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Mushrooming PTSD crisis among military. Experts estimate PTSD impacts 30% of all Vietnam veterans, 10% of all Desert Storm veterans, and 20% of 1.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan troops. Unemployment for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans increased from 11.5 % in 2010 to 12.1% in 2011.

Post Traumatic Syndrome – Dogs to the Rescue

Post Traumatic Syndrome – Dogs to the Rescue

Jim Shinn of The Desert Review reports on an evening at El Centro Naval Air Station, and how the community is seeking to support more service dogs.  Read more…

 

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To Hell and Back – How a Service Dog Helped One Veteran Survive

To Hell and Back – How a Service Dog Helped One Veteran Survive

An Anatolian shepherd, at 110 pounds, Jack is impressive and the guardian angel to his veteran Alex Moreno who has PTSD plus seizures. Here is their story.

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