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Remembering Memorial Day

Sometimes the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost among the rush to beaches and backyard BBQs. You can honor those who have served in a variety of ways — watch the Memorial Day Concert, record the history of a vet for the National Archives, or find resources for military families and returning vets. Explore: National Memorial […]


Looking back on Iraq

This week marks ten years since United States forces invaded Iraq in March, 2003. News outlets across the country have resurfaced their coverage of the American occupation, as well as produced new content about the repercussions of the decade-long conflict.


  Women under fire

If you saw the Oscar-nominated film “The Hurt Locker,” you may have been left with the impression that the military’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (E.O.D) team is a men’s only club


Oral history instructions: Veterans Project of the National Archives

There are over 20 million veterans in American today, but with over 1,100 war veterans dying each day, there is an urgent need to collect their personal accounts of their war time experiences while they are still among us.


  Sonja Batten on veterans care

The V.A.’s deputy chief consultant for specialty mental health talks to Scott Simon about treating traumatized vets once they return home.


  Nursing the wounded

To understand the myriad ways nurses are working in veterans care, Need to Know recently visited a Veterans Affairs hospital in San Diego, and profiled three nurses there.


VII The Magazine: On the line

According to a recent Pentagon report, there were 154 suicides among active-duty troops in the first 155 days of this year. In this video, Ashley Gilbertson documents call responders working for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Canandaigua, N.Y., who are talking vets back from the edge.


  American Voices: A combat doctor on caring for our returning veterans

Dr. Todd Baker, who ran an emergency room in a military hospital in Baghdad, offers ideas about how to care for returning vets.


  Coming home: The enduring sacrifice

Maria Hinojosa updates her report about military veterans who are having difficulty finding work and, in some cases, have become homeless after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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