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After returning home from active duty, it's understandable for veterans to experience a flood of emotions. It's important to talk with your loved ones and reach out to support centers during the initial stages of your journey. For advice on dealing with the tangled web of emotions you may be going through, visit

National Veterans Foundation
Because of the wide range of benefits available, it’s helpful to become fully informed as to your options. Make sure to ask questions if you need help clarifying what is available to you.

Veterans Resource Network

Veteran Myths Information and Recommended Links for VeteransTypes of Veteran Concerns
Physical Disabilities

It’s a sad fact of military service that veterans could be wounded in combat. With advances in medicine and physical therapy there are many rehabilitation options available to these heroes.
Disabled Veterans: Opportunities to Use Your Abilities

Part of the recovery process for a disabled veteran could involve vocational rehabilitation. This resource will help you find employment and adapt to home life with your new concerns.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an all too common concern for veterans of all ages and ranks. The experiences of active combat duty can be a challenge to assimilate once you have returned to your civilian life. It’s important to know all the facts about this disorder.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD

There is also concern for older vets who might still be dealing with their own combat memories from previous wars.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: PTSD and Older Veterans

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have presented an influx of returning service men and women who might need help dealing with departure from active duty service.
Iraq War Veterans Organization: PTSD 101

Starting a Small Business

For employment opportunities, veterans can consider opening up a small business. The Small Business Administration has specific tips and resources available for vets.

Small Business Administration: About

Loans

As part of the far reaching benefits package available to veterans, the US government has a dedicated loan fund set up to help vets with the purchase and refinancing of homes.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Home Loan Guaranty Services

Insurance

There are also specific insurance policies provided by the government with the concerns of the military veteran in mind.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Life Insurance
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