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Additional Resources for Veterans

Discover private, nonprofit, and government resources for veterans.

Connecting to trusted information is critical for a successful transition from military service to civilian life. University of Maryland Global Campus has identified several resources that can help you and your family take advantage of the many great services available. Whether you need assistance with your college choice, career opportunities, or family life, or if you simply want to learn more about what it means to transition from military service, we invite you to explore your options.

For more information, please contact the Office of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach at vesseyvrc@umgc.edu.

Transition Resources

  • Military OneSource: Military OneSource is a confidential DoD-funded program that provides information on deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting, and childhood services. Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members and their families can take advantage of this comprehensive suite of services.
  • National Resource Directory: The National Resource Directory is a Federal government website that connects servicemembers, veterans, and their families to more than 16,000 services and programs at the national, state, and local level. This resource provides information on such topics as post-traumatic stress disorder, military and veterans benefits, healthcare, educational opportunities, homelessness assistance, employment, and more.
  • TAOnline: Founded by former military personnel, TAOnline is a recognized leader in providing transition support through career guidance. TAOnline provides a job search engine, job fair calendars, transition guidance, and resources, as well as financial planning tools, résumé writing assistance, interview tactics, and a military skills translation tool.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap: The Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Roadmap provides transitioning servicemembers and veterans resources to navigate the employment landscape and succeed in the civilian workforce.
  • VFW's Claims & Separation Benefits: VFW's VA Claims & Separation Benefits is a great asset for transitioning servicemembers. This program ensures that separating and retiring active-duty servicemembers receive assistance in obtaining VA entitlements and benefits upon discharge.

Education Resources

  • GI Bill:® The GI Bill site has the most up-to-date information on education and training benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You'll find information on choosing a school and applying for VA benefits, as well as VA locations, services, and special programs.
    GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available on the U.S. government GI Bill website.
  • VFW 1 Student Veteran: The Veterans of Foreign Wars, in conjunction with the Student Veterans of America, developed 1 Student Veteran to offer direct assistance to student veterans who have questions or are experiencing problems accessing their VA benefits. 1 Student Veteran helps to ensure veterans and families receive their benefits in a timely manner.
  • Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides assessments and videos in areas of math, science, economics and finance, arts and humanities, computing, and test prep. This no-cost resource is a great study tool for math and English placement tests.

Career Resources

  • Career Quest: UMGC students can log in to CareerQuest to apply for jobs and internships 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also add your résumé to UMGC's online database so local and national hiring managers can find you. Use CareerQuest to research companies, find contacts in your industry, and so much more. After graduation, you can continue to use CareerQuest as an alumnus.
  • Career Mentor Program: Make a new, real-world connection today through the UMGC One2One Mentorship Program. This program matches UMGC alumni and industry professionals with UMGC students and alumni who are looking for career guidance and mentorship. With the online profile-matching system and guidance tools, we can help you start a valuable and rewarding mentor relationship that puts professional success front and center.
  • Veterans Employment Center: The Veterans Employment Center is the first government-wide resource with verified job listings, tools for translating military experience, a profile and résumé building tool, and other informational resources to provide meaningful career opportunities for veterans.
  • Hire Heroes USA: Hire Heroes USA provides free job search assistance to U.S. military servicemembers, veterans and their spouses, and helps connect them with companies looking to hire.
  • Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk: The Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk tool enables transitioning services to match their military jobs with Federal jobs and provides listings of open positions based on those matches.
  • RecruitMilitary: RecruitMilitary offers services at no charge to veterans and their spouses facilitating their job search efforts. The company hosts a vast amount of job fairs across the nation monthly.
  • LinkedIn: Networking is an essential part of your career success inside and outside of the military. UMGC's Alumni LinkedIn network has over 10,000 members and fosters an environment to enable you, fellow alumni, and students the opportunity to advance your professional network and meet others in your industry.

Health & Wellness Resources

  • Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7 service that connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
  • Brain Line: Brain Line is a no-cost educational website that offers information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with a traumatic brain injury. This site serves anyone whose life has been affected by TBI, including people with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field.
  • Give an Hour: Give an Hour is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour provides counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving.
  • My HealtheVet: Designed for veterans, active-duty servicemembers, dependents, and caregivers, My HealtheVet is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' online personal health record. My HealtheVet provides opportunities and tools to help you make informed decisions and manage your health care.
  • Operation Homefront: Operation Homefront hosts a vast array of programs in support of the military community such as Homes on the Homefront and Hearts of Valor. The organization assists military families with emergency financial assistance and hosts a recognition program that awards a military child from each branch of service.
  • National Center for PTSD: The National Center for PTSD is a bank of mobile applications for veterans and their family members that provides self-help, education, and support for insomnia, parenting skills, moods, PTSD, and more. Apps for iOS and Android devices are listed, all of which are free of charge.

Family Support Resources

  • American Legion Family Support Network: American Legion Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's War on Terror.
  • National Association of American Veterans: The National Association of American Veterans assists eligible servicemembers, veterans, and families experiencing financial hardship with emergency assistance referrals to help with counseling, financial aid, legal, housing, employment assistance, and medical care information, as well as caregiver assistance and training.
  • VA Family Support: VA Family Support includes a comprehensive list of support resources available for families serving nationwide. Vet centers, caregiver support, and other resources are all covered in this resource provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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