Regional Affairs Council – June 2011

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(US Navy petty officer Coryann Manwaring tends to a wounded American soldier who had just arrived in the trauma ward at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.   Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Part 1: The ‘Signature Injury’ of This War

An estimated 12 to 20 percent of veterans returning from “Operation Enduring Freedom” will have traumatic brain injury, TBI.


(US Army soldiers await departure for their deployment to Afghanistan .  Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Part 2: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The drawdown of troops from Afghanistan is supposed to mark the beginning of the end of America’s ten-year war in the Gulf, but returning veterans will be fighting battles for years to come.


(Job training at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Part 3: Combatting Joblessness Among Returning Vets

Unemployment rates in the US are high for non-veterans, but they’re even higher for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.


(US Army soldiers salute during a ceremony after arriving home from Iraq.   Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Part 4: Combatting Homelessness Among Vets

For thousands of soldiers, a new battle will begin: to adjust here at home. Not all will succeed, and the most vulnerable may end up on the street.


Full Audio Podcasts: ‘Coming Home: Are We Ready?’

Listen to extended interviews by Pat Loeb for her KYW Regional Affairs Council series, “Coming Home: Are We Ready?”


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