Veteran Resources

Veteran Organizations

American Legion

American Legion

It is the nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and Veterans.

  • Free VA Assistance on Benefits
  • Education Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Career Center
  • Financial Center
  • Health Center

legion.org

El Paso Chapters

Col. Louis A. Carter, Inc., TX Post 832
2400 BASSETT AVE
EL PASO, TX 79901
(915) 534-9395

Paso Del Norte, Inc., TX Post 58
4724 VULCAN AVE
EL PASO, TX 79904
Legion Riders Chapter
(915) 751-0850

Horizon City, TX Post 598
141 ELLSWORTH DR
HORIZON CITY, TX 79928
Legion Riders Chapter
(915) 852-4823

First Responders, TX Post 74
PO BOX 973043
EL PASO, TX 79997
(915) 203-7481

Alfred H. McCluskey, TX Post 692
PO BOX 4142
EL PASO, TX 79914
(915) 821-0351

Ltc George Franklin "Ben", TX Post 407
10134 RACOON DR
EL PASO, TX 79924
(915) 751-4556

Livesay-Chavez, Inc., TX Post 122
221 POPLAR ST
ANTHONY, TX 79821
Legion Riders Chapter
(915) 255-9470

El Paso Eastwood, TX Post 36
3730 SHELL ST
EL PASO, TX 79925
(915) 592-9374

Pecos, TX Post 233
2912 CHASWOOD ST
EL PASO, TX 79935

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

Association of the United States ArmyThe Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

AUSA supports soldiers, their families and Army civilians, provides a voice for the Army, and honors those who have served. As the Army’s premier, nonprofit, educational and professional association, we:

  • Educate those we serve (soldiers and their families, Army civilians, retired soldiers and veterans, and the businesses and industries that support the Army) with programs, products, resources and events…
  • Inform our members, Congress and the American public about issues affecting America’s Army – Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, and…
  • Connect America’s Total Army, its industry partners, like-minded associations and other supporters at the national, regional and chapter levels.

ausa.org

El Paso Chapter

GA OMAR N BRADLEY CHAPTER
1460 Common Drive El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 727-0601

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

Combat Veterans Motorcycle AssociationWe are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. As a registered 501(c)(19) veterans’ charity, our mission is to support and protect those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to provide assistance and help to individual veterans, veteran care facilities, other veteran organizations and registered charities. We sponsor and participate in many veteran-related motorcycle (and other) charity events each year, and as a non-profit organization, donate to various veteran causes. Our Mission Statement is Veterans Helping Veterans

Please note that we are an ASSOCIATION and NOT a MOTORCYCLE CLUB (MC). Although we may be in a geographic area, we do not claim territory. We do not have a club house. We do not wear cuts or colors, but rather vests. The patch on our back is one piece.

combatvet.us or suncitycvma.org

El Paso Chapter

El Paso TX CVMA 23-2
Contact:
Dave "Crazy Dave" Copeland

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, in positive, life-changing ways. We ensure veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits they deserve, provide care and support during tough times, advocate for the veteran community on Capitol Hill, connect veterans with meaningful employment, and so much more.

We provide free, professional assistance to more than 1 million veterans every year to connect them with the healthcare, disability, employment, education and financial benefits they have earned through military service. The past 100 years, we have submitted more than 11.7 million claims on their behalf.

  • Employment Programs
  • Transportation Services
  • Service Seminars

davchapter165elpasotx.org  dav.org

El Paso Chapter

DAV Sunshine Chapter 165 El Paso
2044 Trawood Dr, El Paso, TX 79935
(915) 383-6343

Honor Flight

Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico & El Paso, TexasThe mission of Honor Flight is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent Hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission. In furtherance of this common goal, we have the opportunity to show our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran.

honorflight.org  honorflightnm.org

El Paso Chapter

Honor Flight of Southern
New Mexico & El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, NM)
Flying from ELP (El Paso International Airport)
1 (844) 697-1590
info@honorflightnm.org
PO Box 14017 Las Cruces, NM 88013

