State Resources

Alabama’s 1st Purple Star Schools Announced!

53 awards for Purple Star School designations have been approved statewide, including:

  • 12 high schools
  • 11 middle schools
  • 30 elementary schools statewide

License Recognition for Relocating Military Families

The Heroes Welcome Initiative is committed to streamlining license and credentialing information for active-duty military, spouses, and Veterans, to help you identify rapid pathways into the workforce in Alabama.

Military Spouses: Reimbursement for Re-licensure and Certification Costs

Each military service branch may reimburse spouses for re-licensure and certification costs of up to $1,000 resulting from relocations or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves that cross U.S. state lines-to include OCONUS to stateside moves. For more information, please review the reimbursement requirements for each service branch on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Military OneSource’s website or through the Department of Labor Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options website.

*This reimbursement program is offered through the federal government, not the state of Alabama.

Additional Statewide Resources

The information below was developed for Service Members, Veterans, and their families who are transitioning into the state of Alabama. We have curated some of the most popular resources in one location, to help streamline your research.

*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.

Alabama Military and Veterans Benefits

Workforce Education

Alabama Community College System

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve Alabama

Veterans Affairs

Alabama Department of  Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The State of Alabama

Financial Literacy and Assistance

Alabama Treasury Financial Education

MilSpouse Money Mission

Health & Wellness

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Alabama Defense Factbook

Additional National and Federal Resources

Military OneSource

Employment and Entrepreneurship

American Corporate Partners

Blue Star Families Careers Center

Hiring Our Heroes – Military Spouse

Military Officers Association of America – Military Spouse

Military Spouse Advocacy Network – Career and Employment

Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options

Military Spouse JD Network

Office of Veterans Business Development

Soldier for Life

Syracuse University

U.S. Dept of Defense’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

USO – Military Spouse Networking


Air Force Association Scholarships

Military Child Education Coalition

Military Spouse Scholarships

Schools, Childcare and Youth Services/Resources


Military Child Care

Health & Wellness

5210 Healthy Military Children

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Make the Connection

Taya and Chris Kyle Foundation

Tricare East