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Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) operates 12 field offices, four Tennessee State Veterans Cemeteries, serves as liaison for three Tennessee State Veterans Homes, assists with active duty casualties and hosts outreach events across the state to raise awareness and assist Veterans as well as their families.

Veterans Benefits Representatives at the 12 TDVA field offices help Veterans and their families to file claims for federal benefits. TDVA also trains County Service Officers to effectively and efficiently file claims for Veterans across the state.

TDVA also monitors and assists with state legislation focused on Veterans and their families.


GI Bill Information

Or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)

Please click the link above for information on how to apply for GI BILL education benefits, or for more information on benefits by chapter type.


Go Army Ed

GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. It allows Soldiers to manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support.

GoArmyEd is billed through the UTK Bursar Office.


ARMY Enlisted Commissioning Program “Green to Gold

For more information about the GREEN TO GOLD Scholarship program click here.


UT ROTC Links

Air Force ROTC – DET 800

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program at the University of Tennessee is an exciting and challenging leadership development and Air Force commissioning program that exists within and complements the overall academic experience.

Cadets are students first, pursuing their education, refining their talents and skills academically, but they’re also committed to the Air Force core values (integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do), the AFROTC honor code and the pursuit of an Air Force commission.

The University of Tennessee’s AFROTC cadets have a solid foundation and sense of pride in their heritage as students and as members of a long line of Volunteers who have gone before them and served their country with honor, dignity and pride.

Army ROTC

ARMY ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. For years, Army ROTC has been creating leaders who go on to rewarding careers in the military and civilian worlds. Here are just a few benefits a student can gain by enrolling in Army ROTC at the University of Tennessee:

  • High-level leadership, management, and communications training
  • Problem-solving and strategic skills development
  • Scholarships
  • Monthly living allowances
  • Entry into the US Army as an officer, either on active duty or in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard

TN Air National Guard

McGhee Tyson ANGB – Established in 1957, McGhee Tyson ANGB is the home of the 134th Air Refueling Wing, 119th Command and Control Squadron, 572nd Air Force Band – Air National Guard Band of the Smoky Mountains and the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center.  MTAB is located approximately 11 miles south of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.


TN National Guard

The volunteer spirit and Tennessee, an inseparable combination since 1780 when Colonel John Sevier called for “100 good men” – and 200 answered – has been a source of pride for generations of Tennesseans.

Today, that spirit is still alive and well with the more than 10,700 soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard. They serve as full partners with active duty American men and women, worldwide to make up the “Total Force” of American defense.

Tennessee is the home of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the 194 Engineer Brigade, the 30th Troop Command, and the 230th Sustainment Brigade.


Vet Counseling Center

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=6187

The Vet Counseling Center serves veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care. This includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies, and providing a key access link between the veterans and other services in the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Counseling services include individual readjustment counseling, group meetings and counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, bereavement counseling, marital and family counseling, substance abuse and referral and connections with other community agencies.


William C. Tallent VA Outpatient Clinic, Knoxville, TN

http://www.mountainhome.va.gov/locations/Knoxville.asp

The William C. Tallent Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee provides health care to veterans and entry into the VA health care system. The clinic examines, evaluates, and provides treatment to eligible veterans. Although designated for outpatient services only, referrals are made to an appropriate medical center when specialists or hospitalization is medically indicated.


Make the Connection

Make the Connection LogoMakeTheConnection.net features hundreds of video testimonials of Veterans telling their stories of reaching out and finding the tools they need to deal with mental health challenges and everyday stressors in civilian life, including things like the process of transitioning from service member to student. The website, created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is interactive and anonymous – a place where veterans and their loved ones can find information, insight, and access to the support they have earned. Make the Connection is also on YouTube and Facebook, where you can join the ongoing conversation about these important topics.

Some veterans are dealing with a challenging condition related to their experiences during their military service or in civilian life, like depression. At MakeTheConnection.net veterans can watch video testimonials of other veterans who have faced the same challenges and recovered – and then learn more about depression, review treatment options, and find the support they have earned. http://maketheconnection.net/conditions/depression

MakeTheConnection.net features hundreds of video testimonials of veterans telling their stories of reaching out and finding the tools they need to deal with mental health challenges and everyday stressors in civilian life. Check out this video gallery to find real stories of strength and resilience from veterans of every military branch and service era. http://www.maketheconnection.net/stories-of-connection


USO Transition 360 Alliance

The USO Transition 360 Alliance is an initiative to help U.S. military personnel and their families successfully transition back into civilian life after their service ends. The USO Transition 360 Alliance leverages the USO’s global resources and the programmatic expertise of additional nonprofit organizations to provide a broader range of impactful programs and services to support troops and military families in:

  • developing a plan for the future;

  • pursuing new career paths; and

  • strengthening their families and community networks.

  • The USO Transition 360 Alliance partners include:

    • RP/6

      RP/6 (formerly RallyPoint/6) has created a unique transition model by opening a facility that in military terms can be coined a “rally point” or civilian “one-stop-shop”. They connect targeted resources for transitioning service members and their families in more efficient, effective, and positive ways. The USO will open our first pilot sites in the Fall of 2015.

      Click here to find a location in your area https://www.uso.org/programs/rp-6.


Mesothelioma Veterans Guide

http://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans/

Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

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ASVAB PRACTICE TEST

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is an exam that is administered to newly-entering members of the military in order to assess their aptitude for various skills and subject matters. This website provides an ASVAB practice test with sample questions designed to emulate the official ASVAB questions. All of our ASVAB tests are 100% free to take. If you’re interested in joining the military, or if you already have and you would like some ASVAB practice simply navigate through the ten sections below and take the tests as often as you’d like. The practice ASVAB test consists of ten sections, click on a link below to take one of the sample tests. http://asvabpracticetestonline.com/

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