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Veterans and Military-Affiliated Resources: Resources for Returning Veterans


Stories of Service: A multi-platform initiative focused on military veterans

"Veterans Coming Home is an innovative cross-platform public media campaign and web series exploring the lives of post-9/11 veterans, the divide between them and their communities, and the stereotypes that veterans and civilians hold about each other."

Veterans find meaning in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey

NH veterans find inspiration in reading The Odyssey.
A NH Humanities discussion group.

Highlighted Books


This book provides insights into the political, social and health issues for Veterans in today's society. Chapter One explores the emotions of shame and guilt in Veterans based on research examining moral injury, survivor guilt, military sexual trauma, and stigma. Chapter Two provides an overview of agricultural initiatives in the transition and reintegration of Veterans. Chapter Three explores the political, social, and health management changes that have occurred in the field of chronic, non-cancer pain in order to provide world class service for our nation's Veterans. Chapter Four reviews the Emotional Freedom Technique to treat Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Chapter Five offers suggestions based on clinical experiences for when and how to include family members in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD, while maintaining fidelity to the treatment protocol. Chapter Six explores research that has been conducted upon the oral health of veterans since 2000. Chapter Seven examines potentially mutually exclusive objectives utilizing the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence in relationship to bioethics and the concept of need. Chapter Eight discusses the continued existence of ethnic disparities in health care for U.S. Veterans Affairs Emergency Departments.

The Girls Come Marching Home

In her award-winning Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the military's ban on women in combat. Now Holmstedt tells the stories of America's fighting women as they come home from Iraq. Some return with grave physical wounds, but all struggle with the psychological toll of battle while readjusting to life at home. As Holmstedt so poignantly shows, these women may have left the war, but the war will never leave them. 

After the War Zone

From the Director and Associate Director of the VA's National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: a highly practical, user-friendly guide that answering all conceivable questions about returning from war--for veterans and families Two experts from the VA National Center for PTSD provide an essential resource for service members, their spouses, families, and communities, sharing what troops really experience during deployment and back home. 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.

Veterans Coming Home: A series of short films depicting the challenges and rewards of successful veteran reintegration

"Veterans Coming Home" is a series of short films covering a range of issues: a court system designed for veterans, homelessness, post-war career choices, and the importance of community in resuming civilian life.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Not just for those who are no longer serving. Veterans Affairs benefits can be used by those in the reserves, guard, and current active members (contributed by Library student worker Johnathan Lyford).

Veterans' Crisis Line

"Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves."

" is a news and resource website for military members, veterans and their families. We provide daily defense news, benefits information, veteran employment resources, spouse and family resources and tools to support our audience throughout the life cycle of their military service and post-service life."

Purple Heart Homes USA: Housing solutions for veterans by veterans

"Purple Heart Homes fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging In Place and Veterans Home Ownership Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II, to providing home ownership opportunities to younger Veterans, our programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population."

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: Connecting and empowering post-9/11 veterans

"IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite, and empower post-9/11 veterans."

In Their Own Words: Veterans Share Their Stories

"StoryCorps, Google, and YouTube are working together to highlight the stories of past and present service members from all branches of the military."

The Military Times

The Military Times covers issues affecting the military, including military news, education and vocational training, and transitioning to civilian life.