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Troop Rotation: Coming Home

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Troop Rotation: Coming Home

Troop Rotation: Coming Home

Troop Rotation: Coming Home

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The U.S. military is planning its biggest troop rotation since the Second World War and for Iraq veterans, coming home will not be simple. Hear how the military prepares soldiers, sailors and marines for their family reunions — plus, the particular challenge faced by reservists. Join NPR's Lynn Neary and her guests to discuss the troops' homecoming.

Guests:

Theresa Coppa
*Wife of former Army captain who served in 101st Airborne, which are starting to come home now
*Served for 7 years

Col. Philip Speak (Ret.)
*Retired U.S. Army Reserve, served for 35 years
*President of the Big Bend Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army
*Vice chair for the state of Florida for the Employer Support Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Dr. Joseph (Vance) Hamilton
*Mental Health Careline Executive for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Houston

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