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Support for our Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

Joining Forces works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.

Employment Resources for Veterans

Let’s ensure that transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses are able to connect with career opportunities.

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Education

Let’s ensure no barriers stand between quality, affordable education and veterans and their families.

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Wellness

Let’s work to reduce the tolls that the stress of war, multiple deployments, and frequent moves can take.

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Post- 9/11 GI Bill Beneficiaries

Veterans, service members, survivors, and eligible dependents can quickly and easily calculate their GI Bill benefits at more than 10,000 approved schools and job training programs.

Joining Forces Third Anniversary

Three years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden started Joining Forces to show their appreciation for the incredible families across America who do so much for our country not just with words, but with real, concrete action.

Helping Employers Connect to Job Seeking Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

The First Lady unveils the Administration's Online Veterans Employment Center. This new online platform supports transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses looking for new career opportunities and helps employers find quality employees.

Boston Red Sox Home Base Program Teams Up with Joining Forces

Watch the Boston Red Sox in a special PSA supporting service members, veterans, and their families.

Learn About Our Military

Our military service members represent only 1 percent of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire Nation. Missing birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many of the daily moments we spend with the people we love, they make incredible sacrifices. But, they do not make them alone.

Explore a map to discover military presences around the country and learn more about our military families and how you can support them.

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For years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges, and made it their priority to support them.

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Latest News

  • VA to Host Annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement

    From Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, the Department of Veterans Affairs will host its annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) at the Georgia World Congress Center.

  • 2014 Warrior Care Month: Strength Comes in Many Forms

    Warrior Care Month has been established to recognize those who have volunteered to answer our nation’s call during both peacetime and war. With that service, some have suffered injuries that left them ill, wounded, or injured. This month also recognizes those caregivers, both personal and professional, who have remained dedicated to these service members while overcoming life’s obstacles post-injuries.

  • 2014 Warrior Care Month: Wheelchair Basketball Player Got His Start from Adaptive Reconditioning Activities

    Staff Sgt. Brian Boone was recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Sam Houston, Texas after losing his leg from severe injuries sustained while deployed to Afghanistan. During his recovery, he produced a training plan that not only paved a rehabilitation path for other wounded, ill, and injured service members through recreational sports, but ultimately led to his important role as a teammate of the San Antonio Spurs wheelchair basketball team.