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Solace for Returning Combat Troops

Friday, April 03, 2009

The New York Army National Guard now requires that troops returning from combat attend two weekends of training. They don’t involve drills or briefings on new equipment. Instead, the citizen-soldiers attend workshops, including suicide prevention, alcohol and traffic safety, tools for facing troubling feelings that can come up after being in a war-zone. Called the Reintegration program, it's all about training the soldiers to be back at home. WNYC’s Kathleen Horan has more.

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