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RESOURCES

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress(631) 543-2217
www.aaets.org

American Legionmnlegion.org

American Psychological Association (APA)1-800-964-2000
www.apa.org

American Red Cross1-877-272-7337
www.redcross.org

American Veterans (AMVETS)(301) 459-9600
www.amvets.org

Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC)www.afvclub.com

Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES)www.aafes.com

Army A-Zwww.army.mil/info/a-z

Army Benefits Center (ABC) - Civilianwww.abc.army.mil

Army Benefits and Resourceswww.military.com/benefits

Army Community Service (ACS)www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/personal-assistance/army-community-service

Army Continuing Education Systemwww.goarmyed.com

Army Emergency Relief (AER)www.aerhq.org

Army Knowledge On-line (AKO)www.army.mil

Army Reservewww.goarmy.com/reserve.html

Army Well-Beingwww.nationalguard.mil/About-the-Guard/Army-National-Guard/Resources/Soldier-Resources/Well-Being

Army Wounded Warrior (AW@) Program1-800-237-1336, press 1
email: AW2@hoffman.army.mil
www.wtc.army.mil/modules/veterans/v2-aw2EligibilityEnrollment.html

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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rateswww.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Family Resourceswww.btyr.org/families.html

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Spouse Resourceswww.btyr.org/spouses.html

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)(202) 371-8880
www.bva.org

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Department of Minnesotawww.bluestarmothers.org

Books for Soldierswww.booksforsoldiers.com
Free to soldiers with military mailing address

Brain Injury Association of America1-800-444-6443
www.biausa.org

CareerOneStopwww.careeronestop.org/Veterans

CAREERwise Educationcareerwise.minnstate.edu

Casualty Assistance1-800-626-3317

https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/Casualty%20Assistance%20Centers%20Locator

Center for Disease Controlwww.cdc.gov

Center for Women Veteranswww.va.gov/womenvet

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network(612) 624-8181
email: cyf@umn.edu
cyfar.org

Commissarywww.commissaries.com

Credit Card Solutions1-888-567-8688

Credit Reports
Equifax
Experian
TransUnion

www.annualcreditreport.com 1-877-322-8228
www.equifax.com 1-800-685-1111
www.experian.com 1-888-397-3742
www.transunion.com 1-800-680-7289

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Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)1-800-538-9552
CA only:
1-800-334-4162
AK and HI only:
1-800-527-5602
www.tricare.mil/DEERS

Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS)1-888-332-7411
www.dfas.mil

Department of Defense (DoD)www.defenselink.mil

Department of Health and Human Serviceswww.hhs.gov

Department of Homeland Securitywww.ready.gov


1-800-497-6261

Domestic Violence24-hour crisis intervention line
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY
1-800-787-3224
www.ndvh.org

Education Scholarships / DANTES Testing Education Svcs Specialist (ESS)www.scholarships.com
www.dantes.doded.mil/service-members/index.html

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve(ESGR)1-800-336-4590
www.esgr.org

Federal Employment

www.usajobs.gov

Federal Taxeswww.irs.gov

Federal Trade Commissionwww.ftc.gov

Finance/Pay USAR Pay Issues Direct Deposit Questions1-888-332-7411
1-888-729-2769
www.dfas.mil

First Call for Help211
1-800-HELP-555 (435-7555)
www.211.org

Fisher House Federation1-888-294-8560
www.fisherhouse.org

Food and Drug Administrationwww.fda.gov

Free Urns for VeteransEmail: free.urns@gmail.com
www.freeurnsforveterans.org

General Community Resourcesminnesotahelp.info

Gold Star Motherswww.goldstarmoms.com

Gold Star Wiveswww.goldstarwives.org

Government Benefitswww.firstgov.gov

Homeland Securitywww.dhs.gov/index.shtm

Homeless & Wounded Warriors-MNwww.homelessandwoundedwarriors-mn.org

Housing Assistance (State Soldiers Assistance)State Soldier's Assistance Program (SSAP)

ID Cards RAPIDS Locatorwww.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl

