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Community Resources

American Legion

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires' sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veteran's community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

Go to www.legion.org, then "Find a Post." There are approximately 10 posts within 10 miles of the campus.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW is a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. The VFW also serves our veterans, the military, and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans and ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Go to www.vfw.org, then "Find a Post." There are approximately nine posts within 10 miles of the campus.

County Office

Sacramento County Veterans Services was established by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in 1946 and is responsible for providing benefit entitlement determinations, claim development, claim filing, advocacy, and case management services to the veteran population of Sacramento County. Services is also responsible for administering the College Fee Waiver Program for Veterans' Dependents. This program is afforded to spouses, unmarried surviving spouses, and children of service-connected disabled or service related deceased veterans. Eligible dependents are not required to pay "mandatory system wide" tuition and fees while attending either a California community college, a campus of the California State University (Cal State) system, or a campus of the University of California (UC) system. This program not only provides eligible dependents with the incentive, but also the opportunity to pursue their goals.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Providing California veterans and their families with aid and assistance in presenting their claims for veterans' benefits under the laws of the United States; to provide them with beneficial opportunities through direct low-cost loans to acquire farms and homes; and to provide the state's aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment at the California Veterans Homes.

http://www.va.gov/