Life After the Military

A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans
& others. Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans. Government Institutes. ISBN 9781605907406. $34.95.
OrangeReviewStarReturning war veterans will find practical advice on seeking employment or education, obtaining VA medical benefits, and locating VA facilities. Four appendixes list an abundance of transition-related websites, phone numbers, and recovery care programs. Essential for veterans and their families. (LJ 7/11) — "Best Books 2011: Self Help," Booksmack! 12/1/11
coauthors Hill and Don Philpott and Cheryl Lawhorne, who works with the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, VA, use their extensive experience working with veterans to put together the information veterans need to more easily transition to civilian life. They offer practical advice on finding employment or education, obtaining VA medical benefits, and planning finances. The authors provide the specifics of benefits, including the names, phone numbers, and websites of the appropriate VA agencies for each claim. The four appendixes list an abundance of transition-related websites, transition checklists for the recovery care program, a guide to entrepreneurship, and lists of VA facilities by geographic area. Excellent for a new vet, this is an essential purchase for public libraries.
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