Links

The purpose of the following list of websites is to help provide information concerning benefits, services and other subjects relating to veterans and their families. This is not a complete list and we welcome any suggestions in regards to other websites that may have value. Click on the names below to visit their websites.

Ohio National Guard
Complete guide to information about the Ohio National Guard.

Freedom Alliance
Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization which sponsors numerous program activities aimed at supporting and honoring our service members and their families. Freedom Alliance is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a public charity organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

Honor Flight Columbus
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – WW II survivors along with those other veterans that may be terminally ill. We are aggressively expanding our programs to other cities across the nation in 2007. Based on recent statistics, we are losing WW II veterans at the rate of 1200 per day. Honor Flight will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and, very importantly, our senior heroes travel absolutely free. Subsequent to the WW II veterans, our efforts will then focus on our Korean and then Vietnam veterans, honoring them similarly.

Honor Flight
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – WW II survivors along with those other veterans that may be terminally ill. We are aggressively expanding our programs to other cities across the nation in 2007. Based on recent statistics, we are losing WW II veterans at the rate of 1200 per day. Honor Flight will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and, very importantly, our senior heroes travel absolutely free. Subsequent to the WW II veterans, our efforts will then focus on our Korean and then Vietnam veterans, honoring them similarly.

Vietnam Veterans of America
The only national Vietnam veteran’s organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans.

Disabled Veterans of America
This organization funds and operates programs that service veterans throughout the United States and its territories and possessions to help build better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

Franklin County Veterans Service Commission
Provide advice and assistance to veterans, active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and their dependents in obtaining benefits and entitlements from federal, state, and local agencies; and to provide immediate financial assistance when necessary and appropriate.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

2016 Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Stand Downs typically provide services to homeless Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
A worldwide resource that provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits and VA facilities worldwide.

City of Columbus Department of Veterans Affairs
The City of Columbus, Department of Veterans Affairs’ main priority is to our City Employees and making sure their rights and benefits are being protected. We also sponsor an outreach program for military and veteran’s families called Operation Unity, assist with the local Flag Day ceremonies, Veterans Day, the annual Stand Down program, and provides assistance with referrals.

Governor’s Office of Veterans Affairs
To assist Ohio veterans through advocacy, legislation, service and community support. The Governor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (GOVA) has a wide range of responsibilities, including those defined in section 5902.02 of the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.).

Chalmers R. Wylie Veterans Clinic, Columbus Ohio
Provides a full range of ambulatory healthcare services. These include audiology, cardiology, dental, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, hemodialysis, laboratory medicine, nutrition, ophthalmology, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, primary care, psychiatry (including a Day Treatment Center and , Substance Abuse Treatment), psychology, pulmonary, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, social services, surgery and urology.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Online Applications
The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Applications) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website, that enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet. U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation, pension, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Provides acute and chronic psychiatric services, primary and secondary medical services, and a wide range of nursing home care services to the veterans residing primarily in southeastern and south central Ohio.

The Virtual Wall
This site is a virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Information concerning Vietnam War casualties are listed by home of record.

Fore Hope
Fore Hope provides a therapeutic approach to golf. Programs available for all ages, disabilities and economic backgrounds. Fore Hope’s expanded relationships with the medical, military and golf communities will better serve more people with disabilities.

Ohio Veterans Home Agency
Provides a safe, healthful, home environment for eligible Ohio veterans under the authority of Chapter 5907 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Ohio Veterans Home is dedicated to “serving those who served” with a safe living environment for residents so they can achieve their highest level of functional ability.

Military Veterans Educational Foundation
Military/Veterans Educational Foundation (MilVets) established an educational scholarship program for the surviving loved ones of military service men or women who have lost their lives while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq. MilVets sponsors the Annual Armed Forces Day Parade & Luncheon in Columbus to honor service men and women currently serving, as well as those who have served in the military.

National Amputation Foundation
Offers valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. The Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart
Purpose and objectives —To raise funds for service, welfare, and rehabilitation work in connection with the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. (a congressionally chartered veterans organization), those who are eligible for membership therein, or any wounded, disabled and/or handicapped veteran, his widow, orphan or survivors, For the support and maintenance of liaison services in any or all offices of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, soldier’s homes or other administration of veteran’s affairs wherever and whenever deemed necessary.

United States Veterans Association
An independent non government association that engages and supports veterans in many ways within the local community.

Military.com
The largest online military destination, offering free resources to connect millions to the benefits of service.

Veterans First Foundation
The mission of “VETERANS FIRST!” is to facilitate fulfillment of the needs of the veterans of the United States armed services in their dealings with the Veterans Administration (VA) and to otherwise help meet their needs.

Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund
The Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund was founded by and for Vietnam veterans. The Fund is committed to serving today’s needy veterans and their families by awarding grants to organizations that address essential employment, housing, education and medical needs.

Blinded Veterans Association
Specifically established to promote the welfare of blinded veterans. All legally blind veterans are eligible for BVA’s help whether they became blind during or after active duty.

Motts Military Museum
The mission of Motts Military Museum is to: “To educate the public on the importance of America’s military past through the documentation, collection, interpretation, and preservation of tangible artifacts and personal stories of the men and women who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces.”

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame seeks to recognize veterans for their countless contributions to society. The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is not a military hall of fame. Those selected for the honor of induction are veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and who have continued to serve and inspire their fellow man with their deeds and accomplishments throughout their lifetime

Department of Veterans Affairs Burial & Memorials
Facts and information concerning burial benefits, headstones & markers, military funerals etc.

The Ohio Valley Military Society
The primary endeavor of the Society is to promote the study and collecting of historic military artifacts by sponsoring three regular shows a year in the Ohio Valley area.

The Mesothelioma Group
Information about service-connected exposure to asbestos is essential for veterans who served in all branches of the military. Affected veterans are entitled to compensation and benefits from the Veterans Administration. Veterans are the most at-risk group for developing mesothelioma. They account for 30% of all mesothelioma patients, but only 8% of the entire population. The military’s widespread use of asbestos from the 1930s to the 1970s exposed veterans to large amounts of asbestos containing materials.

Ohio Patriot Guard
The Ohio Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. If you share this respect, please join us.

Addiction Resource
Raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps young adults stay drug-free

HealthCorps
Promotes healthy living among teens