By Susan P. Joyce
Groups and fraternal organizations have connected veterans (military "alumni") since the Revolution.
These groups are great networking - for the transition to civilian employment and for succeeding in the civilian career that follows. It's good to connect with people who have similar experiences and similar training. It's also very good to share experiences, learning and helping each other succeed.
The groups listed below cover a single Service or a unit in one of the Services, like a ship or a division.
They are organized by Service.
The contact information provided is a link to a website or a Yahoo! Group, currently, but you may also find military alumni groups on social networks like LinkedIn, Google Groups, and even MeetUp.com meetings.
Several major national groups cover all of the Services (link at bottom of the chart), and some cover a few of the Services.
Choose the the group description that interests you to see the groups we've found for that group or Service.
If you know of an active group that is not included in the links below, please let us know by sending the URL to feedback at Job-Hunt.org so we can share it with others.
|Army Career and Alumni Program||Website|
|Association of the United States Army||Website|
|National Infantry Association||Website|
|Special Forces Association||Website|
|U.S. Army Brotherhood of Tankers (USABOT)||Website|
|U.S. Cavalry and Armor Association||Website|
|West Point Association of Graduates||Website|
|Specific Unit:||B-2/501st Infantry (101st ABN Div) RVN 67-72 Alumni||Website|
|U.S. Air Force|
|Air Force Association||Website|
|Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association||Website|
|Air Force Recruiting Alumni Association||Website|
|USAF Academy Association of Graduates||Website|
|Specific Units:||6th Weather Squadron (Mobile) Alumni Association||Website|
|193rd Special Operations Wing Alumni Association||Website|
|Thunderbird Alumni (officer & enlisted)||Website|
|U.S. Marine Corps|
|Marine Corps Association||Website|
|Marine Corps League||Website|
|USMC Combat Helicopter Association||Website|
|US Marine Corps Tankers||Website|
|Women Marines Association||Website|
|American Society of Naval Engineers (active former, & retired)||Website|
|HullNumber.com (connect with former shipmates by hull number)||Website|
|Tin Can Sailors (National Association of Destroyer Veterans)||Website|
|Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (military & civilian)||Website|
|Navy Nurse Corps Association||Website|
|Surface Navy Association||Website|
|Swift Boat Sailors Association||Website|
|United States L.S.T. Association||Website|
|U.S. Naval Academy Alumni||Website|
|U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association||Website|
|U.S. Submarine Veterans||Website|
|Specific Ships:||USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN -65)||Website|
|USS Nimitz (CVN-68)||Website|
|USS Sunfish (SSN-649)||Website|
|USS Telfair (APA-210)||Website|
|USS Waldron (DD-699)||Website|
|U.S. Coast Guard|
|Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association||Website|
USCG Academy Alumni Association
Many large, national organizations cover more than one Service. Check the Multiple Services page for those groups.
Find more alumni groups, for the corporate and government sectors, on the Corporate Alumni Group Networking home page.
Also see Veterans' Job Search for articles and resources about veterans' job search and civilian careers.