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.

Education

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.

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

Higher Education Resources for Veterans and their Families – More than 150 resources to help student veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training.

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.

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.

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.

Mesothelioma.com 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 Loans

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.