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Veterans Resources

The Business View – November 2017 / Veterans Resources


The Business View asked Brad Israel, vice chairman of military affairs on the Mobile Area Chamber’s board of directors’ executive committee, to provide a list of some of the resources available to veterans, both those leaving the service and those entering the workforce. Israel is a former U.S. Army Special Forces detachment commander and he remains active in support of local veterans.


As our Veterans return home from combat, transition out of the service or retire and reintegrate into our communities, there are no better men and women fit to lead and add value to organizations and our communities at large. As President George W. Bush says, “These warriors have a Ph.D. in life. It should be our mission to recruit, retain and promote job opportunities for Veterans in Mobile because our city will be better for having them, their diverse backgrounds and experience from across the globe. A business owner can teach them the specifics of their business, and then watch a tenfold return on their investment because of the work ethic, initiative and grit that these capable candidates possess.”



Here are just some of the many resources available to support the area’s Veterans, found on the Chamber’s website.


Welcome Home Resource Guide


Veterans Recovery Resources www.veteransrecoveryresources.org

Stop Soldier Suicide http://stopsoldiersuicide.org

National Association of Veteran Serving Organizations – www.navso.org

Air Force Association Chapter 101 www.afa101.org

Alabama Career Center Veteran Representatives joblink.alabama.gov

Aging Vets – How to Plan Wisely for Your Future –


Behavioral Health for Veterans www.samhsa.gov/veterans-military-families

Boulder Crest Retreat www.bouldercrestretreat.org

Equine Therapy Group wwww.equinetherapygroup.com

Guide to Military Moveswww.yourstoragefinder.com/guide-to-military-moving

Hire Heroes USA www.hireheroesusa.org

Justice for Vets www.justiceforvets.org

Mental Health Needs of Vets & Families www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/military/mental-health-needs.pdf

Mesothelioma Veterans Center www.mesotheliomaveterans.org

Military Veterans Resource Center http://milvetsrc.org

Residential Leases and the Military Your Rights – www.justgreatlawyers.com/military-residential-leases

Resources for Vets & Families Living with Cancer –


U.S. Army – Corps of Engineers www.sam.usace.army.mil

VA National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics – www.va.gov/vetdata

Veterans in Alabama http://alavetnet.alabama.gov


Click here to read The Business View – November 2017


Additional information is on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.mobilechamber.com, on Facebook at @MobileChamber and Twitter at @MobileChamber.

About the Mobile Chamber

The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.