The Impact Of War Project This occasional series brings to life the experiences and sacrifices of U.S. troops, their families and communities. It examines how American communities, attitudes, public policy, military strategy, medicine and technology are altered by the war.
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Bernie Green is a supervisor with the Department of Defense's Military Working Dog Breeding Program. Experts say dogs can suffer from PTSD-like conditions that can affect their military capabilities later on. Ryan Loyd/KSTX hide caption

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Four-Legged Warriors Show Signs Of PTSD

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Marine Cpl. Daniel Cornier and his colleague, Chaak, in Afghanistan. "Pretty much trust him with my life," Cornier says. Courtesy of Daniel Cornier hide caption

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Military Dogs Enjoy Brighter Future After Service

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Warrior Pose Part Of Rehab For Army Veterans

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Spc. Joseph Chroniger, who has bone spurs in his neck, hopes acupuncture from Dr. Shashi Kumar at Madigan Army Medical Center will give him relief from pain. Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times hide caption

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Along with caring for her own children, Jihan Sanders takes care of the children of her best friend, operations specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Sheena Sullen, while Sullen is deployed with the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan. Before bed, Sanders hugs Zaria Sullen-Polk, 8, while Sanders' son Darric, 9, and daughter Tashawn, 12, get ready to say good night. Amanda Lucier/The Virginian-Pilot hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Marti Ribeiro interviews an Army sergeant while embedded with a combat unit in Afghanistan. Courtesy of Marti Ribeiro hide caption

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VA Hospital Upgrades Care For Female Vets

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Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline was injured in Iraq by a roadside bomb three years ago, and was burned over nearly half of his body. After years of grueling physical therapy, he now performs at open mic night at the Rivercity Comedy Club in San Antonio. Katie Hayes for NPR hide caption

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Wounded Vet Takes Pain Of War To Comedy Club

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Feeling The Weight Of Their Duties At Dover AFB

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Army Offers GED Help In Exchange For Service

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Pa. Kennel Offers Service Members Peace Of Mind

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A Family Grows When Both Parents Deploy

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Vet's Recovery Takes Family's Dedication

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