Recommended websites, tools, books, documentaries, and films to help understand veterans of OIF and OEF and provide veterans with job search and career/educational planning assistance. #MACCA2014 #GIBill
Provided by Amy Armstrong
Websites and Other Resources on OIF/OEF Veterans
User-friendly information on a range ofbenefits for active dutymilitary andveterans. Also,
offerseasy accessto websites forstate veterans’ benefits. Remember:veteransare eligible
for state benefitsinadditionto federalbenefits,but they needtoapply for them
separately.Alsoincludesa military to civilian skills/job translator.
About Careers/Military Careers
Includesdescriptionsof most military jobsby branchand a list ofrelated civilian occupations.
This information canalso be helpful if youare working withstudents whoare interested in
joiningthe military and wantmore information about required ASVABscoresandother
United States Census—“A Snapshot ofOur Nation’sVeterans” Infographics
Visual representations ofkey statistics related to the demographicsof veterans.
Accesstokey online services includingregistration with VA formedical andeducation benefits.
GI Bill(via VA)
This is the direct link to VA’sGI Bill page.This information canbe foundthroughtheir main
website as well.
IAVA—Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Founded byOIF veteran, Paul Reickoff, to connect veterans to each other,ease the
transition to civilian life, and advocatefor veterans’ rights.
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
Advocatesforactive duty career military women as well as female veterans.
Recommended Booksand Films
Chasing Ghosts by Paul Reickhoff
Baker Boys: Inside the Surge (documentary)—Jon Steele
The Invisible War (documentary)—Kirby Dick
Generation Kill (HBO mini-series, 2008) based Rolling Stone reporter, Evan Wright’s account of his
experience being embedded with a platoon of Marines in Iraq.
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (Google his original reporting as well.)
American Sniper, Chris Kyle