AZ Veteran Homelessness

AZ Veteran Homelessness

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

Join Our Team

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!
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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.
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!
Women Veterans Expo

Women Veterans Expo

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH ADVS! Register now for April 15, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, and stay tuned for a Northern Arizona event date to be announced.

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

DD214 Requests

GOT DD214?

Following discharge from military service, Form DD214 is THE Number One document needed to access so many Veteran Benefits. Request Form DD214 online here... for yourself or a deceased next-of-kin relative.

MFRF Tax Credit Donation

Military Family Relief Fund - 2017
Support MFRF - Support AZ Veterans The MFRF 2017 FUND is now open to contributions. How do I donate to the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund?...

Latest News

America in Times of Conflict at Chandler Public Library

Chandler Public Library Video SeriesApril 2017: In support of Women's History Month, ADVS Director Wanda Wright participated in the Chandler Public Library's America in Times of Conflict series, moderating a panel entitled “She Went to War”, which provides sharing of stories and leading conversations about wartime and military experience as it has impacted Arizona residents. 

The series wraps up in April with a documentary, Debt of Honor, April 4, at the Downtown Library; as well as a book discussion on The Sympathizer on Saturday, April 8, at 10:30am.

The final program "Creating Peace from Conflict" will be a theatre and music performance on Saturday, April 22, 10am at the Chandler...

AZ Women Veterans Expo 2017 (b)

Women Veterans ExpoThe Arizona Department of Veterans' Services is delighted to work in partnership with women veteran leaders and key event partners to offer this unique event to Arizona's women veterans. Click HERE or on the image at left for full details!

For women who have served or are currently serving in the military, you will find:

- Informative Educational Workshops

- Networking Opportunities

- Career Resources

- Pampering Services

- FREE: Refreshments * Lunch * Parking * More!

ADVS Monthly Update - 2017 February

We hope you will enjoy our ADVS Monthly Update for January/February 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 there, online. How about Twitter? Check out our social media connections online HERE.

DD214 Requests

Get your DD214GOT YOUR DD214?
Following your discharge from military service, your DD214 is THE Number One document needed to access so many Veteran Benefits. Request your DD214 online here!

Native American Settlement Fund - News

NASF logoOn November 22, 2000 the U.S. 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. Arizona withheld state income taxes from all active duty military pay from September 1, 1993 through December 31, 2005. Beginning January 1, 2006 Arizona no longer taxed active duty military pay and therefore discontinued state income tax withholding of this type of income. The Native American Veterans Income Tax Settlement Fund was established on July 1, 2016 to refund Arizona income tax erroneously withheld from Native Americans who served in the military while claiming tribal land as their domicile. ...

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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Join Our Team

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!

AZ Women Veterans Expo 2016 (b)

THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST.

Women Veterans Expo

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH ADVS! Register now for April 15, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, and stay tuned for a Northern Arizona event date to be announced.

ADVS Monthly Update - October 2015

Furry FriendTo ensure that Arizona's veteran community is kept up to date on what is happening within the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services (ADVS), we offer this monthly update, which is also emailed to our veteran contacts throughout the state.

Veteran Dream Team

2015-09: Timothy recently enjoyed a very special celebration complements of the Dream Foundation and friends at ASVH-PHX.

Department of Economic Security

DES

Contact your Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) or the State Veterans Employment Manager to register your company and post your position(s).

Education

Mission Statement

The primary responsibility and focus of the State Approving Agency (SAA) is to promote and safeguard quality education and training programs for all veterans and other eligible persons as well as  to ensure greater education and training opportunities that meet the changing needs of veterans and to protect the GI Bill® resources available for those program.

Suicide Prevention

VA suicide prevention 800-273-TALK

With approximately 600,000 Veterans living in Arizona, You are not Alone.

You have many fellow veterans and friends who are with you and will assist you.

Sometimes problems seem like they are impossible to solve for many different reasons. Sometimes we are not even fully aware a problem is building up. We just know something is wrong. When problems build up, even the strongest individuals may think about suicide. Yet suicide is not the answer.

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