Websites for Vets
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line (Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1) is a toll-free, confidential phone support line that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders.
Women Veterans Health Care
Implementing positive changes in providing care for all women Veterans.
Women Veteran Resources - Tools to help women transition to civilian life
Obtain a copy of my DD 214 military record or other service records
The Department of Veterans Affairs does not maintain records of veterans’ military service, except as necessary for providing benefits from VA.
To obtain or amend a copy of your military service record and/or your Official Military Personnel File (DD-214, OMPFs), please visit the website for the Military Personnel Records Center (MPRC) in St. Louis, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). If you have been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored at NARA, the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.
To get to the NARA Web site, click on the link below:
It's official, DD-214's are NOW Online. (posted 26 MAY 2010)
This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214
for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with
computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military
files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members
may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents.
Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard
Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site. Because the requester
will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request,
delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information
will be minimized. The new web-based application was designed to provide better
service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.
Colorado Veterans Resource Portal
After almost two years of hard work, information gathering, networking, and refining; the COLORADO VETERANS RESOURCE PORTAL is now live! Many resources are available, from Activities and Education to Mental Health.
URL / LINK: http://www.veteransresourceportal.com/
State Education Benefits for Veterans
Any member of the Colorado National Guard is eligible for state tuition assistance, up to 100% tuition paid at any Colorado state-funded school. State funding can be used in conjunction with federal tuition assistance. The state also provides free tuition in certain state-supported schools for children of prisoners of war or persons missing in actions who were Colorado residents when they entered the Armed Forces, or for children of Colorado National Guardsmen who died or were permanently disabled while on state active duty. These benefits are limited to dependents who do not qualify for federal education benefits.
Veterans Facilities in Colorado
American Legion Family Network and Support
Veterans and Active Duty Personnel
Veterans Medical Facilities in Colorado
Veterans Information on Mesothelioma
Many veterans encountered asbestos during their service and were unaware of the dangers of the mineral. Asbestos causes pleural mesothelioma, veterans account for a sizeable percentage of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma. Learn more about exposure, diagnosis, and VA benefits at Pleural Mesothelioma.com.
Additional websites on Mesothelioma
Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries
Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries. The Association is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on assisting those effected with a brain injury to be able to afford hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in order to supplement their current medical protocol. The Association works with the Rocky Mountain community to assure that our clients receive the best possible medical protocol regarding their hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Additional Websites for Veterans
13 of VA's Top Links for Vet Services 10/15/2012 09:00 AM EDT
The Veterans Health Administration wants to let Veterans know about the health support services available to them. Check out 13 of VA’s top links for Veteran services below.
If you know a Veteran, we hope you will print out this list (pdf) and give it to them. Use these health support services to maintain your physical and mental wellness:
Start here to learn what VA health benefits you are eligible for and apply for care.
Helpful Phone Numbers
Health Benefits: 877-222-VETS (8387)
Other VA Benefits: 800-827-1000
Homeless Services: 877-424-3838
Compensated Work Therapy
A vocational rehabilitation program to match and support work-ready veterans in competitive jobs.
Advocating for health promotion, disease prevention, and health education for our nation’s Veterans.
Geriatrics & Extended Care
Geriatric and extended care services for Veterans including non-institutional and institutional options.
To end Veteran homelessness within the next five years, VA offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits to assist Veterans who are homeless.
Maintaining and improving the health and well-being of Veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.
Anywhere, anytime Internet access to VA health care information and services.
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
VA’s center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Readjustment Counseling (Vet Centers)
Offers services to Veterans and their families to aid their successful transition from military to civilian life.
Improving access and quality of care for Veterans living in rural areas.
Substance Abuse Programs
Treatments addressing problems related to substance use, from unhealthy use of alcohol to life-threatening addictions.
The two sites below were suggested by Carl Rambush:
National Veterans Foundation - Massive list of veteran resources that span across many topics.
Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business - An in-depth guide for veterans who are interested in starting their own business. I really liked how it included a huge list of veterans' employment and business resources.
The above sites were suggested by various veterans organizations, including the VA. If you have trouble accessing the URL of a site or are misdirected, please contact our Post 2001 webmaster via email at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact Us link at the top of this page.