New Report Shows Latest Facts on Veterans
Veterans Publication Releases Latest Facts About Veterans
Veterans News Now has just released an info graphic report filled with interesting statistics and facts about United States veterans. The report was created in partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America.
Vietnam Veterans of America(VVA) was founded in 1978. It was and still remains, the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
Here are some interesting facts shared in the recently published report:
First, there are over 22 million veterans in the United States. Of those, 4.5 million are minorities and 1.6 million are females. There are 5.5 million veterans with disabilities living in the United States.
The number of veterans who fought in more than one war is 1,252,000. At, 7.6 million, the largest number of veterans in the U.S. today remains those who served in the Vietnam War, followed by 4.8 million from the Gulf War, 2.6 million from the Korean War, 2.1 million from World War II and over 1.3 million from Iraq and Afghanistan–a number that keeps on growing. Based on the report, more than half of those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan have been deployed more than once.
According to the report, 2 million Americans have family members currently serving on the battlefield.
Depression, anxiety disorders and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affect nearly half or the soldiers transitioning back to the United States. Every day 18 American veterans take their own lives–that produces a suicide rate of three times the civilian population. An estimated 260,000 veterans are homeless.
On a better note, nearly 326,000 veterans took advantage of GI housing loans and over 564,000 veterans used the GI benefits to further their education. Additionally, 78,127 veterans took advantage of government rehabilitation and employment services this year.