Other Benefits / Discounts

Boone National Guard Center Exchange

Minuteman Parkway

Bldg. 122

Frankfort, KY, 40601 US

(502) 607-1111

Hours of Operation

Boone National Guard Center

Gym 0600- 1800 hrs Mon- Friday

Veterans Nonprofits and Charities in Kentucky | Donate, Volunteer, and Review | GreatNonprofits


Our goal is to help veterans and first responders who experienced life-disrupting trauma to recover from their limitations, to repurpose their talents and abilities to a successful life, and to reintegrate into their families, workplaces, and communities. We envision a community of combat veterans, first responders and others who support one another as each individual moves from trauma through recovery to a productive and sustainable life.

USA Cares – Veteran & Military Family Support System

PGA HOPE | Golf House Kentucky (kygolf.org)

Camp Hero Is An All-Volunteer 501c3 Non-Profit, That Helps Heal

Wounded Veterans, First Responders & Grow Future Heroes.


Mailing Address:
4184 Needlerush Dr. Lexington, KY 40509
Physical Address:
186 Viney Hollow Rd. McKee, KY 40447

Kentucky Wounded Heroes


Kentucky Wounded Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that exists to serve Kentucky’s current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn law enforcement, sworn firefighters, and sworn or affirmed EMS, that have been injured during combat operations or line-of-duty service.  Our mission is to honor and empower the emotional wellness of these heroes through outdoor activities, programs, and services that enable them to reconnect to nature’s healing properties.



Veterans Day 2023 Parades, Events and More | Military.com

WebNov 9, 2023 · The Cincinnati Veterans Day Parade is 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine Street. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus will …

Tee It Up for the Troops


Local Military Charity Events | Tee It Up for the Troops

Web2 days ago · June 10, 2024. Venue: Olympic Hills Golf Club. Contact Information: If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or have event questions, please contact Event Chairs, Tom & Heidi Groom. Veterans …



The Fallen Outdoors

mission is to organize outdoor adventures for veterans past and present, from every generation and from all branches of the military. Our aim is to connect Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines with like-minded individuals along with teaching them a skill and passion they can continue for a lifetime.

The Fallen Outdoors began in 2009 at a remote outpost in Afghanistan with three soldiers; SSG John Bates, Spc Eric Finniginamm and Spc Eric Bakken. Year after year The Fallen Outdoors (TFO) grew and expanded, they put in every extra second they had while on active duty. Today the TFO serves thousands of veterans a year across this great nation. What started off as a simple idea to help veterans get outdoors has transformed into a lifestyle that the TFO nation lives and breathes every day.

For more on how The Fallen Outdoors: https://thefallenoutdoors.org/



National Parks – Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

Current U.S. military members and dependents with a CAC or Military ID are eligible for a free Annual Pass. This pass covers entrance fees at national parks, wildlife refuges, and day use fees at national forests and grasslands. Explore over 2,000 federal recreation sites and enjoy a free visit to these marvels:

Outdoor Recreation for Veterans: Free & Discounted Options (mymilitarybenefits.com)


Note: Information for this document was gathered from various sources including: https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/kentucky-state-veterans-benefits.html

Visit the Kentucky Department of Veterans’ Affairs Website for more detailed information: https://veterans.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Veterans Homes

For more information, visit: https://www.nasvh.org/state-homes/statedir.cfm

Your eligibility for State Veterans Homes is based on clinical need and setting availability.

Each State establishes eligibility and admission criteria for its homes.

Talk with a VA social worker about the eligibility requirements of State Veterans Homes near you and to figure out a plan for paying for State Veterans Home care services.

Veterans Homes Locations:

Eligibility: Veterans must be Kentucky residents with an other-than-dishonorable discharge to be admitted. Costs are based on a veteran’s ability to pay.

Kentucky Veteran Financial Benefits

Income Tax

See the following website for more information: https://revenue.ky.gov/Individual/Pages/Military-Tax-Issues.aspx

Military income is tax-free.

Military retirement pay is tax-exempt up to $31,110. If receiving more than $31,110, only the portion above that amount may be taxed.

If you are retired from the federal government then you may be able to exclude more than $31,110. You must complete Schedule P to determine how much of your pension income is taxable.

Kentucky Veterans Preference for State Jobs

Veterans with an other-than-dishonorable discharge can get 5 points added to their test score for a state job. Disabled veterans can get 10 points.

Some spouses and surviving spouses may also be eligible.

Other State Hiring Assistance programs

Veterans to Farmers

Kentucky Farmers and agricultural producers can apply to display the Homegrown by Heroes logo on their Marketing material.

KY State Job Opportunities

Kentucky Works-Smart Recruiting
KY Works is a regional job portal, built and maintained by Kwantek, which makes searching for career opportunities and/or searching for qualified candidates easier than ever. This site offers a solution for the biggest concern about on-line job posting systems – locality of interest.

My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.

VetBiz: The Veterans Business Assistance Program

• Entrepreneurial Assessments
• Individualized Management Consultations
• Market Planning & Research
• Educational Workshops and Materials
• Financial Analysis
Go to http://kyvetbiz.com or call 270-763-6961 for more information.

Veterans Program Trust Fund

For more information and application, Visit the following website: https://veterans.ky.gov/otherprograms/Pages/trustfund.aspx

The purpose of the VPTF is to direct funding to projects and programs that help Kentucky’s veterans but for which other funds are not available.

The VPTF is overseen by a Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the Governor. The list of Trust Fund Board Members with their affiliations is here. The VPTF Board of Directors meets several times a year.

The application deadline is thirty calendar days before the meeting date and must be received (not stamped by post office but received in our office) at the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs by US mail or by fax no later than thirty calendar days from the scheduled meeting.

State Educational Benefits

Kentucky offers a wide variety of Educational Benefits to resident veterans and their dependents.

State Educational Benefits can be used in conjunction with the National Educational Benefits (DEA)

Visit the following link for a full list: https://veterans.ky.gov/Benefits/Pages/education.aspx

Campus Outreach to Kentucky Veterans

Most Kentucky colleges and universities have special programs and staff to help veterans get financial assistance and other help in making the transition back to school.

Student Veterans of America

More information is available at the following website: https://studentveterans.org/about/

Student Veterans of America provides resources, network support and advocacy to veterans as they pursue higher learning.

Student Veterans of America has chapters on 16 campuses in Kentucky.

Kentucky Tuition Waiver Program

For additional information call: (502) 564 – 9203 or email: kdva.tuitionwaiver@ky.gov

A tuition waiver is provided for children, stepchildren, adopted children, spouses, and unremarried surviving spouses of KY veterans who died on active duty, as a result of service-connected injuries, or is VA rated totally disabled.

An approved tuition waiver means a student may attend any two-year, four-year schools or vocational technical schools that are operated and funded by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Kentucky residency is a requirement for both the veteran and the applicant. A deceased veteran must have been a Kentucky resident at the time of death.

Link to Application: https://veterans.ky.gov/Documents/April%202020%20TW%20Application.pdf