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Veterans, Military and Their Families

Gravestones at Arlington Cemetery

Communities Prepare to Lay Wreaths on Veterans' Graves

Wreaths Across America hopes to honor, remember and teach during annual event



A dog begging for food outside of a military tent

Animals of Valor Honored in Inaugural Ceremony

8 animals are recognized for bravery and service

Thomas Begay speaks at the I R S

One of Five Living Navajo Code Talkers Receives Honor

Thomas H. Begay, 93, recalls memories of war

woman pushing a senior man sitting in a wheelchair on a sidewalk in front of stores

Caregiver Assistance Benefits Expected to Expand in 2020

Federal government says the VA will be ready


A group of veterans at a song writing class

Vets Tackle PTSD by Getting Their Thoughts on Paper

Writing, songwriting, filmmaking help

A woman plays a bugle at a military funeral

Volunteer Salutes Departed Veterans

Sister Sue Kilduski sounds 'Taps' at military funerals

A veteran talks with an active member of the military on a couch about caregiving

Shining a Light on Hidden Military Caregivers

Ways to support and honor veterans and their families

Video Spotlight

Remembering D-Day

D-Day 75th anniversary remembrance graphic

Remembering D-Day on the 75th Anniversary

AARP takes a look back at the stories, images and letters from the historic day


The First Wave

Pfc. Dominick "Dom" Bart recounts the horrific experience of war during the Omaha Beach invasion

A Sky Full of Fire

Pfc. Jim “Pee Wee” Martin writes of his first taste of battle as a paratrooper in the D-Day invasion

A Total Victory

Ensign Jay Kay describes his experience piloting a landing craft filled with U.S. troops

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Work and Jobs

Military Family Survey

Military Families Struggle to Find Work-Life Balance

A survey also finds that most don't recommend service to their children


Succession Planning: Now What?

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST

Develop a success plan and identify and develop prospective business owners. Learn about succession planning and how it can be beneficial to your business.

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Financial Resources

Discounts and Benefits

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Military Discounts for Veterans and Their Families

Vets and service members are eligible for discounted travel, cars, shopping and more

AARP Veterans Membership discounts

AARP Veterans and Military Membership Discount

Save up to 30% and get a free gift for all members and spouses of the U.S. Military forces


Getting By with a Little Help from the VA

A Little Help From Veterans Affairs

Tips for exploring VA benefits and services

Scams and Fraud

Please donate sign on an American flag with dog tags and a jar of money.

How to Make Sure a Veterans Charity Is Not a Scam

Use these expert tips to become an informed giver

Soldiers standing in line

10 Ways Con Artists Target Veterans

Read the AARP Watchdog Alert Handbook

Health and Wellness

Aerial views of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation at sea. Photograph taken on September 3, 1966

Benefits for 'Blue Water' Vets Delayed Until 2020

VA says it needs time to develop policies and hire more staff

American flag on display outside of a court house

VA Must Reimburse Vets for Emergency Care Claims

Ruling may provide up to $6.5 billion to veterans for cases from 2016 and as far in the future as 2025

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