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Veterans Affairs

Important Links:

Career Training Opportunities

GoTRAIN: - this site contains Career Training Opportunities for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The training consists of Career Training Opportunities that take one year or less to complete. You can search for training opportunities by Field of Study or by State.

National Veteran Training Institute: -various links of interest to veterans, including employment service agencies, government agencies, career/job search, veterans' service organizations, and other organizations.

Military.com: - this website seeking to meet the unique needs of the military community (and veterans) for career transition, VA loans, financial planning, GI Bill, travel, relocation, and more.

Navy College Program: - you can get your "SMART" transcript from this site, as well as a large amount of information about college-prep, college credit, academic advice, financial aid, college programs, training, Navy College Office, Navy College Center, Naval Academy, NROTC, NJROTC, and other links.

The Navy E-Learning site: - eligible Department of the Navy E-Learners are DON members, their immediate family, & those registered with DEERS (Active, Reserves, Retired, DON Civilians, etc.). To access this site, you will have to enter your social security number, last name, and date of birth. This site provides commercially available computer-based training (CBT) for software and professional development skills right from your desktop. Samples of courses you can complete include many Microsoft, Novell, JavaScript, Lotus Notes, Cisco Router, etc.

OPM veterans information: - all of OPM's Veteran's information, including VetGuide, VetsInfo Guide, information on the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, and Veterans Preference information.

 

Education

UConn Veteran's Affairs: - UConn website with information on tuition waivers and other veterans' benefits.

Dept. of Veterans' Affairs: - education benefits for veterans, families and veterans' survivors.

GI Bill website: - this is the main web page for Veterans to find out about using their GI Bill Education Benefits, and also how to use/fill out the forms.

GovBenefits: - great site to find out about any and every kind of government benefit to which you or a family member may be entitled.

Veterans Online Application: - this site allows Veterans to apply for VA compensation or education benefits online.
See VA New England Healthcare System for locations, services, and a host of other information available about the VA Healthcare system anywhere in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut.
See also Veterans Resources for links to Veteran Service Organizations (VSO's) and other similar organizations.

Military.com: - detailed information about veterans benefits. Also includes specific information about Connecticut.

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs: - you can link to every state's Department of Veterans Affairs for information about state benefits above and beyond federal benefits provided to veterans residing in each state.

State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs: - listing benefits for Connecticut veterans, as well as other veterans information on hospital services, Office of Advocacy & Assistance, Residential & Rehabilitation Services, Veterans Recovery Center, and more.

 

Federal Employment

Federal government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Employment Information: - this is the federal government's personnel office. This site provides the latest information on worldwide federal job openings, as well as state, local government, and private sector job openings. There is also information available on a wide variety of employment-related topics and programs, including special information for Veterans, students, people with disabilities, and outplacement information for current federal employees.

DOD Jobsearch: - this is a partner to America's Job Bank (http://www.ajb.org) and provides the same services (job search, resume, job scout, etc.).

Department of Justice: - lists information on Border Patrol, Secret Service, and U.S. Marshal (Immigration & Naturalization Service) employment opportunities.

Transportation Security Administration: - part of the Homeland Security Department, this site has access to all federal jobs at the country's various airports, including Security Screener, Lead Security Screener, and Supervisory Security Screener.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employment site.

Bureau of Alchohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: Treasury Department's Bureau of Alchohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) website.

Drug Enforcement Agency: Drug Enforcement Agency website.

Secret Service: The official site of the United States Secret Service.

 

General Resources

UConn Veteran's Affairs - UConn website with information on tuition waivers and other veterans' benefits.

Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - education benefits for veterans, families and veterans' survivors.

Military.com - this website seeking to meet the unique needs of the military community (and veterans) for career transition, VA loans, financial planning, GI Bill, travel, relocation, and more.

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs - you can link to every state's Department of Veterans Affairs for information about state benefits above and beyond federal benefits provided to veterans residing in each state.

GovBenefits - great site to find out about any and every kind of government benefit to which you or a family member may be entitled.

State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs - listing benefits for Connecticut veterans, as well as other veterans information on hospital services, Office of Advocacy & Assistance, Residential & Rehabilitation Services, Veterans Recovery Center, and more. One of the better sources of information for Connecticut Benefits.

 

Health Care Related

Tricare, the Military Health System: - this site provides information & guidance, as well as updates on the military's Tricare Health System.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: - this website providing the information veterans and their families about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with scores of links to additional information.

