IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. We don’t just support veterans, we empower them!
Celebrating, Empowering and Uniting Post-9/11 Veterans
IAVA provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community. Through education, advocacy and community building, we strive to create a country which honors and supports veterans of all generations.
We’ve got your back.
IAVA is the voice of the 2.8 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, raising awareness in the media, on Capitol Hill and among the general public.
We address critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans and GI Bill educational benefits.
Membership is FREE and open to ALL veterans, family members and supporters. Join us today at iava.org/#join.
As an organization founded and run by veterans, IAVA is absolutely committed to ensuring our programs make the largest impact for as many veterans as possible—at the lowest costs. Since our founding 11 years ago, IAVA has connected more than 1.27 million veterans with resources and support while being exceptionally fiscally responsible to the thousands of individuals, foundations and corporate partners who support our mission. And we do so on one of the smallest budgets. For more information, click here.
Because of contributions like yours, IAVA connected over 2,000 veterans to best-in-class local resources in 2014
Help transitioning veterans receive the benefits they earned and the support they need.
This Memorial Day, remember to
Honor the Fallen
Go Silent this Memorial Day at 12:01 PM EDT
This Memorial Day, IAVA will lay a wreath before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery at 12:01 EDT. Gather your friends and family across the country and pause with us for a national moment of silence to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Why become a member of IAVA:
You will join the nation’s largest community of Post-9/11 veterans. IAVA Membership is FREE for all. You paid your dues serving your country.
Who Can Join IAVA?
You can! IAVA welcomes all veterans, families and civilian allies.
Friends who get it
Rapid, personal 1-on-1 support from masters-level social workers
The most diverse, inclusive community of Post-9/11 vets in the country
myIAVA: A members-only virtual veterans hall
Best-in-class educational support & the NewGIBill.org calculator
Monthly VetTogethers in your community
Signature events throughout Veterans Week
Exclusive tickets & opportunities
Proudly rep your community in gear you’ll really want to wear
The most effective advocacy organization for the Post-9/11 generation
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Leadership and spokesperson opportunities in your community and on Capitol Hill