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The Bremer County Veterans Affairs Office provides information and assistance to all veterans in applying for federal, state and local VA benefits, as well as referrals to community resources.
Bremer County funds emergency assistance to resident beterans based on need. They provide van rides to VA medical facilities, including Iowa City VA Medical Center, the Waterloo Outpatient Clinic and to the Cedar Rapids Veterans Center. If you require travel to another facility, they can coordinate with other counties depending on your needs.
For further information, visit: Bremer County Iowa Veterans Affairs
Click on the link below for a complete database of every major college program of all accredited colleges in the U.S. that offers both full or partial online course options for Veterans who want to pursue their education. We recognize that our heroes want to balance their personal lives which include exploring different educational opportunities.
"Making the decision to go to college after leaving the military can be difficult. There are vast differences between enlisted life and college life. Going from the structure of day to day military life with your comrades to one filled with classrooms of young adults can be difficult to imagine.
The Department of Defense offers Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) to provide programs and services to those veterans and service members who want to pursue higher education. DANTES offers a plethora of information on higher education and the resources available to you."
"Online learning continues to grow rapidly, and there are now many platforms for students -- K-12 through college and career development -- to access online courses. However, many students fail to utilize techniques to get the most from online learning. We've teamed up with education experts across the country to develop the most comprehensive tools and resources to help students make decisions about degree programs, better understand the college admissions process, and find and secure financial aid and scholarships."
Veterans' Health Issues
Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government. Please visit any of the sites below to access free information about asbestos-related cancer, including guides on health care options and assistance in filing VA claims.
"Freedom from addiction can move your life forward in powerful ways. Better health, stronger relationships, steady employment and living with purpose – these are among the rewards of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Our goal at drugrehab.org is to help people reclaim their lives. It takes courage to get help for a substance abuse disorder, and addiction is not easy to overcome – especially alone."
"We provide free information to acclaimed rehab centers nationwide, and a wealth of resources on relapse and recovery."
DrugRehab.org presents a $5,000 annual scholarship to be awarded in June.
You are eligible if you are:
• 18 Years of Age
• Any Veteran or Active Member of the United States Armed Forces
• Any Direct Family Member of a Veteran or Active Member of the United States Armed Forces
• Available to Graduate and Undergraduate Students
• Available to High School Students soon to be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the U.S.
"Sleep problems are a common issue for people of all ages, but anyone diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder is more likely to experience difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Sleep disturbances and nightmares are common symptoms of PTSD, and these symptoms may even exacerbate other PTSD symptoms and make treatment more difficult."
Visit this page for more information on how to get help with chronic sleep issues.
Business & Finance
A third party organization sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Home Loan Centers is dedicated to finding veterans and active duty military affordable housing options, and making the American dream of homeownership a reality. Created in 1944, under the umbrella of the Original GI Bill, VA backed home loans have helped 20 million veterans and active duty service members secure mortgages.
For further information, visit: vahomeloncenters.org
There are 5.5 million employer businesses in the U.S., and 1 of every 14 is veteran-owned – a significant number. The skills veterans learn during their military service aren't the only advantage veteran entrepreneurs have over their civilian counterparts. Vets can take advantage of free training, education, funding and networking events.
For further information, visit: Business.com's "Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses"
An up-to-date and definitive list of educational opportunities, government resources, and funding/grants for veterans looking to start a small business or other entrepreneurial venture.
An independently verified list of brands and websites that offer active-duty military and veteran discounts, broken down by category and available in PDF format.
For further information, visit: Military & Veteran Discounts Guide