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Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities and new stories of remarkable courage and accomplishment.
Public media tells those stories to help communities understand the veteran experience and, through Veterans Coming Home,
public media connects veterans to resources and services for a successful transition to civilian life.

Explore some of the best resources and opportunities for veterans




Educating Sergeant Pantzke

In a follow-up to FRONTLINE's "College, Inc.," correspondent Martin Smith investigates how for-profit schools are aggressively recruiting huge numbers of new veterans with educational promises that many now question whether they can keep. More from FRONTLINE.

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5 Tips to Ease Adjusting to Student Life

Choose a school that's military friendly. Many schools provide resources and services geared toward veterans and members of the armed forces. Check it out!

Post 9/11 GI Bill

Learn more about the Post 9/11 GI Bill education assistance.
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GI Bill: Comparison Tool

Use this tool to match college affordability and value to choose the best education program for your needs. Check it out!


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Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows and his wife Melissa.

Stories from the Military Voices Initiative

Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows has served two tours of duty, first to Iraq in 2006, then to Afghanistan in 2012.

Over the course of his service, he suffered multiple head injuries—which he didn't report because he wanted to keep on serving.

Jon and his wife, Melissa, came to the White House for a day StoryCorps spent recording with Joining Forces—the national effort to support service members and their families, which is spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.


Music Info: "I Want to See You Fly" by Christopher Bowen

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Make the Connection—Physical Injury

Recovering from physical injuries is difficult. Find support and watch stories from veterans about what they did to overcome their challenges. Check it out!

Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Exposure to airborne hazards may cause several health concerns for veterans returning from deployment. Find tools to identify and track changes in your health. Check it out!

VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected. Check it out!

Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

24 hours a day,
7 days a week,
365 days a year.

Get help NOW Call or Text 838255