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaIAVA is a community of 425,000+ members and growing. Veterans have paid their dues so membership is always FREE. IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans. IAVA gets results. We use data and stories from our community to catalyze needed, positive change for America’s veterans. Quick Reaction Force is IAVA’s one-stop-shop solution. We offer 24/7 free and confidential assistance to any veteran who needs it, no matter the challenge.

iava.org

Marine Corps League

Marine Corps LeagueThe Marine Corps League's mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

The Marine Corps League supports Marines in many areas. We have 10 Divisions covering 48 Departments, and over 1,140 Detachments in communities across the Country.

mclnational.org

El Paso Chapter

Deane Hawkins #323, Pedro Gomez Jr.
9565 Diana Dr. Veterans One Stop Center El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 856-8560

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Military Officers Association of AmericaMOAA exists to protect your earned benefits and to offer you resources you can't find anywhere else. But most importantly, we're here to help you connect with one another. Why? Because we believe in taking care of those who take care of us.

Currently, we're 350,000 members strong. If you're an active duty, retired, or former military officer, consider joining our ranks.

  • Money-saving discounts,
  • Access to the digital magazine, Military Officer.
  • Spouse support program
  • Career assistance
  • Scholarship opportunities (Networking events)

moaa.org  elpasomoaa.org

El Paso Chapter

El Paso Chapter Military Officers Association of America (EPMOAA)
PO Box 6144, Fort Bliss, TX 79906-0144
info@elpasomoaa.org
(915) 842-9650 or (915) 449-8944

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Military Order of the Purple HeartThe Mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families. Our members are Combat Wounded Veterans who are dedicated to our country and our veteran community. We endeavor to do better for each other and by each other always.

Chartered by Congress for combat wounded Veterans. The Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat or by an act of international terrorism.. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.

purpleheart.org

EL Paso Chapter

Military Order of the Purple Heart Lone Star Chapter 393
2608 Fort Blvd
El Paso TX
(508) 919-3036

Meeting times and location
1st Saturday of the month 1PM
2608 Fort Blvd
El Paso TX

Military Women's Coalition

The Military Women’s Coalition is a national group of formal and informal organizations that work collaboratively to serve and support US active duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran, and retired servicewomen by uniting and elevating their voices to influence policy and improve their well-being. The Coalition’s vision is that someday military women are fully integrated, equally respected, and equally supported members of the military and veteran community and their contributions are recognized as essential to national defense.

  • Policy Committee on Homelessness
  • Policy Committee on Sexual Violence
  • Policy Committee on Wellness

militarywomenscoalition.org

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaSince 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes. We’ve had a single-minded mission—to empower our brave men and women to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence. Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to serving veterans—and to medical research, advocacy and civil rights for all people with disabilities.

  • Spinal Cord Research
  • Medical Resources
  • Legislation

pva.org

El Paso Chapter

VA Health Care Center
5001 N. Piedras El Paso, TX 79930-4211
Room B-211
(915) 564-1683

Student Veterans of America

With a mission focused on empowering student veterans, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through a dedicated network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters in all 50 states and 4 countries representing more than 750,000 student veterans, SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. Every day these passionate leaders work to provide the necessary resources, network support, and advocacy to ensure student veterans can effectively connect, expand their skills, and ultimately achieve their greatest potential.

 

  • Leadership Institute
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Student Services
  • Support for displaced student veterans
  • Legislative Fellowships

studentveterans.org

Team Red White and Blue

We insist that all veterans have the opportunity to reclaim what was most precious about their military service: an unwavering sense of belonging born of challenges that show us what each of us is capable of. Together, we strive to make tomorrow better. Together, we will increase mental and physical health. Together, we will find strength and success.

Our chapters deliver local, consistent, and inclusive opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. Volunteers host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events, and facilitate building strong local connections with members and organizations within the community.

teamrwb.org

El Paso Chapter

Team RWB El Paso Texas
Chapter Contact
Sandra Limon
sandra.limon@teamrwb.org

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon Disaster ResponseTeam Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

teamrubiconusa.org  Team Rubicon Region 6's Facebook

Contact

Team Rubicon Region 6
Contact: Rick Rosen
Rick.Rosen@teamrubiconusa.org

The Mission Continues

The Mission ContinuesThe Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact. At The Mission Continues, we’re on a mission to connect veterans with under-resourced communities.

