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Military & Veteran Resources

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

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.

DAV (Disabled Veterans of America) 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.

Have you considered a career in the energy industry? Visit 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 Education Wizard was created to help you understand more about yourself and find out how to achieve your goals. Through career assessments, college and career advice, and tools to help you plan each step of the way, the Wizard will help you focus on your next step.

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

DoD policy requires educational institutions that wish to participate in the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program to sign an MOU conveying the commitments and agreements between the educational institution and DoD prior to an educational institution receiving funds from a service's TA program.


Military Family Resources

MSEP (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.

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.

NMFA (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


VCCS Resources

Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.