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Dr. Jill Biden, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, make remarks prior to U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosting a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House February 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama commented on the Wisconsin labor standoff. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

04/11/2012

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Free Training Session On PTSD Offered This April

A local service group for U.S. soldiers is planning a training session to help volunteers learn about PTSD.

04/08/2012

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PTSD Warning For Soldiers Returning Home From The Battlefield

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.

12/21/2011

(Marty Bystrom, Scott Palmer, and Dickie Noles at today's holiday celebration at the Veterans Center in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phillies’ Veterans Party With US Military Veterans For Holiday Cheer In West Philly

The visit was part of the “Phillies Holiday Week of Giving.”

12/13/2011

(Members of Delaware Council Council announce their plan to develop the "Veterans Justice Initiative."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Delaware County, Pa. Planning Alternate Court Track For Returning Vets

The program would be for nonviolent offenders only.

07/18/2011

(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

Operation Baghdad Pups

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.

11/04/2010

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