Important Links

While we've provided a number of helpful links and we realize they are not all encompassing, we do hope they will provide some assistance. Should the content on a particular link be of interest, please contact that specific agency as we have no way of keeping up with the information as to its accuracy or completeness.

www.ORNG-Vet.org
(The Reintegration Team) The Oregon National Guard web site provides information for Oregon Guard members and their families to assist in the transition back into their communities. Site includes employment links, 24 hour help desk, TRICARE link, Career Transition Assistance Program, Listing of Vet Centers, Wounded soldier/family Call Center, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit and more.

www.Oregon.gov/odva
The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs web site providing information on benefits, life insurance, VA health care, VA Home Loan program, burial benefits, VA Education Benefits, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Hunting and Fishing Disabled Permits, Oregon Veterans' Employment (www.HireVetsFirst.gov), Emergency Financial Assistance Program, Returning Veterans' Benefits and Assistance, Survivor Benefits, Veteran and Armed Forces Recognition License Plates, Property Tax Exemption Program, Veteran and U.S. Armed Forces Service Records, Oregon State Park Use Permits, etc. Effective March 11, 2008 Senate Bill 1066 authorizes dependents of active-duty service members killed or 100% service-connected disabled after September 11, 2001 may have their undergraduate tuition waived. The Bill provides waiver of tuition and fees at Oregon state institutions of higher education, for eligible dependents.

www.dol.gov/vets
Veterans' Employment and Training (VETS) provides Veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workplace.

www.military.com and www.armyonesource.com
Two comprehensive sites providing military service members and their families information on benefits, scholarships, discounts, military stories, education information, deployment, legal matters, and much more.

www.workinginoregon.org
The Oregon Employment Department official website.

www.tricare.osd.mil
The military health benefit program.

www.EANGUS.org
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS). "EANGUS is dedicated to promoting the status, welfare and professionalism of Enlisted members of the National Guard by supporting legislation that provides adequate staffing, pay, benefits, entitlements, equipment and installations for the National Guard."

www.NGAUS.com
National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS). "NGAUS was formed in 1878 and is focused on procuring better equipment, standardized training and a more combat-ready force by petitioning Congress for resources."

www.ORNGA.org
The Oregon National Guard Officer Association (ORNGA). "The ORNGA is a professional organization that supports the constitutional roles and missions of the National Guard by influencing legislative, congressional and executive action."

www.EANGOR.com
The Enlisted Association of the Oregon National Guard (EANGOR). Purpose: "To promote the status, welfare, and professionalism of the Enlisted Members of the Oregon National Guard." Mission: "To support initiatives that promote and provide opportunities for enlisted members to prosper while serving in the Oregon Army or Air National Guard."

www.ORNGRetirees.info
The Oregon National Guard Retiree link provides contacts on various types of Retiree Services and contacts.

www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/moneymatters/dmdc.html
The Defense Manpower Management Data Center (DMDC) provides a site to obtain certificates of current active duty service needed for creditors under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA).