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Military Universities Help Veterans Re-Acclimate

April 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 185

For veterans who have recently returned home from Iraq or Afghanistan life will be strange. After months or years surviving in a foreign environment and facing daily life or death situations, returning to a normal life here in the States will be at least, a culture shock. These soldiers have been through experiences that have changed them. The emotional stress and for some, the physical injuries sustained during active duty will permeate every aspect of their lives. Few veterans can simply pick up where they left off before deployment. For many the excitement of seeing loved ones and returning to a safe and welcoming home is mixed with anxiety about the future.

Perhaps the most unexpected matter veterans have to face upon their return is how much life has changed at home. Children have grown, family dynamics have changed and the normal life they once knew is never exactly the same. Fortunately government agencies at the federal, state and county levels are more capable now than ever before to help service men and women re-acclimate. Veterans administrations offer free, extensive counseling to help soldiers work through post-traumatic stress as well as emotional difficulties associated with returning home. Government funded job centers provide assistance with resume preparation, sharpening interview skills and offer preferential job placement for veterans. Financial benefits are also available to help with living expenses while veterans prepare to re-enter the workforce.

Many veterans will choose to return to school to either learn a trade, earn a four year degree or enter a graduate degree program. In most cases veterans are entitled to full compensation for tuition expenses. Military benefits are designed to allow veterans to pursue an education in their preferred field of study for little to no cost. Depending on the college or university, veterans can secure a Bachelor's, Master's or PH.D degree compliments of the US Government. Not surprisingly, the popularity of accredited Military Universities has increased with so many service men and women back in the States and looking to jump start their careers.

These universities cater to the specific needs of active military personnel and veterans offering a full gamut of educational choices, many of which can be taken as online courses. For veterans who have returned home injured or who need to juggle the responsibilities of family, work and study time online education is a perfect solution. The flexibility of an online education allows veterans the ability to study at their own pace, enroll in as many or little courses as they like and attend class at the most convenient times. As partial payment for the sacrifices American soldiers have made to keep us safe it is only fitting that we afford them as many opportunities as possible to secure an education and a rewarding future.

Windy Reigns Author, Online Advertising

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