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This page is dedicated to web sites and links that are of particular interest and value to active duty, veterans, and their families. If you know of others, or find broken links, send them to me at: webmaster@postfallspost143.org and I'll include them here. Check back often as this list continues to grow.


1.  This link is to the US Government va benefits site:

http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/

 

2.  This is the link to Idaho state Division of Veterans Services: Lots of very useful links here too

http://www.veterans.idaho.gov/

 

3.  The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/

 

4.  This site explains a program that focuses on increasing the aerospace / aviation / manufacturing training capacity at 11 community and technical colleges in Washington State including Spokane Community College (SCC).  The project is administered at SCC and has a vet from our post on staff!

https://www.scc.spokane.edu/TechEd/AirWashington/Home.aspx

 

5.  A short-term training option that has the benefit of a grant offsetting some costs currently is pre-apprentice lineworker training. (expect to relocate / travel for employment).  Tough 4-month course but can lead to a good paying, rewarding career. This is through SCC too so contact Pat for more information.

http://www.scc.spokane.edu/?avista

 

6.This is a very interesting site for those who would like to find information on ancestors who fought in our military from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. It's a searchable site and very interesting even if you aren't looking for military records.

http://www.fold3.com/

 

7. This is the FEMA disaster preparedness booklet in pdf format. It is so much more than just a list of supplies. 

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/areyouready_full.pdf

 

8. Here's an interesting article on the DOD's review of PTSD.

http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/189959/legion-applauds-dod-review-ptsd-cases

 

9. BrainandSpinalCord.org was created and sponsored by the Swope Rodante law firm as a knowledge-base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivorsTheir mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury for veteran survivors. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress, as well as loss of wages. Go here for more information:

http://brainandspinalcord.org./

 

10. Here is a good article on veteran well-being and statistics, and also an informational site for veterans:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pedro-c-moreno/veterans-home_b_1823620.html

 

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