprofit organization that honors fallen EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) warriors and provides financial and educational assistance and support to wounded EOD warriors and families of fallen and wounded EOD warriors.EOD Warrior FoundationEOD Warrior Foundation
    Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of AmericaWorks to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. The organization connects and empowers veterans in their local communities and through a vets only online social networking site. It also advocates for veterans rights in Washington, DC, and provides civilians with concrete actions they can take to support the newest generation of veterans. Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of AmericaIraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America
    Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaAssists veterans in applying for Veterans Admin. benefits. Other programs include legislative advocacy, accessibility, spinal cord injury/disease research, bi-monthly newsletter, sports and recreation.AlleghenyKeystone Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association was chartered by Congress in 2008 and is a nonprofit organization and a veteran’s service organization that maintains a continuing interest in the welfare of veterans of the Korean War, and rehabilitation of the disabled veterans of the Korean War to include all that served during active hostilities and subsequently in defense of the Republic of Korea, and their families. The Association provides information on Korean War POWs and MIAs, ReVisit Korea tours, Agent Orange exposure, and Korean War Memorials. The Korean War Veterans Association advocates for a free Korea and also publishes a bi-monthly magazine.Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association
    Korea Veterans of AmericaKorea Veterans of America is a Chapter of the Korea War Veterans Association. "The Korea Veterans of America have decided to join their brother veterans in the Korea War Veterans Association. We did this to show unity between all Korea veterans and to help work on a federal charter for all Korea Veterans in the country. The Korea Veterans of America will be the biggest KWVA Chapter of Korea War and Korea Service Veterans in the country. We will be Chapter #299. We want other KWVA Chapters throughout the country to emulate the Korea Veterans of America by integrating younger Korea Veterans into their chapters."Korean War Veterans AssociationKorean War Veterans Association
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsEstablished 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 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. Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:
    • Travel Benefits
    • Insurance Plans
    • Cancer Grants
    • Health Screening Services
    • Home Shopping
    • Credit Card
    • Prescription Savings
    • Scholarships
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Continuing Education ScholarshipLadies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Continuing Education Scholarship assists members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career direction at technical school. ONLY the spouse, daughter, and son of a member are also eligible to apply. One scholarship will be presented each year to a selected candidate in each of the four Ladies Auxiliary VFW Conferences. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. Qualifying member must have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW for one year prior to application. Previous national winners are not eligible.Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Junior Girls ScholarshipAre you an outstanding Junior Girl? Have you served your Post, Ladies Auxiliary and community with excellence? Are your grades and school activities exemplary? Then you are a perfect candidate for the Junior Girls Scholarship. Make all your hard work count by applying for the Junior Girls Scholarship! Awarded to one outstanding Junior Girl, the $7,500 scholarship goes towards college education and will be held in escrow until she enrolls in college. Each Department Junior Girl winner will receive a $100 cash award. (The first‐place national winner will not receive this award in addition to her scholarship.)Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Young American Creative Patriotic Art AwardsOfficially known as the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, this annual scholarship contest gives talented art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college. Sponsored solely by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this high school art competition requires the fusion of artistic talent with a passionate patriotic vision.Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Marine Corps LeagueMembers 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. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
    Military.comWe started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life. Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war. Key Products include:
    • Community Connections:
      • Buddy Finder,
      • Unit Homepages & Reunions,
      • Discussion,
      • Military.com Network Social Media.
    • Military News & Benefits Updates:
      • Military Headlines,
      • Benefits Directory & Benefits Updates,
      • Finance Tips & VA Loan Center.
    • Career & Education Services that Give Members an Edge:
      • Insider’s Guide to Joining the Military,
      • Veteran Career Network / Military Alumni Network,
      • Veteran Job Board,
      • Resume Builder & Resume Upload,
      • Scholarship Search,
      • Military-Friendly School Finder,
      • GI Bill & TA Guide.
    • Good Deals:
      • Military & Veteran Discounts,
      • Gear & Surplus,
      • Free Classifieds.
