July 9, 2012 Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
June 12, 2012 WESAThe emotional scars of some young, recently returned veterans are mending through recreational rehabilitation programs. One program started by two former service members gets vets out of their hospital beds for a few days of hunting in rural Pennsylvania.
May 29, 2012 In The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die In Battle, Michael Stephenson traces the history of combat. He describes how soldiers fight and die, how those who survive deal with the experience of combat, and what it reveals about warfare and human nature.
May 25, 2012 MPRWhen a parent returns from deployment, fitting back into the family can be struggle. National Guardsman Kevin Ross says, after coming home from Iraq, he talked to his three kids like they were soldiers. But with the help of a new study, he's learned to change his approach — and it's made a big difference.
May 21, 2012 Thanks to Facebook and other sites, American troops in Afghanistan are more connected than ever with what's going on back home. But that connectivity has also led to incendiary videos and photos getting posted online. Now, military leadership is taking steps to further educate troops on what is and isn't appropriate for public viewing.