Serving Arizona's Veterans as They Have Served Us

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) provides direct services to Veterans through the administration of 19 Veterans Benefits Offices throughout the state - helping Veterans connect with their VA benefits, two skilled-nursing Veterans' Home facilities in Phoenix and Tucson provide short and long-term care, one Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista with additional cemeteries under development in Northern Arizona at Camp Navajo and Southern Arizona in Marana - north of Tucson, along with Fiduciary to provide conservator and guardian services for incapacitated Veterans.

In addition, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services provides critical, state-wide coordination and technical assistance to services and organizations serving Veterans. This includes activities such as coordinating services across private and public sectors in serving targeted populations such as Veterans experiencing homelessness, and special needs for the growing population of Women Veterans - many of whom are at-risk, as well as building community capacity to address Veteran employment and higher education.

Services provided by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services were instrumental in connecting Arizona’s nearly 600,000 Veterans with over $2.8 million in Compensation, Pension, Educational and Medical benefits, and grants from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs .

Enriching and Honoring Arizona's Veterans and their Families through Education, Advocacy, and Service

Arizona has provided services to Arizona Veterans since 1925, when it created the position of Veterans’ Service Officer. This position was abolished in 1951 and replaced by the Arizona Veterans’ Service Commission. In 1973, the Commission was integrated into the Department of Economic Security. Primarily at the request of various Veterans’ organizations, the Governor reestablished the Commission as a separate agency in 1982. In 1999, the Legislature separated the Commission from the agency by making the Commission an advisory body and creating a separate Department of Veterans’ Services headed by a governor-appointed director.

We are not the VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs . Rather, we work with the VA and other entities, both public and private, to assist our Arizona veterans in gaining access to benefits to which they are rightly entitled. As an Arizona state agency, we assist our veterans in numerous ways, many of which are outlined within the pages of this website.

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255 Press 1

EMPLOYMENT

The Military/Veteran Resource Network

Arizona National Guard Employment Network

Arizona Workforce Connection

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Vet Jobs

Federal Government Jobs

State of Arizona Job Search

Veteran Owned Business Resource Information

Arizona Coalition for Military Families

Economic Security Veterans Services

EDUCATION

In-State Tuition

State Approving Agency

Federal Student Aid

Scholarships for Service Members

Tuition Waiver and Verification Form

Veteran Supportive Campuses

Schools/Training Centers

Campus or Institution Qualification Process

View Arizona programs approved for veteran’s benefits

HEALTHCARE

Combat Call Center

Homeless Veterans

Suicide Prevention

Make the Connection Shared experiences and support for Veterans

WOMEN VETERANS

Center for Women Veterans

National Center for Women Veterans

Native American Women Veterans

Military Sexual Trauma Program

Health Care Eligibility Application

Women Veterans’ Health

Women Veterans Expo 2016

Women Veterans' Services Directory

Sr. Jose Women's Center

STATE BENEFITS

License and Vehicle Services

Resident Exemptions

Nonresident Exemptions

Veteran Designation

CDL Skills Test Waiver

Veterans License Plate

Arizona Veterans News & Events

Military Family Relief Fund

Justice for Vets

statesidelegal.org/finding help

Veterans Justice Outreach

Survivors Assistance

ARIZONA VETERANS HOMES

State Veteran Home Phoenix

State Veteran Home Tucson

ARIZONA VETERANS CEMETERIES

Southern Arizona Veterans' Cemetery

Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana

Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo

Cemetery Pre-Registration Form

CONTACTS

Arizona Department Of Veterans' Services

3839 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-255-3373

Contact Veterans Services

Map & Directions

American Legion Department of Arizona

4701 N. 19th Ave Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ. 85015-3799

602-264-7706
602-264-0029 Fax

hdqtrs@azlegion.org

American Legion Department of Arizona  Service Officer

Art Brest
VA Regional Office
3333 N Central Ave.
Suite 1048
Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-627-3284

abrest@azdvs.gov