Welcome to the Birmingham Defense Community!

The information in this section was developed for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families who are transitioning into the Birmingham Defense Community. Birmingham serves as the 117th Air Refueling Wing located at Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base.

We have curated some of the most popular resources in one location, to help streamline your research into our local area.

*The Alabama Military Stability Foundation and The Heroes Welcome Initiative vets all resources before posting and does not endorse any of the organizations represented here.

Employment, Entrepreneurship and Education

Birmingham Business Alliance

Soldier for Life

Still Serving Veterans

Veterans Online Toolkit

Health & Wellness

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Birmingham Association of REALTORS

Local Points of Interest

117th Airman and Family Readiness Program

Alabama National Guard Family Assistance Centers, Birmingham

Volunteer Opportunities

United Way Hands On

United Way Priority Veteran