Gulf War

(Troy Yokum, during a stop at a Modell's Sporting Goods store in center city Philadelphia.  Modell's is one of the sponsors of his trek.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Iraq War Vet Hiking 7,000 Miles To Help Fellow Vets Pauses In Philadelphia

Troy Yokum has been on the road for over a year now. He has hiked through the desert, across the mountains, and over thousands of miles of highway, all in effort to raise funds for his fellow war veterans.

06/10/2011

(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

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