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Thursday, March 08, 2007

The War List: OEF/OIF Statistics

It is said that Sir Winston Churchill once remarked, "Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination." Well, we've got a lot of people seeking to steady themselves, to nail down our wars and the treatment of its veterans. What follows will very nearly inebriate, if not elucidate.


[UPDATE November 13, 2009]: Beginning in January, and through the seven-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War in March 2010, I will be freshening up The War List with updated figures and new data. Sign up for this blog's FeedBurner emails, delivered once daily when there is new content, if you're interested in keeping up with the progress. -- Ilona Meagher.

[UPDATE April 6, 2008]: The lion's share of this data was compiled as of March 2007; I will be updating War List data as time allows (unfortunately, it has not allowed for much of late).

Acronym Guide

GWOT=Global War on Terror
OEF=Operation Enduring Freedom, i.e., the Afghanistan War
OIF=Operation Iraqi Freedom, i.e., the Iraq War
WWII=World War Two
KIA=Killed In Action
WIA=Wounded In Action
IED=Improvised Explosive Device
PTSD=Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
TBI=Traumatic Brain Injury
DoD=Department of Defense
VA=Veterans Administration


PLEASE NOTE: Online links are extremely perishable. Web pages are moved, renamed or even entirely scrubbed. This dynamic nature of things leads to dead and/or broken links for the source documents that contain(ed) the extracted data now on this list. Unfortunately, this is the nature of the Internet.


Global War on Terror (GWOT)

Troops who have served in OEF/OIF since 2001: ~1.6 million
Portion of U.S. population that fought in WWII: 12%
Portion of U.S. population that fought in Vietnam War: 2%
Portion of U.S. population fighting in OEF/OIF: 0.5%
Active-duty armed forces, end of Cold War (early '90's): 2.2 million
Active-duty armed forces today: 1.4. million
OEF/OIF vets, separated from service, as of Oct. 2007: 787,196
OEF/OIF vets, still in military, as of Oct. 2007: 854,698



Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Medals

Purple Hearts awarded since 1932: 1.7 million
OEF/OIF Purple Hearts awarded: 13,944 (as of July 31, 2006)
WWII Medals of Honor (the highest military citation) awarded: 464
Vietnam War Medals of Honor awarded: 245
OIF Medals of Honor awarded: 2 (both posthumously)


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Afghanistan/OEF

Duration, as of March 2008: 6 1/2 years (started October 7, 2001)
OEF KIA, all branches: 271 (as of Mar. 7, 2007)
Taliban attacks on U.S./allied forces, 2005: 1,558
Taliban attacks on U.S./allied forces, 2006: 4,542


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Iraq/OIF

Duration, as of March 2008: 5 years (started March 19, 2003)
Troops in Iraq, as of Jan. 10, 2007 (pre-surge): 152,000
2007 official surge amount: 21, 500
Time to recruit/train/equip 10,000 new troops, Gen. Peter Pace: 2 years
Estimated strength of insurgency, November 2003: ~5,000
Estimated strength of insurgency, October, 2006: 20-30,000 (including militias)


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Iraq/OIF, Attacks

Daily attacks by insurgents/militias, July 2003: 16
Daily attacks by insurgents/militias, November 2006: 185
Multiple fatality bombings, through Feb. 2007: 1,247
...suicide bombings portion of above figure: at least 426 (34.2%)
Successful improvised explosive device (IED) attacks, June 2006: 1,481
...additional IEDs found and neutralized: 903
Successful IED attacks, January 2006: 834
...additional IEDs found and neutralized: 620


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Iraq/OIF, Human Costs

OIF KIA, all branches: 3,990 (as of Mar. 17, 2008)
OIF KIA age breakdown as of end of Feb. 2007, younger than 22: 932
...22-24: 732
...25-30: 745
...31-35: 316
...>35: 366
#1 KIA cause: IEDs
#2 KIA cause: sniper fire
DoD-reported OIF self-inflicted deaths as of Mar. 2008: 145
Journalists killed: 93 (168 including drivers/interpreters)
U.S.-trained military and police force killed, through Feb. 25, 2007: 6,158
Post-invasion Iraqi civilian deaths: 58,476 to 655,000
Internally displaced Iraqis, March 2003-November 2006: ~650,000
Iraqi physicians killed since invasion: ~2,000
Iraqi refugees living abroad: 1.8 million
Portion of professional class that has left since 2003: 40%


