First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Announce ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative At University Of Pennsylvania
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Penn, today, to announce a new initiative in the nation’s nursing schools. The program is aimed at helping veterans and their families.
A local service group for U.S. soldiers is planning a training session to help volunteers learn about PTSD.
With the war in Iraq now over, thousands of troops are leaving the battlefield and heading home where families across the country are getting the emotional homecomings they have been waiting for.
The visit was part of the “Phillies Holiday Week of Giving.”
The program would be for nonviolent offenders only.
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.
Unemployment rates in the US are high for non-veterans, but they’re even higher for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
Operation Baghdad Pups is a special program that coordinates the reuniting of dogs ‘adopted’ by servicemen and women overseas, with those same owners once they have returned to the US.