• 92 Pages
  • September 7, 2021
  • Trim Size: 4×6
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7378-2382-7
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-7378-2382-4
  • Imprint: Battle Press
  • Discount if you buy 5 or more books – contact [email protected]


This is a booklet I wish I had when I returned home from Vietnam many long years ago. It is my hope that it will get you, the veteran, started.  The rest is up to you. Honor your service with the way you live your life.  Honor yourself.  Be successful.

It is the hope of the author that through the use of this guidelet men and women being discharged from the military will increase their chances of post-military success and maximize the usage of their hard earned military benefits. This guidelet is packed with information such as:

Discharge preparation
How to get your needed documents
Where to find counseling and advice
An example of a week by week re-entry program
Managing your finances and living well
Believing in new ventures (Self Employment Options)
Advice for seeking employment including writing
a cover letter and resume
Holding onto Positive Energy (HOPE)
How to take control of the rest of your life!

5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You For Sharing Such Valuable Information! I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleased with the size of the book. It is a much needed guide for anyone returning from military service. Some of the items in the book I didn’t even think of but realized that these are things that need to be done. And I now have a resource to assist me. And it is small enough to keep handy for any situation. Thank you for sharing this information and thank you for your service. 5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent guide for people transitioning out of service in our military forces. “Use this plan, contact your service agencies, follow their advice, but always personally and independently manage and oversee your life’s direction.” We all have to learn how to advocate for ourselves and help ourselves when it comes to all things. This book is pointed to veterans who understand that freedom is not free and more directly applies that to “success is not free”. What a great message for us all. Any person transitioning from one state of life or being to another will face such topics as these. This is especially true for those veterans who are just reentering civilian life. If anyone in your family has recently begun transitioning into civilian life, this is a helpful tool to have in their pocket (or on their device). That is a crucial time for a new framework in order to be successful in life. Along with incredibly useful advice, you will find things like this: ” The Creative Spirit is the most untapped source of energy in the universe”. “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant”, Mitchell Kapor. That one cracked me up. They include how to get your documents, write a resume (with an example), find the use of a computer, understand the requirements of certain institutions, set short and long-term goals, socialization and health, and many more topics. They talk about going back to the family home, if that is part of your transition, and how to cope with that and move beyond it. There’s a lot of work to do apparently, so I really like this particular piece of advice “Focus on and reinforce all positive activities”. That gives you more energy to do the things you need to do and more enjoyment along the way. They mention how it is wise to learn from the mistakes of others. I agree with that statement. And finally, HOPE, Which stands for Holding onto Positive Energy. It’s an excellent guide.

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