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MilitaryRecord.org Presents:

Soldiers and Vets Review:
10 Facts About Our Nation's Heroes
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #1
By the Pentagon's own estimate, thousands of
military families live in poverty. Despite ...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #2
Despite rosy platitudes from President Obama on
Veterans Day, more than 700,000 former s...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #3
Some 107,000 Army soldiers have been deployed to
war three or more times since 2001, or ...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #4
Almost once an hour – every 65 minutes to be
precise – a military veteran commits suicid...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #5
Each VA medical center has PTSD specialists who
provide treatment for Veterans with PTSD...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #6
About 7.8 percent of all military members are single parents
-- 10.7 percent for the Arm...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #7
Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation
Command are once again warning Inter...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #8
Another scam to watch out for: A caller clams to
work for the local court system and sta...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #9
The real challenge is life after deployment. Historically
those fighting in combat have ...
MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #10
Of the 21.8 million veterans in America, more than
1.3 million of them have served in t...
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MilitaryRecord.org Presents A Soldiers and Vets Review: 10 Facts About Our Nation's Heroes

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Our soldiers and veterans are frequently used as pawns in a political game that has the highest possible stakes. But what are the facts about our nation's heroes? Check out our review to find out.

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MilitaryRecord.org Presents A Soldiers and Vets Review: 10 Facts About Our Nation's Heroes

  1. 1. MilitaryRecord.org Presents: Soldiers and Vets Review: 10 Facts About Our Nation's Heroes
  2. 2. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #1 By the Pentagon's own estimate, thousands of military families live in poverty. Despite recent salary increases, many enlisted men and women say they can't afford food and other basic needs. http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-a-2003-01-15-5-thousands-67286427/380364.html
  3. 3. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #2 Despite rosy platitudes from President Obama on Veterans Day, more than 700,000 former servicemen and women remain waiting for medical benefits owed to them because of a backlogged system that takes an average of 300 days to navigate. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/12/despite-obamas-rosy-assessment-veterans-still-wait/?page=all
  4. 4. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #3 Some 107,000 Army soldiers have been deployed to war three or more times since 2001, or some 20 percent of the active-duty force. More than 50,000 of those currently in uniform have completed four or more combat tours, Army figures indicate. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2012/0323/Sgt.-Robert-Bales-and-multiple-tours-of-duty-How-many-is-too-many
  5. 5. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #4 Almost once an hour – every 65 minutes to be precise – a military veteran commits suicide, says a new investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs. By far the most extensive study of veteran suicides ever conducted, the report, issued Friday, examined suicide data from 1999 to 2010. http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/02/05/22-the-number-of-veterans-who-now-commit-suicide-every-day/
  6. 6. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #5 Each VA medical center has PTSD specialists who provide treatment for Veterans with PTSD. Plus, the VA provides nearly 200 specialized PTSD treatment programs. A referral is usually needed to access the specialty programs. You can use a VA PTSD Program Locator to see if there is a specialized program near you. NOTE: If you are in crisis dial 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-overview.html
  7. 7. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #6 About 7.8 percent of all military members are single parents -- 10.7 percent for the Army, 7.6 percent for the Navy, 5.8 percent for the Air Force, and 4.7 percent for the Marine Corps. Additionally, there are about 84,000 militarymarried-to-military couples. About 36,000 of those couples have children. Single-parents and military couples with children must designate a non-military person who will agree, in writing, to accept care of the member's children at any time, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, in the event the military member is called to duty or deployed with nonotice. http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/genfamily/a/familycare.htm
  8. 8. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #7 Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, continues to receive hundreds of reports from people worldwide of various scams involving persons pretending to be U.S. Soldiers serving in Afghanistan or elsewhere, according to CID special agents. http://www.army.mil/article/91823/
  9. 9. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #8 Another scam to watch out for: A caller clams to work for the local court system and states that the service member did not show up for jury duty and now has a warrant out for their arrest. When the victim says they never got a summons, the caller will ask for a credit card number or Social Security number to clear up the matter. http://sanjose.bbb.org/article/with-memorial-day-near-bbb-warns-of-scams-targeting-veterans-soldiers-41979
  10. 10. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #9 The real challenge is life after deployment. Historically those fighting in combat have a much greater likelihood of relationship break-ups than their civilian counterparts. Depending on how devastating the war experience has been, your soldier may not be the same person that you saw off. Relax and accept that homecoming can be difficult. In getting ready for the big day, put your own needs aside and help your spouse reconnect with the life he or she left behind. http://www.military.com/spouse/military-deployment/reintegration/how-to-welcome-soldier-home.html
  11. 11. MilitaryRecord.org Review Fact #10 Of the 21.8 million veterans in America, more than 1.3 million of them have served in two or more wars. And of those, 837,000 served in both Gulf War eras. http://billmoyers.com/2012/07/27/a-snapshot-of-our-nations-veterans/

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