The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, or ADVA, is a state agency created in 1923 by the Arkansas General Assembly to connect Veterans and their dependents to state and federal services. Today, we serve our fellow Arkansas Veterans by operating two state Veteran cemeteries, by operating two state Veteran nursing homes, and through the administration of the Veteran Service Officer network. We are ADVA, ADVAcates for Arkansas’ Veterans.

Vision

Recognizing the value of Veterans to Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) will be the state’s leading advocate and resource responsive to the changing needs of Veterans and their families in attaining the highest quality of life.

Mission

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) serves Arkansas Veterans, and their eligible dependents, through advocacy and education to access state and federal benefits, high-quality long-term nursing care and burial honors.

Values

High-Quality Service-Provide outstanding service to those who served us.

Accountability-Unquestionable integrity in all we do.

Compassion-Consistently demonstrate care and empathetic concern for Veterans and one another.

Communication-Provide accurate and timely “two-way” communication with our employees, customers, the public and key stakeholders; while fostering a culture of cooperation and collaboration with counties, other agencies,

Veteran service organizations and businesses to connect Veterans to resources and promote the value of Veterans to Arkansas.

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

EMPLOYMENT

Veterans' Priority

Arkansas Job Link

Federal Jobs

Hiring Heroes

Transition Assistance Program

USA Jobs for Veterans

Veteran Employment Services

Job Hotlines

Helmets to Hardhats

Troops 2 Truckers

Troops to Teachers

Military to Medicine

EDUCATION

Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS)

Military OneSource

High School Diplomas for WWII Vets

High School Diplomas for Korean War Vets

High School Diplomas for Vietnam Vets

State Approving Agency for Veterans Training

Higher Education for Service Members

 Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

WOMEN VETERANS

Women Veterans Health Care Program

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VA Mental Health for Women Veterans

Center For Women Veterans

STATE BENEFITS

Arkansas State Parks and Tourism

Specialty License Plates

Justice for Vets

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Veterans Justice Outreach

Resident Military Retiree Lifetime License Hunting and Fishing License

Resident Disabled Military Lifetime Hunting & Fishing License

ARKANSAS VETERANS HOMES

Arkansas State Veterans Home at North Little Rock

Arkansas State Veterans Home at Fayetteville

ARKANSAS VETERANS CEMETERIES

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye

CONTACTS

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
Building 65, Room 119
2200 Fort Roots Drive
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

(501) 370-3820
(501) 370-3829 (fax) 

adva@arkansas.gov

American Legion Department of Arkansas

7th & Victory Street
Little Rock, AR 72203

877-243-9799
501-375-1104
501-375-4236 Fax

alegion@swbell.net

American Legion Department of Arkansas  Service Officer

Fred Steube
4300 W 7th St.
Room 2A-1 
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-257-5396
501-257-4925 Fax

E-mail the Service Officer