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Here are some Links of Interest to Veterans

 

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

OUR VISION: A world-class workforce fulfills our nation’s obligation by maximizing the number of missing personnel accounted for while ensuring timely, accurate information is provided to their families.

OUR MISSION: Provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation.

http://www.dpaa.mil

 

Mesothelioma Guide

If you served aboard some of our older ships, you may have been exposed to asbestos and may be developing Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos at any of our military bases you should read the Mesothelioma Guide, just click on it below.

https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans

 

Addiction and Substance Abuse

So here's a page I found on Veterans, Addiction, & Reintegration; it covers substance abuse trends in the military, info and stats on different drugs, associations between PTSD + addiction + overdose, outcomes and treatment. There is really good information there so I hope you find it useful!

Alcohol Rehab Guide

Over the last several decades, alcoholism has become a huge concern for military personnel across the United States. Current and former military face an array of challenges – unpredictable deployments, the risk of injury and being away from home. Unfortunately, alcohol is sometimes used as a coping mechanism during these difficult times. Click on The Alchol Rehab Guide to get more information.

 

VETERANS’ HEALTH

Veterans that served in the U.S. military, in active duty, face unique health challenges, both while on duty and when they arrive back home and re-enter civilian life. As compared to civilians, veterans are more vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and other mental health issues. They also may face the repercussions of traumatic physical injuries, which may be mental and physical. Substance abuse and addiction, homelessness, and sexual assault are also struggles that many veterans face and must learn to cope with after returning home from active duty or transitioning to civilian life. The Veterans Administration (VA) as well as community, government, and non-profit groups, are all available to provide assistance and health care.

https://www.recallreport.org/health-information/veterans-health/

 

Stop Smoking

Veterans and Tobacco addition: Where to Seek Support

https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/how-to-quit-smoking/veterans-and-tobacco-addiction/ 

Substance Abuse

Veterans and Substance Abuse

https://addictionresource.com/addiction/veterans-and-substance-abuse/

Employment Services

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Employment Services - An employment resources page for veterans who are looking to enhance their education, skills, and careers.

Start a Small Business

Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business - An in-depth guide for veterans who are interested in starting their own business. Also, has a great employment and business resource section.