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Iraq/OIF, Monetary Costs

2002 Bush administration prediction of overall OIF cost: $100-200 billion
Congressional budget estimate of OIF cost, through 2006: $500 billion
Conservative estimate of ultimate cost of OIF to taxpayer: $2,000 billion
Current weekly cost to American taxpayer: $1.9 billion
...daily cost: $275 million
Iraq Survey Group est. cost (which failed to find WMD): $900 million
Reconstruction costs to rebuild Iraq, to date: $34.1 billion
...spent on post-WWII Germany under Marshall Plan: $30.3 billion (2006 dollars)
Pentagon request for Iraq military base construction: $806 million
WH budget request to build/operate new U.S. Embassy in Iraq: $1.3 billion
...budget of U.S. Embassy in Iraq, 1991: $3.5 million
...current staff: 1,000 (3% know Arabic, only 6 are fluent speakers)
...complex acreage: 104 (Pentagon acreage: 29)
...thickness of walls: 15 feet


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Iraq/OIF, Politics

Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress funding: $38.6 million
WH-ignored State Dept. 'Future of Iraq' reconstruction plan funding: $5 million
Iraq Study Group funding (suggestions ignored by WH): $1 million
Republican Congress budget for a 'commemoration of success' bash: $20 million


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Coalition

Total non-U.S. troops, Jan. 2004: 25,600
Total non-U.S. troops, as of Feb. 2007: 14,010
Britain...KIA: 134
...estimated cases of anxiety, depression: ~20,000
...receiving mental health treatment from the MoD, through Oct. 2006: 2,123
...diagnosed with PTSD: 328
...year-on-year jump in troops seeking help: 20%
...believed to be homeless: >1,000


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Contracts

Private security contractor firms in Iraq, 2003: at least 60
OIF Erinys (Brit private security firm) contract for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protection, annually (from 2005 report): $50 million
OIF Kellogg, Brown & Root (a Halliburton subsidiary) contracts: ~$20 billion
Potential Halliburton overcharges flagged by a top Army procurement official, 2005: $1 billion


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Contractors

OIF contractors killed, as of end of 2006: almost 768
...if added, would increase U.S. KIA count by: 25%
OIF contractors wounded, as of end of 2006: 3,367
Military personnel-to-contractor ratio, Gulf War (1991): 50-to-1
Military personnel-to-contractor ratio, Iraq War (2003): 10-to-1
Contractors in Iraq, 2007: 120,000
...support/logistics contractors, 2005: 50,000
...non-Iraqi security contractors, 2005: 20,000
...Iraqi security contractors, 2005: 15,000
...reconstruction contractors, 2005: 40-70,000
KBR workers in Middle East: ~50,000
Erinys private security guard pay: $400-1,000 per day
Overall annual pay: varies, some making $100,000 or more
Contractor pay vs. new Army private pay: at least 6X higher, mostly tax-free


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Equipment

According to secret Petagon study, Marines KIA from upper body wounds that might have survived with extra armor, 2003-2005: 80%
Factories supplying armor for principal transport trucks, Jan. 2006: 1
Marine uparmored Humvee shortfall, Jan. 2006: ~2,000
Unaccounted Army parts/tools shipped to contractors, 2004: $68 milllion (15%)
...unreconcilable misc. parts shipped for repair, 2004: $481.7 million (42%)
...classified parts/tools accounting discrepancies: $8.1 million (37%)
Helicopters downed, through Feb. 2007: 59 (at least 29 by enemy fire)


Global War on Terror (GWOT) - Wounded in Action (WIA)

Vietnam War, receive other-continent, state-of-the-art critical care: 15 days
OEF/OIF, receive other-continent, state-of-the-art critical care: 13 hours
WWII, WIA-to-KIA ratio: 2-to-1
Korea/Vietnam, WIA-to-KIA ratio: 3-to-1
OIF, WIA-to-KIA ratio: 7-to-1
OIF, wounded/ill casualty-to-KIA ratio: 16-to-1
Vietnam War rate of initial injury survival: 7.5-in-10
OIF rate of initial injury survival: 9-in-10
OEF WIA, all branches: 1,062 (as of Dec. 2, 2006)
OEF non-hostile WIA, medical transport required: 5,565 (as of Dec. 2, 2006)
OIF WIA, all branches: 23,417 (as of Feb. 3, 2007)
OIF non-hostile WIA, medical transport required: 32,544 (as of Feb. 3, 2007)
OIF total casualties (as of Feb 3, 2007): 55,961
OEF/OIF WIA not returned to service, through Feb. 10, 2007: 11,116
OEF/OIF official WIA count on DoD website, Jan. 9, 2007: 50,508
OEF/OIF offical WIA count on DoD website, Jan. 10, 2007 (after figure was used by Harvard researcher Linda Blimes in a professional paper): 21,649


