Every week, VA sends a weekly newsletter called #VetResources that is filled with valuable content – including free resources, important updates and discounts for Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors.
While VA makes no endorsements of the privately offered resources, we share them to generate awareness of all that is available to the Veteran community.
So, here are the Top 10 most popular Veteran resources from 2021:
- Veteran discounts available year-round
A comprehensive list of Veteran and military discounts (last verified October 2021) that are good all year round and are updated based on additional awareness.
- Veterans, Gold Star Families get free entrance to National Parks, Refuges, other public lands
Entrance fees for National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites, as well as standard amenity recreation fees for the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers locations, are waived for current military service members and their dependents, Veterans and Gold Star Families.
- Guitars for Vets offers lessons, guitar for Veterans
Guitars for Vets (G4V) presents an instruction program designed for Veterans working through physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of emotional distress to help improve communication, coordination and interpersonal skills.
- Free tax preparation, electronic filing services
A list of links to free tax preparation and electronic tax filing services for current and former members of the military.
- RallyPoint provides networking, and access to counseling, job, mentorship services
A social network by, for and about service members and Veterans, RallyPoint provides such services as mentorship, job placement and access to counseling.
- Free Veteran training for Microsoft Software and Systems Academy
The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy offers free, formal training in some of technology’s most in-demand roles to the military and Veteran community.
- Register your SNAP EBT card on Amazon for exclusive benefits, discounts
Amazon offers SNAP EBT acceptance, competitive prices, wide selection and free shipping options to improve the grocery shopping experience, including free access to Amazon Fresh and exclusive discounts on essential items.
- Experience live events through Vet Tix
Vet Tix provides free tickets to Veterans and service members for a wide variety of events, including professional and collegiate sports, concerts, rodeos, festivals and more.
- Together We Served launches new “Veteran Finder” app
Together We Served recently launched a free “Veteran Finder” app to find and connect with the network’s 2.1 million Veteran members.
- Find your next job with help from an American Corporate Partners mentor
American Corporate Partners (ACP) works with post-9/11 Veterans to help them find meaningful employment after military service.
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