About Us

IAVA is #VetsRising

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.

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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.

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Join us!

Membership is FREE and open to ALL veterans, family members and supporters. Join us today at

Fiscal responsibility

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.