Veteran services organizations have played an important historical role in protecting the interests of veterans. However, most of the old politicized models have failed to keep pace in addressing the concerns of new veterans. Paul Rieckhoff is building a new type of non-partisan veterans organization that aims to equip veterans with “real time information about resources they need to manage the transition back to civilian life and become leaders in their communities,” according to a recent article. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has programs supporting new veterans in health, education, employment and building a lasting community for vets and their families. Visit their website for more info on the programs offered and check out this special section profiling five IAVA members featured on the cover of TIME magazine.
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