Gallery: 7 mobile apps designed to help veterans

Veterans: Use your benefits

As a US Army veteran, I'm proud of the time I served. I'm also glad that I can take advantage of some of the wonderful programs that are available to veterans. I used the GI Bill to help me get through college; I get my healthcare from the Veteran's Administration; and I'm planning on buying a house using a VA-backed home loan.

I count myself among the lucky veterans that left service without any serious physical or mental harm. For those that weren't so fortunate, taking advantage of the services offered to veterans can be difficult.

That's why I put together this list of apps that are great for veterans. Whether you need emergency help, need to determine what level of service connected disability payment you're eligible for, or simply want to network with vets, there are great apps available.

Note: This gallery is also available in article form.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.