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Veterans, Military and Their Families

Hilda P Griggs during World War Two and a more recent image of her

Unsung Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Soldiers' Mail

Hilda Griggs, 96, is one of the last surviving members of the all-black, all-female 6888th postal unit



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Tips and Tools That Can Help Veterans Get Jobs

Take advantage of ways to update your résumé

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VA Needs to Double Long-Term Care Spending by 2037

Report says demand is increasing

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Free Resources for Veterans Beyond the VA

Private groups assist with bills, employment and more


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Fraudsters Take Aim at Military Personnel, Veterans

Losses surpassed $338 million in five years

Hershel “Woody” Williams, right, 95 at the time of this photograph, is pictured with grandson Brent Casey, 50.

On the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima, A Veteran Reflects

Hershel "Woody" Williams received Medal of Honor

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VA to Begin Processing Blue Water Vietnam Vet Benefits

Survivors, some dependents eligible to make claims

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Work and Jobs

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Financial Concerns Especially Stressful for Military Families

Survey probes lifestyle, emotional toll of service

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Résumé Tips That Can Help Veterans

Make your military skills work for you

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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Shining a Light on Hidden Military Caregivers

Ways to support and honor veterans and their families

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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10 Ways Con Artists Target Veterans

Read the AARP Watchdog Alert Handbook

Health and Wellness

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New Veterans Worry Most About Their Health

More than half report issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep problems

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Delayed VA Repayments Cause Some Vets to Lose Care

Agency also mishandles $223 million in another program

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