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Afghanistan War Veterans

Suicides By Young Veterans Spike At Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Upon returning to civilian life, young veterans are committing suicide at an alarmingly high rate -- nearly three times that of active-duty troops. ...

Eleanor Goldberg

Vet Hunters: Keeping Vets Together Is Key To Ending Veteran Homelessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

After Jason Snyder finished a tour in Afghanistan, where he says he cleaned up the remains of soldiers blown up by IEDs, he was eager to start over. B...

Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead

James Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Wright

This Veterans Day is a good time to initiate a conversation about a memorial to the veterans who have fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our longest wars. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.

David Wood

Obama Orders Relief for Combat Trauma Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered...

Mind Fields: War's Cost - Brain Injuries Must Be A Priority For DOD

Posted 08.22.2012 | World

As the war in Afghanistan winds down, more than 200,000 U.S. soldiers who suffered from a traumatic brain injury are at risk of developing a degenerat...

David Wood

The War Within: Battling The Ravages Of Combat Trauma

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

HAVERHILLL, Mass. -- Before her life fell apart, before suicide began to sound like sweet release, Natasha Young was a tough and spirited and proud Ma...

3 Families, Nonprofit To Raise $30 Million For Vets Of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact

Veteran nonprofits are strapped, but a new fund is working to pump $30 million into the leading charities that support those who have served in Iraq a...

San Diego's War on Veterans: A PTSD Controversy

Lisa Nagorny | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa Nagorny

It is easy to voice support for veterans; it's more difficult to act in support of them. The Aspire Center controversy is an unfortunate example of the widespread misperception of veterans.

'America’s Returning Soldiers Don’t Want Handouts'

Matthew Glynn | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Matthew Glynn

America's renewed focus on the employment of veterans is nothing short of remarkable, and yet challenges to our community remain. According to the U...

Meds Not Enough to Bring Down Rate of 1 Vet Suicide Per Day

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Service members, veterans and their families benefit from social support approaches. We should make them part and parcel of reintegration and mental health programming and provide the resources necessary for them to grow.

WATCH: Quadruple Amputee Soldier Stands 6 Weeks After Injury

Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

Just a little over a month after Travis Mills lost all four limbs to an improvised explosive device, the staff sergeant is making big plans for the fu...

Vet Unemployment Rose To 12.1% For Those Who Served In Iraq And Afghanistan

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

Though recent government initiatives incentivize businesses to hire veterans, the overall unemployment rate for those who served after September 11 in...

Wounded Vets Find Healing In Cooking 'Boot Camp'

Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact

By Associated Press HYDE PARK, N.Y. Julio Gerena is in a wheelchair, his long career in the U.S. Navy and Army forever behind him. But the 52-year-...

Double Amputee War Vet Runs Disney Half Marathon

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Though racing long distances in his prosthetic legs is painful, that didn't keep Lance Corporal Matias Ferreira from completing the half marathon in D...

Small Tenn. Towns Find Big Ways To Honor War's Dead, Support Injured Servicemen

www.militarytimes.com | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

A decade of fighting has claimed the lives of more than 130 members of the military who called Tennessee home, and the loss has felt especially keen i...

Crisis for Local Veterans

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While support ebbs and flows for America's operations abroad, it must remain constant for the select few who chose to pursue a life of service.

What's to Win in Afghanistan?

Jay Blumenkopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Blumenkopf

After 9 years, what are we now fighting for in Afghanistan?