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A Guide to Military and Veterans Affairs at Berkeley College and beyond.
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Books from the Berkeley College Library (Print)

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The Veteran's Money Book - Mechel Lashawn Glass; Scott Scredon
ISBN: 9781601633125
Publication Date: 2014-04-21

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Down Range - James D. Murphy; William M. Duke
ISBN: 9781118790151
Publication Date: 2013-12-09


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Lethal Warriors - David Philipps
ISBN: 9780230104402
Publication Date: 2010-11-09

Vets4Warriors Peer Support Line

  • Vets4Warriors Peer Support Line
    The toll free peer support line 1-855-838-8255 (1-855-VET-TALK) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for National Guard and Reserve service members. The service is staffed entirely by Veterans. The counselors are available to talk or they will work with the caller to obtain support in their local communities for issues that require specific expertise, such as financial counseling, legal advice or medical services.



Transitioning

  • VEILS: The Home Front
    A Virtual Experience Immersive Learning Simulation (VEILS) to help prepare soldiers, family members, and DA civilians for situations commonly encountered during military-to-civilian transition. interactive life preservation training program.
  • Transitioning through a Reunion
    As service members head home after deployment, they must learn how to transition from deployment to life back home.
  • Operation Homefront
    Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
  • Battle Buddies
    USA BATTLE BUDDIES is a non-profit organization consisting of Veterans helping other Veterans. A "Battle Buddy" is a partner assigned to a fellow soldier in the United States Military. Assigned in pairs, each Battle Buddy is expected to assist his or her partner both in and out of combat. A Battle Buddy can save his fellow soldier's life by noticing his negative thoughts and feelings and intervening to provide help.


How Do I Apply for VA Benefits

  • Veterans On Line Application
    The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet

Research

  • Veteran's History Project
    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Citizenship & Immigration

  • Military
    This section of the USCIS Web site contains immigration information and links to resources geared specifically for members of the military and their families.

DVDs from the Berkeley College Library

  • When I Came Home
    A film about homeless veterans in America, especially those who served in Vietnam and those returning from the current war in Iraq. The film reveals the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight after they come home. Includes the story of Iraq War veteran Herold Noel who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and lives out of his car in Brooklyn. Exposes a failing system and our veterans' fight for survival after returning home from war.

Housing Resources

  • Jericho Project
    Jericho Project provides a holistic solution to homelessness including safe housing, a vibrant community, and an environmnet rich in supportive services. It has created residences for Veterans that features staff offices, community room, computer lab and outside garden.
  • Services for the UnderServed
    Services for the UnderServed (SUS) supports individuals and families facing challenging life situations such as mental illness, developmental disability, physical disability, AIDS, homelessness, unemployment and poverty.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs: Homeless Veterans
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking decisive action to end Veteran homelessness in five years.

Homelessness

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