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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.

06/03/2011

(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.

06/03/2011

(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.

06/03/2011

(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.

06/03/2011

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?”

06/03/2011