Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - December 3, 2012



The first is the number of OEF/OIF/OND Veterans seen for potential PTSD at VHA  facilities following their return from Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs' most current release of its quarterly Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Coded with Potential PTSD (PDF). The report includes cumulative data from 1st Qtr FY 2002 through 3rd Qtr FY 2012 (October 1, 2001 – June 30, 2012).

November 26, 2012: By the Numbers


The percentage of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are using community-based mental health care, according to a report issued earlier this month by the National Council for Behavioral Health, Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In real numbers, that's about 657,000 vets. And by 2014, the report says, 40 percent (970,000 veterans) will be using community-based care.

November 19, 2012: By the Numbers


The number of sexual assaults reported in the military last year, versus the number that actually take place each year, according to Pentagon estimates. These numbers appeared in a Bloomberg article about a new "wingman" rule adopted by the Air Force in the wake of a sex abuse scandal at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The expanded wingman policy, which requires trainees to be accompanied whenever they are outside their dormitory, was criticized for placing a burden on the victims by Protector Our Defenders, an advocacy group for sexual assault victims in the military. 

November 12, 2012: By the Numbers


That's the year the first veteran's court opened, in Buffalo, NY, according to the National Center for State Courts.

The veteran’s court model is based on drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts. Substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration.  Typically, veteran mentors assist with the programs. An important issue that has to be addressed is the eligibility for veteran’s courts in terms of whether charges involving felonies or crimes of violence will be allowed. The inclusion of offenders charged with inter-family violence is also of grave concern to policy makers.

November 5, 2012: By the Numbers

21.5 million

That's the total number of military veterans in the United States as of 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in a fact sheet aboutVeterans Day 2012, which contains many other interesting statistics about Those Who Served.

Of the 21.5 million U.S. veterans, 1.6 million are women.

9.2 million are older than 65; 1.8 million are younger than 35.

3.5 million veterans have a service-connected disability rating.