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ERIC Number: ED513458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-11
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
All Volunteer Force: From Military to Civilian Service
Yonkman, Mary McNaught; Bridgeland, John Marshall
Civic Enterprises
The central message of this report is that a new generation of veterans is returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan without sufficient connections to communities, is enthusiastic to serve again, and points the way forward for how our nation can better integrate them into civilian life. Although the 1.8 million veterans are from every corner of our nation, they are strongly united in their perspectives regarding civic responsibilities and opportunities as they return home. What's more, the findings show that Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) veterans are underutilized assets in our communities, and their continued service is likely to improve their transition home. The authors believe there is significant potential to increase volunteering and civic engagement among this generation of veterans. This report is based on the first-ever nationally representative survey of OIF/OEF veterans and aims to elevate their voices and share perspectives on their civic lives as they transition from battlefields abroad to communities at home. (Contains 38 notes and a bibliography.) [Funding for this report was provided by the Target Community Relations and Case Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civic Enterprises
Identifiers - Location: Iraq