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Back Home: Women warriors face daunting challenges in civilian life

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The fight to feel like a veteran weighs substantially on female soldiers returning from war, though their numbers have been historic, with more than 280,000 returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last decade. A News21 demographic analysis … Continue reading

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Fort Bliss troops head home from deployment

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FORT BLISS — About 130 soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division were scheduled to land at Biggs Airfield late Thursday night after serving in Afghanistan for nine months. The 4-17th “Buffaloes” … Continue reading

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Back from Afghanistan, 25 Utah soldiers see their babies for the first time

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When 25 Utah National Guard soldiers returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan this week, 27 babies — 23 new sons and daughters and two sets of twins —were waiting to meet them for the first time. Continue reading

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On 10th anniversary of invasion of Iraq, Fox company’s ‘Saints and Sinners’ count the cost

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It took years, anger severe enough to doom his marriage, and a recurring nightmare for Nick Lopez to acknowledge what the ground invasion of Iraq, which began on March 19, 2003, had cost him. Continue reading

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Utah aims to better serve its veterans

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Veterans ignorant of — or bewildered by — an array of services offered by state agencies in Utah will have an easier go of it under proposed legislation. Continue reading

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‘Changing the culture’ helps Fort Bliss lower suicide rate

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Soldier suicides at Fort Bliss in New Mexico are on the decline, bucking an Army-wide trend. Continue reading

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Sailing ‘cathartic and uniquely tranquil’ for wounded veterans

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Sail away and leave the land behind, even for a short time, and it will change you. Schooner Eros captains Grace and Bill Bodle are extending that healing experience to severely injured military veterans. Continue reading

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Colorado veteran: Yoga for Vets can ‘help find a sense of calm’

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Clay, a University of Colorado senior and Army veteran, joined a Yoga for Vets class to help him cope with stress. “The most enlightening thing I’ve discovered,” he said, “is that the only thing we can control in our lives is our breath.” Continue reading

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Meet America’s five quadruple amputees injured in Iraq, Afghanistan

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Five remarkable young men are learning to thrive as quadruple amputees after surviving severe injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meet Brendan Marrocco, Todd Nicely, John Peck, Travis Mills and Taylor Morris. Continue reading

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Iraq veteran who lost all 4 limbs receives double-arm transplant

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Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he’s received a double-arm transplant.
Those new arms “already move a little,” he tweeted a month after the operation. Continue reading

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