U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
The main website for the VA to gain access to all their resources and information. This includes links to assist veterans to apply for and/or check on current services with the VA.
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) Coordinators
A directory of coordinators, by state, to find the closest VA IPVAP coordinator to you.
VA Supportive Housing HUD-VASH
HUD-VASH is a pairs HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance with VA case management and supportive services for homeless Veterans. These services are designed to help homeless Veterans and their families find and sustain permanent housing and access the health care, mental health treatment, substance use counseling, and other supports necessary to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community.
VA Assistance for Family Caregivers
The VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers offers a veteran’s caregiver support as they attend to the basic daily needs of the veteran. There are minimums standards of care needed to qualify for this program. There is a link to apply as well.
Link to request a veteran’s military service records. This includes discharge documents (DD214 or similar items), personnel records, proof of military training, awards, and assignments. Additionally, has links to request military medical/health records and procedures to obtain lost medals and awards.
Nebraska Department of Veteran Affairs
NDVA’s mission is to honor Nebraska veterans and their families by providing excellent service, assistance, and care through:
Veterans Services to help veterans identify and access federal and state benefits including disability compensation, pension and healthcare available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), as well as the Nebraska Veterans Aid fund, tuition waivers and other state services;
Nebraska State Veterans’ Homes to ensure eligible veterans and family receive the highest quality assisted living and skilled nursing care at one of four nursing homes across Nebraska; and
Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance to ensure eligible veterans and family receive an honorable final resting place maintained to the highest national standards.
VA Benefit Resources
Veterans Help Group
VA statistics show that veterans who hire an advocate to help with their VA claims tend to get more money than those that don’t. The only thing Veterans Help Group does is help veterans and their families get the veterans disability benefits and other benefits they deserve.
Job & Educational Resources
Department of Veterans Affairs Education & Training
The VA’s Education and Training website. Compare VA-approved institutions and review other information to choose the educational program that works best for you. Learn about the many options available and apply for the GI Bill.
Many of WWFS’s families also qualify for the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA). It provides up to 45 months of education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. To be eligible, you must be the son, daughter, or spouse of a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability, or who died while such a disability was in effect, or is MIA or captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or is forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power. Sons and daughters must be between the ages of 18 and 26. Spousal benefits end 10 years from the date the VA finds the spouse as eligible or from the date of death of the veteran.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources. The NRD is hosted, managed, maintained, sustained, and developed by the Defense Health Agency’s Recovery Coordination Program.
DoDTAP Transition Assistance Program
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information and training to ensure Service members transitioning from active-duty are prepared for their next step in life – whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. TAP is a cohesive, modular, outcome-based program that bolsters and standardizes the opportunities, services, and training that Service members receive to better prepare them to pursue their post-military career goals.
The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences. For Service members, SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas. For industry partners, SkillBridge is an opportunity to access and leverage the world’s most highly trained and motivated workforce at no cost. Service members participating in SkillBridge receive their military compensation and benefits, and industry partners provide the training and work experience. Many SkillBridge providers and partners also offer program opportunities to military spouses.
My Next Move for Veterans
Has some unique search tools for finding careers similar to or use the same skills your military service trained you for. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.
Apprenticeship.gov is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice. There are tools here for employers, job seekers, and education/training providers.
Pathway Financial Education
Pathway Financial Education offers free financial education and training with courses that are easily accessible for veterans. Pathway participants will have access to invaluable financial education and assistance in financial basics, money management, tax services, business management and more. WWFS has a direct partnership with Pathway to provide Small Business Grants to veterans who complete the course after graduating from the WWFS Welding Training Program.
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) provides transitioning service members, Guard, Reserves and veterans, including those with clearance, with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry. Microsoft Software and Systems Academy provides a 17-week training for high-demand careers in cloud development or cloud administration. Program graduates have an opportunity to interview for a full-time job at Microsoft or one of our hiring partners.
Cisco Military and Veterans Programs
Cisco partners to create training and career opportunities for transitioning service members, military veterans, and their spouses through a variety of programs. These initiatives include IT training and employment programs that create pathways to meaningful careers in technology. Cisco strives to raise awareness of the value of hiring veterans. Cisco offers accelerated training and career opportunities in cybersecurity, networking, programming, and more.
BAE Systems – Warrior Integration Program (WIP)
Want to work for an American defense contractor but didn’t know how to get your foot in the door, this is the jobs program for you. BAE wants veterans to apply before they even leave the military, separated veterans are still welcome, so they can start job training right away. The program offers on-the-job training at a real BAE location, along with mentorship, guidance through the transitioning process and a paycheck for three years while learning the job. When your time in the WIP is up, you will be a full BAE Systems employee.
Army Career Skills Program
The Army Career Skills Program (CSP) affords transitioning Service Members the opportunity to participate in employment skills training, on-the-job training, pre-apprenticeships, and internships with a high probability of employment in high-demand and highly-skills jobs. Participation must occur within the last 180 days of military service with an honorable discharge.
Workforce Opportunity Services
Through their Talent Acquisition Pipeline (TAP) program, WOS trains and educates in-need adults and veterans for employment opportunities with partner organizations. The TAP program is customizable to the needs of our partners with proven success across a variety of sectors such as information technology, business services, and manufacturing. Any business in America is welcome to come to WOS to fill its vacancies, and any veteran in America is welcome to come find job training and a place to work.
Workshops for Warriors
Workshops for Warriors provides all students with professional and personal development planning alongside its CNC Machining and Welding training and credentialing programs. Unlike some other programs, Workshops for Warriors requires a fee but is covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The program has a 95% success rate in training and job placement, perfect for any veteran who wants to work with their hands. Get trained and certified in four months. A DoD Skillbridge Program.
CareerStep Army Credentialing Assistance Program
CareerStep’s Army Credentialing Assistance Program pays up to $4,000 for training and exams that lead to civilian certifications and licenses. The goal is to help you gain new skills outside your Military Occupation Specialties, increase your employment opportunities after discharge, and ease your transition to civilian life.