    • Fun & Cool Stuff:
      • Shock & Awe & Photos,
      • DefenseTech & OpFor and other Military Blogs,
      • Equipment Guides,
      • Military Trivia Challenge & History.
    Military.com, the online presence of Military Advantage, is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military Advantage's advisory board includes two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other academic and business leaders. Military Advantage is a division of Monster Worldwide.
    Military.comMilitary.com
    Military Order of the Purple HeartThe Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) has a long history of advocacy and successful representation of Veterans and their dependents seeking benefits and services from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other government agencies. Our National Service Officers (NSO's) and Administrative Assistants are highly trained, skilled professionals who are experts in developing and prosecuting Veteran's claims. These Men and Women are well versed at conducting in-depth reviews of medical histories and the sound application of Federal Veterans Laws, Rules and Regulations in processing benefit claims.AlleghenyMilitary Order of the Purple HeartMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
    Military Order of the Purple Heart - Erie OfficeAdvocacy and successful representation of Veterans and their dependents seeking benefits and services from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other government agencies.ErieMilitary Order of the Purple Heart - Erie OfficeMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
    National Association for Black VeteransA nationally certified veteran's service organization. NABVETS advocates for veteran entitlements, draws attention to veteran homelessness, provides services to incarcerated veterans and provides information and resources for veterans through Eclipse Magazine and the NABVETS website. Centralized claims services department provides filing and processing of VA claims, discharge upgrade assistance, advocacy and supportive services and power of attorney. National Association for Black VeteransNational Association for Black Veterans
    Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaWorks to maximize the quality of life for veterans and all people with spinal cord injury/dysfunction by advocating for health care, spinal cord injury/dysfunction research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, sports programs, disability rights and accessibility and removal of architectural barriers. Pennsylvania Service Office 5000 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Paralyzed Veterans of America - Operation PAVEOperation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment is a Paralyzed Veterans of America's vocational rehabilitation program, supports America’s paralyzed veterans in their search for good jobs and meaningful careers while helping employers strengthen their workforce with hard-working, gifted employees. Many of America’s 44,000 paralyzed veterans are unemployed. Research and clinical studies have shown that providing an individual with a vocational focus is critical to their successful transition to living with paralysis. Access to education and career opportunities is essential to boost quality of life, reduce chronic health issues and improve the financial stability of veterans and their families. Traditional vocational rehabilitation models have been ineffective in preparing our nation’s paralyzed and disabled veterans to reenter the workforce and remain there. That’s why Paralyzed Veterans’ is working to overcome the vocational challenges that face veterans living with spinal cord injuries, and all persons with disabilities, at our six vocational rehabilitation centers located across the country. At each, PAVE counselors work hand-in-hand with the veteran, medical staff, PVA’s national service officers and physical therapists to:
    • Explore career options early on in a paralyzed veteran’s medical rehabilitation,
    • Assist veterans to find the appropriate educational opportunities, job training, skill improvements, etc.,
    • Connect veterans to a network of hiring employers.
    Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Pennsylvania American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. The Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life; our objective is to serve our community, state and nation. The American Legion also conducts many programs designed to benefit the youth in our communities. Some of these programs include: American Legion Baseball, Keystone Boys State, High School Oratorical Contest, Essay Contest, Junior Shooting Sports Program, Scouting and State Police Youth Week. We are a powerful voice for veterans in Washington, DC; The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the federal agency that today is the Department of Veterans Affairs. National Headquarters for The American Legion is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an additional office in Washington, DC. The Department of Pennsylvania’s Headquarters is located in Wormleysburg, PA. The American Legion Family includes The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. Together we work hand in hand united in patriotism and working for veterans advocacy.CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - John Jacob Fisher, Post 62Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Lester Philippi, Post 345Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - McMullen-Snyder, Post 392Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Parson-Marnatti, Post 95Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Rodgers-Dougherty, Post #102Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 27 - Seger-Baun, Post 582Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.JeffersonPennsylvania American Legion - District 27Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Barney & Smith Memorial, Post 700Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Carl Neff, Post 571Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - East Erie, Post 771Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Edinboro, Inc., Post 439Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Elmer C. Carrier, Post 365Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Fort Le Boeuf, Post 285Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Girard, Inc., Post 494Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Lake Shore, Post 105Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - LeBaron, Post 237Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Millcreek, Post 773Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Oakley K Cobb, Post 567Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Orville H. Frank, Post 742Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - District 29 - Rodgers Israel, Post 11Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. Help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice.EriePennsylvania American Legion - District 29Pennsylvania American Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship FundThe Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship Fund is available to any senior residing in Pennsylvania who meets the following criteria: A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire. To be eligible a student must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music. the Student needs to include his/her current high school transcript. the higher education school must be in Pennsylvania, letter of college acceptance must be included. Selection will be made by the members of the committee. One winner will be selected to receive a $500.00 scholarship. Anyone wishing to apply is required to submit an application on or before May 1st in order to receive consideration for the following September to The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, 800 N Front Street, Wormleysburg, PA 17043. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship Four Year PlanThe Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A check will be mailed directly to the student for that semester. This scholarship is for seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four year college. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Robert W. Valimont Scholarship Two Year PlanThe Robert W. Valimont is awarded once a year of $600 and is mailed directly to the student after a copy of their grades for that semester is sent in to department and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is a two year community college scholarship. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania American Legion - The Robert J. Trace Scholarship FundThe Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was set up by Robert J. Trace and his family. Bob served as a Department Officer for an incredible fifty years, one as Judge Advocate and 49 as Finance Officer from the Central Judicial Section. Bob was also an Honorary Past Department Commander. Legionnaires of his caliber are hard to find, his dedication and contribution to the Pennsylvania American Legionnaire is legendary. Education was very important to bob and his family. The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was established to assist young patriotic students achieve their academic dreams. Essays and application must be sent to the Pennsylvania American Legion. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 scholarship. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsThe Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs provides resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's one million veterans and their families, and provides quality care for aging and disabled veterans. The Department also prepares and deploys the Pennsylvania National Guard for worldwide combat and combat support operations and provides trained personnel to state and local authorities in times of natural disaster or civil strife. It provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members through the Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program (PA MFRAP). The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Returning Veteran ChecklistWelcome Home Checklist Please Note: If you are a severely disabled Veteran and need any special accommodations, please identify that to your service officer or career counselor when making appointments. Receive your DD 214 Things to do within one year from Separation Have your DD 214 recorded in the County Recorder's Office for FREE
    • Safeguard all your records. You will need them again.
    Visit your County Director of Veterans Affairs (normally located in the County Courthouse) or Accredited Service Organization Representative for FREE
    • Take a copy of all your records with you for your appointment: Service Medical Records; Personnel File; Dental Record,
    • Have your County Director of Veterans Affairs or Accredited Veterans Service Officer review your records and advise you on the benefits you qualify for,
    • File for disabilities through an Accredited Veterans Service Officer.
    Fill out VA form 10-10 EZ for VA Healthcare benefits
    • Go to your local VAMC to turn in Form 10-10 EZ and schedule an appointment,
    • You may qualify for 5 years of FREE healthcare through the VA from your separation date.
    Visit your local CareerLink Office (Pennsylvania Job Service) FREE SERVICE
    • Ask to speak with the Veterans Employment Representative,
    • File for unemployment,
    • Get help finding a job,
    • Attend classes to help in your search for employment,
    • Military skills that be used in civilian life are identified.
    Visit colleges you are interested in / use the GI Bill
    • Ask to speak with the Veterans Representative on campus,
    • Always identify yourself as a Veteran and inquire about Yellow Ribbon funding in addition to GI Bill payments for college,
    • Many non-traditional programs are included in the Post 9-11 GI Bill.
