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Continuing Down the Road to Reintegration: Status and Ongoing Support of the U.S. Air Force's Wounded Warriors

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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RAND Corporation

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The long wars the United States has been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are, if not ending, winding down. But many wounded veterans still carry the effects of those conflicts with them. Some wounds are physical, others mental. Although it has experienced fewer casualties than the Army or the Marine Corps has, the U.S. Air Force AF still has more than 1,000 airmen with physical or mental trauma. Some remain inactive duty, some move into the reserves, and others leave the service and seek civilian employment. However, all face a range of challenges, from reestablishing patterns of everyday interactions with their families to finding a job. Many must also cope within juries and the treatment for those wounds, seeking mental health services in some cases or navigating the complex array of the programs and systems of care available to veterans.


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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]