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How to receive Military records.
Click here- NARA | eVetRecs

How to Apply for a VA Home Loan  
Aside from the veteran's certificate of eligibility and the VA-assigned appraisal, the application process is not much different than any other type of mortgage loan. From your Guide.

The DD-214  
This form is issued to Veterans by the DoD. You can download it, or request it online, and you can get a copy. Here's information on how. From your Guide.
     Reconstructing lost/destroyed DD-214s - Codes used on DD-214s

Compensation & Pension Benfits
Description of benefits, eligibility and application process. All explained here by the VA.

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
The powerful House of Representatives committee that looks out for the interests of Veterans in the lawmaking process.

Servicemember's Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI), Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (RH). Benefits and how to apply. From the VA web site.

National Veterans' Cemetery System
From the VA - complete information and statistics on the National Cemetery System. Includes locations and phone numbers of facilities.

World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served in the armed forces and Merchant Marine of the United States during World War II and acknowledging the commitment and achievement of the entire nation. 

Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Through the Commemoration Partner Program, we hope to reach out to honor ALL Korean War veterans. In this grass-roots effort intended to embrace the nearly 1.8 million veterans who served in the Korean War.

The Virtual Wall - Vietnam Memorial
All 58,196 names with detailed information and audio remembrances on a wonderful Web site. "...Never forget the names, the names, the names - for they hold the answer."

Center for Women Veterans
To assure that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans, the VA presents these resources.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A great site from the National Parks Service. Includes pictorial coverage, history, and design of the VVM, a guide to locating Veterans' names, and much more.

Presidential Memorial Certificate for Deceased American Veterans
Every American family that has a deceased member who served in the military should apply to the White House for a Memorial Certificate. Regardless of when a veteran served or cause of death every family is entitled to receive a Memorial Certificate from the President of the United States.

The American Legion Magazine, a recognized leader among national general-interest publications, is published monthly by The American Legion for its 2.9 million members. Members automatically receive a year's subscription with the payment of one year's dues. These military-service veterans, working through 15,000 community-level Posts, dedicate themselves to God and country and traditional American values; a strong national defense; adequate and compassionate care for veterans, and their widows and orphans; community service; and the wholesome development of our nationís youths.


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