4 digital benefits for the military and veteran community that you may not know about
There are a lot of really great benefits for the military and veteran community on the internet. From apps to websites to awareness campaigns, there are many places to share and learn for vets and service members. These are just 5, but they take up a large chunk of digital real estate with their impactful footprint.
Scout Military Discount App
SCOUT Military Discounts is a fantastic app available for both iOS and Android devices. With more than 125,000 military discounts SCOUT Military Discounts will be your go-to app for all military discounts. Googling military discounts and asking business owners if they offer a military discount will instantly be a thing of the past once you download this app.
The mission of SCOUT is simple: to make every military discount easily accessible to those who deserve it (including your favorite “mom & pop” shops without websites). Our goal is to have this valuable information at the fingertips of the entire military community.
America Works Campaign
In the digital age, the USPS is often snubbed, and the Veterans Service Organization, AMVETS, would like to change that.
The America Works campaign is by veterans, for veterans and is collecting responses to the question, “Why does America Work?” The responses are set to be displayed on the National Mall for Veterans Day, 2015 as a tribute to the military and veteran community.
You can even print your own postcards here or fill them out digitally!
This Veterans Day, 2015, let’s hear American pride ring out over the nation. Write down why you think America works on a napkin, a greeting card, a drawing, or a postcard, and send it to us via USPS or tweet a photo on Twitter. You can even write it on the back of your hand and snap a pic! We’re not picky. :) Remember to add the hashtag, #mericaworks. You can even print your own postcards here or fill them out digitally!
Designed by veterans, Sandboxx is the only mobile app that solves the pain points of military communication — allowing everyone in themilitary community to reconnect, stay in touch, post photos, share advice, memories and more all within one exclusive platform.
(Download here: ios Android)
Sandboxx was founded by two veterans from different generations — one Iraq and one Vietnam. Cofounder, Major General Ray Smith holds two Silver Stars, the Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts, and former Sgt. Sam Meek, second cofounder is a fourth generation marine who served two tours in Afghanistan.
Sandboxx provides active duty service members and veterans with the opportunity to find, connect and communicate with those whom they currently serve or have served with in the past all within one platform. The app’s Units feature digitally mirrors the military’s physical command structure with users entering the specific units in which they have served during their career — from division, brigade, battalion, platoon, etc. — as well as the dates in which they served.
RallyPoint was founded in 2012 by two military veterans at Harvard Business School to help make military life better. Backed by two of the US military’s recent Joint Chiefs of Staff, RallyPoint connects its members and gives them the best tools possible to succeed both while in the military, and beyond.
With RallyPoint, you can build out your professional network, connect with other members of the military and veterans in a safe environment, and explore career opportunities both within the military (PCS opportunities) and in the private sector.
In 2012, RallyPoint won the world’s largest startup competition (MassChallenge), and placed 2nd in the Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition. RallyPoint was first developed at the Harvard University Innovation Lab and now remains in the Boston area.
Ashley Taylor, MS, Army Veteran
MVPN Peer Services Coordinator, Conroe Area
Veteran Services Liaison
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
1020 Riverwood Ct. Bldg #4
Conroe, TX 77304