Military & Veteran Resources
Supporting Veterans and Their Families
From the 56,000+ active service members to the 130,000+ veterans living in the region, Northwest Florida offers a supportive community for career growth. The region is also home to the Blue Angels, and while their exemplary air shows are a sight to behold, service members here never have to fly through hoops.
Leaving active duty and returning to civilian life? Employ Florida Vets helps veterans match their military skills to specific jobs and further training opportunities. Want to make sure your family is supported while you’re deployed? Northwest Florida has you covered. Veterans and their families choose to live in Northwest Florida because of the large quantity of resources available that drive a high quality of life.
Veterans Florida provides powerful tools for veterans to take advantage of the benefits of living and working in Florida.
- Start a Business
Support for Veteran Families
As a state with one of the highest concentration of veterans, Florida is committed to providing resources for military families. Florida Covering Kids and Families and Florida Guard Families help ensure the spouses and children of service members have the tools they need to thrive throughout a family member’s deployment. Whether it’s assistance with housing, education, or health benefits, your spouse and/or children have affordable access to the necessary resources to thrive.
Military Spouse Support: Military Spouse Networking • USO Northwest Florida
Serving Those who have Served
We support our troops! Veterans receive comprehensive benefits that consider the whole individual, from healthy living to employment to leisure activities. Veteran service officers are available in each of our 15 counties, and businesses throughout the region offer discounted pricing for everything from museum entry to Florida State Parks admittance.
Entrepreneurial Assistance for Veterans
Northwest Florida is ripe with opportunity for veterans that want to start a business. As the home of six military installations and a mass of cybersecurity talent, the region is uniquely suited for veteran entrepreneurs, with major tech hubs in Panama City and Pensacola. From organizations like Veterans Florida that help veterans acquire investment funds to local cybersecurity and tech events like ITEN Wired and Entrecon, Northwest Florida is the perfect place to execute your business plan.
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Cost of Living
With no state income tax and overall costs typically less than Florida and U.S. averages, Northwest Florida loves to keep your pocketbook in its happy place.See Where You’ll Save
Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Interested in cyber security, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or aerospace & defense? Find it here.Explore Major Employers
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