If you're part of the military community, there are many resources available to assist you both in daily living and as you work to achieve your goals in education, business, transitioning to the private sector, finding housing, and finding your way after years of a military life. This page has websites and lists of books that can act as your guides. If you need additional help on a topic, please contact one of our librarians.
- Military OneSource
- Guide to Military Education Benefits
- Resources for Veterans and their Families
- Service Women’s Action Network
- Talking Books: A Service Originally Created for Veterans
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- Veteran Jobs
- Veterans Benefit Resources
- Veterans Employment Toolkit
- Germanna Community College: Military and Veterans Service Center
- University of Mary Washington: Veterans
- Mental Health Resources (Military OneSource)
- Specialty Consultations (Military OneSource - includes Adoption, Adult Disability, Elder Care, Special Needs, Education, Spouse Relocation & Transition, Health & Wellness Coaching, Peer-to-Peer, and Wounded Warrior specialists)
- Veterans and Military Health
- Women’s Veteran Healthcare
Business and Funding Opportunities
- Boots to Business: Reboot
- Franchises for Veteran and Military Families
- Grants—National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Books to Browse
CRRL Picks: Books for Veterans, Military Members and Their Families
This plain-speaking guide helps veterans build a vital network that can be extremely useful when making a living in the civilian world.
Reunions between loved ones, although long anticipated, can be difficult as two distinct lives have to meld back into one, possibly while dealing the aftershocks of traumatic events. Solid advice on how to make it work.
Using archetypes and traditions from a variety of cultures, Dr. Tick presents ways for warriors to heal the wounds that go deep.
CRRL Health: Dealing with PTSD
"Pinpointing the most common after-effects of war and offering strategies for troop reintegration to daily life, Drs. Friedman and Slone cover the myths and realities of homecoming; reconnecting with spouse and family; anger and adrenaline; guilt and moral dilemmas; and PTSD and other mental-health concerns. With a wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions, After the War Zone is a practical guide to helping troops and their families prevent war zone stresses from having a lasting negative impact."
"Richard Mollica has spent more than thirty years helping victims of trauma. Now he draws from hundreds of interviews, years of research, and his counseling experience to show us a new way of helping people overcome their pain. The key to this? People have an inherent ability to heal themselves. And the lessons we can learn from the survivors of such trials and extreme situations can even teach us how to cope better with everyday life."
"...how to develop body awareness to renegotiate and heal traumas by revisiting them rather than reliving them; emergency first-aid measures for times of distress; and nature's lessons for uncovering the physiological roots of your emotions."