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The following is information that we feel may be helpful or useful to veterans, active duty service members, military spouses, and/or dependents.

The Wounded Warrior Project

Click the above link to find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project

Veterans are able to get Veteran ID cards, available at the DMV

visit: DMV and Veteran ID Card for more information

Facebook group for JMU Student Veterans

Connect with other JMU veterans on Facebook! 
Find the group at this link or just type in "JMU Student Veterans Association" on Facebook.

Many deployed military leave the battlefield only to face new battles at home; members of the legal community can help!  Join today.

Service members deployed since 9/11 have faced challenges unlike anything before in our country's history.  They've left behind jobs, friends, and daily routines to face the stress of combat, long deployments, and uncertain conditions.

Now They Face A Different Kind of Battle.

Coming home can mean facing painful reintroductions to everyday life and troublesome changes:

reemployment, financial challenges, difficult family conditions, and in many cases, legal issues that developed

while they were proudly defending our country. Help them face their legal battles at home.

Help Them Navigate Their Legal Challenges.

Become a part of the bar association's statewide effort to make military legal assistance more accessible.

The most common legal issues they face are:

JOIN the effort to help our military!

  • Bankruptcy
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Child Support
  • Foreclosure
  • Identity Theft
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Employment

The state bar association can provide:

  • Guidance and direction on applicable federal law
  • An experienced attorney to assist and mentor you
  • Subject matter resources for areas of practice that may be new to you
  • Free online resources and training

Military Families Face Difficult Challenges!

  • Over 2.4 million service members have deployed since 9/11
  • Over one million have deployed multiple times
  • More than 60% of the requests for assistance are for a family law issue
  • The unemployment rate among military spouses is 26%
  • Military divorces reached an all time high in 2011
  • Since 2001, the bankruptcy rate among service members has risen sharply
  • Service members are prime targets for identity theft and financial fraud
  • Foreclosure rates near military bases are nearly four times the national average

Worksupport.com Offers Online Courses for supporting employment of individuals with disabilities

(Added 5/20)

Qualifying veterans with a medical separation encouraged to contact Physical Disability Board of Review

The Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) provides veterans who were medically separated from their Military Service between September 11, 2011 and December 31, 2009, with the opportunity for review of their disability ratings to ensure fairness, consistency, and accuracy.

The PDBR was created by Congress as part of the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act of 2008.  It was signed into law on January 28, 2008 and began reviewing its first cases in June 2009.

For more information, including the application, please see the Military Health System website.