DoD - Disability

Government assigned value for prime age male: $6.1 million
Permanent and temporary disability benefits payments, 2004: $1.2 billion
Army soldiers approved for permanent retirement disability, 2001: 642
...portion of total going through medical retirement process: 10%
Army soldiers approved for permanent retirement disability, 2005: 209
...portion of total going through medical retirement process: 3%
Army soldiers placed on temporary disability leave, 2001: 165
Army soldiers placed on temporary disability leave, 2005: 837
Army soldiers given lump-sum severance pay vs. disability retirement: 11,174


DoD - Disability, Amputations

Amputations as Jan. 16, 2007: 500
Does loss of fingers/toes count in above figure? No
Amputations performed in 2004: 156 (fewer up-armored Humvees)
Amputations performed in 2006: 128
Multiple amputees (more than one limb) in 2006: ~25%
Multiple amputees in first full year of OIF, 2003-2004: 13%
OIF rate of amputations compared to previous wars: 2X
Amputations, overall WIA count: 2.2
Amputations, overall WIA/not able to return to service: 5%


DoD - Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Combat troops exposed to bomb blasts, may suffer at least mild TBI: 11-28%
Overall portion of WIA: 20%
OEF/OIF troops diagnosed with mild/moderate/severe TBI at Walter Reed: 30%
Portion of total OIF bomb blast victims with TBI: 60%
OIF cases treated: 1, 882
Projected lifetime TBI treatment costs: $35 billion
Initial 2006 Republican Senate/House alotment of requested TBI research funding: 50%
...requested TBI research funding provided after USA Today story: 100% ($14 million)
Increased funds for TBI research, cz evaluation forms, Mar 2007: $14 million


DoD - Disability, Claims Process

Forms the typical wounded soldier is required to file: 22
...various commands these forms need to go to: 8
Information systems used to process the forms: 16
Army personnel databases: 3 (which cannot read each others files)
Nationwide average waiting on claims processing: ~5,000
Physical Evaluation Board caseload, 2001: 7,218
Physical Evaluation Board caseload, 2005: 13,748
PEBs in 1972 processing 19,000 cases: 6, with 260 employees
PEBs in 2004 processing 15,000 cases: 3, with 70 employes


DoD - General and Mental Health

Troops receiving pre-deployment mental health assessment by professional (DoD is mandated by congress to assess all deploying troops): 1-in-300
Army/Air Force required pre/post-deployment health assessment failure rate, GAO: 38-98% (depending upon base)
Army/Air Force required immunization failure rate, GAO: 14-46%
Troops seeking help for emotional issues returned back to units: 98%
Troops referred for follow-up care after flagging by DoD for PTSD: 22%
Troops kept on duty despite showing significant psychological distress pre-suicide, 2004-2005: at least 11


DoD - Mental Health, Caregivers

Navy psychologist positions filled: 72% (85% including trainees)
Navy psychiatrist positions filled: 62% (91% including trainees)
Army psychiatrist/psychologist positions filled: 80-85%
Portion of mental healthcare professionals not trained/supervised in four PTSD therapies recommended by the Pentagon and VA: 90%
Deployed Army mental health providers, reporting high burnout/low motivation or morale, 2005: 1-in-3
Behavioral-health workers (counselors/psychiatrists), high/very high burnout: 33%
...primary-care specialists (doctors and nurses): 45%
...chaplains: 27%


DoD - Discharge, Personality Disorder

Troops discharged with PD since 2003, Army: 4,092
Troops discharged with PD since 2003, non-Army: 11,296
Briefest Fort Carson PD diagnosis evaluation length: 10-20 mins.
Military psychologist signatures required for PD discharge: 1 (PTSD needs medical review board)
Processing of paperwork duration: a couple of days (PTSD, several months)
VA disability benefits PD-diagnosed combat vet eligible for: 0%


Walter Reed

Year Walter Reed Army Medical Center opened: 1909
Portion of wounded OEF/OIF troops treated at Walter Reed: 1-in-4
BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) scheduled for Walter Reed: 2011
Rate at which oupatient troops in limbo outnumber hospital patients: 17-to-1
Average outpatient soldier stay: 10 months (some stuck as long as 2 yrs.)
Walter Reed troops saying their outpatient experience was "stressful:" 75%
...saying that Army literature on navigating outpatient process is helpful: 12%
Current outpatient soldiers waiting on Medical Evaluation Board processing (1st stage of process; 2nd stage is the Physical Evaluation Board): 704
...highest level of waiting outpatients, summer of 2005: nearly 900
Time MEB process should take, start-to-finish: 120 days
...average at Walter Reed: 270 days
Time to wade through both MEB and PEB processes: 9 to 15 1/2 months
Federal employees providing facilities management services, pre-2007: 300
...providing above services day before outsourcing went into effect: 60
...private workers replacing above workers on February 3, 2007: 50


