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Resources for Active Military, Veterans and Their Families
In collaboration with Maryland public libraries and the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Harford County Public Library is committed to serving our Service Members, Veterans and their families.
Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families (View/Print the full list)
A free, confidential resource, even for veterans not enrolled in VA health care.
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs – http://veterans.maryland.gov
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs is a State Government Executive Department with a service mission to: Provide representation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Provides referrals to other federal, Maryland State and local government agencies for benefits which may be available to eligible individuals: Manage and operate authorized Maryland State Veteran Cemeteries and a Civil War Cemetery; Maintain and care for memorials for the Maryland World War II, Vietnam, and Korean War Veterans; Manage Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Program; Provide staff support and assistance to State Veteran Commissions. This site contains information on federal benefits and services provided to veterans and their families. Topics include but are not limited to financial assistance, employment, health, PTSD, family and caregiver support, and survivor resources.
The place to request military records and learn about other services. (This site has information on military funerals and replacing lost service medals as well.)
Key to Career Success provides career information and links to work-related services that help veterans and military service members successfully transition to civilian careers.
Resources, Tips and Advice for Veterans Returning to the Workforce
The Library of Congress Veterans History Project documents not only wartime experiences but also life after service.
Military One Source – http://militaryonesource.mil
"Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard, and Reserve service members (regardless of activation status), and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit Military OneSource today or call 800-342-9647.”
Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans - https://veterans.health.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx
Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans is a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) program devoted to total wellness for veterans and their families. Regional resource coordinators provide assistance to veterans and their families to support a healthy transition to civilian life. To connect to a regional resource coordinator, call the Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans referral line at 1-877-770-4801.
James V. "Capt'n Jim" McMahan Commission on Veterans Affairs -https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/927/James-V-McMahan-Commission-on-Veterans-A
The Commission establishes a forum for all Harford County veterans of military services, without regard to race, creed, gender, organizational affiliation, political or economic status; maintains coordinated communication with county and local governments, businesses, and veterans of the county; and provides assistance, guidance, and information to the business and academic communities and the government to ensure adequate consideration of veterans in employment, education, training, and public programs.