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Veterans, Military and Their Families

Marine Corps Base Lejeune, North Carolina - A light armored vehicle commander with 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, was awarded the Purple Heart here May 23.

Vietnam Veteran With Purple Heart Hit by Heartless Fraudsters

Promised a $10,000 COVID-19 grant, he lost money and personal data—and alerted AARP



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Resources to Aid Veterans, Military and Families

Check out where you can find support

In this May 13, 2020 file photo, Emily DiPalma Aho looks over photographs and memorabilia of her father, Emilio DiPalma, a World War II veteran,

VA Needs to Supervise State Veterans Homes Better

GAO report looks at weak oversight

The Tibor Rubin Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

VA Coronavirus Deaths Top 2,200; Cases Above 40,000

Guests not allowed in certain facilities

Video Spotlight

Veteran Battles PTSD Due to Motorcycle Suicide Bomber

How to Avoid Coronavirus Scams Targeting Veterans

The Arlington Ladies: Burying America’s Heroes


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Work and Jobs

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Tips and Tools That Can Help Veterans Get Jobs

Find employers that offer programs for vets

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How Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Are Coping

Military service helped prepare them for uncertainty

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


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How the Pandemic Changed Caregiving for a Family

A father helps with his daughter's recovery

Scams and Fraud

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How to Make Sure a Veterans Charity Is Not a Scam

Use these expert tips to become an informed giver

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Veterans, Military Spouses Top Targets of Employment Scams

More likely than civilian job seekers to be ensnared

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10 Ways Con Artists Target Veterans

Read the AARP Watchdog Alert Handbook

Health and Wellness

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