Women

Female troops, Vietnam: 7,500
Female troops, Gulf War: 41,000
Female troops, OEF/OIF to date: 160,500
Female-to-male ratio: 1-in10
Portion of female troops in military: 15%
OIF WIA: at least 450
OIF KIA: 75 (as of Mar. 7, 2007)
OIF females KIA as a percentage of total count: 2.18%


National Guard/Reserves

Reserve OIF KIA, as of end of Feb. 2007: 263
National Guard OIF KIA, as of end of Feb. 2007: 408
Combined reserve component, end of Cold War (early '90's): 1.2 million
Combined selected reserve strength today: 830,000
Portion of total overall military force: >1/3
OEF/OIF vets activated from Guard/Reserve: 403,089 (vs. 384,107 active duty)
Portion of forces serving in OIF, 2004: 40%
Portion of overall DoD budget: 8%
Personnel deploying ANG units borrowed from other units in 2006: 1/3
...equipment they needed to borrow: 60% (from a dozen other units)
Of 170 guard troops required for deployment by the California National Guard's 756th in 2005, number available from the company: 7
...units tapped to arrive at needed 170 troops (called cross-leveling): 65
...locations individually tapped troops came from: 49
U.S. reservist days of service, 2001: 12.7 million
U.S. reservist days of service, 2006: 63 million
Approved reservist permanent retirement disability claims, 2001: 16%
Approved reservist permanent retirement disability claims, 2005: 5%


National Guard/Reserves - Equipment

Portion of total military equipment funding allocated to reserves: 3%
Guard units rated 'not ready' in U.S. due to equipment shortfalls: ~90%
Current level of authorized stock of dual-use equipment: 50%
Value of equipment needed to bring Guard units to full readiness: $38 billion
Budgeted by Army to augment Guard equipment, through 2011: $21 billion
Humvee shortage: 22,000
Medium truck shortage: 42,000
Rifle, machine gun, other small arm shortage: 53,000
Night vision device shortage: 264,000
Tactical radio shortage: 50,000
Black Hawk helicopters available to fight forest fires in Montana, out of 12: 2


Recruitment

Former active-duty service members joining the reserves, 1997: 61%
Former active-duty service members joining the reserves, 2006: 38%
"Youth propensity to enlist," 2005 (males): 21%
"Youth propensity to enlist," 2006 (males): 14%
"Youth propensity to enlist," 2005 (males/females): 15%
"Youth propensity to enlist," 2006 (males/females): 10%
2006 Air National Guard recruitment shortfall: 14%
2006 Army recruitment shortfall: 8% (highest since 1979)
Maximum recruitment age raised to: 39 (from 35)
2005 recruits admitted under waivers (of criminal records): 21,880 (17%)
...increase of above over 2000 waivers: 42%
Recruits 'washed out' during basic trng/1st 6 months service, May 2005: 18.1%
Recruits 'washed out' during basic trng/1st 6 months service, current: 7.6%


Multiple Deployments

Typical tour of duty, Vietnam: 1 year
Typical tour of duty, OEF/OIF: extended up to 2 years, multiple deployments
Troops under acute stress, first tour of Iraq: 12%
Troops under acute stress, second+ tour of Iraq: 18%
Increased risk of acute combat stress in those serving multiple tours: 50%


Veterans Administration (VA)

VA networks: ~20
VA hospitals (VAMCs): >150
VA outpatient clinics: >800
Inpatient PTSD programs: 27
New readjustment counseling service centers expected in two years: 23
VA employees: 235,000
VA employees working at demobilization centers overseas: 100
Proposed VA budget for 2008: $87 billion
OEF/OIF vets seeking services from walk-in vet centers, Oct. 2005: 4,467
OEF/OIF vets seeking services from walk-in vet centers, June 2006: 9,103
OEF/OIF vets seen by Milwaukee's Zablocki VAMC since wars' start (through March 2007): 2,300
Projected OEF/OIF veterans expected to flood VA system: 700,000
Lifetime projected taxpayer cost for OEF/OIF veterans: $350-700 billion


Veterans Administration (VA) - Disability

Polytrauma Centers nationwide providing specialized TBI care: 4
...total beds: 48
...treated at Polytrauma Centers to date: 425


