The Impact Of War Project
May 30, 2011 For many family members of those who served honorably in the National Guard and Army Reserves, Memorial Day brings a painful reminder of the casualty of war at home. Nationally, the number of off-duty members who've committed suicide has nearly doubled from 80 in 2009 to 145 last year.
April 20, 2011 WPLNFor many soldiers who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, push-ups, pull-ups and platoon runs have become impossible, so the Army has been developing what it calls "enhanced" physical training. And that includes yoga as well as archery, golf and bowling.
April 10, 2011 KUOWChronic lower-back pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine are affecting more and more soldiers fighting in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The military has had to devise new ways to treat and manage these injuries, which is an emerging field of trial and error.
February 16, 2011 When military parents are deployed overseas, it's often up to the other parent, or a family member, to care for their children. But what happens when there's no family around to help? For Navy operations specialist Sheena Sullen, that meant calling on an old friend.
March 21, 2010 According to recent VA statistics, PTSD and depression are the top disability claims among America's female veterans. But many have trouble proving they saw combat — a key to being treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. One decorated war veteran's story is emblematic of the struggle to get help.
February 22, 2010 The portion of the adult female population that are armed forces veterans ranges from 3 percent or more in Alaska and Virginia to less than one percent in New York and New Jersey.
February 22, 2010 WUWMMore than 230,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but many report that when they return from war, they face another battle at home: getting the care and respect they need at VA hospitals. One VA hospital is trying to make sure female vets see doctors who specialize in comprehensive women's care.
December 26, 2009 TPROn Friday nights, Iraq War veteran Bobby Henline can be found at open mic night at the River Center Comedy Club in San Antonio. He knows that before anyone can laugh at him, he must first make them comfortable with just looking at his burned skin and amputated arm.