Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

New Challenges for New Veterans: Leveraging Community Assets to Support Returning Service Members

January 30, 2015

Housing, employment, and health challenges continue to be major issues for many veterans of all generations. Yet there are also specific new challenges facing the youngest generation of veterans, such as the impacts of military service on a growing number of female veterans, readjustment issues for veterans coping with significant service-related physical and mental health injuries, and the effects of repeated redeployments in recent conflicts. Dr. Jonathan Sherin discusses these concerns and explains how veterans and service providers are working together to ease the transition for separating service members as they return back to civilian communities.

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