Local vet service organizations

Your network
Photo courtesy of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Hockenberger

One of the important aspects of a successful transition out of the military and into civilian life is to connect with a group of people who feel like family. Veteran service organizations in Greater Green Bay are growing and thriving and can serve as a jumping-off point for getting to know new people in the area.

This is a place where you can reconnect with your tribe.

Fastest growing veteran population

Brown County has the fastest growing veteran population in the state of Wisconsin.

Youngest VFW Post

With the youngest VFW in Wisconsin (and the top 10 youngest in the country), enjoy Packers tailgating, regular meetings and active social media.

All-female American Legion Post

Connect with a diverse group of women who support and serve each other and the community.

Serving you and the community

Service never stops. Delivering active support within the community, these service organizations can provide an opportunity for returning veterans to serve in a new way. We can put you to work on a different kind of mission here at home.

Image courtesy of Michelle Bonkowski.
"If someone came into the Vet center just looking for that camaraderie, it was really easy to say: 'Hey, what part of town do you live in? We can help you. And hey, did you know that there was a VFW, did you know that there was a woman's auxiliary?' Things like that."
Michelle Bonkowski

Find a mentor who can guide your transition

Mission Wisconsin is an organization dedicated to serving all military veterans – including spouses and families – by connecting you to professional opportunities, resources and benefits. Specifically, Steve Janke at Mission Wisconsin works with businesses to help them develop a “veteran-ready” environment to attract, retain and develop veteran and spouse talent, as well as works with transitioning veterans like you to find a good fit for a career, a community and a future in Northeast Wisconsin.

Representative Mike Gallagher served two back-to-back deployments in Iraq. Now he represents the 8th district of Wisconsin, an area that covers Brown County and Greater Green Bay. Congressman Gallagher launched the Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Battalion and Welcome Home Sponsor Program in Green Bay in 2017 to provide recently returned veterans with a community sponsor who could help guide you through the transition process locally. For more information about NEW Battalion Bravo Company (Brown County’s pilot program), visit the website:

Image courtesy of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.
"The [VA benefits office] was really helpful and they were on top of it and I liked it because, you know, I didn't even know where to go to and they were automatically just hey, here you go, reach out to us if you need to. And they were very helpful."
Yanira Letona