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Military In Our Community Brigadier General Deborah Carter New Hampshire National Guard Air Chief of Staff 23 Sep 10.

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1 Military In Our Community Brigadier General Deborah Carter New Hampshire National Guard Air Chief of Staff 23 Sep 10

2 Overview BackgroundCulture Returning from War Tips

3 Use of Guard & Reserve 3,000Vietnam 267,300Desert Shield/Desert Storm 581,324Iraq & Afghanistan

4 Since 911 More than 2,000,000 US Military (all ) served in Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) 581,324 (29%) are Guard and Reserve Over 75% of the NH National Guard has deployed As of September 21, 2010

5 Since 911 Killed in Action –Forty four total US Military from NH Killed in Action (KIA) –Four NHNG KIA Medals –1 Silver Star –1 Bronze Star with V Device –More than 50 Purple Hearts have been awarded to members of the NHNG As of September 21, 2010

6 Since 911 Estimated key family members affected by Guard and Reserve deployments over 4 million. Those in combat – “highest risk” population since Vietnam

7 Guard & Reserves in NH Over 5,000 Includes –Army Guard –Army Reserves –Naval Reserves –Marine Corps Reserves –Air Guard

8 Military Culture

9 Common Military Values Selfless Service IntegrityExcellence Personal Courage Leadership

10 Generally Speaking….. Self-reliant community TeamworkLeading Self Sacrifice Commaradier Distrusting of Civilians Reliable

11 Returning From War

12 CITIZENCITIZEN WARRIORWARRIOR

13 Multiple Points Of Reentry Spouse/Significant Other ChildrenFriendsWorkRelativesCommunity Military Units Others

14 A Core Strength of the military Self Reliance

15 When the Self-Reliant Culture becomes a weakness Out Of Control Crisis Near Crisis At Risk Self Reliance

16 Weeks to Months Months to Years Years to Decades 100% 50% 0% Typical Course of Post-Trauma Responses PTSDUnremitting PTSDTransition Manchester VA Medical Center Mental Health Service Dr. Mark Gilbertson Ext 6453

17 Tips Tips Thanks -- are always appreciated Even if you don’t support a war, support the warrior We view our role as keeping America “free” and do not need to be saved/”brought home” We are a “proud” group Be patient when scheduling Vet to Vet bond is always therapeutic Military/Mission Understanding goes a long way Avoid relating “non”-combat experience to a “combat” experience

18 Tips Tips Careful not to group all deployments together as the same - simple recognition there is a difference Ask about a buddy/our fellow soldiers and it is easier to talk about our experience Giving thanks and appreciation VS sympathy More than a JOB!!! We thank and appreciate you for caring

19 Questions ?


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