From its inception, IVAW has called for: Immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq; Reparations for the human and structural damages Iraq has suffered, and stopping the corporate pillaging of Iraq so that their people can control their own lives and future; and Full benefits, adequate healthcare including mental healthand other supports for returning servicemen and women.
Our membership includes recent veterans and active duty servicemen and women from all branches of military service, National Guard members, and reservists who have served in the United States military since September 11, IVAW has chapters around the country and in Canada.
IVAW members educate the public about the realities of the Iraq war by speaking in communities and to the media about their experiences. Members also dialogue with youth in classrooms about the realities of military service.
IVAW supports all those resisting the war, including Conscientious Objectors and others facing military prosecution for their refusal to fight.
IVAW advocates for full funding for the Veterans Administration, and full quality health treatment including mental health and benefits for veterans when they return from duty.Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) was founded by Iraq war veterans in July at the annual convention of Veterans for Peace (VFP) in Boston to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war, but are under various pressures to remain silent.
VA's Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program has been providing medical services to disadvantaged Veterans since the Civil War. Today's DCHV program uses modern, advanced medical techniques in a residential setting for 24/7 support that enables Veterans to live independent, fulfilling, and healthy lives.
Korean War Veterans.
|National Coalition for Homeless Veterans||Homeless veterans are younger on average than the total veteran population.|
|Benefits and Payments||Different countries handle this differently: Veterans are also subject to illnesses directly related to their military service such as posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD.|
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Approximately million Veterans served in the Korean War. Korean War Veterans are more prone to suffer from disabilities related to cold injures as a result of exposure to severe cold climates. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that can occur after a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster.
PTSD treatment can help. Find handouts, apps, videos, and courses based on current research. This site provides educational resources for Veterans and also for health care providers, researchers, and the general public.
The GI Bill provides educational assistance to servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents. Find Mental Health Support. Your mental health is a critical component to your overall wellness. If you are experiencing mental health challenges, or suspect a family member would benefit from talking to a mental health provider, VA offers ways to help.