Jeff Severns Guntzel has reported from the Middle East and points all over the United States for a cadre of publications and news organizations that are not usually mentioned in the same sentence, including Punk Planet Magazine, National Catholic Reporter, Village Voice Media, MinnPost.com and GOOD. He also did time as an editor at Utne Reader.
Meg Mitcham helps colleges and universities learn how to best serve the new generation of veterans in their classrooms. In this interview, she recalls her own rocky trip through college that began just days after she returned from Iraq.
When Saddleback College's veterans center opened in 2009, it was one of only three in California. Today, there are 14 in Orange County alone. But the University of Southern California's veterans are still working for a space of their own on campus.
For service members returning home from combat, PTSD diagnoses are commonplace and extensive. But one VA psychologist argues that the complications of PTSD compound to create a 'moral injury' -- one that requires a community, not a clinic, in order to heal.
American forces are out of Iraq, and their exit from Afghanistan appears to be imminent. The withdrawal conversation often focuses on bases, equipment and the fitness of local security forces, but we're asking veterans what they left behind.