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Some Helpful Links to General Veterans Information

Get Help Accessing Your Benefits From One Of These Veteran Service Assistance Agencies

This list of referrals is provided as a courtesy to students, and is not an endorsement of any particular service or agency.

First Stop - Find your Local County Veteran Service Office!

County/Tribal Veteran Service Offices advise local veterans and their dependents and survivors of their rights, available benefits, and entitlements under various federal and state laws.  They also actively assist with the filling out of necessary forms, and with obtaining military and medical records, documents, and legal statements. Services are provided free of charge to veterans and their survivors or dependents.

Don't try to take on the VA bureaucracy on your own!  Let the experts help you. Click here to find the CVSO office for your ND county.  

North Dakota Cares Coalition

ND Cares is a state-wide but community-based support network focused on improving behavioral health services for North Dakota's Active, Guard, and Reserve service members, veterans, and their families and survivors.

Veterans can receive help with housing, employment, transportation, and health care needs through this resource. 

Call (701) 333-2012, e-mail NDCares@nd.gov, or click here for the ND Cares web page.

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs

A comprehensive resource directory to assist North Dakota's veterans, service members, and their dependents and survivors with questions about healthcare, employment, financial assistance, and much more!

Click here for the ND DVA web page.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - LinkVet

A comprehensive resource directory to assist Minnesota's veterans, service members, and their dependents and survivors access military benefits and get answers to questions.

The MyMilitaryEducation.org section has information specifically related to education benefits.

Click here to find your Minnesota County Veteran Service Officer.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

A comprehensive resource directory to assist America's veterans, service members, and their dependents, care-givers, and survivors access benefits and services.

Questions about burials and headstones, education benefits, VA health care, home loans, vocational rehabilitation and employment, service-connected disability, and suicide prevention are available here at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web page.  

North Dakota Prevention Resource & Media Center

Behavioral Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention efforts, information, and resources

North Dakota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

A gathering of information on programs and resources for North Dakota's veterans, and a place you can stay updated on what's happening in the VFW across the state!

Click here for a link to the VFW of North Dakota's web page.

National Directory of Veteran and Military Service Organizations

Published by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, this comprehensive national directory lists:

  • Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organizations that are also recognized by the Department of VA Office of General Counsel for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organizations but that are NOT recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation and prosecution of Veteran’s claims only. They represent the interest of American Veterans.
  • Veteran organizations NOT congressionally chartered but are officially recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation and prosecution of Veteran’s claims only. However, they do represent the interest of American Veterans.
  • Veteran organizations not congressionally chartered or officially recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation and prosecution of Veteran’s claims only. However, they do represent the interest of American Veterans.
  • Listing of State Veterans Affairs recognized by the Secretary for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Track Down Your Military Records

The records systems listed here are pretty easy to navigate, but if you need to do anything remotely complicated or time-sensitive, we strongly recommend asking a Veteran Service Officer to assist you!

Get a copy of your DD-214 (Separation Record) or other service records from the National Archives

Veterans and next-of-kin can request DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, Replacement Medals, and/or Medical Records online, by mail, or by fax through the National Archives Military Service Records web page.

Get a copy of your JST (Joint Service Transcript) [Military Formal Training Record]

For the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines, the JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations.

The JST can be evaluated by your college for transfer credit that can be applied to your current course plan so you don't have to take classes for things you already know. It may get you through your course sooner and save you some money!

There's no cost to obtain copies of your JST.  Click here to request your copy through the JST web page.

Get a copy of Your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript

For Air Force members, the CCAF transcript officially documents training completed during service, and can be evaluated by your school for transfer credit that can be applied to your course plan. 

By having your CCAF transcript evaluated, you may be able to get through school sooner, which saves you time and money, and you won't have to take classes for things you already know!

Click here to request a copy through the Community College of the Air Force's transcript request page.

Get a copy of your VA "Summary of Benefits" Letter

Step-by-step instructions for retrieving a current copy of a veteran's Summary of Benefits letter from the VA's electronic eBenefits system.

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