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Veterans, Military and Their Families

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Welcome Veterans, Military and Families

At AARP we value the freedom and rights secured by veterans, the military and their families. Your service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. AARP will continue to advocate for veterans’ issues; we'll provide relevant information and resources to assist you and your loved ones with whatever challenges or opportunities you face.

In The Spotlight

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7 Important Benefits Veterans’ Survivors Should Know

Help is available to military families

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Living With Hearing Loss: A Veteran's Story

How this Vietnam vet learned to adapt after war

Veterans welcome back soldiers returning to the U S

Volunteers Can Make a Big Difference for Veterans

Organizations are looking for help

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Oldest World War II Veteran Dies at 112

He once talked about secrets to a life well lived

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VA Advances Telehealth for Veterans

A Different Way to 'Go to the Doctor'

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After Decades, Remains of Pearl Harbor Victims Identified

New technology makes accurate screening possible

The Buddy I'll Never Forget

Your Membership

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Financial Resources

Discounts and Benefits

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How Veterans and Their Families Can Find Benefits

There is help to make it through the maze of programs

AARP Veterans Membership discounts

AARP Veterans and Military Membership Discount

Up to 25% off your membership for all members and spouses of the U.S. Military forces


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More Caregivers for Veterans to Be Eligible for Stipends

Relatives, friends who assist those severely injured in line of duty before 9/11 can get stipends

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

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Resume Writing Tips for Veterans

Here's how to translate your military skills into a civilian career

Frauds and Scams

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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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9 Ways Con Artists are Targeting Veterans

Get tips to fight back against scammers

Fraud Watch Network

Get the Latest Scams and Fraud Protection Tips

Avoid identity theft, dating scams, tax fraud and more

Health and Wellness

Ben Patton

Caring About Veterans Runs in the Family

Q&A with filmmaker Ben Patton, grandson of George Patton Jr., on how he helps vets deal with PTSD

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Vets Don’t Know They Qualify for Agent Orange Benefits

Expanded list of diseases linked to the herbicide means more veterans and their survivors qualify

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