National. 600+ chapters. Founded 1978. Devoted to the needs and concerns of Vietnam era veterans and their families. Provides leadership and advocacy in all areas that have an impact on veterans, with an emphasis on Agent Orange related problems and post-traumatic stress disorder. Bimonthly newspaper. Write: Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. 8719 Colesville Rd., Ste 100 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Voice: 1-800-882-1316 or 301-585-4000 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm EST) Fax: 301-585-0519 Website: http://www.vva.org Verified: 4/3/2012
National. 24 chapters. Founded 1968. Support and assistance for widows of members of all U.S. uniformed services. Help in coping with adjustment to life on their own. Promotes public awareness. Bimonthly magazine/journal. Dues $19/yr. Chapter development guidelines. Online listing of local chapters. Write: Society of Military Widows 5535 Hempstead Way Springfield, VA 22151 Voice: 1-800-842-3451 ext. 1005 or 253-750-1342 Website: http://www.militarywidows.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/17/2012
National network. Provides support for persons who have lost a loved one while serving in the armed forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserves, Service Academies, Coast Guard or contractors serving beside the military). Offers networking, crisis information, problem solving assistance and liaison with military agencies. Also has regional and national seminars and youth camps. Write: TAPS 1777 F Street, NE, Ste. 600 Washington, DC 20006 Voice: 1-800-959-8277 or 202-588-8277 Fax: 202-509-8282 Website: http://www.taps.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/14/2012
National. 53 regional groups. Founded 1945. Support, information and outreach to blinded veterans, including those who were blinded in combat and those suffering from age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Help in obtaining prosthetic devices and accessing the latest technological advances to assist the blind. Information on benefits and rehabilitation programs. Quarterly newsletter. Regional meetings. Write: BVA 477 H St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Voice: 1-800-669-7079 or 202-371-8880 Fax: 202-371-8258 Website: http://www.bva.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 8/14/2012
Online. Discussion forum offers support, information, questions, answers and chatroom for loved ones of U.S. Marines, recruits, poolies and other military personnel. Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mmo1 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/2/2012
National membership. Founded 1980. Information resource for spouses facing separation and divorce from a service member, active duty or retired. Lawyer referral service. Quarterly newsletter. Publishes a New Member Information Letter. Membership dues $30. Write: EX-POSE P.O. Box 11191 Alexandria, VA 22312 Voice: 703-941-5844 Fax: 703-212-6951 Website: http://www.ex-pose.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/24/2012
National. 34 chapters and 58 field service offices. Aim is to ensure that spinal cord injured or diseased veterans achieve the highest quality of life possible. Membership is available solely to individuals who are American citizens with spinal cord dysfunction as a result of trauma or disease. Must have served on active duty and had an other than dishonorable discharge. Support groups, publications, VA benefits counseling, magazine, information and referrals. Write: Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 18th St. NW Washington, DC 20006 Voice: 1-800-424-8200 or 202-872-1300 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST) Website: http://www.pva.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/24/2012
National. 360 groups. Founded 2008. A coalition of student groups for military veterans on college campuses. Local groups have informal social meetings that serve as peer support groups. Also connects student groups with resources, helps those wishing to start new groups and advocates at the state and national levels. Regional and national conferences. Write: Student Veterans of America P.O. Box 77673 Washington, DC 20013 Voice: 202-470-6100 Website: http://www.studentveterans.org Verified: 7/31/2012
Online. Provides online mutual support networks just for military veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also links veterans with resources and local events, and advocates for needed support of troops, veterans and their families. Write: IAVA 292 Madison Ave., 10th FL New York, NY 10017 Website: http://iava.org Verified: 6/29/2012
National network. Mutual support network run by and for widows of military killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Provides support through private message board and phone contacts. Voice: 1-877-297-9436 Website: http://www.americanwidowproject.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/24/2012
National. 25 groups. Founded 2005. Provides peer support and camaraderie for Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans, helping one another to manage any challenges in reintegrating into society. Local confidential groups, regional weekend workshops, and national conference. Offers literature, information and referrals. Provides assistance and how-to materials for those interested in starting a similar local support group. At website, click on 'Vet Resources' to see local group contacts. Write: Vets4Vets 7030 E. Broadway Blvd, Ste. 230 Tucson, AZ 85710 Voice: 520-393-8302 Fax: 520-393-8478 Website: http://www.vets4vets.us E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/1/2012
Online. Provides mutual support and advocacy for individuals who served in the Persian Gulf War and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (from 1990 and onward). Write: P.O. Box 96503 Suite 33107 Washington, DC 20090-6503 Website: http://vmwusa.org Verified: 7/31/2012
Online. Founded 2003. Provides support and education to Marine moms, dads, spouses, families and friends. Message boards, chatrooms, and information. Write: MarineParents.com, Inc. PO Box 1115 Columbia, MO 65205 Website: http://marineparents.com Verified: 6/29/2012
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