Gov. Bentley announces online tool for AL veterans

Gov. Bentley announces online tool for AL veterans

MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) – Governor Robert Bentley announced on Tuesday that a new website is available to help Alabama veterans and their families.

The Alabama Executive Veterans Network, or AlaVetNet, was established through Executive Order 42 in December 2013 and is meant to help veterans with online resources.

"Alabama is a proud pro-military state, and we appreciate the sacrifice of our brave service men and women, and we owe it to them to ensure they are receiving the help they need in a timely manner," Governor Bentley said. "Eight percent of Alabamians serve in the military and the new AlaVetNet website will provide a one-stop-shop to assist veterans and their families in locating the variety of services available."

Executive order 42 also established nonprofits, state agencies and businesses together in a central forum to collaborate and develop cohesive policies that best serve Alabama veterans, the governor's office says.

AlaVetNet is organized into six committees representing the functional areas of Education, Employment, Homelessness, Family Services, Legal and Behavioral Health. Each Committee is led by a Chair and two Co-Chairs representing State agencies or well-established nonprofits.

To visit AlaVetNet's new website, click here.

For more on the website, click here.

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