Veteran Resources
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Veteran Resources

I have tried to get together as many Veteran resources as possible to help Veterans and their families. I am not in any way responsible for the content of these links and they are provided as a service only. If you find anything posted here to be innapropriate, please let me know. If you have any suggestions for resources for this page, please contact me through my contact form.

Caregiving for Veterans

Veteran Care Givers The best and only site dedicated to those who care for Veterans.
A great set of videos made by caregivers can be seen at Caregivers Matter.

Aid and Attendance Excellent information about applying for Aid and Attendance from the VA.

Drug Addiction

If you are a family member or friend of a Veteran who has a drug problem, I offer a free phone consultation. Use the contact form to reach me.

There are a number of good books relating to Military Sexual Trauma although I have not personally reviewed any of these.


Please see my page on all the PTSD information that I have been able to find. Also let me know if you have anything to add to these.

EFT for Veterans. This is a little-known way to help deal with the effects of PTSD and war trauma.

Stress Project This deals with EFT for Veterans with PTSD.

NAMI - National Alliance on mental Illness NAMI is working with the VA on TBI's and PTSD.

There are a number of books available on Post Traumatic Stress although again, I have not reviewed any of these myself.

Reintegration, Job Search and Employment

Warrior Gateway provide good information on college education for all service personnel and Veterans. They also have an extensive list of various support and informational links, which can be found here.

Maritime Injuries While working in the maritime industry can be exciting and lucrative, it can also be highly dangerous. Maritime Injury Center provides educational information maritime law, including but not limited to hazards, code/standards and employer rights and obligations. More information on the Jones Act or to talk to a professional, visit or call 877-909-9987.


Suicide. This is a non-Government link.

See also the page on Suicide on this website.

Wounded Warriors - Traumatic Injury.

Tempered Steel Inc, - The Story Behind the Scars - Uniting Wounded Warriors with the public through dialogue.
Tempered Steel is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting national awareness, education and support for our severely injured military members. Tempered Steel focuses on providing support to those suffering the most debilitating traumas from Iraq and Afghanistan by encouraging peer to peer support, educating the public and providing direction and assistance to additional programs and services that will meet their needs
Tempered Steel will also encourage public introspection as to the courage, heroism and commitment demonstrated by our military men and women through their stories behind the scars of war by uniting our wounded warriors with the public through dialogue.
Please visit their website Tempered Steel Inc.

Mesothlioma - Important Information for Vets

Widely used by every military branch, asbestos was highly regarded for its heat resistance and fireproofing capabilities. In fact, asbestos was so valued that the military even mandated widespread usage before eventually phasing out the material in the 1970s. Exposure to asbestos has proven to result in a wide range of health conditions, including mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen. More than 30 percent of Americans beset with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos during military service. offers information on mesothelioma treatment options, as well as a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing a mesothelioma disease. Additionally their Veterans Assistance Department offers extensive experience in filing VA claims and can help any veteran coping with mesothelioma receive benefits from the VA system.

A good site for unbiased information on Mesothelioma can be found at Treat Mesothelioma

For more information on asbestos, please visit where they have specific information for Veterans.

There is also some excellent information on Mesothelioma at the links below.

MesotheliomaHelp, MesotheliomaHelp, is one of the web's primary resources for information on malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Our team of writers, supporters and sponsors of this site are dedicated to bringing the latest, most comprehensive mesothelioma information to patients, families and caregivers.´┐ŻOur goal is to provide the appropriate information to families battling mesothelioma to empower them to participate in making the decisions about their care, and to offer some measure of hope and support.

MesoCare MesoCare is a public service geared towards helping individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma find doctors, treatment options, financial assistance and more. Our services are free to the public and anyone including their families and loved ones who been affected by the disease to contact us., Provides a good description of the locations of asbestos where all branches of our Military may have been exposed. You can also get a free information packet on Mesothelioma. Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma have legal options, including filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. Family members of deceased mesothelioma victims also have the right to file a lawsuit, but must do so quickly before the statue of limitations is up.

Here at the Mesothelioma Group we are a small team of professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal; to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families. We offer high quality and reliable information so you can understand the disease and find the best treatment.

General and Family Information

Operation First Response. Information and Assistance for returning Vets.

Special Ops. Scholarship grants for family of dead or severely wounded Veterans

A Vet Project Provides services including care packages for service personnel.

Sleeping problems. Provides good information for Veterans and others on how addiction can affect your sleep.

Government Sites

Veterans Administration Website.

Disabled American Veterans

VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars

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