Resources for Military Students
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Resources for Military Students

Resources for Military Students

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Virginia’s Community Colleges are proud of our long and successful history of working with every branch of the military to offer veterans, retirees, active duty personnel and their families a strong, career- focused education.

Below you will find a list of resources that may be of help as your navigate your next steps. 

Military and Veteran Resources                                                                   Virginia Military Resources

Military Family Resources                                                                            Military/Veteran Contacts by College


Military and Veteran Resources

US Department of Veterans Affairs  No organization can succeed without values to match its mission. Our mission, as the Department of Veterans Affairs, is to care for those "who shall  have borne the battle" and for their families and survivors. Our core values focus our minds on our mission of caring and thereby guide our actions toward service to others.

Student Veterans of America works to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and  following graduation.

GI Bill  If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this program.

Military OneSource serves our warrior guardians, military families and our entire global military community - to help you live your best MilLife. Military   OneSource offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and counseling for many aspects of Military Life.

Disabled American Veteran is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

Troops to Energy Jobs to find out if a career in the energy industry is for you. This website will guide you step by step in transferring your military training to a new energy job, identifying any additional education and credentials you may need, and supporting you in your job search by utilizing an interactive Troops to Energy Jobs ROADMAP.


Virginia Military Resources 

Virginia's Community Colleges were created in 1966 to address Virginia's unmet needs in higher education and workforce training.

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) connects Virginia's veterans and their families to federal and state benefits, support, quality care and recognition they have earned. 

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services Skillbridge/HIRE VETS NOW Fellowship Program provides transitioning service members the opportunity to network with Veteran Certified employers offering 6-12 week internships to eligible applicants, with commander approval, up to six months prior to separation.  Participation in a fellowship program while still serving in the military allows you to gain marketable skills and experience to enhance your civilian career opportunities.  If you are interested in the program and are within 18 months from separation, please download the Service Member Interest Form below, and send that along with your resume to hvnfellowship@dvs.virginia.govService Member Interest Form

The Virginia Employment Commission is a division of the Virginia state government that provides benefits and services to unemployed citizens.


Military Family Resources

Military Spouse Employment Partnership is part of DoDs broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, which seeks to strengthen the  education and career opportunities of military spouses.

Blue Star Families Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, we empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors - both  people and organizations - to create strong communities of support.

National Military Family Association is the voice of military families because, for 49 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children. Our Association is the go to source for Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and key decision makers when they want to  understand the issues facing our families.

The Veterans Employment Center (part of Department of Veterans Affairs) can help spouses and other family members access valuable career resources. Through the Department of Defense's Spouse Education Career Opportunities (SECO) program, spouses can use   government-sponsored career and education resources, take advantage of networking opportunities, and work with employment counselors.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service Supporting military spouses is an important part of the Department's mission to expand opportunities for all American workers. VETS is   proud to partner with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership to help connect military spouses with employers.

CareerOneStop If you or a family member are about to transition into civilian life, you can find employment, training, and benefit information and resources at CareerOneStop's Veteran and Military Transition Center.

USAJobs If you're a military spouse, you may be eligible to apply using a non-competitive process designed to help you get a job in the federal government. Federal agencies can use the military spouse non-competitive hiring process to fill positions on either a temporary or permanent basis.

Real Warriors It may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It  may also mean being the primary caregiver during deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their lifestyle.


Contacts by College

Each of our community colleges is pledged to serve veterans, retirees, active-duty personnel and their families and welcome you to contact the Veterans Offices directly. 

Military/Veteran Contacts by College

Applicable School(s)
Virginia Community College System
Credit for Prior Learning
Financial Planning
Adult/Non-Traditional Students
Military Students
Online Students