Suggested Books

Benefits

The military advantage : the military.com guide to military and veterans benefits

The military advantage : the military.com guide to military and veterans benefits: This handbook is an essential annual reference guide to military and veteran's benefits. Published in partnership with Military.com
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Veteran's Guide to Benefits

Veteran's Guide to Benefits: Phillip J. Budahn's guide covers healthcare, disability pay, education benefits, pensions, payments to families, and more.
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Career/Jobs

150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition

150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition: This one-of-a-kind book based on a survey of 15 million veterans helps today's returning military find the best job matches for their training, interests, personalities, genders, and more.
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Best careers for veterans

Best Careers for Veterans: shows you how to: Assess the skills and experience you acquired in the military with self-assessment tests and exercises, and rework your resume to maximize your chances of getting the job you want with dozens of sample resumes and CVs.
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Job search : marketing your military experience

Job search : marketing your military experience: Comprehensive, popular guide to a successful job search. More than 40 examples of successful resumes.
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Out of uniform : your guide to a successful military-to-civilian career transition

Out of uniform : your guide to a successful military-to-civilian career transition: Assists military personnel in preparing for transition to civilian life and conducting a job search
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Finances

Financial aid for veterans, military personnel, and their families, 2012-2014

Financial aid for veterans, military personnel, and their families, 2012-2014: a listing of scholarships, fellowships, grants-in-aid, and other sources of free money available primarily or exclusively to veterans, military personnel and their family members
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Military finances : personal money management for service members, veterans, and their families

Military finances : personal money management for service members, veterans, and their families: This book focuses on the many financial issues faced by today's military while serving, preparing for transition or retirement, and in their post-military lives. Complete with financial advice for those entering the military and those already serving on active duty.
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Guide to personal financial planning for the Armed Forces

Guide to personal financial planning for the Armed Forces: provides complete information and advice on personal finances and important decisions, tailored to members of the armed forces.
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The Book on VA Loans

testThe Book on VA Loans: The Book on VA Loans takes service members and their families on an insider's journey into VA loans, from credit scores and interest rates to the unique opportunities and challenges of this long-cherished program..
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Mental Health

Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community

Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community: seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside.
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A Stranger in my Bed : 8 Steps to Taking Your Life Back from the Contagious Effects of your Veteran's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A Stranger in my Bed : 8 Steps to Taking Your Life Back from the Contagious Effects of your Veteran's Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder: takes you inside Debbie Sprague's life for an intimate view of a love story disrupted by the invasion of PTSD–thirty years after the Vietnam War.
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Combat Trauma : A Personal Look at Long-term Consequences

Combat Trauma : A Personal Look at Long–term Consequences: James D. Johnson relates the stories of fifteen of his combat brothers to share with the world what their terror of four decades ago has done to them and how it affects them to this day.
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Combat–related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD : A Resource and Recovery Guide

Combat-related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD : A Resource and Recovery Guide: Cheryl Lawhorne and Don Philpott offer guidance for returning veterans, from treatment options, to diagnostic criteria and techniques, to resources for rehabilitation and support.
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Coping With Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder : A Guide for Families

Coping With Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder : A Guide for Families: This book is a user friendly discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it affects individuals and families. New to this edition is information regarding Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and the new policies and treatments in use as well as information about women war veterans, who are a newer demographic for combat PTSD.
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Healing from Trauma : A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

Healing from Trauma : A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life: With innovative insight into trauma-related difficulties, Jasmin Lee Cori helps readers understand trauma and its devastating impacts.
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Lethal Warriors : When the New Band of Brothers Came Home

Lethal Warriors : When the New Band of Brothers Came Home: brings to life the chilling true stories of veterans – from their enlistment and multiple tours of duty to their struggles with ptsd and their failure to reintegrate in society. With piercing insight and employing his relentless investigative skills, journalist David Philipps shines a light not only to this particular unit, but also to the painful reality of ptsd as it rages throughout the country.
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Once a Warrior Always a Warrior : Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home – Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

Once a Warrior Always a Warrior : Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home – Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI: shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world, an essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members.
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Transition

The Blue Cascade : A Memoir of Life After War

The Blue Cascade : A Memoir of Life After War: Mike Scotti explains how he navigated the minefields of posttraumatic stress disorder. Obviously valuable for both returning soldiers and the rest of us.
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Courage After Fire : Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families

Courage After Fire : Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families: Courage After Fire provides strategies and techniques for this challenging journey home. Courage After Fire offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
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The Invisible Wounds of War : Coming Home From Iraq and Afghanistan

The Invisible Wounds of War : Coming Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: The lingering impact of the longest wars in our nation's history on the lives of our veterans. Based on numerous interviews with veterans and their families, Bouvard examines the factors that have made these recent conflicts especially trying.
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Life After the military : A Handbook For Transitioning Veterans

Life After the military : A Handbook For Transitioning Veterans: The book discusses the many issues that transitioning veterans are faced with such as finding employment, going back to school, managing finances, special benefits available to veterans, and a host of other issues the transitioning veteran is likely to face when making the move to civilian life.
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Once a Warrior Always a Warrior : Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home – Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

Once a Warrior Always a Warrior : Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home – Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI: shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world, an essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members.
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Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War: Author of Love My Rifle More Than You, a forthright account of one woman's service in Iraq that inspired raves and a few protests, Williams opens with her concern for fellow soldier Brian McGough, injured by a roadside bomb. Back home, they marry but are nearly undone by the consequences of McGough's traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. With a seven-city tour.
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Soul Repair : Recovering from Moral Injury After War

Soul Repair : Recovering from Moral Injury After War: explores the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.
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What It is Like to Go to War

What It is Like to Go to War: offers a nonfiction account of being a 22-year-old second lieutenant trying to survive fighting in Vietnam and later trying to reconcile himself to having had to kill the enemy and watch comrades die. He argues that today's young soldiers are not emotionally prepared for war, as they once were through ritual, religion, and literature.
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When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home : How All of Us Can Help Veterans

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home : How All of Us Can Help Veterans: Caplan argues that the standard treatment of therapy and drugs is often actually harmful. The author proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one.
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