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Post 9/11 Veterans

Study: Americans View Vets As Unstable Big, Strong Heroes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact

Americans are pretty confused about their feelings on veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many view these vets as at once mentally u...

We Must Improve Anti-Suicide and Mental Health Care Programs at the VA

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Rep. John K. Delaney

America's men and women in uniform bravely defend our nation and our values. Their skill, dedication and valor are the envy of the world. When their time in uniform is over, they are entitled to world-class health care, a benefit they've earned and that their country is grateful to provide for them.

Who Will Stand With Military Sexual Assault Survivors When It Counts This Week?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Survivors have shown tremendous courage in telling their stories. Now it's time for the Senate to show courage and pass the Military Justice Improvement Act.

For Veterans, Veterans Day is Every Day of the Year

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

For most of us, Veterans Day is another day to celebrate and honor an occasion or event -- in this case a very special group of people. For our v...

What We're Getting Wrong About Veteran Employment

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Historically, the veteran population is more employed than civilians. Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, veterans' unemployment has been lower than the national average every year.

Advocates Worry About Post-9/11 Vets Living On Streets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

Although a new federal report shows veteran homelessness has dropped, grassroots advocates say the number of young former service members living on th...

How You Can Help Veterans

Mike Erwin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Mike Erwin

Recent studies underscore the VA's shortage of mental-health programs that are supposed to support an estimated 300,000 post-9/11 Veterans who have psychological wounds, namely, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury Forecasting this reality, I have an answer for any American who asks the question, "How can I help veterans?"

Poll: 1 In 3 Veterans Of Post-9/11 Military Say Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Were Not Worth Fighting

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, and a majority t...