St. Bonaventure University

Resources for Veterans


American Council on Education: Military Evaluations
ACE reviews military training (courses) and experiences (occupations) with the goal of awarding equivalent college credits for those experiences. The Military Guide has more than 18,000 exhibits (15,000 courses/3,200 occupations) dating back to 1954.

American Legion
The nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization advocates continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

American Legion Family Support Network
Immediate assistance to service personnel and families affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's war on terror.

Americorps
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. 

Blue Star Families
Formed by military spouses, Blue Star Families offers a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life. 

Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and their Families
Located at the University of Southern California, CIR works to enhance the visibility and impact of research, education and outreach to inform decision-makers on policy issues affecting veterans and their families. 

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State
Tools and information to keep military families strong.

Connecticut Street Armory
Also known as the 74th Regimental Armory, this historic National Guard armory building is located in Buffalo, N.Y.

CouponFollow
Interactive Military Discount Guide helps US military and veterans find available savings and rewards programs for over 300 online websites and retail stores.

Defense Center for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Works to improve the lives of service members, families and veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care.

Department of Defense
Providing information to military members, DoD civilians, military family members, the American public, Congress, and the news media. 

Deployment and Military Medical Home Resources:
Pediatricians, both military and civilian, and other care providers with tools to address the needs of uniformed services being deployed. A resource of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dixon Center
Dixon Center addresses the challenges facing veterans and their families while seeking to anticipate and meet future needs. 

Fisher House in Albany
The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher House at the V.A. Medical Center at Albany is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care. There are 61 Fisher Houses located on 23 military installations and 22 VA medical centers in the U.S.

G.I. Jobs 
A guide to post-military success and career assistance.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Providing in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, IVMF captures best practices and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships with those committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.

Joining Community Forces
Focusing attention on community-level efforts to support service members, military families and veterans.

Josh GI Dogs 
The GI Josh Dog is a stuffed animal wearing a camouflage bandana, meant to comfort the child of a deployed service member.

Kennesaw State University Veterans Resource Center
Providing resources for military veterans as well as active and reserve military members, in addition to spouses and dependents.

Military Child Education Coalition
Advocates for inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children, who are affected by mobility, family separation, and transition issues.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission
The Compact addresses key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.

Military Child Initiative
Located at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MCI offers resources to help public schools improve education for highly mobile and vulnerable young people with a special focus on military children and their families.

Military Family Research Institute at Purdue
Works to improve the lives of service members and their families.

Military Friendly Schools 
Schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.

Military OneSource
A a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families.

National Guard Child & Youth Program
Assists National Guard children in reaching their full potential through outcome-based activities.

National Military Family Association
The voice of military families and the go-to source for government officials on military family issues.

New York National Guard Military Family Assistance Center

Family assistance specialists ready to help families on the home front, providing information and assistance to service members and their families. 

Operation Comfort Warriors
A program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. 

Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center
A camp utilized by the military for boot camp and additional activities in the WNY area.

Operation Purple
Free summer camp for military kids.

Oratorical Contest — American Legion
Presenting participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Security-Jobs.net
Information and employment resources for private security companies across the U.S. as well as detailed descriptions of popular positions in the field.

Supporting Student Veterans
A resource of the American Council on Education

The American Council on Education – Veterans 
We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.

Veterans Transition Survival Guide 
Your door to resources to help you transition to civilian life.

Committed to providing servicemen and women with a high quality education catered to your distinct needs. 

Veterans One Stop Center
WNY’s premier, community-based, independent, nonprofit collaborative, offering U.S. veterans, service members and their families the convenience of a barrier-free One-stop Center in which to access a coordinated, individualized suite of services for veterans. 

VET2VET 
A consumer/provider partnership program that utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans.

VET2VET Compeer Program
While veterans in need receive support, understanding, and encouragement in the community, trained veteran volunteers get the opportunity to engage in community service and experience self-worth by offering supportive friendship.

Victory Media
Victory means recruiting professionals in transition. If you are a college or trade school, Victory connects you to high school students and military veterans who seek to enroll. If you are an employer, Victory connects you to a renewable talent pool of technically trained civilians and military veterans.

A child welfare information gateway provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

WNYHeroes
A non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference for our veterans and troops. We offer financial assistance for disabled, Return and Recover, and multiple grant programs.

WNY I AM
The WNY Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans War Memorial is a monument dedicated to the memory of all those who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since the attacks on our country on 9/11/2001.