IAVA: A legacy of winning

Select a year from the list below to learn about IAVA’s impact during that time.



IAVA launched our Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP), which has supported thousands of veterans and their families nationwide!

Leading the Conversation

In 2012, IAVA continued to focus national discussion on defending the New GI Bill.

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After launching in late 2012, IAVA’s Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) quickly set the gold standard for case management in the veteran space.

Quick Reaction Force

Winning for Veterans

From testifying at federal budget hearings to creating new resources for veterans, IAVA constantly pushed for the attention veterans’ issues deserve.


Events: Bringing Veterans Together

Storm the Hill

During IAVA’s annual Storm the Hill, IAVA members got the opportunity to sit with policy makers to share their stories and discuss the issues that matter most to post-9/11 veterans.


4th Annual Heroes Celebration

IAVA held our Fourth Annual Heroes Celebration event on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA at the AT&T center, honoring the 2.4 million men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Shad Meshad, Founder of the National Veterans Foundation, and actress Minka Kelly, for their leadership and commitment to the veterans community.

2012 VIDEO

#GoSilent on Memorial Day

Beginning an annual tradition, IAVA launched the first #GoSilent campaign on Memorial Day 2012, facilitating a shared, nationwide experience of a moment of silence honoring fallen service members.

2012 Gallery

6th Annual Heroes Gala

Veterans Day Parade

IAVA marched in the NYC Veterans Day Parade with hundreds of local members.

2012 Gallery

Veterans in Action

IAVA’s Deputy Policy Director Tom Tarantino testified on the President’s FY2013 Budget Request before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Feb 29, 2012.

Video Highlight

"Defend the New GI Bill"

The GI Bill is one of the most important ways our country says ‘thank you’ to veterans, and this crucial legislation is always under threat. IAVA produced this video to bring attention to how some schools are putting profits ahead of veterans’ education.

IAVA History

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Our country has an obligation to fulfill its promise to honor and support vets. Make a donation today to help IAVA fulfill its mission to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans.

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