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Veterans, Military and Their Families

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AARP's Military Caregiving Guide

For veterans, service members and their families


In The Spotlight

People fighting in the Vietnam War

Vietnam Veterans Remember the War

Memories and opinions remain strong

Hershel “Woody” Williams, 95, (right), is pictured with his grandson Brent Casey, 50.

Families on the Front Lines: A Tradition of Service, Sacrifice

Families share their stories of duty and honor

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7 Benefits Veterans May Overlook

VA wants vets to know about help beyond health care

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Veterans Cheer Push for Private Health Care Options

But they are worried about funding

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Book Offers Grief Guidance for Gold Star Families

Also assists those who have lost a child in the military

A veteran gets his hearing checked

Veterans Suing 3M Over Allegedly Defective Earplugs

Thousands of soldiers suffered hearing loss

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

25% off your membership and a free gift 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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