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Helpful Information for Veterans

My HeatlheVet (MHV)

is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information,links to Federal and VA benefits etc.

Honor Flight Network

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

Honor Flight of southern New Mexico and El Paso Tx

Our focus and priority are on honoring our most senior heroes, WWII and Korean War veterans. We do take Vietnam veterans as space allows, however, there is currently a lengthy waiting list for them.

National American Legion

The nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism, and continued devotion to our fellow service members.

My Legion

A website designed to connect members of The American Legion to their Post and Department leadership, other veterans with similar interests.

National American Legion Riders

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships.

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.

Veteran Business Ideas

Veteran Guide To Starting and Owning A Business Veteran Business Ideas | Commercial Capital Training GroupIn addition to protecting our freedom at home and abroad, U.S. veterans are returning home and strengthening our economy. In fact, 10% of all small businesses in the United States are launched and run by veterans. This translates to over 6 million created jobs and over $1 trillion in annual domestic revenue. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses have a higher success rate than other startups, which is a reflection of training, discipline, and diverse skill sets. With that, we have put together a number of business resources for veterans to help them with their continued success back home

Tax Return Filing and Payment Extensions for the Military (more)

Members of the United States armed forces are often deployed outside of the U.S. when tax time rolls around. This can make it difficult to file a tax return or make tax payments on time. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes this fact and gives many military and support personnel an extension on their tax deadlines.

Small Business Loans for Veterans

Just like other business owners, many self-employed veterans require funding to start their companies. Small business loans for veterans are available through various government-backed programs, as well as private programs, traditional banks, and other financial institutions.

ASVAB Practice Test Online

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is a required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches. Minimum scores must be met in order to be able to enlist as well as to qualify for certain jobs within the service.

Going Back to School After the Military

You have spent years serving in the military, defending your values and standing up for your country. After an honorable discharge or a shift away from active duty, you're looking to transition back into civilian life and move on to the next chapter. You know you have gained valuable skills and life experience during your military service, and you want to put those assets to good use in that next chapter. Now it's time to take the next step.

VA Disability Rates

Veterans Compensation Benefits Rate Tables

Veterans Crisis

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Planing For Life After Discharge

When you are ready to make the move away from military service and into civilian life, you face some major adjustments. It’s no secret that military life is extremely different than civilian life, and you may find that the challenges ahead of you are a bit steeper to overcome than you once thought. If you are suffering from a physical or psychological injury as a result of your service, you will find the adjustment is even bigger. So what can you do to make the transition easier?

National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is at the forefront of the issues that matter most to military families. Whether it is writing letters in support of legislation, keeping track of bills in Congress, or providing testimony, if it affects military families, we are here. We remain constantly updated on the latest issues that affect the lives of military families and provide a voice for their concerns. We care about the quality of life for military families and the issues they are faced with every day.

Best Jobs For Returning Service Members

When returning from active duty and transitioning to civilian life, one of the first things a soldier must do is find a job. While military service provides many critical skills that can translate well into civilian jobs, sometimes the transition itself and communicating those skills to a non-military hiring manager is a big challenge to overcome.

Common Disabilities Faced by Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans

Educational infographic that talks about the most common injuries Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are currently facing. My hope is that this project will help spread awareness about the suffering that many of our veterans go through and ways we can possibly help.

Honoring Our Veterans

Do you know a veteran whose service, sacrifice and patriotism have inspired you? If so, Edwards & Patterson Law invites you to nominate the veteran for an award in our 2019 Veterans' Grant Essay Contest. It is our law firm's way of expressing our appreciation to those who have fought to protect our country and the liberties that we enjoy every day.

VA Disability Calculator

Determine your combined disability percentage and average monthly payments

Retail Savings Guides

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Mesothelioma Information and Help

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PTSD Information and Help

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Addiction and Rehab Information

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Drug Dangers

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Military News

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Housing Information

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Homes For Our Troops

Homes for our Troops to build Afghanistan veteran homes

Consumer Information

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El Paso Freecycle Group

Welcome to the El Paso Freecycle group! The Freecycle Network is made up of 5,019 groups with 8,915,904 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.

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