Social Media – No Soldier Left Behind

US Army soldiers walk past burning M-ATV after it struck an improvised explosive device near Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley

Veterans trying to find their way back home from military service face many challenges as they attempt to reintegrate into civilian life. Many veterans face unemployment, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and even Military Sexual Trauma. In addition to the above mentioned problems, there are two very pervasive and persistent issues that often go unnoticed until it is too late. Across the board regardless of rank, branch of service or the era in which veterans have served; disconnection and a perceived loss of the military community are two key factors impacting the current public health crisis of 22+ veteran suicides per day. These two overarching issues are often overlooked by veterans and the civilian community. Prior to the introduction of social media, many veterans were challenged with the task of staying connected to one another and maintaining a sense of community while being geographically separated. Social Media has bridged this gap and provided veterans with a meaningful solution to these problems and now No Soldier Is Left Behind.

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One Response to Social Media – No Soldier Left Behind

  1. sydhavely says:

    Excellent post, Aronda. We’ll discuss how you could have made it even more eye-catching in class.

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