With all its opportunities for professional and personal growth, the Navy is an awesome environment to raise families and an incredible way to defend our nation and preserve the freedoms we all enjoy. But, the Navy is dangerous business, too. From training with remarkable equipment and experiencing war, to the wounds, injuries and illnesses (seen and unseen) that come with such complex environments, AUSN has pledged to do our very best to help our Shipmates and their families when they are in need.
That’s why AUSN has united with The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation to ensure that our Shipmates are given every opportunity for full recovery after a serious illness or injury. By partnering with the Navy’s Wounded Warrior Program, we help by coordinating the non-medical care demands that frequently arise – issues like when Sailors’ spouses can’t afford to travel to be at their hospital bedsides, emergency financial aid when catastrophe hits home and when extended families are unable to provide life-saving assistance.
The Navy League of the United States, founded in 1902 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services - US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, and US Merchant Marine. Any American citizen, not in a current active duty status, interested in supporting the United States sea services, is eligible for membership. Through national and local programs, the Navy League of the United States provides a powerful voice to educate the public and Congress on the importance of our Sea Services to our nation’s defense, well-being and economic prosperity.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 670,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 292,000 benefit claims annually. In 2016, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors.
AMVETS, which is also known as American Veterans, is the largest and oldest veterans service organization that is open to and fights for all veterans and their families. Founded in 1944 and chartered by an act of Congress, the organization has more than 250,000 members nationwide. AMVETS exists to enhance the quality of life for all veterans, their families and survivors. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who honorably served or is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.
Since 1879, Navy Mutual has faithfully fulfilled its duty to support military families by providing excellent life insurance and annuity products. We are proud to serve as steadfast advocates for Navy Mutual Members to ensure they understand the benefits and financial security they deserve. As a chartered Veteran Service Organization, Navy Mutual is uniquely poised to provide you with the assistance you need to get the benefits you deserve. At Navy Mutual, our guiding principle is to serve our Members the same way they serve our country — with integrity, passion, and commitment.
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. Military Health System(link is external). Specifically, DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) center of excellence for the Defense Health Agency(link is external). Founded in 1992 by Congress, DVBIC’s responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites has grown.