Links for Veterans

Important Links

OVS Facebook Page – Office of Veterans Services Facebook Page

Department of Veteran Affairs – For more information on Veteran issues and benefits. Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) website.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Honolulu Regional Office – Information on happenings at the Honolulu Regional Office under Local Events and Happenings.

Department of Veteran Affairs: VA Pacific Island Healthcare System(VAPIHCS) – Link to VAPIHCS, Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center, website.

Department of Veteran Affairs: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) – Link to the Punchbowl website.

Business Resources

Starting a Veteran Owned Business – How to start a Small Business – A Veteran’s SMB Guide with Tools and Financial Resources

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Guide for Contractors – In 1999, Congress passed the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act


Department of Veteran Affairs – Education and Training. Find out more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill and take the CareerScope a interest and aptitude assessment.

Financial Aid for Military & Veterans – This page describes financial aid options for military personnel and veterans pursuing a college education.

Ultimate Guide to Financial Aid and FAFSA for College Students – This in-depth guide gives college students the resources they need to apply for the FAFSA and fund their college costs.

GI Bill for a Coding Bootcamp –  The GI Bill can pay for vocational programs, such as EMT training, as well as coding bootcamps.

Learning How To Learn – The Difficult Art of Studying. There is no “right” way to study, but there’s probably a way that works best for you.

Military Friendly Colleges – All service members and veterans should choose a military-friendly college that accepts VA benefits.

Opportunities for Military Nurses – This guide explores the steps required to become a military nurse, prerequisites by military branch, and benefits of pursuing a military nursing career.

Scholarships for Veterans – Veterans looking to continue their education and further their careers have many options for scholarships and financial aid.

Job/Employment Websites

Veteran Affair Careers & Employment – Get help transitioning to a civilian career and matching your skills and experiences to VA job opportunities.

VA For Vets – Created to provide our Nation’s Veterans with the tools necessary to translate their military skills to civilian skills, take career assessments, build their resumes, consult with coaches and conduct job searches.

Veterans’ Employment & Training Service – Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS). Information provided by U.S. Department of Labor.

NovoResume – Veteran’s Guide to Job Search in 2020 – Transitioning from military to civilian lifestyle is far from easy. You’re not used to the whole job-search process: creating a resume, matching it with a cover letter, going through the whole interview process. The whole thing can seem pretty scary! Worry not, though, in this guide, we’ll teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to transition into a civilian position!

Resume Builder – Offers free, HR-approved resume templates to help you create a professional resume in minutes. Choose from several template options and even pre-populate a resume from your LinkedIn profile. Create an account to save your progress and multiple versions, plus download as a PDF.

Assisted Living in Hawaii/Homelessness

Assisted Living in Hawaii – This guide covers everything you need to know about assisted living in the Aloha State.

Emergency Housing Guide – The following guide examines the problem of homelessness among older adults and offers a comprehensive list of emergency housing resources.

Medical Information

Medicare Plans Resource for Veterans –  If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities. is dedicated to providing the latest medical information on mesothelioma, spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and providing victims with free resources.  You can find out more information about Veteran exposure and State of Hawaii exposure.

Mesothelioma Guide – Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government.

Mesothelioma Hope – Over 30% of people diagnosed with mesothelioma are United States military veterans. Every branch of the Armed Forces relied on asbestos for decades, not knowing it could cause mesothelioma and other deadly diseases. Today, veterans with mesothelioma can file for VA benefits and legal compensation.

Mesothelioma for Veterans – Members of the armed forces who develop mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions after exposure to the mineral in the military qualify for special financial benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These include disability compensation, special monthly compensation and service-connected death benefits for surviving family members.

VA Financial Information

Discounts and Financial Resources for Military Families – Resources that will help the families of Military and Veterans to get Discounts.

Best VA Mortgage Lenders – U.S. News conducted an in-depth review of leading mortgage companies that offer VA loans. The analysis was based on each lender’s product offerings, customer service ratings and qualification requirements. U.S. News picked the top finisher in different categories, so readers can find the lender that best fits their needs.

Maximize Your Military Retirement and Benefits – Gain knowledge on how best to make your retirement work, transition into, adapt to and thrive in the next phase of life with great success.