The decision to leave the military, whether at the end of an enlistment or completion of a career, is often accompanied by feelings of uncertainty and doubt. However, there are a wealth of resources available to make that transition a little bit easier.
We encourage all West Virginia veterans to participate in the Veterans History Project to record their accounts of history for future generations. As war veterans, you are a treasure trove of information and history.
Substance Use Disorder is a significant issue across West Virginia and sadly, this extends to the veteran community. Those who are at greater risk of developing a substance abuse problem have typically experienced multiple deployments, exposure to combat, and certain injuries that require specific medical treatment.
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11. It began with an air assault followed by special forces attacks with the goal of bringing the 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden to justice.