Veterans


For the veterans and family members of Scottsdale … thank you for your brave service!

No matter when you served or where you served, we honor your service, your sacrifice and your dedication to the United States of America. The people of Scottsdale have a great admiration and the utmost gratitude for the men and women who selflessly served – and serve – this country.

The information on this page is intended to assist veterans in our community, and their families, connect with resources and programs.

Veteran Resources

1-800-MyVA411 - One number for all your VA questions
You only need to remember one number for information on VA care, benefits, and services or to speak to a live agent for assistance! 1-800-MyVA411 / (1-800-698-2411)
Be Connected
Connecting Arizona service members, veterans, families & helpers to information, support and resources.
Arizona Coalition of Military Families
Building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve and support service members, veterans, their families and communities.
Arizona Department of Veterans Services
Serving the evolving needs of Arizona’s veterans and their families.
Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling)
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.
Veterans Crisis Line
A free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.
MANA House
MANA House is a peer-run organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans offering personal, individualized basic resources, community and advocacy for all veterans.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
a third-party administrator for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care programs.
PTSD Foundation of America
bringing hope and healing to Combat Veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress.
REACH to prevent suicide
REACH is about preventing suicide. It is for and about everyone because we all have risk and protective factors that we need to recognize and understand.
Hidden Heroes
Bringing vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeking solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.
AARP: Health Benefit Navigator for Military Families
A tool to help veterans and their family members find and obtain service-related health benefits.
AARP: Caregiving Guide for Veterans and Their Families
Helpful tips and resources for your caregiving journey.
East Valley Regional Veterans Court
a cooperative effort among judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and veterans organizations to assist Arizona veterans transitioning from military service. The court is physically located in Tempe, but two afternoons per month hearings are scheduled for Scottsdale veterans facing misdemeanor charges.
Law for Veterans
A service of the Arizona Supreme Court and State Bar of Arizona Military Legal Service Committee
Financial Literacy
From reducing debt to finding a home loan to creating a family budget and protecting your identity and VA benefits, VA and its partners have resources to assist with managing your personal finances.
USA Cares
USA Cares provides assistance to post-9/11 veterans and military families from all branches of service - donors to support their comprehensive programs are being sought as well.
SkillBridge
The City of Scottsdale participates in the DoD SkillBridge program, providing separating service members an opportunity to gain valuable civilian work experience during their last 180 days of service.
ASU Tillman Veterans Center
Supporting military and veteran-affiliated students at Arizona State University.
Scottsdale Community College Veterans Services
The SCC Veteran Services team guides and connects veterans at Scottsdale Community College to all the services and resources available, from GI Bill® education benefits to other VA services.
50 Strong Employer Connect
A collaboration among employers, universities & strategic partners to provide career readiness & outreach opportunities for all military/veteran employment pathways.
American Corporate Partners
A national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Honoring Marines by educating their children.
Work for Warriors Arizona
This federally funded program provides free job placement assistance in Arizona through the National Guard. WFWAZ assists all service members, veterans, and their families.
WFWAZ Job Board
WFWAZ on LinkedIn
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ESGR has served our country for more than 45 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.
Your Next Mission
An initiative from the American Freedom Foundation that provides content, resources and support to Veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses and families as they transition from military to civilian life.
AARP Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center
AARP's Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center has free courses, tools, and resources to give you an edge in your job search.
Military to Civilian Resume and Cover Letter Examples
ResumeBuilder.com provides free resume and cover letter examples for military members who are pursuing post-military employment.
Military to Civilian Cover Letter Examples
Military to Civilian Resume Examples
Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce
a non-profit organization improving business opportunities and enhancing the economic environment of veterans, veteran owned and veteran supportive businesses in the Southwestern United States.

Are you or a loved one transitioning from military to veteran status?

A member of the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission prepared this Veterans Quality of Life Manual - a comprehensive guide filled with resources and information for those newly transitioning from military to civilian life, and for longtime veterans as well. The manual includes information about planning for major life events such as retirement, long-term care, funeral planning and Arizona-specific veteran informaiton and resources. Download the Veterans Quality of Life Manual here (PDF).

 

Veterans AZ

The City of Scottsdale produces Veterans AZ, a monthly video program and podcast featuring Arizona veterans and the many organizations who support them.

 

Veteran Organizations

History,Memorials and Commemorations

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Office of Communication 
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
communications@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Kelly Corsette
Communications and Public Affairs Director
P: 480-312-2336 
kcorsette@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Veterans Advisory Commission

 

Veteran News

Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop
The Healing of Memories Retreat is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances, and is a major step that helps Veterans begin the healing journey.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are coming to Tempe
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place in Tempe July 7-12, and volunteers are being recruited.
Arizona's Legacy (Veterans AZ Season 2 - Episode 1)
Meet two people contributing to Arizona's veterans’ legacy in the latest episode of Veterans AZ: Nikki Stratton, granddaughter of USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton and ship’s sponsor of the new USS Arizona, and Army veteran Cole Hickman from MANA House.
Governor Ducey launches effort to hire veterans
Governor Doug Ducey today launched a plan to nearly double veterans in the state workforce, building on his commitment to make Arizona the best state for veterans in the country.
Veterans Day commemoration features future USS Arizona ship sponsor
Nikki Stratton, whose grandfather survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a crewmember aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39), will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Veterans Day Commemoration in Scottsdale.