NEW! 2019 Veterans Resource Directory now available


Office of Veterans and Military Families

The Office of Veterans and Military Families recognizes the growing needs of the more than 20,000 veterans who call Howard County home. Our office provides guidance, information and access to Howard County veterans, military families, their dependents and survivors; promotes activities that serve veterans of all ages; and collaborate with other service providers to address more complex issues. With the various programs and services offered within our government, nonprofit and business community, we assist in the navigation of available resources. While our office is new, the County’s support for our military and veteran community is not.  The Department of Community Resources and Services “No Wrong Door” policy can help identify scams targeting military members, assist a disabled veteran or veteran caregiver with services, help a homeless veteran find housing, and assist a relocating military family with childcare options. If you need assistance, please reach out to the Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families at 410-313-6400 or 





Howard County Honors Veteran Joe Cacioppo with WW II Victory Medal

Quick Links

Veteran Benefits – Health, Dental, Disability, etc.

Baltimore VA Medical Center Visitor Guide

Champ VA Fact Sheet 

Dental Care Resources for Veterans 

Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs

Maryland Veteran Resource Guide

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax

Tax Credits for Seniors and Retired Military

VA Choice Program Overview

VA Disability Pension Benefits Information

VA Pension Benefits Information

 Employment Resources

Veteran Resource Fair Directory 2019

Employer Best Practices for Hiring Veterans

Resources for Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

Federal Employment Resource Links

Howard County Office of Workforce Development  – Veteran Rep. Orion Jones

VA Veteran Owned Business Verification

Veterans Learning to Code Resources

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

Using Your DD214 to Elevate Your Resume

Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans 

 Resources for Military Families – Family, Financial, Legal, Behavioral Health

Fort George G. Meade Family Support

Fort Meade MWR  Army Community Services

Maryland Tax Information for Military Personnel

Military-Connected Resources for Parents/, Teachers and Counselors

Military Branch Community Support

Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program (TAP) 

 Discounts for Veterans and Military Members

Columbia Mall Military and Veteran Discounts

Disabled Veterans Reduced Metro Fair Card Application

LinkedIn offers a 1-yr free Premium membership for Veterans

Maryland Legal Aid’s Joining Forces Project 

Military Veterans’ Travel Guide – Ideas, Discounts, & Resources

Military and Veteran Retail Discounts

Military and Veteran Discount Shopping

State park fees, fishing and hunting licenses discounts

Verizon FIOS Military Discounts

Veteran Friendly Businesses of Howard County Program

Veteran Owned Businesses in Howard County

 Veteran Service Organizations

American Legion Post 156 in Ellicott City

Made With Love Scarf Drive

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

 Celebrating Veterans and Military

MD Governor Declares 2019 Year of the Veteran

Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide

Howard County Veterans Day Parade

Reserved Veteran Parking Initiative

World War II Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

World War II Veteran Received Overdue Medal

Veterans Monument Site Dedication

Veteran Resource Fair 2018 Participants


Military Consumer Scam Alerts

Veteran Choice Program Phone Line Scam

Howard County Businesses with Military Veteran Discounts

Growing the Military Child