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We've heard for the last several years that more and more women are facing combat situations in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. And suffering from many of the same problems as men when they get home... PTSD, homelessness, trouble adjusting to civilian life. Still, when I first read that "an estimated 8,000 female veterans are homeless in the US" I thought it was a typo. It's not. Many veterans services just aren't set up to handle the growing number of female vets. Things are changing, though, and women are a priority for the VA. Today, we'll talk with Antoinette Scott, a veteran of the war in Iraq, and with two advocates for women veterans. If you're a woman who served, what was it like for you when you came home?