Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, 2017 Edition. The newest edition of benefits can be accessed on-line or downloaded in both English and Spanish at the following link: Federal Benefits 2017.
With the ever increasing number of AZ veterans in crisis, the Director, AZ Department of Veterans Services (ADVS) has put out a new message regarding Suicide Prevention. All are encouraged to view the ADVS Video. If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, use the ADVS Crisis Support Page to recognize warning signs, access the Veterans Crisis Line, and find helpful resources.
Within the last six months our National website has been undergoing some major changes! Of special note is our AUSA Professional Development: Programs and Resources area. Professional Development covers Programs for the ARNG, USAR, DACs/Miltechs, NCO and Soldiers, Retirees and ROTC; as well as, Resources, which include a links to AUSA Job Fairs, the Career Center, Industry Guide, Scholarships, Young Professional opportunities, professional development Live Streams, and the Army Book Program. Take some time to visit this area and find out what’s going on!
The Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law provides students the opportunity to assist current and former military service members with legal issues, including representing these individuals before local Veterans Courts and on administrative cases, as well as work on policy issues relating to military service. The Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic is a hybrid, multi-disciplinary legal clinic that provides pro bono legal services to those who have served, and their families and communities, primarily in Southern AZ.
Request your Military Service Records on-line, by mail or FAX.
The AZ Department of Economic Security (DES) Veterans Program exists to develop and support programs that increase opportunities for veterans to obtain employment and job training in Arizona. Eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and training by DES staff, as well as other employment-related services.
The ASU Gammage Salute at ASU Gammage is a partnership that allows our nation’s heroes and their families to see the best of Broadway each season. Reference their E-TICKET page to find out about discount tickets offered to veterans and their families.
The Veterans Heritage Project is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to connecting students with veterans in order to honor veterans, preserve America’s heritage and develop future leaders. VHP offers students an opportunity to learn history from veterans and hone their skills in communication, writing, technology and project management. AZ Veterans can fill out an Interview Request on-line to have their military stories captured by VHP students, for eventual repository in the Library of Congress..
A GREAT initiative that helps bring quality soldiers into the Army is the PaYS program! The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program is a strategic partnership between the US Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector agencies. The Program provides America’s youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. PaYS Partners guarantee Soldiers an interview and possible employment after the Army. Started in 2000 as an enlistment incentive for Regular Army enlisted Soldiers, this program has been expanded to include ARNG, USAR, and ROTC Cadets who incur an active duty commitment. It allows the soldier to develop skills in the military that would be useful to the company, and keeps the company in touch with what the military has to offer. This is a good deal all around! We encourage our Industry and National Partners and other companies to invest in this program. Click HERE to learn more about this program.