military veterans http://nhpr.org en Stories From Dartmouth's Vietnam Veterans http://nhpr.org/post/stories-dartmouths-vietnam-veterans <p>In a <a href="http://www.upne.com/1611685497.html">new book</a>, these veterans relate their experiences: from harrowing jungle combat to the dullness of desk-duty.&nbsp; They also reflect on the drama surrounding the war in this country and on its legacy today.&nbsp; We talk with the editor of this book and several veterans whose stories are included.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47127 at http://nhpr.org Stories From Dartmouth's Vietnam Veterans N.H. Remembers Pearl Harbor Attack http://nhpr.org/post/nh-remembers-pearl-harbor-attack <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In line with national tradition, Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed Saturday "Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day'' to mark the </span>72nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commemoration of the attack that drew the United States into World War II. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hassan &nbsp;directed flags in the state to be flown at half-staff. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The attack by planes launched from Japanese aircraft carriers on Dec. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:31:31 +0000 Associated Press 39744 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Remembers Pearl Harbor Attack Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets http://nhpr.org/post/harbor-homes-supports-homeless-vets-0 <p>When Matt Milbourn, a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, found himself unexpectedly made homeless,&nbsp;<a href="http://harborhomes.org/" target="_blank"> Harbor Homes </a>was there for him.</p><p>In addition to operating a homeless shelter, Harbor Homes also manages a reintegration program, offering services, healthcare, and education to homeless veterans and their families. Matt earned his CphT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) through the program, and now teaches computer education and life skills classes at Harbor Homes.</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37649 at http://nhpr.org Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets Andrew Bacevich's Breach Of Trust http://nhpr.org/post/andrew-bacevichs-breach-trust <p>In a new book, Bacevich claims that Americans have failed their soldiers and their country, by entering conflicts he calls &ldquo;unwinnable&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp; A U.S. Army veteran, Bacevich also examines the disconnect between those who fight the wars and the rest of the country.&nbsp; He says national defense must return to idea of &ldquo;We the People&rdquo;.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUEST:</u></strong></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36467 at http://nhpr.org Andrew Bacevich's Breach Of Trust The Contagiousness Of PTSD http://nhpr.org/post/contagiousness-ptsd <p>We spoke with <strong>Mac McClelland </strong>about the spread of the invisible disorder that somewhere between 100 and 300-thousand veterans brought back from war …trauma. “Secondary traumatic stress” does not have its own entry in the DSM, and is often called compassion fatigue, a more euphemistic title. Sufferers experience PTSD symptoms, but are often faced with even more hurtles than veterans when seeking help. The important difference people see between the victims of PTSD and secondary traumatic stress is that the latter’s trauma was not originally their own. <strong>Mac McClelland</strong> wrote an <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/ptsd-epidemic-military-vets-families">article for Mother Jones’ </a>about the phenomenon of secondary traumatic stress and its affect on the families of returned soldiers. She’s also working on a book about PTSD. Thu, 30 May 2013 13:34:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28487 at http://nhpr.org The Contagiousness Of PTSD Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets http://nhpr.org/post/harbor-homes-supports-homeless-vets <p>When Matt Milbourn, a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, found himself unexpectedly made homeless,&nbsp;<a href="http://harborhomes.org/" target="_blank"> Harbor Homes </a>was there for him.</p><p>In addition to operating a homeless shelter, Harbor Homes also manages a reintegration program, offering services, healthcare, and education to homeless veterans and their families. Matt earned his CphT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) through the program, and now teaches computer education and life skills classes at Harbor Homes.</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 24082 at http://nhpr.org Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets From Combat To The Workplace: Injured Vets Looking For Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/combat-workplace-injured-vets-looking-jobs <p>As the last of the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan return to their native New Hampshire, about one third will retire from the military for medical reasons.&nbsp; That means they&rsquo;re likely to face one of their toughest battles yet as they search for meaningful employment. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:00:23 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 6978 at http://nhpr.org From Combat To The Workplace: Injured Vets Looking For Jobs