The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation
What it means to be a military veteran in the United States is being shaped by a new generation of service members. About one-in-five veterans today served on active duty after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Their collective experiences – from deployment to combat to the transition back to civilian life – are markedly different from those who served in previous eras.
Trump Draws Stronger Support From Veterans Than From the Public on Leadership of U.S. Military
A new Pew Research Center survey of veterans finds that a majority (57%) approve of the way Trump is handling his duties as commander in chief, with about half (48%) saying his administration’s policies have made the military stronger.
General Public Survey on Veterans & Generational Change
Survey Details: Conducted Sep, 2011 | File Release Date: 27 Nov 12
Survey Details: Conducted Jul-Sep, 2011 File Release Date: 27 Nov 12
Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile
The women who serve in today’s military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways.
Video: The Military-Civilian Gap
These videos and an audio slideshow discuss the findings from surveys of veterans and the general public that examine the rewards and burdens of military service.
The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life
Military service is difficult, demanding and dangerous. But returning to civilian life also poses challenges for the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
The Military-Civilian Gap: Fewer Family Connections
Whether or not they have served, most Americans have family members who have been in the armed forces. But as the size of the military shrinks, those ties may be diminishing.
For Many Injured Veterans, A Lifetime of Consequences
One out of every ten veterans alive today was seriously injured at some point while serving in the military, and three-quarters of those injuries occurred in combat.
War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era
As the U.S. marks the 10th anniversary of the longest period of sustained warfare in its history, the vast majority of veterans of the post-9/11 era are proud of their military service and say it has helped them mature as human beings.