Our programs in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more.

missioncontinues.org  El Paso Platoon

Contact

Mission Continues 1ST Service Platoon El Paso TX
Joel Carbajal
jcarbajal@missioncontinues.org

Veterans Business Association

El Paso Veterans Business AssociationThe Veterans Business Association is a non-profit association with the mission of growing member businesses, promoting the interests of veteran business owners, and becoming the voice of veteran owned businesses in a competitive community.

Membership is comprised of veteran business owners, individual veterans, retirees, and their families interested in starting their own businesses, and corporate and associate members who support our mission: Advance the interests of Veteran Owned Businesses through community awareness, effective networking, and community programs.

vbawebsite.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit Veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide.

  • VA Claims and Separation Benefits
  • Financial Grants
  • Student Veteran Support
  • VFW Mental Wellness Campaign

vfw.org

El Paso Chapters

Post 9173 Willie Barraza Post
292 Atlantic Rd
El Paso, TX 79932-1351
(915) 588-6468

Meeting Location & Time
292 Atlantic Rd
El Paso, TX 79922
6:30 pm 2nd Tuesday
Quartermaster: Robert Martinez
Commander: Michael Landis

Post 2451 Northeast El Paso
P.O. Box 6383
El Paso, TX 79906
United States
(915) 822-2014

Meeting Location & Time
7060 Comington St.
El Paso, TX 79930
7:00 pm 2nd Monday
Quartermaster: Evelyn Aguilera
Commander: Ronnie Betts

Post 812 Davis-Seamon Post
2400 Davis Seamon Rd
El Paso, TX 79930-2635
(915) 562-2161

Meeting Location & Time
2400 Davis Seamon Rd
El Paso, TX 79930-2635
10:00 am 1st Saturday
Quartermaster: Patrick Lopez
Commander: Natividad Lopez Jr

Post 8550 Dennis L. Cunningham Post
4714 Titanic Ave
El Paso, TX 79904-3337
(915) 751-5099

Meeting Location & Time
4714 Titanic Ave
El Paso, TX 79904-3337
11:00 am 3rd Saturday
Quartermaster: Teresa Irizarry
Commander: Jeraldine Wells

Post 4384 Gadsden Memorial Post
1580 4th St.
Anthony, NM 88021
(915) 575-8823

Meeting Location & Time
1580 4th St.
Anthony, NM 88021
 9:00 am 2nd Saturday
Quartermaster: Mark Atchley
Commander: Manuel Moralez

Post 8919 Yucca Post
5535 Saluki Dr
El Paso, TX 79924-4819
(915) 755-7152

Meeting Location & Time
5535 Saluki Dr
El Paso, TX 79924-4819
11:00 am 2nd Saturday
Quartermaster: David Creekmore
Commander: John Hillier

Post 8782 Tigua Post
691 N Carolina Dr
El Paso, TX 79915-2609
(915) 598-1586

Meeting Location & Time
691 N Carolina Dr
El Paso, TX 79915-2609
3:00 pm 3rd Saturday
Quartermaster: Raul Reza
Commander: Roman Velasquez

Post 10354 VFW Post10354, Madrid, McClaughlin, Navarrete
PO Box 17428
El Paso, TX 79917-7428
(915) 858-4190

Meeting Location & Time
9170 Cananea Rd
El Paso, TX 79907
11:00 am 2nd Saturday
Quartermaster: Ruben Rivera
Commander: Robert Rangel

Veterans One Stop & Military Veteran Peer Network

El Paso Veterans One StopThe Veterans One Stop is supported by grants from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and Health and Human Services . The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, through TVC and HHSC, provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. The "one stop" concept provides accelerated access to mental health and support services for Veterans and their families in the El Paso community. The center is located close to Ft. Bliss, in Northeast El Paso where there is the highest concentration of veterans. The One Stop provides Veterans and their families with counseling services, case management and telemedicine. Along with clinical services, the One Stop also offers a Military Veteran Peer Network support services, stigma reduction trainings and alternative therapies, such as yoga.

epveteranonestop.org

Contact

9565 Diana Drive El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 747-3590

Hours of Operation
8am-5pm / Mon. - Fri.