Disabled American Veterans of CT: - the website provices the latest information on veteran-related issues, with scores of links to additional information.

National Cemetery Administration: - provides burial benefits information.

Armed Forces Retirement Home: - site about the Retirement Home for U.S. military veterans.

Transition into the Civilian Sector

Veterans Services Home Page, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor: - this site has a great amount of information pertaining to Veterans and Military Members. The main part of the page is separated into 3 columns. The left column is Federal Services to Veterans, the middle column is State Services to Veterans, and the right column is various "Local" Services to Veterans.

Army Career and Alumni Program: - this part of the ACAP site lists job fairs for separating (or recently separated) military personnel.

Air Force Crossroads: - although this site focuses on relocation services for active duty military, it also has a great deal of information for veterans at the "employment" hyperlink.

Career Transition Site for Military Personnel: - comprehensive transition assistance site for separating military members.

Troops to Cops: - a program designed to assist and expedite separating military members in their pursuit to become law enforcement officers.

Human Resources Opportunities within the Department of the Army: - federal civilian positions within the Department of the Army nationwide.

Troops to Teachers: - provides information to assist separating military members who wish to become teachers in public school systems.

State of Connecticut Personnel Office at the Department of Administrative Services: - this site contains State of Connecticut job openings, and to certain qualified veterans, the State of Connecticut gives hiring preference to military veterans.

US Navy's DD Form 2586 website: - the Navy DD Form 2586 is the Verification of Military Education and Training (VMET), and is helpful in preparing resumes and for use in interviews. It breaks down military experience into the skills necessary to perform the duties of the military occupation.

The Department of Defense's TransPortal: - designed specifically to assist service members leaving active duty, this site provides info on Transition Assistance (with contact phone numbers) and "Your Next Career" (Getting Ready, Tips on Using the Internet, and more).

E-Vets Resource Advisor: - includes information on a broad range of topics such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education & training, benefits, and special services available to Veterans.

Department of Labor, Veterans Employment & Training: - this site hosts the ATB-VETS Resume Writer, an electronic resume system designed especially for transitioning veterans. Along with the Military Resume Writer, there is good information about Veterans Preference, and Veterans Re-employment Rights, and other veterans issues.

Department of Labor, Employment and Training: - this is a good site to research what is happening in the government's world of employment & training services, and has a host of employment & training links. To access the links, go to the bottom of the home page, and click on "ETA Affiliated Sites".

Transition Assistance Online: - includes an online resume bank. You can post your resume on the Internet, find Job Leads listed from military-friendly employers, get information about franchising & starting your own business, and obtain advice & guidance. Plus, access links to other internet employment sites with federal jobs as well as state & local government opportunities.

Veterans Corporation for Veterans Entrepreneurs: - gives assistance and resources to Veterans and transitioning military personnel interested in starting their own business.

Vet Jobs: - a commercial job search site for Veterans.

 

Veterans Support & Assistance

Veteran to Veteran: - a veteran based site to guide veterans through the VA process by combining the knowledge, skills, and abilities of veterans to provide other veterans the information and support in dealing with the VA system including claims, compensation benefits, attorneys to use for claims (if needed), and other resources.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: - Department of Defense organization that promotes cooperation and understanding between you and your employer.

Military Lifelines Services Network: - geared towards Navy and Marine service members and their families, this organization also supports any service member or their family on any military or Quality Of Life (QOL) issue.

 

Other Military Benefits

Veteran's Loans: - information on loans only available to veterans.

Military City: - this site is the gateway to the Military Times news and information websites including Army Times, Navy Times, AirForce Times, and Marine Corp Times magazines online.

DOD Travel Regulations : - this site contains the entire Joint Forces Travel Regulations for the Department of Defense. Invaluable to all separating military members.

Department of Defense (DOD) Travel Regulations: - this site provides valuable information for Veterans & active duty personnel on how to go on vacation for very little money.

U.S. Veterans Resources: - many links, both nationally and by state for all kinds of Veterans' resources. Also, there are groups of links for Government, Legal, Attorneys, Veterans Organizations, Veterans Service Officers, and others. Many more links for Veterans' resources.

Resource of Military and Veterans' Sources: - a directory of information from the yahoo search engine.

Federal Task Force: - a website on the Task Force on Returning Global War on Terror Heroes.

We would like to acknowledge the Avery Point Campus for compiling the information used on these pages.