WW2 History Club

Military and Vet Support Links 

- Villages Info

There are hundreds of organizations that provide some level of support to vets and active military.  The lists below are just a start and will grow over time.

General Vet Support

American Legion (National)

LOCAL:  American Legion (Post 347, Lady Lake)

LOCAL:  Combat Veterans to Careers

Dogs for Warriors

Hire Heroes USA (helping veterans find jobs)

Honor Flight Network (National)

LOCAL:  Honor Flight Network (Lake, Sumter, Marion, Citrus and Hernando counties)

K9s for Warriors

Net Pets (not specifically vet related but info on pet shelters, charities, etc)

Pets for Patriots

Pets for Vets

LOCAL: Project SOS (Support our Soldiers)

Retirement Planning (Short guide to annuities and retirement planning for vets)

USO (United Services Organization)

VA (Veterans Affairs)

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

Veterans Support Center

Wounded Warriors  {updated}

Health Related

Mesothelioma:  WW2 (and Korean War) vets, particular those in the Navy, had a high risk of being exposed to asbestos.  30% of patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma have served in the armed forces (suggesting that vets are 3X more likely to contract mesothelioma).  Asbestos related diseases, particularly mesothelioma, have very long latency periods. 30 to 50 years typically elapses between exposure and the onset of symptoms.  

Most mesothelioma web sites are sponsored by lawyers.  They are informative but they are ultimately designed to acquire new clients.  A fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute can be found here.  An true information site with no ties to lawyers is The Mesolthelioma Group

Wounded Vets More Likely to Die of Coronary Heart Disease

USF Health in The Villages:  The Univ of South Florida (USF) and The Villages are striving to make The Villages "America's Healthiest Hometown"



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Date Last Updated:  07-Jul-2016

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