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Military Alumni/Veterans' Groups

By Susan P. Joyce

Groups and fraternal organizations have connected veterans (military "alumni") since the Revolution. Below find links to the organizations that cover more than one of the Services, typically all of the Services.  A few cover a two or three of the Services.

Many more Groups are specific to a Service and even to a unit within the Service, like a ship or a division (links by Service or Service/Unit are below this list).

The contact information provided includes the Services covered plus a link to the organization's website.  You may also find many military alumni groups on social networks like LinkedIn, Google Groups, plus meetings.

Groups Covering Multiple Services

Organization Group Contact
The American Legion All Services Website
American Veterans All Services Website
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) All Services (also government & industry) Website
Congressional Medal of Honor Society Medal of Honor recipients from all Services Website
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) All Services Website
Fleet Reserve Association USMC, USN, & Coast Guard Website
Military Officers Association of America All Services (active duty, former & retired, National Guard & Reserve) Website
Military Order of the Purple Heart All Services Website
National Guard Association of the United States Army and Air National Guard officers Website
Reserve Officers Association All Services Website
Retired Enlisted Association All Services Website
Retired Military Officers Association All Services Website
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) All Services Website
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) All Services Website

Additional resources:

LinkedIn has many groups for veterans and active duty military.  Find them by searching through the LinkedIn Groups Directory.

In addition, Yahoo Veterans Groups are typical Yahoo Groups, categorized by war/era:

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 so we can share it with others.

Find more alumni groups, for the corporate and government sectors, on the Corporate Alumni Group Networking home page.

Also check out Veterans' Job Search for more resources plus articles and advice for veterans in their civilian job search.

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