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NRD The National Resource Directory is a federal government website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, families and caregivers to thousands of services and programs at the national, state and local levels that support them during recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Visitors to the website can find information on topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, military and Veterans’ benefits, health care, educational opportunities, homeless assistance, employment and much more. Throughout the past few months, more than 60 new resources have been added to the NRD, bringing the total number of resources that can be accessed from the site to nearly 15,000.
   
U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
   
Veteran Affairs The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started.
   
TAP The Transition Assistance Program has been redesigned into a comprehensive, mandatory program through the efforts of an interagency team from the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Personnel Management and the Small Business Administration. The redesigned TAP, known as Transition Goals Plans Success (GPS) or Transition GPS, changes the current program from a discontinuous set of activities into a cohesive, modular, outcome-based program that provides opportunities and aids in successful transition into a "career ready" civilian. Transition GPS bolsters and standardizes the transition services that service members receive prior to separating from the military to make them employment ready as well as being prepared to enter into higher education, attend career technical training or start their own business.
   
Veteran Affairs Congress passed, and the president has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.