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Iraq, Afghanistan Troops’ Readjustment Needs: IOM Report Releases March 26

 

More than 2.2 million troops have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Although the majority of current and former service members have readjusted well to post-deployment life, a large minority -- 44 percent -- have reported problems.  Their families also have health, economic, and other support needs.  Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, evaluates the programs and resources available to help this population and recommends steps to fill gaps and enhance existing resources.

 

Advance copies will be available to reporters starting at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, March 25.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 26.  To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.  More information about the ongoing project can be found at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Veterans/MilPersReadjustNeeds.aspx.