For Veterans And Families

Links to services and organizations for all veterans and their families. "American Ranger" provides these links for information purposes only. If you have suggestions for additional links, please contact me at

American Legion - The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. - Vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers.

Disabled American Veterans  - The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit charity dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families.

Fisher House - Provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

Heroes and Horses - The Heroes and Horses program is designed to give America's war veterans an opportunity to heal those wounds by experiencing the joys of nature in a setting of rugged beauty and peacefulness, alongside their fellow soldiers, with equine partners to take them into the pristine back country of the Rocky Mountains, and the knowledge to do so.

Hire Heroes USA - Offers transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military - and to their spouses - in order to reduce veteran unemployment.

Homes for Our Troops - Constructs houses for severely injured veterans who served after 9/11.

Independence - To provide the tools, therapies and guidance that those veterans severely injured in the War on Terror are otherwise not receiving. The Independence Fund is an entirely 100%, all-volunteer non-profit whose Board of Directors is comprised entirely of combat veterans.  501(c)3

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

Korean War Veterans Association - For Korean War and Korea Service veterans.

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation - Perpetuating the Legacy.

Medal of Honor Site - Official U.S. Army website.

Mental Health Resources for Veterans - Connecting veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Mesothelioma Cancer Network - An extensive database of information for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, treatment, as well as mesothelioma life expectancy. Focuses on the U.S. Air Force.

Military Benefits - Comprehensive list of resources from

Military One Source - 24/7 Resource for military members, spouses, families.

MilServe - Share your own expertise. MilServe connects volunteers with vets in many areas such as financial counseling or legal services, job search guidance, and even carpentry for building wheelchair ramps.

Nursing Home Abuse Guide - Each year, one out of ten senior veterans in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are abused or neglected. This guide will help raise awareness, get families the help they need, and make life safer for our seniors.

Operation Gratitude - Sending care packages to U.S. military personnel. - The most up-to-date and compreshensive information about Pleural Mesothelioma, with information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options, and steps to take after a diagnosis.

Record A War Story - If you know an old soldier with stories from the front lines, the Library of Congress wants to hear their voice. This website offers tips on conducting an interview or to request a field kit, including biographical data and release forms. (Veteran's History Project)

Soldier's Angels - Soldier's Angels is a volunteer-led nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans, and their families.

Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) - Team RWB is transforming the way America supports its veterans as they transition from service member to civilian. Team RWB is creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. It is also possible to search through the names on the wall.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Official government website for the VA.

Veteran's Benefits By State - Link to see what your state offers to military veterans.

Veterans of Foreign Wars - The goal of the VFW is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts, to serve those veterans, the military, and our communities, and to advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Vietnam Veterans of America - Founded in 1978, the VVA is dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project  - Provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.