Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America



IAVA is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of new vets and their families. Get involved at


IAVA’s mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.

IAVA addresses critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health, Traumatic Brain Injury, a stretched VA system, inadequate health coverage for national guardsmen and reservists, and outdated GI Bill educational benefits.

IAVA is dedicated to educating the public about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, advocating on behalf of those who have served, and fostering a community for troops, veterans, and their families.


IAVA is the country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide, IAVA is building the New Greatest Generation with a three-pronged model based on advocacy, awareness and assistance. IAVA programs empower our community online and offline, and include Smart Job Fairs, our signature New GI Bill calculator and Community of Veterans, a veterans only social network.