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Cindy Lohman is seen holding a photo of her son Ryan, who was killed by a bomb in Afghanistan. She says she feels betrayed by Prudential, his life insurance company. Bill Cramer/Bloomberg hide caption

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Military Spouses Fight Cultural Battles From Home

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Ron Capps spent 25 years in the Foreign Service and the Army Reserve. Like many other soldiers, he suffers from PTSD, but unlike some others he asked for help. Courtesy of Ron Capps hide caption

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Reducing The Stigma Of PTSD In Army Culture

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VA Eases Claims Process For PTSD Treatment

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Female Veterans Struggle To Stay Off Streets

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How The U.S. Military Handles Suicidal Soldiers

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Marines wait outside a building to take psychological tests in September 2009. The military assesses troops in search of clues that might help predict mental health issues. Jae C. Hon/AP hide caption

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Sgt. Victor Medina suffered brain damage when an IED hit his truck in Iraq. Even after he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, he found he had to fight to get adequate care. Blake Gordon/Aurora Photos hide caption

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An honor guard consisting of members from Santa Domingo Pueblo wait to present colors at Lt. Ayon's warrior dance in 2008. Steven Clevenger hide caption

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