IAVA is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Membership is free - you've already paid your dues in Iraq and Afghanistan. Connect with other veterans, get access to critical resources and play a role in tackling issues that impact our community. Join IAVA. We've got your back.
IAVA is free and fun -- and we get things done. Become an IAVA member today and you'll instantly be part of all this awesome stuff below. Click here to join now -- you won't regret it.
IAVA is the veterans hall of the future.
Squads -- Focus on veterans issues at your local level. Connect, coordinate, and collaborate with other vets in your area -- on everything from service projects to competitive sports, social get-togethers to networking opportunities.
VetTogethers -- Empowering local events across the country, organized and led by members. These take place on the 11th of every month, culminating in the biggest VetTogether of all -- Veterans Day on November 11th.
The Rucksack -- Connecting veterans with great rewards from IAVA and our partners -- from baseball tickets to free concerts to discounts on business wear. And they say nothing is free?
Transitioning home doesn't come with instructions. IAVA can help.
Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) -- Provides qualified professional Veteran Transition Managers (VTMs) to veterans and their families to help navigate the maze of resources and benefits available to them.
Since our founding, IAVA has been a juggernaut in Washington.
Storm the Hill -- IAVA’s signature advocacy and leadership development program, bringing the stories of 2.6+ million veterans to lawmakers in D.C.
VA Disability Benefits Backlog -- IAVA thrust the backlog into the spotlight in March 2013 and has been leading the charge for a permanent solution from Washington.
New GI Bill -- The largest investment in education since WWII, covering the full cost of an undergraduate education at any public university or college in the country and many private schools. IAVA played an instrumental role building the coalition that passed this legislation.
IAVA is a voice for vets nationwide.
Membership Survey -- Our member veterans' answers to our annual survey allow us to compare their changing needs from year to year, and help to fill gaps in public knowledge about this new generation of veterans.
The Wait We Carry -- An innovative data visualization tool that brings the stories of those stuck in the VA disability benefits backlog to life in real time.
Media Presence -- On the news, in the paper, on the radio -- any time we can bring veterans’ voices to the conversation, we do. With regular appearances on every major network and in every major newspaper, IAVA has become a trusted voice for veterans.
What are you waiting for? Join the fight and become an IAVA member today!
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