Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families, with nearly 300,000 members and supporters nationwide. IAVA is a 21st century veterans organization dedicated to standing with the 2.6 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives.
IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for America. The organization works toward this vision through programs that support new veterans in the key areas of: health, education, employment and building a lasting community for vets and their families. IAVA creates impact through assistance to veterans and their families, raising awareness about veterans' issues, and advocacy for supportive policy at all levels of government.Learn more »
Veterans and civilians alike can be part of the new veterans movement. As an IAVA member, you'll join a growing community dedicated to supporting the New Greatest Generation. IAVA keeps members and supporters up-to-date on the issues affecting veterans and their families and provides ways to get involved.
IAVA's Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) provides qualified professional Veteran Transition Managers (VTMs) to help veterans and their families navigate the maze of benefits and resources available to them, as well as help them address the many hurdles in adjusting back to civilian life.
IAVA works tirelessly to ensure that Iraq and Afghanistan vets and their families are supported, protected and never forgotten. Since 2004, IAVA has been a juggernaut in Washington. IAVA has created and driven the national conversation on issues like the New GI Bill, the VA disability benefits backlog, women's issues, mental health, and unemployment.