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5 Tips for Transitioning From Military Service to the Civilian Workforce
Purdue Global University offers tips for a successful transition from military service to the civilian workforce.

Date added: May 01, 2019

Access to Military Records by the General Public, including genealogists who are not next-of-kin
Limited information from Official Military Personnel Files is releasable to the general public without the consent of the veteran or the next-of-kin. You are considered a member of the general public if you are asking about a veteran who is no relation to you, or a veteran who is a relative but you are not the next-of-kin.

Date added: July 08, 2010

Governmental Agencies
Locate your local FBI field office here:

Locate your local U.S. Attorney's Office here:

The VA Office of the Inspector General vigorously investigates cases of fraud perpetrated against the VA and operates a hotline for the public to confidentially and safely report crimes like Stolen Valor involving VA or its programs.

Call: 800-488-8244
Fax: 202-565-7936
Write to:
PO Box 50410
Washington, DC 20091-0410

When Stolen Valor involves members of the military, the individual suspected of committing the fraud can be reported directly to Department of Defense law enforcement. The appropriate points of contact by branch of service are as follows:

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command

U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Coast Guard Investigative Service

NCIS General Crimes and Fraud Hotline 1-800-264-6485

Inspector General of the Marine Corps Hotline 1-866-243-3887

Date added: July 11, 2010

Help after honorable discharge
US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline

Planning for Life after Discharge

Transition to Civilian Life

Surviving Spouses Resources

Best Jobs for Returning Servicemembers
Date added: November 11, 2018

P.O.W. Network
Catching Phonies and Wannabees!

We will help preserve an accurate Military history for future generations.

Date added: June 18, 2010

Spotting a Phony War Hero or POW
The Committee of Concerned Journalists posted this detailed report of how spot a phony and prepare for the interview.

Date added: July 08, 2010