National Association for Black Veterans

NABVETS was created to help ensure that the veterans who come out of their service are not lost but have a way to help them to go back to lead a healthy life. We ensure that these veterans receive the respect they deserve from the society and lead a peaceful life. We want to make sure that the community understands the value of working and helping these veterans gain peace.

Website

nabvets.com

Vietnam Veterans of America

VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA aggressively advocates on issues important to veterans, seeks full access to quality health care for veterans, identifies the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service, holds government agencies accountable for following laws mandating Veterans health care, creates a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans, seeks the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs, supports the next generation of America’s war veterans, and serve our communities.

  • Claims Assistance,
  • Financial Readiness,
  • Legislative Action
  • Publications

EL Paso Chapter

VVA CHAPTER #574
PO Box 26904
El Paso TX 79926
(915) 255-8877
joevillaelpaso@gmail.com
 
VVA CHAPTER #844
PO Box 26842
El Paso TX 79926-6842
(915) 307-4839
ecam_acho@yahoo.com

Blue Star Mothers of America

We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes.

American Gold Star Mothers

Mission: Finding strength in the fellowship of other Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our sons and daughters alive by working to help veterans, those currently serving in the military, their families and our communities.

El Paso Veterans & Riders Association

The El Paso Veteran's and Riders Association is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the refinement and improvement of Veteran opportunities, access to care, and quality of life.

epvra.com

Contact

President Darrell G. Mond
11705 Bunky Henry Lane
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 790-3930
epvra@yahoo.com

Benavidez – Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association

The Benavidez – Patterson “All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association is open to all veterans however membership is limited to only those who have proof of Airborne qualification or service with the 82nd Airborne Division. The organization’s purpose is to educate all present and future generations of the military and civilian impact of the US Airborne military forces.

bp82eptx.org

EL Paso Chapter

Benavidez – Patterson “All Airborne Chapter
2608 Fort BLVD
EL Paso TX

Contact:
Paul Albright CSM (Ret)., CHAIRMAN
BP82ndEPTX@outlook.com 
​​​​​​​(915) 260-8176

Special Forces Association

The Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.

sfachapterix.blogspot.com

El Paso Chapter

Special Forces Association Chapter IX
Isaac Camacho Chapter
EL Paso Texas

Chapter IX meets every 3rd Saturday, at 1300 hours, at VFW Post 812 in McKelligon Canyon near William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

Military Veterans Peer Network

The Military Veteran Peer Network provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to veterans, soldiers and their family members. We offer peer to peer support groups, peer mentorship, social groups, team service projects and workshops led by other veterans and military family members. Each volunteer is a certified peer specialist who can provide support through some of the difficulties many face while in the service and once they have began life as a civilian. These groups are designed to not only provide support to those who may be in need, but also to provide a sense of community among those who have served. We are continually looking to expand our network and create opportunities and activities that all veterans and family members can benefit from.

Location

9565 Diana Drive
El Paso, TX  79924
syanthony@EHNELPASO.ORG 

Peer Service Coordinator:
Shelia Anthony
(915) 747-3590 ext. 15127

Veterans Non Profit

The mission of the Veterans Non Profit is to provide services to low-income veterans in the El Paso area with the level of compassion and dignity that all beings are entitled to.

Among our services are a food pantry and clothing closet for veterans and their families and a pet food pantry for their service animals and pets.

 

veteransnonprofit

Location

4317 Dyer St.
El Paso, Texas, 79930

OFFICE HOURS
Monday  9:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm
Friday 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm
Sunday-Closed

DISTRIBUTION TIMES

Monday 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

NEW CLIENTS WILL BE SERVED TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.


George G. Elsaesser, CSM(ret)
Executive Director

Armed Services YMCA - El Paso

Contact

(915) 263-7164
7060 Comington Street
El Paso, TX 79930