Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - April 1, 2013

3% to 20%

The range in percentage of women deployed -- by branch and pay grade -- to Iraq or Afghanistan as of 2010, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine,  Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families. 3% represents the proportion of female junior enlisted marines, and 20% represents the proportion of female junior Air Force officers. Overall, of military personnel serving in OEF/OIF through 2010, roughly 88% were men and 12% were women.

By the Numbers - March 11, 2013

275,000 to more than one million

The number of "men and women who are caring or have previously cared for wounded, ill, or injured service members and veterans," according to a new study by the RAND Corporation, Military Caregivers: Cornerstones of Support for Our Nation's Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans. That seems like a wide numerical range but, RAND says, nobody know for sure exactly how many military caregivers there are, and the actual number may be higher.