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In honor of Veterans Day, Real Warrior profilee U.S. Army Major (ret.) Ed Pulido, George Lamb, Defense Center of Exellence Strategic Communications, acting Outreach and Collaboration division chief, and Dr. Laurie Slone, Associate Director for Information and Communication, Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, participated in a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable on Wednesday, November 7. Our guests discussed successful tools, practices and resources within the Defense Department, the services and DCoE to build resilience, facilitate recovery, and support reintegration for veterans, service members and military families.



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This work, DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Support for veterans, by William Selby, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2012

Date Posted:11.08.2012

Category:Newscasts

Audio ID:31340

Length:00:48:00

Filename:1211/DOD_100612026.mp3

Location:AL, US

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