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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.
ADVS Career Opportunities


Join ADVS in service to our veterans. You can volunteer or perhaps become an agency employee! With positions in Healthcare, Facilities, and Administration, you can make a difference with ADVS!
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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


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

Take the Survey by August 31


Be Connected Veterans!


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

Call 1-866-4AZ-VETS


Suicide Prevention

CONTACT HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255

TEXT "HELP" to 838255 on your cell


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.


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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November Veterans Employment Month

November Veteran Employment MonthFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 4, 2015

Governor Doug Ducey Declares November Veteran Employment Month


Join ADVS in service to our veterans. You can volunteer or perhaps become an agency employee! With positions in Healthcare, Facilities, and Administration, you can make a difference with ADVS!

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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


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


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.

Volunteer Opportunities Sign-up

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