Women Veterans Expo

AZ Women Vets Expo

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH ADVS! Register now for our Saturday, September 30, Women Veterans' Expo at Yuma - Arizona Western College.
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Department Review - 2017 August

VIDEO INTERVIEW: ADVS Director Col. Wanda Wright is interviewed by agency PIO Nicole Baker, to provide an informative and friendly update on the department with a glimpse of what's to come.
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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!
Arizona Gold Star Military Medal

Gold Star Medal

IN HONORED MEMORY: This heirloom medal is available to families of Arizona's veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
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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, 2017.
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...
Veteran Tool Kit

Veteran Tool Kit - New!

ADVS has launched the Veteran Tool Kit Program to help unemployed veterans get the supplies they need to start working. Check it out here...
Arizona Veterans - Be Connected

Veterans Connect

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!

Arizona Veteran Survey

FIRST AZ COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY

How many of our 600,000 Arizona service members, veterans and their family members will...

Take the Survey by August 31

www.azveteransurvey.org

 

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

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!

Web Benefits Sessions

ADVS Web BenefitsJuly 2017: Veterans Benefits Counselors (VBCs) from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) are now using web cameras to complete appointments with veterans, their families and caretakers. VBCs can live chat with people to help them apply for their Veterans Administration compensation and pension claims. Click on the image at left to read all the details!

ADVS Monthly Update - 2017 June

ADVS Monthly UpdateWe hope you will enjoy our ADVS Monthly Update for May/June 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 Veteran Toolkit Program

ADVS Veteran Toolkit ProgramJuly 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 image at left to open.

AZ Gold Star Medal - Pfc. Ralford Jackson

Click to read articleMay 2017: Retired Air Force Col. Wanda Wright, Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services presented the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal to the family of Pfc. Ralford Jackson. Jackson, a U.S. Marine Corps radio telegraph operator, was killed in Vietnam on May 22, 1969. He was 20 years old, and left behind a wife and two children. Click image at left to open.

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).

Online visit: ...

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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 - 2017

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Support MFRF - Support AZ Veterans

The MFRF 2017 FUND is now open to contributions.

Veteran Tool Kit - New!

ADVS has launched the Veteran Tool Kit Program to help unemployed veterans get the supplies they need to start working. Check it out here...

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

Gold Star Medal

IN HONORED MEMORY: This heirloom medal is available to families of Arizona's veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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

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