The decision to leave the military, whether at the end of an enlistment or completion of a career, is often accompanied by feelings of uncertainty and doubt. However, there are a wealth of resources available to make that transition a little bit easier.
Substance Use Disorder is a significant issue across West Virginia and sadly, this extends to the veteran community. Those who are at greater risk of developing a substance abuse problem have typically experienced multiple deployments, exposure to combat, and certain injuries that require specific medical treatment.
West Virginia Veterans Upward Bound (WV VUB) is a program designed to help Veterans of the U.S. Military to pursue postsecondary education. WV VUB has helped Veterans in West Virginia receive education assistance for more than three decades.
One of the most important benefits for a military member who has retired from the Armed Services is access to health care coverage under one of the TRICARE program’s health plans.