Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans (Google eBook)

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Government Institutes, Jun 16, 2011 - Reference - 324 pages
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Hundreds of thousands of military members are making the transition to civilian life each year. This transition is a move into unfamiliar territory, and can be an extremely uncomfortable process. But there are resources in place that can relieve much of the stress of the challenging situations that may arise. In Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans, authors Janelle Hill, Don Philpott, and Cheryl Lawhorne collect all the information needed to settle into life after the military. 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. It also discusses the emotional and psychological challenges that come with leaving the military and settling into life as a civilian. This book is essential for all who are transitioning out of the military and their loved ones.
  

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Leaving the Service
1
Chapter 2 Developing Your Own Individual Transition Plan ITP
21
Chapter 3 Transitioning to a New Career
61
Chapter 4 The Entrepreneurial Spirit
97
Chapter 5 Finding a Home
133
Chapter 6 Going Back to School
149
Chapter 7 Health and Insurance
161
Chapter 8 Transition Benefits
177
Chapter 9 Finances
245
Useful Websites
259
Transition Checklists Used as Part of the Recovery Care Coordinator Program
267
Guide to Entrepreneurship
279
VA Facilities
283
Index
311
About the Authors
315
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Janelle Hill is the President and lead consultant of PBS Marketing/Federal Concierge LLC., a consulting provider supporting a variety of project and program needs to businesses, contractors, and the federal government. She is the coauthor of The Wounded Warrior Handbook (Government Institutes, 2008). Cheryl Lawhorne is an original plank holder in the Wounded Warrior Battalion West at Camp Pendleton, California. She now serves as the Deputy Project Manager for the Recovery Care Coordination Program with the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia under the guidance of Headquarters Marine Corps and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Don Philpott has been writing, reporting, and broadcasting on international events, trouble spots, and major news stories for almost 40 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 90 books, including The Wounded Warrior Handbook.

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