The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide
November 10, 2008 – Veterans for America is proud to release The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide today, one day before Veterans Day to better serve those who have served all of us. It is free and available for download here: http://www.veteransforamerica.org/survival-guide/survival-guide-download/.
Paul Sullivan, the Executive Director of Veterans for Common Sense, is the co-author, with Craig Kubey, of Chapter One, “Basic Survivial Skills:” http://www.veteransforamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/1-Basic-Survival-Skills.pdf
The new Survival Guide is a follow-up to the 1985 national bestseller, The Viet Vet Survival Guide. Just as the earlier book was a must-read for Vietnam veterans, the new book will prove an invaluable resource for the 1.7 million servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the 24 million veterans of past conflicts, and the families of all our troops and veterans. Unlike the earlier guide, the new Survival Guide is free.
The new book is as much a roadmap as a reference manual, detailing the benefits, assistance and resources available as well as the step-by-step directions for navigating the bureaucracies that serve our troops and veterans. The new Survival Guide contains 28 chapters, including 17 for veterans and their families and 11 for active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members and reservists, and their families. From legal to health services, job assistance to women’s issues, the new Survival Guide is designed to meet everyone’s needs.
The guide is available for download here: http://www.veteransforamerica.org/survival-guide/survival-guide-download/