Veterans Resources


If you have seen a blue star in the window of a neighbor’s home it means they have a loved one deployed overseas in the military. And, if you have seen a Gold Star that means that their loved one provided the ultimate measure of devotion to their country. Respectfully, please honor the sacrifice of the families left behind and see how you can provide any assistance.

Local Veteran and ECA Board Member, Jac Charlier, has stepped forward to be a neighborhood contact for Veterans and their families.
Jac Charlier
(773) 266-1420

Links for Veterans Resources:

American Legion

U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Vietnam Veterans of America

Helping Vets with Mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center (MVC) is a veteran’s advocacy organization specializing in assisting veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer caused by the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers. As a result, veterans comprise almost 1/3 of all mesothelioma diagnoses in the US each year.

The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett spent just under 24 years in the submarine force, primarily working in the Engine Room where asbestos use was most prevalent. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for VA Disability Compensation and VA Pension. Disability Compensation is awarded to veterans who were primarily exposed to asbestos in the military, while Pension may be awarded to those veterans who suffered a greater exposure in their civilian jobs.

The MVC encourages any veteran with an asbestos related disease to seek assistance in determining whether they are eligible for compensation through the VA. Contact the MVC today and speak directly with Commander Jewett about your potential to receive VA benefits for your asbestos related condition.

Contact MVC
Mesothelioma Veterans
192 Nandina Terrace • Winter Springs, FL 32807 • 1-877-404-9992

Read the Mesothelioma Guide.

Finally, visit this resource for victims diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Career Resources for Veterans

Whether you’ve been retired for years or have just finished your service, rejoining the workforce can be tough. You should have access to adequate guidance and support. There are actually a lot of places you can turn to for assistance in your transition from service to career if you know where to look. This guide recommends pages only from trusted organizations and will connect you to all kinds of information, advice, tools, and programs that offer real-world help.

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Free Resume Proofreading for Veterans offers free resume proofreading service to veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. Resume proofreading includes: grammar, spelling, formatting inconsistencies, word choice and sentence structure. If you are a veteran going into civilian employment from your military service, you may use this resource. The company is providing this for free as a way of thanking veterans.

Learn more about this service.

Free Resume Templates

Take advantage of free resume templates and guides to creating the perfect resume.

Find the perfect job

Search by job or company and find openings anywhere in the world. Compare salaries for similar positions. Check interview feedback from previous applicants.

Best Colleges for Veterans

Veterans, looking for the best college? Check here to see the top ten best colleges for Veterans.

VA Caregiver Support

VA values your commitment as a partner in our pledge to care for those who have “borne the battle.” We have several support and service options designed with you in mind. The programs are available both in and out of your home.

Learn how the VA can help you care for yourself and the Veteran you love.

VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new hotline — 1-855-VA-WOMEN — to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.

Learn more here.

IRS Provides Information for Veterans

The Internal Revenue Service is committed to providing assistance to all Veterans. We work with community and government partners to provide timely federal tax-related information to Veterans about tax credits and benefits, free tax preparation, financial education and asset-building opportunities available to Veterans.

Learn more about how the IRS can help veterans.

How Addiction Resource is helping veterans

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The Ultimate Guide to Veterans Benefits

This site claims to have it all. Check it out.