Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever.
Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat in this on-the-ground account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
In The Lonely Soldier , Benedict tells the stories of five women who fought in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. She follows them from their childhoods to their enlistments, then takes them through their training, to war and home again, all the while setting the war's events in context.
A guide to the numerous benefits Social Security and Medicare can provide for recipients. This updated 16th edition also covers appealing decisions, veterans' benefits, Medicare procedures, and other programs such as Medigap.
Who Is a Veteran?" - Basic Eligibility for Veterans' Benefits -- Veterans Affairs: Presumptive Service Connection and Disability Compensation -- Suicide, PTSD, and Substance Use among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures -- Traumatic Brain Injury among Veterans -- Suicide Prevention Efforts of the Veterans Health Administration -- VA Mental Health: Number of Veterans Receiving Care, Barriers Faced, and Efforts to Increase Access -- VA Community Living Centers: Actions Needed to Better Manage Risks to Veterans' Quality of Life and Care -- Veterans Health Administration: Community-Based Outpatient Clinics -- Veterans' Medical Care: FY2012 Appropriations.
College Success Guide is designed to walk college students through steps that are proven to make them successful in college and life. The authors have compiled statistics from both campus and online students, along with student feedback throughout the past three years of college instruction. From that data, they have found "12 keys" make students successful
College Learning Strategies teaches the skills and strategies that will enable readers o become life-long learners capable of knowing how to approach new and difficult material in college and beyond. The skills taught in this book will serve readers well in the future in a variety of learning situations.
From pulling all-nighters to memorizing rote facts, today's students have shown that they have no organized, logical, or sequential understanding of how to study or prepare for tests.Test Taking Strategies & Study Skills for the Utterly Confusedarms students of all ages with the skills they need to pass their tests with flying colors.
The Anxious Test-Taker’s Guide to Cracking Any Test includes researched philosophy and science behind studying for and taking tests, as well as feel-good advice for nervous test takers. There are test question examples, a special section with test-specific information, and information on getting help — tutoring, books, online sample tests — before any test.