Stories of recovery and transition
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a close, many servicemembers are returning to the home front faced with tremendous setbacks: TBI, PTSD and physical disabilities. And in a rough economy, servicemembers are also struggling with some of the same issues that civilians are: finding jobs, feeding their families and making ends meet. But they're doing it with the added stress of moving past the jarring memories of the wars they left behind.
For a new multimedia Opinion series, we would like to tell the stories of returning servicemembers. Do you have a story of recovery? Do you know someone who does? If so, we want to hear from you. We also want to hear how you think the military can better help servicemembers readjust. Send your story, and your opinion, for possible inclusion in the online series or in print, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "stories of recovery" in the subject line.