Serving in a war zone changes everyone . . . And, returning home can be even more challenging.

Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home 

Dr. Charles Hoge   

Already a nationally-known advocate for eradicating the stigma of mental health care in the military, Dr. Hoge now reaches out to a larger audience. Not only veterans, but their families, friends, community, coworkers, and health care providers will welcome this wealth of new insight and practical information.


Dr. Hoge presents the latest knowledge about combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), and other physiological reactions to war. Dr. Hoge's compelling message about recognizing the value of combat survival skills will help anyone who wants to more fully understand the experience of service members and veterans.


Dr. Hoge speaks to anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and describes how to successfully navigate the transition from the war zone - no matter how many days, months, or years have passed. The warrior's spouse, partner, family members, community, as well as coworkers and health care providers will be enriched by this informative presentation. 

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior-  Navigating the Transition From Combat to Home           

Once a Warrior

Dr. Charles Hoge
Charles W. Hoge, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Charles Hoge is a nationally-known expert on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. Dr. Hoge's expertise spans psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy, and infectious diseases. His articles in The New England Journal of Medicine

and The Journal of the American Medical Association are the most frequently cited medical articles about the impact of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.    

End of War in Iraq signals troops to return home...What's next for our warriors and communities? 
white house

October 21, 2011, 12:23 pm

White House announces end of Iraq War, troops returning home 

President Obama announced Friday that the United States will withdraw nearly all troops from Iraq by the end of the year, effectively bringing the long and polarizing war in Iraq to an end.

"After nearly 9 years, America's war in Iraq will be over," said Mr. Obama.  He said the last American troops will depart the country by January 1 "with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops... 



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