Veteran Suicide Prevention Video

#22ADAY - Veteran Suicide Prevention

ADVS Director Wright says, “Suicide can be prevented, and how we do it is as a community.” Please view this timely video message regarding preventing veteran suicides.
Women Veterans Expo

2018 Women Vets Expo

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH ADVS! August 25 - Save The Date! Register now to join us for a Women Veterans' Expo at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ, on Saturday, August 25.
ADVS Online Payment Portal

ADVS Online Payments

We've made it easier than ever to donate to MFRF and get a tax credit, donate to any of several ADVS-managed, veteran-supportive charitable funds, and pay AZ veteran cemetery interment fees. Check it out!
Two New AZ State Veteran Homes

AZ Vet Homes

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Home Construction Grant Program has approved construction costs for 80-bed skilled-nursing veteran homes in both Flagstaff and Yuma.
Arizona Veterans - Be Connected

Be Connected

We’re glad you’re here. If you’re a service member, veteran or family member looking for support, information or resources, please click for details!
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Get Your DD214

GOT YOUR DD214? Following your discharge from military service, your DD214 is THE Number One document needed to access so many Veteran Benefits. Get yours here!
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Native American Settlement Fund

The Native American Veterans Income Tax Settlement Fund (NASF) was established July 1, 2016. The Department of Veterans’ Services may only accept claims for processing through December 31, 2019.
Veterans' Benefit Counseling Locations

Veteran Benefits

Our Veterans Benefits Counselors (VBC's) provide information and assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors enabling your on-ramp to federal and state benefits. Use our Office Locator and call your nearest office to make an appointment.
Hire a Veteran

Veteran Employment

Opportunities for Veterans' Employment and Job Training in Arizona are primary objectives of ADVS. Whether you are rejoining the private sector from the military, or need some extra help with a career change, we'd like to help.
AZ Veteran Homelessness

Veteran Homelessness

ADVS takes seriously its challenge of assisting Homeless Veterans in finding safe shelter. Please review our Sustaining Action Plan...

MFRF Tax Credit Donation

Military Family Relief Fund - 2018
MFRF 2018 is now taking donations! How do I donate to the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF)? Donate Online Now - Just Click the TAX CREDIT...

Be Connected Veterans!

WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!

Whether you’re a service member, veteran or family member seeking support, information or resources:

Call 1-866-4AZ-VETS

Visit www.beconnectedaz.org

Suicide Prevention

CONTACT HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255

TEXT "HELP" to 838255 on your cell

VISIT www.veteranscrisisline.net

Are you a veteran suffering from PTSD, sexual assault, or depression?

Visit Our Crisis Support Page

Latest News

Veteran Suicide Prevention Video

ADVS Suicide Prevention Video linkJune 2018: As ADVS Director Wright says, “Suicide can be prevented, and how we do it is as a community.” Please view this video message regarding preventing veteran suicides. 

Click on the image at left to view the video, and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel when you visit us.

 

Veteran Homes Funded

Arizona to get two new veteran homesApril 2018: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Home Construction Grant Program has approved construction costs for 80-bed skilled-nursing veteran homes in Flagstaff and Yuma. The new Arizona State Veteran Homes will hold four 16-bed long-term care units and one memory care unit. This grant will fund 65 percent of the construction costs.

Click on the image at left to read all the details!

New Veteran ID Card

Veteran ID Card imageNov 2017: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for veterans. 

Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions), will be able to apply for the ID card.

Click on the image at left to read details and get your own VIC!

Here's a direct link to the VIC application page.

ADVS Monthly Update - 2017 August

ADVS Newsletter imageWe hope you will enjoy our ADVS Monthly Update for July/August 2017. Click HERE or on the thumbnail image at left, to open the full-color PDF document, which may be printed for sharing with others. Or send your friends to this web page!

See you in two months with more news and photos from the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services. But why wait? Are you friends with ADVS on Facebook? Why not? There's more news and information online there. How about Twitter? Check out our social media connections online HERE.

ADVS State of the Department Video - Summer 2017

ADVS Summer 2017 State of the Department imageAug 2017: Lights! Camera! Action! Our Summer 2017 State of the Department interview video provides ADVS' constituents and staff alike with a recap of department activities over the past year, with a preview of things to come. Click on the image at left to watch online now!

Updates

Help a Homeless Veteran

If you are a homeless veteran, at-risk of homelessness or a provider trying to assist a homeless veteran, please call the National Homeless Veterans Resource line at: 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838).

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Wreaths Across America

The wreath laying is now held annually on the second Saturday of December. December 13, 2008 was unanimously voted by the US Congress as “Wreaths Across America Day”. Wreaths Across America would not be successful without the help of the...

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ADVS Veteran Toolkit Program

July 2017: The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is proud to launch the Veteran Tool Kit Program. It was created to help unemployed veterans get the supplies they need to start working. Surveyed veterans repeatedly said they were ready to work, but needed a few things to get them there, ranging from boots and tools to bicycles.

Click HERE to read about the program.

Arizona Veteran Employment - Roadmap - Home

Click image to view Roadmap as PDF documentArizona is home to more than 625,000 service members and veterans from all branches and eras of service. These individuals and their families have proven to be a valuable asset to our state and our workforce. 

Military Family Relief Fund - 2018

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MFRF 2018 is now taking donations!

How do I donate to the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF)?

AZ Vet Homes

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Home Construction Grant Program has approved construction costs for 80-bed skilled-nursing veteran homes in both Flagstaff and Yuma.

Veteran Homelessness

ADVS takes seriously its challenge of assisting Homeless Veterans in finding safe shelter. Please review our Sustaining Action Plan...

NASF - Native American Settlement Fund

NASF LogoBackground

On November 22, 2000, the United States Justice Department issued a memo declaring that the taxation and withholding of state income taxes from active duty military pay of Native Americans domiciled on their reservation was impermissible. 

Staff Landing Page - Jump

All your favorite ADVS links on the Staff Landing Page

AVMC Camp Navajo - Dedication

AVMC Camp NavajoJoin us onsite Saturday, June 11, 10am, for the Dedication of Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo. Distinguished speakers include: 

* Wanda Wright, Col., USAF, Ret., AZDVS Director

* Jerry Nabours, Mayor - City of Flagstaff

Arizona Gold Star Military Medal

Arizona Gold Star Military MedalThe Arizona State Legislature has created the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal to honor Arizona members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who have been killed in action since Arizona became a State on February 14, 1912. 

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