Other Helpful Web Sites
- Military Service Departments (Official Sites)
- Military Historical Organizations (Official Sites)
- Service Branch Organizations
- Veterans Affairs & Veterans Organizations
- Museums, Memorials & History Sites
- Alumni Organizations
- Government Agency Web Locator
Military Service Departments (Official Sites)
"DefenseLink," the Department of Defense home page, can link to sites from all the Military Service Departments.
"GulfLink," the Office of the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses is providing a service to assist Gulf War veterans obtain copies of their inpatient records of treatment at hospitals which had been deployed to the Persian Gulf.
Department of Defense, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, a Department of Defense page which provides helpful statistical data, including military and civilian personnel strengths, military casualty information for all of America's wars, and data concerning Admirals and Generals.
Military Historical Organizations (Official Sites)
Army Center of Military History - Information on Army insignia and unit histories.
Army Military History Institute - Information on Army history and collections of personal papers.
Air Force Historical Research Agency - Information on combat operations and unit histories.
Air Force History Support Office - Office responsible for writing books, monographs, studies, and reports to preserve the history of the U.S. Air Force.
Naval Historical Center - Information on units, ships histories, and photographs of ships.
Marine Corps (section of home page)- Information on the history of the Marine Corps, traditions, equipment, etc.
Coast Guard (section of home page) - Insignia, unit information, and data on current Coast Guard ships and aircraft.
Service Branch Organizations
Veterans Affairs & Veterans Organizations
Department of Veterans Affairs - Information on government-sponsored veterans benefits.
"Private Ryan" page - The Department of Veterans Affairs has set up a page on its Web site to help veterans disturbed by the violent battle scenes in the movie, Saving Private Ryan.
Selective Service System - Site allows users born on or after January 1, 1960, (records for those born earlier are not online) to look up their Selective Service numbers online,offers online registration for 18 year-olds, and provides interesting historical information about the draft.
USO - World Headquarters - Information on USO World Tours and other services worldwide.
The American Legion - Site maintained by one of the largest veterans organizations.
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Site maintained by one of the largest veterans organizations.
Vietnam Veterans Organizations - This site links to many others.
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America - The Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of the USA, organized in 1896 by Jewish Veterans of the Civil War, is the oldest active national veterans' service organization in America.
Old Buddies, Pals, Shipmates, Families and Friends - An organization which maintains a database of current and former military members who have registered in order to help veterans and retirees find each other.
Veterans Resource Network Association (VRNA) - VRNA is a non-profit association educating veterans from all branches of the military about their rights to benefits from the Veterans Administration. VRNA also provides a host of other benefits to veterans including discounts and advocacy.
Museums, Memorials & History Sites
National Air & Space Museum - Smithsonian - Site includes photographs and descriptions of the galleries in the museum, including the Enola Gay exhibit.
U.S. Air Force Museum - Wright-Patterson AFB - Information on aircraft in the Air Force Collection, and other historical material.
The U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center - Washington, D.C. - Information on U.S. Navy ships, stations and, most importantly, former and current service members.
National D-Day Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana - The National D-Day Museum celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations.
National World War II Memorial - The National World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II. It will be located on the National Mall in Washington, DC at the Rainbow Pool site at the east end of the Reflecting Pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
Pearl Harbor Casualty List - Comprehensive list of the names of civilian and military personnel killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Korean War and Vietnam War Casualty Files - Listings for each conflict, divided by state, containing selected descriptive data about U.S. military personnel who died as a result of combat duty in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, including personnel declared dead while in a missing or captured status. The state lists are in two formats: alphabetically by last name; or, alphabetically by "home of record."
Department of Defense Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemoration page. This is the official, public access web site for the Department of Defense commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War and is the starting point for all public information regarding events during the commemorative period which runs from June 25, 2000 through July 27, 2003.
Korean War Project - The Korean War Project website is privately maintained, dedicated to publicizing the Korean War, and the men and women who fought and served there. There are many useful links to historical and alumni organizations.
National Museum of American Jewish Military History - Washington, D.C.
Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, D.C.
The Vietnam Memorial - You can obtain lists of the names on the wall by letter of the alphabet.
The Vietnam Memorial - You can search the list of names on the memorial by name, date of death, province, home of record, etc.
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial - Information concerning the recently opened memorial honoring women of all military services.
Vietnam Era Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Database - Site maintained by the Library of Congress.
Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Person Office (DPMO) - Site maintained by the Department of Defense. A new feature on this site is the online version of Personnel Missing - Korea (PMKOR), available for download in both ASCII and Adobe Acrobat PDF Formats. This report is the result of many staff years of research in government and private archives, both American and foreign.
American Battle Monuments Commission - The American Battle Monuments Commission is an agency of the U.S. Government responsible for commemorating the services of the American armed forces since April 6, 1917, and for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining permanent American burial grounds in foreign countries.
Task Force Russia Database - Site maintained by the Library of Congress containing information about Americans detained in Russia.
Veterans Associations - List maintained by arm of service (infantry, artillery, cavalry, etc.), includes Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.
Government Agency Web Locator
For those who would like to contact government agencies, Congress, and the White House. Site maintained by the National Technical Information Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce
USA.gov - the U.S. government's official web portal
"NARA ensures, for the Citizen and the Public Servant, for the President and the Congress and the Courts, ready access to essential evidence."