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External Links

Government Websites


Athens VA Services Office: This website specifically addresses VA services in Athens County.


GI Bill: This web link provides information about the GI Bill and education benefits.


OEF/OIF Service Members: This is a resource specifically for those veterans who have served in OEF/OIF.


Ohio Attorney General: This is a web resource for military members and veterans by the Ohio Attorney General.


OHIO CARES: This is a collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the behavioral health of returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families.


Ohio Higher Education Veterans Initiatives


Ohio Means Veterans Jobs


Ohio Means Jobs


Ohio Department of Veterans Services


Ohio National Guard: This is a resource fro those interested in the Ohio National Guard.


Monthly Housing Allowance Calculator


US Department of Justice-Know Your Rights: If you've been seriously injured while on active duty, make sure to read this publication that explains your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also provides information on where to get assistance.


US Department of Veterans Affairs: This website provides important information related to veteran services, such as the GI Bill and health care. 


Veterans Benefits: This web page provides useful links to various veterans' benefits, such as education, compensation and life insurance. 


National Organizations


Disabled American Veterans (DAV): This non-profit organization works to better the lives on American veterans who are disabled.


Student Veterans of America (SVA): This organization serves as a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Ohio University has a chapter of SVA on campus. To get involved, contact Brant Sutphin.


The American Legion: This is the nation's largest veteran service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW):

This organization has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives on millions through its community service programs and special projects.


American Veterans (AMVETS): This is one of America's foremost veterans services organizations. They are best known for the work of their National Service Officers (NSO) who help veterans file claims with the VA.


Ohio American Veterans (AMVETS): This is for Ohio veterans and is one of America’s foremost veterans services organizations. They are best known for the work of their National Service Officers (NSO) who help veterans file claims with the VA.


Other helpful resources


Executive Gateway: This professional development site is especially helpful for those seeking executive job positions.


Federal Careers: This is a job site that specializes in helping veterans find the right career.


GI Bill: The American Legion serves veterans and service members by providing them with information on the GI Bill.


HMS Technologies, Inc: This advanced IT system integrator has been contracted to do a study of OEF/OIF veterans. This is a one-stop-shop for military service members with information about benefits, advice columns and everything military.


Military to College Guide: This handbook was created by Student Veterans of America to help veterans entering college.


Veterans Guide to Ohio University: Compiled by an Ohio University student veteran, this handbook provides an overview of resources in the Athens area and offers tips specifically for student veterans and military personnel studying at Ohio University.


Recruit Military: This website is dedicated to helping veterans achieve professional success.


Today's GI Bill: This is yet another helpful resource in navigating through the new GI Bill.


Selecting a Major: Are you still trying to decide on a major? Visit this University College web page for helpful tips!


Vets 4 Warriors: Vets 4 Warriors is a free and confidential support system for veterans. They provide support via email, live chat, or telephone. All support staff are veterans although this service is not affiliated directly with the military or the VA.


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OHIO University is a Military Friendly School

Ohio University is proud to be a Military Friendly School. Of 8,000 institutions surveyed, only the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide received this designation. OHIO will continue working to improve the experiences of its student veterans and military personnel.

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