    When you are ready to buy a home inform your lender you are a Veteran and that you are interested in using the VA Home Loan Guaranty
    • This is as easy as informing your lender you are a Veteran and wish to use your benefit (you will need to provide a copy of your DD 214),
    • Disabled Veterans (USDVA Rating) have the funding fee waived,
    • You can include the down payment in the loan.
    LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania Wounded WarriorsProvides emergency financial assistance to veterans to help pay for housing, utilities, transportation, medical and other expenses. Pays directly to landlords, vendors and creditors.CumberlandPennsylvania Wounded WarriorsPennsylvania Wounded Warriors (PAWW)
    Point Man International MinistriesPoint Man International Ministries helps those who have served in the military with recovering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A system of small groups, known as Outposts, are run across the USA for the purpose of mutual support and fellowship. They also offer Home Front support groups lead by Christian mothers, wives and friends of both active duty military and veterans. They have experienced the stress of dealing with deployments and the effects of a loved one returning home from war. PMIM is a service organization with an evangelical purpose. Keeping Jesus Christ the focal point PMIM acts as a referral service to connect hurting veterans and their families to our Outpost and Home Front system for continued support and fellowship.Point Man International MinistriesPoint Man International Ministries
    Sons of the American LegionThe American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. The Legion has a broad range of programs for Family, Youth, Community and National Affairs. The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans wartime service organization. The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial advice. Visit their website to locate a post near you.American Legion, Sons of the American LegionAmerican Legion
    Sons of the American Legion, Pennsylvania DetachmentThe Sons of The American Legion was formed in 1932 as a program within The American Legion. We are the proud sons and grandsons of those who served in the United States military during a time of war/conflict and became eligible for membership in the American Legion. Members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion make up the American Legion Family. As part of a “family,” we place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. The total combined membership of the Legion family is nearly 4.2 million members. The Detachment of Pennsylvania is the largest detachment in the nation with over 38,000 members. The mission of the Sons is to support veterans and their families, and the policies of our parent organization – The American Legion. Virtually everything that involves the Sons could be grouped into three areas: 1. Support for veterans and their families 2. Promoting patriotism and Americanism 3. Promoting programs which benefit the youth of our country. American Legion, Sons of the American LegionAmerican Legion
    Steel City VetsSteel City Vets is a group of OEF/OIF Veterans from the Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania areas. We strive to provide a group that Veterans can turn to for peer support and social gatherings as well as provide a hub to share information on news and events affecting the Veterans of the area. The transition from the military life to civilian life starts with a good plan and at the top of the list of things to complete is finding a job. Steel City Vets aims to provide the growing population of Post 9/11 Veterans calling the Greater Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area home with assistance in achieving this goal by providing resources and information about job openings, fairs and other resources here in the area. Steel City Vets also works with companies in the area wanting to hire Veterans. We can provide these companies with resources and information. Steel City Vets is honored to work along side employers and Veterans in an effort to help reduce the number of Veterans looking for a job. Visit their website for more information on jobs for veterans, hiring veterans or resources for veterans.AlleghenySteel City VetsSteel City Vets
    Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical fitness and social activity. Team RWB Chapters and Communities Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Veteran Ambassador Program The Veteran Ambassador Program welcomes new veterans to the team and ensures that they have the information and resources to stay connected with their local chapter as well as the national community. This is a national movement to encourage veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same. Veteran Athletic Camps Our Veteran Athletic Camps are tremendous opportunities for veterans to learn a new sport/activity that they can take home to their local chapter. They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire veterans to commit to their own health and fitness. Pittsburgh/Western PA Chapter Kate J. Bielak, Chapter Captain kate.bielak@teamrwb.org Philadelphia Community Program Patrick O’Connor, Director Patrick.oconnor@teamrwb.org Lock Haven/Williamsport Community Program Sean MacMillen, Director Sean.Macmillen@teamrwb.org Team Red, White and BlueTeam Red, White and Blue
