Vets Programs Participates in Reconstitution
By Patty Richter, Chief, Veterans Benefits Bureau
Soldiers returning from deployment are faced with finding a “new normal.” They have to adjust to their family, workplace and community. In order to do this successfully, The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has initiated a Reconstitution Program for our demobilized Soldiers.
During the Reconstitution briefing
the soldiers and families are
made aware of the psychological
Family members are unsure
what to expect, their soldier may
seem distant and unemotional
Among soldiers serving as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom there is an increase in divorce rates, suicide rates and vehicle fatalities. PTSD is also a large concern; a recent study from Walter Reed reported one in six returning troops suffer psychological damage.
The New Jersey Department of
Military and Veterans Affairs
(DMAVA) in conjunction with the
Participating in this program,
veterans will receive peer support,
clinical assessments and case
To date we have 71 percent of our reserve soldiers deployed, the Army and Air Force will increase the number of reservist in support of the partial mobilization which will bring the total percentage to 75 percent by the end of the year. These service members are heroes who are returning to their civilian lives and jobs as fully productive members of their ommunities.
Every one of them is a veteran with full state and federal entitlements. If you have any questions or are interested in having our team brief you please contact Patricia Richter, Chief, Veterans Benefits Bureau at 609-530-6949.
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