International Critical Incident Stress Foundationwww.icisf.org

Intl Society for Traumatic Stress Studies(202) 232-6682
www.istss.org

IRS - Federal Tax Information1-800-829-1040
www.irs.gov

Military Benefitswww.military.com/benefits

Military OneSource1-800-342-9647
Overseas
1-800-342-9647
Collect from outside US
(484) 530-5908
TTY/TDD
1-800-346-9188
in Spanish
1-877-888-0727
email: mfrc@militaryonesource.mil
www.militaryonesource.mil
NEW - personalized user ID and Password

Military One Source for Families www.militaryonesource.mil

Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) www.tricare.mil/mtf

Minnesota Disabled Veterans www.davmn.org

Military Order of the Purple Heart 

www.budget.state.mn.us/budget/operating/200405/rec_rev1/purple_heart.pdf

MN Military Appreciation Fundthankmntroops.org/l

MN Military Family Assistance Centers 

www.beyondtheyellowribbon.org/family-assistance-centers.html

MN National Guard Family Programs

www.minnesotanationalguard.org/families

Minnesota State system www.minnstate.edu/military/index.html

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) www.armymwr.com

My Pay Army Reserve
1-877-462-7782 mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx

My Health Vet www.myhealth.va.gov

National Amputation Foundation (NAF) (516) 887-3600
www.nationalamputation.org

National Association of Child Care Resources
and Referral Agencies 1-800-424-2246
childcareaware.org

National Mental Health Association 1-800-969-NMHA (6642)
www.nmha.org/military-mental-health

National Organization for Victim Assistance(202) 232-6682
www.trynova.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)1-877-739-3895
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
www.nsvrc.org/saam

Operation Hero Miles www.fisherhouse.org (click on Hero Miles)

Operation Military Child Care (OMCC) 1-800-424-2246
www.childcareaware.org

Operation Purple www.nmfa.org

Operation READY www.myarmyonesource.com

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)1-800-424-8200
www.pva.org

Post-Deployment Clinical Guidance1-866-559-1627
www.pdhealth.mil/clinical-guidance/

Post-Deployment Health Assessments www.pdhealth.mil/clinical-guidance/deployment-health-assessments

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) National Center www.ptsd.va.gov

Public Affairs(612) 726-3010
1-800-843-2769 ext. 3010

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Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
www.rainn.org

Reserve Affairs www.defenselink.mil/ra

Resource-Jobs for Vets www.resource-mn.org

Small Business Administration www.sba.gov

Social Security Administration Veterans Business 1-800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov
www.sba.gov/vets

Soldiers' Angels www.soldiersangels.org

Special Needs and Information on Military Children www.militarychild.org

"Stars and Stripes" Newspaper www.stripes.com

Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat www.beyondtheyellowribbon.org/strong-bonds-

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Tax Guide for Armed Forces  www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3.pdf

Tax Benefits www.revenue.state.mn.us/military-service-members

Temporary Lodging www.offdutytravel.com

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)ThriftLine 1-877-968-3778
TDD 1-877-847-4385
www.tsp.gov

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

1-800-959-TAPS
www.taps.org

Traumatic Service Members' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) 1-800-237-1336
benefits.va.gov/insurance/tsgli.asp

TRICAREwww.tricare.mil/ContactUs.aspx

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

Call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1


www.tricare.mil/ContactUs/CallUs/NAL.aspx

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USA Cares1-800-773-0387
www.usacares.org

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (USACHPPM)

1-800-222-9698
phc.amedd.army.mil

U.S. Government1-800-333-4636
www.firstgov.gov

U.S. Vets(310) 348-7600
www.usvetsinc.org

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)www.esgr.org

Uniformed Services University Center for Traumatic Studieswww.cstsonline.org/fact-sheet-menu/military

Vet Center Offices by Statewww.vetcenter.va.gov

Veteran's Employment Service (MN CareerForce)mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/veteran-services

Veterans' Employment Training Services (VETS)(212) 352-6184
www.dol.gov/dol/vets

Veterans Preference Points-State Information

www.mdva.state.mn.us/vetspref.htm

Veterans Wilderness Training Trips wildernessinquiry.org/tag/veterans/

VA Health Care Enrollment Information www.va.gov/health/index.asp

VFW www.vfw.state.mn.us/index.html

Women Veterans Health Programwww.va.gov/womenvet

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