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As the service members who fought in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars return home and become veterans, many are choosing higher education as a next step in life after war.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill — the most comprehensive of its kind in history — has made that option more accessible than ever.
But for veterans who head to school after their service, the signature injuries of the conflicts they served in — PTSD and TBI — paired with the singular life experiences they bring along with them, can pose significant hurdles in adapting to student life.
In a collaboration with Southern California Public Radio, we explore the challenges, services and connections student veterans are finding on Southern California’s campuses as they make the transition from combat to classroom.
Explore the full series: https://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/threads/the-next-mission/