U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 213th Psychological Operations Company observe reaction after playing an announcement over a loud speaker out of Joint Security Station Oubaidy located just outside Sadr City, Iraq, after a series of rocket and mortar attacks, March 29, 2008.
In Combat, There Isn’t Always A Choice Between Right And Wrong
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood spoke with Task & Purpose about moral injury, combat as a coming-of-age experience, and how we can begin to heal after 15 years of war.
Soldiers from Delta Company, 2-108th Infantry Battalion, 27th Brigade, conduct a partnered-Afghan National Security Force security patrol at dusk.
How To Talk To Your Doctor About PTSD
Talking to your doctor about your mental health can be stressful, but here are some tips to make it a little easier.
VA Secretary Bob McDonald became enrollee number 441,196 to join the Million Veteran Program.
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Million Veteran Program Research Will Change The Way We Study Troops’ Health
VA’s Million Veteran Program will build one of the world's largest medical databases by safely collecting blood samples and health information from 1 million volunteers.
K9s For Warriors service dogs sit with their handlers.
This Is What It Takes To Be A Warrior’s Service Dog
Task & Purpose spoke with K9s For Warriors about how service dogs are trained.
Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, 2nd from left, command senior enlisted leader of U.S. Central Command, discusses (through an interpreter) the training program of instruction with an Iraqi army trainee at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 11.
A Senior Enlisted Leader Just Revealed His Own Battle With Mental Health Issues On Social Media
Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca posted to Facebook about the military mental health treatment he received at Walter Reed.
A U.S. Army soldier scans the area while on a mission with Iraqi army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division in Al Muradia village, Iraq, March, 13, 2007.
The Military Isn’t Providing Equal Access To Care For PTSD Between Pay Grades
A new RAND report found that service members receive varying levels of mental health care based on pay grade.
A man wears a Veterans hat surrounded by flags as he attends a Veterans Day parade Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala.
Health & Fitness
Study: Some Vietnam Vets Still Struggle With PTSD, 40 Years Later
New findings offer a close look at post-traumatic stress in Vietnam veterans, and what that might mean for future veterans.