Alabama Governor Announces Launch of Website For Alabama Veterans

For most organizations, the Internet is an absolute necessity. Companies that blog are 13 times more likely to see a return on their investment, while 64% of smartphone owners are using their mobile devices to shop online.

Even the state of Alabama is putting the Internet to work.

Alabamas’s Governer Robert Bently has announced the launch of a brand new website, designed to be a resource for Alabama veterans seeking help and services. The new site will provide links to the veterans services that are offered through the Alabama Executive Veterans Network, which was formed by Bentley’s executive order in December of 2013. The network is a locus of united non-profits, state agencies, and other businesses whose policies serve veterans.

“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,” 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.”

The site is designed to be especially user-friendly so that veterans can quickly and easily find what they need. AlaVetNet is organized into committees, each one representing the areas of Education, Employment, Homelessness, Family Services, Legal, and Behavioral Health. Every committee is led by a chair and a co-chair, representing state agencies or nonprofits.

“I am really proud of the AlaVetNet team, and I am excited about this website as it will help better fulfill our primary goal of connecting veterans to available resources and services throughout our great veteran-friendly state,” said Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Clyde Marshall. “The importance of this website is that it contains useful information that is easy to access from the comfort of a home, office or mobile device such as medical care facilities, locations to file veterans claims, and points of contact for those that in the most distress and need to reach a suicide hotline.”

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