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VETERAN SOLUTIONS

 

LOCAL RESOURCES

 

Maryland's Committment to Veterans (Maryland Dept of Health)

https://veterans.health.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx

 

Maryland Local County Resources for Veterans

https://veterans.maryland.gov/local-county-resources-for-veterans/

 

Carroll County Community College - Veterans

https://www.carrollcc.edu/Veterans/

 

Howard Community College - Veterans and Military Community Services

https://www.howardcc.edu/admissions-aid/apply-for-admission/records-registration/veterans-military/

 

Carroll County Government - Bureau of Aging & Disabilities

http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/aging/

 

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

 

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US Government Made Easy For Veterans

http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml

 

VA Loan Information

http://www.directvaloans.com/VA_Loan_Programs/default.aspx?s=22&gclid=CL2p-J_zrJgCFQITswodoQFvmg

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TriCare

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http://www.tricare.mil/

 

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http://www.ssa.gov/

 

 

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

 

Featured PTSD News

Center for Psychological Health and TBI Opens


The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More


National Center for PTSD

PTSD News
PTSD FAQs
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
Military OneSource

Army Behavioral Health Website

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Behavioral Health

Air Force Medical Service

 

 

 

LINKS TO ​JOBS FOR VETERANS 

USA Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/

Maryland State Careers for Veterans https://dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/Pages/VeteransJobs.aspx

Recruit Military https://recruitmilitary.com/

VETJobs https://vetjobs.com/

Miltary.com Jobs Search https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs

Military Scholarships https://thescholarshipsystem.com/

 

 

 

ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME

The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) is an independent Agency in the Executive branch of the US Government. The AFRH provides residences and related services for certain retired and former members of the US Armed Forces (24 US Code 10, Subchapter 411). The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the head of the Agency and its communities and is subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense.

The origins of the AFRH go back to the 19th century. The US Navy first established the US Naval Asylum in 1831, and then the US Army established the US Soldiers’ Home in 1851. Ever since, thousands of former US military service members have enjoyed a safe and secure retirement here. In 1991, the two distinct Homes merged as one: the AFRH.

Together we have evolved into the premier retirement community for America’s military veterans. We offer modern facilities, dynamic activities, healthy meals, wellness programs, advanced care, and much more. The AFRH currently has two communities in Gulfport, MS (AFRH-G) and Washington, DC (AFRH-W).

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LINKS TO VETERANS BENEFITS

 

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

Center for Minority Veterans     http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Women Veterans     http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03     http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations     http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp     http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Geriatrics and Extended Care     http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Hearings     http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information     http://valaw.org/

     Online version     http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp

     PDF Download in English     http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center      http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC

Homeless Veterans     http://www.va.gov/homeless

VA National HIV/AIDS Program     http://www.hiv.va.gov

Mesothelioma & Veterans     https://www.asbestos.com/veterans/

VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program     http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking

VA Mental Health     http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials)     http://www.cem.va.gov 

      Pre-Need Burial Eligibility Determinationent    https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/pre-need/

 

 

 

 

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