ADVS Annual Update

Department Review

VIDEO INTERVIEW: ADVS Director Col. Wanda Wright and Assistant Deputy Director John Scott provide an informative and friendly update on the department with a glimpse of what's to come.
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.
ADVS Career Opportunities

Join Us at ADVS

Make the world a better place for Arizona's Veterans. Why not join us in service to our veterans, either as an agency employee, or as a volunteer? Find more information about both paths on this website!
ADVS Navajo Nation Historic Agreement

Navajo Nation and ADVS

HISTORIC AGREEMENT: Working together in partnership to reach the many Arizona veterans living today within the Navajo Nation.
Veteran Suicide Prevention Hotline

Prevent Veteran Suicide

CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 Support is available to veterans suffering from depression, PTSD, sexual assault, and the stresses of returning home.
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.
 Veteran Homelessness - 2016-04-07

Veteran Homelessness - Video

Although there has been a decline in homelessness among veterans, it continues to be a problem for that segment of the population.
Video Link - Arizona State Veteran Home

Veteran Homes - Videos

Lights! Camera! Action! Our videos provide the viewer with an overview and on-the-spot interviews at our Arizona State Veteran Homes in Phoenix and Tucson. Watch online now!

MFRF Tax Credit Donation

Military Family Relief Fund - 2016
Support MFRF - Support AZ Veterans On Sep 26, the MFRF 2016 donation tally was $443,448 enroute to $1M cap. Please find the MFRF 2016 Donation Form...

Employ Veterans

Military Veterans make Outstanding Employees for so many reasons! Accelerated learning curve. Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills...

Suicide Prevention

CONTACT HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255

TEXT "HELP" to 838255 on your cell

VISIT www.veteranscrisisline.net

Support is available to veterans suffering from depression, PTSD, sexual assault, and the stresses of returning home.

Visit Our Crisis Support Page

Latest News

2016 American Indian Town Hall Invitation

2016 AZ American Indian Veterans Town Hall and Benefits PresentationAZ American Indian Veterans - Town Hall and Benefits Presentation

Wednesday: Meet & Greet Reception - 5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday: Town Hall & Benefits Presentation - 7:00am-5:00pm

We-Ko-Pa Resort, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Free for Veterans and Family Members
General public invited - Lunch available for purchase
Register Online by Oct. 5, 2016
https://americanindiantownhall.eventbrite.com
Questions?  Email [email protected] or call (...

ADVS Monthly Update - 2016 August

ADVS Monthly Update August 2016We hope you will enjoy our ADVS Monthly Update for July/August 2016. 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 there, online. How about Twitter? Check out our social...

ADVS State of the Department Video - July 2016

ADVS Agency Update Interview VideoLights! Camera! Action! Our July 2016 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. We hope you will find the more casual question and answer style enjoyable. Click HERE or on the image at left to watch online now! (PDF Script)

ADVS & Navajo Nation Sign Historic Agreement

ADVS Navajo Nation Historic AgreementIn an effort to reach more Arizona veterans living on the Navajo Nation, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and ADVS Director Col. Wanda Wright signed a historic memorandum of understanding under which ADVS will train members of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration to represent Navajo veterans in filing benefits claims with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Click HERE or on image at left.

 

AZ Gold Star Military Medal

Arizona Gold Star Military MedalSince Arizona's statehood, 3,029 of her sons and daughters in uniform have given their lives in defense of this nation. Beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, their sacrifices will be especially recognized by the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal, an award created by the Arizona State Legislature. The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services is honored to facilitate the presentation of this medal. Click HERE or on the image at left for more details.

Updates

About Services

The Arizona Department of Veterans Services assists Arizona veterans and their dependents in receiving all their federal and state benefits, and delivers quality services at our Arizona State Veteran Home located in Phoenix and our Southern...

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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).

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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Military Family Relief Fund - 2016

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Support MFRF - Support AZ Veterans

On Sep 26, the MFRF 2016 donation tally was $443,448 enroute to $1M cap.

Prevent Veteran Suicide

CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 Support is available to veterans suffering from depression, PTSD, sexual assault, and the stresses of returning home.

AVMC Marana - Memorial Day

AVMC Marana Memorial DayOn Memorial Day, we honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving our country.

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

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. 

Veteran Homelessness - Video

Although there has been a decline in homelessness among veterans, it continues to be a problem for that segment of the population.

AVMC Marana Dedication

AVMC Marana DedicationJoin us onsite Saturday, March 26, 10am, for the Dedication of Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana.

ADVS Monthly Update - 2016 March

ADVS Monthly Update 2016 MarchWe hope you will enjoy our ADVS Monthly Update for March 2016.

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