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Women Veterans and Military Trauma

Women make up almost 15 percent of those actively serving in the military.  How are their experiences different from men's?  And when they return from combat and overseas service, what trauma do they deal with?  How do women deal with post-deployment life differently than men?  UNLV hosts its women veterans conference this week.  We talk with veterans and the first female brigadier general about what it's like to serve overseas as a woman, and with a counselor about how women can deal with combat trauma when they return home.
Rebecca Halstead, retired U.S. Army Brigadier General
Larry Ashley, undergraduate and Mental Health Coord, Counselor Education Dept, UNLV
Sharon Potter, National Guard veteran and Purple Heart recipient
Jennifer Palomino, staff sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard

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Thursday, May 26, 2011