    Veterans of Foreign WarsThe VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans. Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010. Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there. As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need. With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
    • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
    • Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
    • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
    • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
    • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
    Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars FoundationVFW Foundation fills in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad, military families back in the U.S. and America’s often-forgotten veterans. These programs support all branches of the military, are provided at no cost to the recipients and require no Veterans of Foreign Wars affiliation. As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need. With your help, we can continue to support programs that:
    • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
    • Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
    • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
    • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
    • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
    Veterans of Foreign Wars FoundationVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Patriot's Pen Essay ContestEach year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Voice of Democracy ScholarshipSince 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the Post, district, state and national level.Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars - Unmet NeedsVFW Unmet Needs was created in 2004 through a corporate partnership to assist military service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other hardships directly related to military service. Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing. Unmet Needs helps meet unanticipated financial demands on our service members' families that can't be remedied through existing means and provides our service members with the security of knowing that their families have additional support here at home. The financial assistance is in the form of up to $2,500 in grants that do not need to be repaid. All grants are paid directly to the "creditor" (such as the electric company), and not to the individual. Each case is reviewed individually and acceptance determined by a committee. Expenses Eligible for payment:
    • Housing expenses – mortgage, rent, repairs, insurance;
    • Vehicle expenses – payments, insurance, repairs;
    • Utilities and primary phone;
    • Food and incidentals;
    • Children’s clothing, diapers, formula, necessary school or childcare expenses;
    • Medical bills, prescriptions & eyeglasses – the patient’s portion for necessary or emergency medical care only.
    Ineligible Expenses:
    • Credit cards, military charge cards or retail store cards;
    • Personal, student and payday loans;
    • Travel, Funeral Expenses;
    • Cable, Internet, or secondary phones;
    • Investigational or cosmetic medical procedures & expenses;
    • Taxes;
    • Child support, alimony, or legal expenses;
    • Military debt, or debt owed to a friend/family member;
    • Furniture, electronic equipment or vehicle rentals;
    • Down payments on homes, vehicles or insurance deductibles;
    • Reimbursements for items already paid for;
    • Bills obviously due to excessive use or mismanagement.
    Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Veterans of The Vietnam War* United Veterans Beacon House are a transitional homeless veteran housing and reintegration program. * Military Support Package Project for military serving overseas and Support Packages to veteran families, Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) * Veterans in Conflict with the Law (Incarcerated Veterans). * Team Veteran Leader (a competitive military adventure racing team). * Veteran information services, casework assistance, counseling resources and referral, 24-hour 1-800-VIETNAM phone line. * Veteran Leader newsletter, VVnW web sites, Education and Scholarship Programs, FIND-* A-VET Locator program to help reunite Vietnam era veterans, Flag Awareness and community services. YorkVeterans of The Vietnam WarVeterans of The Vietnam War
    Vietnam Veterans of AmericaTo 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. To locate your local chapter click here Vietnam Veterans of AmericaVietnam Veterans of America
    Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 435A veterans group that participates in community services and social activities and is an alcohol free post.ErieVietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 435Vietnam Veterans of America
    VietNowAn organization of veterans who served in the US Armed Forces at any time from 1957 to the present and those who care for and about them. In addition to providing a social community focused on military experiences and veterans issues, there are programs for homeless and/or incarcerated veterans and information on specific conditions associated with service in Vietnam. VietNowVietNow
    Warrior Brotherhood of Veterans Motorcycle ClubA "Veterans Helping Veterans" motorcycle clubErieWarrior Brotherhood of Veterans Motorcycle ClubWarrior Brotherhood of Veterans Motorcycle Club
    Women Veterans of PennsylvaniaHonoring women veterans, active duty and women veterans of associated organizations.LehighWomen Veterans of PennsylvaniaWomen Veterans of Pennsylvania

    Outline of Categories [+/-]

    Select a main category outline to be viewed: