A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
VetGuide, published by the Office of Personnel Management, is an encyclopedic resource about Federal veterans' preference issues in appointments, reduction in force, service credit, special appointing authorities, restoration after uniformed service, special redress and appeals, and many other topics.
Veterans Preference, supported by the Army, explains 5 and 10 point preference, medical disqualification, eligibility for Gulf War service, eligibility for service in Bosnia, Veteran's Readjustment Appointment (VRA), and many other topics.
Center for Minority Veterans works to improve access and timeliness of benefits and services to minority veterans, and outreaching to minority veterans in the community.
Veteran's Groups, supported by Yahoo, with more than 230 links to organizations.
Disabled American Veterans. Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors.