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Veterans Valuable Links

For additional information:
Contact the Veterans Administration - Western Regional Office
P.O. Box 888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

Toll-free Phone Number for Students:  1-888-442-4551
Or visit their website.

For Enrollment Verification:
Call 1-877-823-2378 or go to GI Bill website (WAVE link)

Other Important Websites that may be of assistance to Veterans Include:

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/

The Veterans Service Organizations Directory
www.va.gov/vso

Department of Defense
www.defenselink.mil

California Department of Veteran Affairs
www.calvet.ca.gov

Military Transcripts - as of March 2013, AARTS (Army transcripts), SMART (navy transcript) and Coast Guard Institute Transcript have transitioned to the Joint Services Transcript (JST).  The JST is a uniform transcript of all military training and experience for service members of all branches, except the Air Force, which has its own, regionally accredited transcript.  This new electronic transcript service includes Officer and Warrant Officer training, joint military training conducted by other services, and DANTES funded test scores.  Here are the web links - please note that if the links below prompt a security warning, simply accept the security certificate or follow the instructions to add an exception to your browser:
Air Force - Air University/Community College of the Air Force
Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines - Joint Service Transcript (JST)

Veterans Online Application Website
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp

Transition Assistance Program
http://www.benefits.va.gov/tap/

Returning Service Members
http://www.oefoif.va.gov

Troops to Teachers
http://www.proudtoserveagain.com

Give An Hour
http://www.giveanhour.org

The Soldiers' Project, Sacramento
http://www.thesoldiersproject.org

The Vet Center
1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 390, Sacramento, CA 95825 -- (916) 566-7430
Federally funded counseling agency that provides support and treatment to veterans and their families.  Full counseling services including individual, marriage, family and child treatment. Treatment for PTSD and alcohol and drug counseling. Job and education counseling and employment support. The Vet Center supports social activities for vets and families in the community.  Support groups are held there in the evenings. Open Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.  Call or walk-in for an appointment.

American Corporate Partners-Veteran Mentoring
Connecting US Veterans to Business Leaders through Mentorships and Online Career Advice
http://acp-usa.org/

Women Veterans Alliance
WVA's mission is to empower women that have served or are currently serving through networking, career and professional development, and mentorship.
WVA meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at locations throughout the greater Sacramento area.  The meeting is open to any women that have served or are currently serving.
http://www.womenveteransalliance.org/

MoneyGeek - resources for Veterans pertaining to jobs/careers, scholarships and financial aid, housing benefits:
http://www.moneygeek.com/careers/resources/veterans-job-search-guide/ 
http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/financial-aid-guide-for-veterans/
http://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/veterans-benefits-for-housing-guide/

GoGRAD - Scholarships, Resources & Tips for Navigating the Application Process for Military Veterans:
http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/

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