Resources for Veterans
Do You Qualify for VA Health Care?
You can visit the VA Health Eligibility website to find out if you qualify. Veterans who meet eligibility requirements may complete online or download the Application for Health Benefits form from the VA Health Eligibility website.
Campus Resources & GI Bill Benefits
Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
GI Bill Benefits
Services for Students with Disabilities
Military Transcripts and Records
The American Council on Education (ACE) was created in 1942 to recognize the educational value of military training and experience.
Visit the ACE Military Programs website to see how much credit you may have earned from your military training.
How to Get Military Service Records
The National Archives is able to provide Military personnel records for proving proof of military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records by submitted a request to the National Archives.
The Army uses the AARTS system, which automatically captures your academic credits from military training and standardized tests. The AARTS system is available to enlisted soldiers only. Visit the AARTS Transcript Delivery for more information. Army officers must use the form DD 295 to report their military training and experience.
- Navy and Marines
The Navy and Marine Corps use the SMART system. This system automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores. Visit SMART website for more information.
- Air Force
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores. Transcript information may be viewed at the CCAF website.
- Coast Guard
The Coast Guard Institute each service member to submit documentation of all training (except correspondence course records), along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript.
Under most circumstances, veterans are eligible to use their former service branches transcript program. However, if you are not eligible for AARTS, SMART, CCAF or CGI systems, you will need to fill out form DD-295 (Officers/Warrant Officers) and provide your DD-214 Discharge Document to receive credit of your experience.
Military Member and Veteran Resources
A mental wellness resource for service members, veterans and military families.
Center for Women Veterans
Provides links that address and provide information on military sexual trauma counseling.
Defense Centers of Excellence
DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation and reintegration programs for psychological health and traumatic brain injury to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation’s military communities, warriors and families.
Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Awareness and Response
Provides guidance and other information for victims of sexual assault, unit commanders, first responders and others who deal with this sensitive issue. This website addresses confidentiality, reporting procedures and other elements of DoD’s sexual assault policy as well as training information, safety tips, resources and links to related websites.
F7 Group – Operation Engaging Vision
The F7 Group is dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support and mentoring to female veterans and women in military service, both IN and BESIDE the uniform.
This resource provides online access to medical, operational and intelligence documents from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Its purpose was and is to provide service members, veterans and any interested person with information on what happened during that war that might have affected the health of those who served.
Leave No Veteran Behind
Leave No Veteran Behind is a nonprofit service run by veterans that works to relieve the educational debt of veterans who are serving and have served in the U. S. military.
Mesothelioma and Navy Veterans
The Veterans Assistance department at asbestos.com can help you with questions about veterans and asbestos-related illnesses or about potential benefits.
Military Health System
America’s Military Health System (MHS) is a unique partnership of medical educators, medical researchers and health care providers and their support personnel worldwide.
Military One Source
This resource provides assistance 24/7 for military members, spouses and families.
National Center for PTSD
This organization’s aim is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them.
The Mission Continues
The goal of this resource is to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader and where together we honor the fallen by living their values through service.
Today’s GI Bill
Today’s GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance.
Transitional Assistance Program
The Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance program was developed to assist in the transitioning of military personnel and family members leaving the service. Returning to civilian life is an exciting time but is also a complex undertaking. This program describes the many steps it takes and the questions to be answered.
The Veterans Administration provides patient care and other veterans’ benefits.
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.
Veterans with Disabilities in Higher Education
The website offers a host of resources including online information related to veterans and student veterans with disabilities, courses that may be of interest for continuing education credits or for general knowledge, as well as a list of books.
Resources for Writing a Military-to-Civilian Resume
American Cold War Veterans
This organization is dedicated to all veterans, with special dedication to those who served during the Cold War era September 1945 to December 1991.
The American Legion is a patriotic, war-time veterans’ organization that is devoted to mutual helpfulness.
As one of America’s foremost veterans’ service organizations, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens.
Disabled American Veterans
The DAV organization is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
Grace After Fire
Grace After Fire is a place for women veterans and their loved ones to connect with one another and with our professional partners, to find resources, to learn and to get involved.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the civilian supporters of those troops and veterans.
Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War
The members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.”
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Chartered by Congress in 1958, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nationwide programs.
National Association of Black Veterans
NABVETS provides strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress, the federal administration, state administrations and other agencies and organizations. NABVETS provides personal advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking claims against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, advocacy for youth in all matters required for successful passage into adulthood, advocacy on behalf of families, advocacy in creating positive lifestyles for veterans and advocacy to generate and preserve the historical record.
Student Veterans of America
SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States.
Vietnam Veterans of America
This is the only national Vietnam veterans’ organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The mission of the VFW is to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veterans’ service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.
Branches of Services
- U.S. Army
The mission of the U. S. Army is to fight and win our nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.
- U.S. Air Force
The mission of the U. S. Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests — to fly and fight in air, space, and cyberspace.
- U.S. Navy
The mission of the U. S. Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
- U.S. Marines
The U. S. Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness and has three primary areas of responsibility: the seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns; the development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and such other duties as the President of the United States may direct.
- U.S. Coast Guard
The U. S. Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation’s five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America’s coasts, ports and inland waterways.
U.S. Army Reserve
U.S. Air Force Reserve
U.S. Navy Reserve
National Guard Bureau
Reservist Component Resources
- External resources are listed for informational purposes and do not reflect an endorsement by Manchester Community College.
MCC Veterans and Service Members Facebook Page
Benefits and Waivers
G.I. Bill Benefits
CT Tuition Waiver
Transferring Credits In
Veterans Advising Weeks
Veteran Scholarship Fundraiser
For more information, contact the Veteran Services Office at 860-512-3362.