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Military veterans—individuals who complete military service whether at home or deployed overseas, in peacetime or in combat—are entitled to and in some cases require various government services. RAND research has examined the physical and mental health, interpersonal relationships, and employment problems that U.S. military veterans and their families face, and has recommended policies to support veterans' reintegration into civilian life.

  • Veterans waiting for their appointments at the VA Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters

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    Did We Improve Veterans Health Care? It's Unclear

    May 24, 2016

    The Veterans Choice program was designed to expedite veterans' access to health care and relieve pressure on the VA system. Before making the program permanent, the VA should better understand its effectiveness.

  • A military job fair in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr./U.S. Army

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    10 FAQs About Veterans' Transitions to Civilian Life

    May 23, 2016

    The transition from military service to the civilian world can be challenging, especially for veterans with no prior civilian work experience and those with injuries or disabilities. A decade of research addressing these veterans' issues is summarized in ten questions and answers.

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