Programs to help Minnesota Soldiers

Below list is compliments of Minnesota Army Reserve’s Ambassadors Tom Haugo,  Jim Lundell & Steve Carter. 

The balance of the programs applies to all Soldiers, Families & Veterans in all states. M indicates specific programs that help Minnesota Soldiers and their families. Corrections or additions please email or call Tom at  952-412-7525

Scholarships for Military Spouses & Children

Student Loan Forgiveness: Joining the Military

VA Home Loan Calculator

The Ultimate Military Moving Guide for Your Next PCS

How to Help Your Child Cope When Your Spouse Has a Military Deployment

Resources for Military Families: A Path to Advocacy for Your Child

The Funeral Planning Guide for Veterans

Women Veteran Resources

Tricare’s New Dental & Vision Plan – FEDVIP – Requires Action in (November 2018)


You must take-action to have the new insurance in 2019.  You must sign up during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season (12 Nov 2018 – 10 Dec 2018) to have Federal coverage in 2019.  Website:

 Minnesota GI Bill


Expansion to include license and certification.  See attachments for official language.Send Veterans with questions to 888-LinkVet (546-5838) Applications and website:


Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Benefits

Please see the link below on BENEFITS here in Minnesota.  I ran a crossed it after a conversation from the Veteran Employment Resource Group met.