Veterans Administration (VA) - Disability, Claims

OEF/OIF VA disability claims filed through Nov. 2007: 245,034
OEF/OIF active duty vets with claims filed: 157,785 (51%)
OEF/OIF Guard/Reserve vets with claims filed: 87,213 (22%)
OEF/OIF active duty vets with VBA-rejected claims: 7,493 (5%)
OEF/OIF Guard/Reserve vets with VBA-rejected claims: 10,110 (14%)
OEF/OIF VA disability claims granted: ~100,000
OEF/OIF VA disability claims pending review: 38,138
OEF/OIF VA PTSD disability claims granted through Nov. 2007: 34,138
Overall new claims backlog (any war) at VA awaiting processing, 2006: 400,000
Average wait for VA claim processing: >6 months
Average 100% disability rating payment: $2,400/month
...50% disability rating payment: $700/month


Veterans Administration (VA) - Appointments

People seen by the VA annually (all wars): ~5 million
OEF/OIF vets treated at VA medical facilities since 2002 (through Jan. 2008): 299,585
Veterans diagnosed with depression, treated at VA (1999-2004): 807,694
...of those above who later committed suicide: 1,683
Mental healthcare appointment length, high: 75-80 minutes
Mental healthcare appointment length, low: 20-30 minutes
National rate at which 20-30 mins. appointments were given: 51%
...rate Artesia, NM, received 20-30 mins. appointments: 99%
...rate Amarillo, TX, received 20-30 mins. appointments: 87%
...rate Butler, PA, received 20-30 mins. appointments: 6%
Average wait for new mental healthcare patient appointment:
...at Loma Linda, CA: 39% received appointment within 30 days
VA staff contemplating limiting services, adding waiting lists: 15-of-60
...sent patients to group therapy when individual treatment needed: 40%
...said they needed more staff: 30%
Veterans receiving all mental health care outside of VA system: 22%
Annual visits provided by VA for psychiatric care, 1995: 11.7
Annual visits provided by VA for psychiatric care, 2006: 8.1
...in Hudson Valley, NY: 22
...in Fargo, ND: 3.1


Veterans Administration (VA) - Budget

Healthcare expenses increase, 2008 Bush budget: 9%
Healthcare expenses cut, 2009 (projected): ~$1.9 billion
Healthcare expenses cut, 2010 (projected): ~$1.9 billion


Veterans Administration (VA) - Mental Healthcare, Expenditures

Unspent of $300 million VA told Congress it was setting aside for PTSD/mental health care programs in 2005/2006: $54 million
Inconsistent VA outlay of outpatient mental health care: $500 to $2000 per veteran, depending upon facility/region
Montana, ranked by amount of troops sent to war: 4th
Montana, ranked by % of delivered 2005 VA mental health services: 50th
VA mental health expenditures, 1995: $2.01 billion
VA mental health expenditures, 2004: $2.19 billion
VA expenditures on mental health ailments per veteran, 1995: $3,560
VA expenditures on mental health ailments per veteran, 2004: $2,581
...in Connecticut: $2,317
...in Saginaw, MI: $468


Veterans Administration (VA) - Mental Healthcare, Treatment

OEF/OIF vets treated at VA for mental health conditions: 120,049
OEF/OIF vets coming to VA for any type of counseling, September 2005: 43,682
OEF/OIF vets coming to VA for any type of counseling, Jan. 2008: 242,00
Troops who sought mental healthcare in first year home: 35% (2006 study)
...received a mental health diagnosis: 12% (2006 study)
VA clinics that provided no mental healthcare in 2005: 100 (out of ~800)
Specialist sessions returning troops receive vs. 10 years ago: 1/3 fewer


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

U.S. PTSD incidence in the general population: 7.7 million
OEF/OIF troops who have/may acquire PTSD, Nat'l Center on PTSD: 40%
OEF/OIF vets being treated for PTSD, Jan. 2008: 67,717
OEF/OIF vets being treated for PTSD, through end of 2006: 39,331
...of above figure, receiving hospital care: 29,041
...of above figure, receiving counseling center care: 9,103
Of those treated for PTSD, enrolled in VA specialized care program: 27%
...in Wisconsin: 13%
...in Ohio: 45%


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Evolution

OIF troops wishing for a 2006 exit of Iraq, Zogby early 2006 survey: 72%
OIF troops wishing to "stay as long as needed:" 1-in-5
OIF troops who indicated "felt in great danger of being killed" on DoD demob form: over 50%
...had thoughts of killing themselves while deployed: 2,411
Returning vets who had PTSD one month after returning home: 4%
...four months after returning home: 9%
...seven months after returning home: 12%
Seven-month vets showing no signs of PTSD/depression at one month: 78%
Troops meeting DoD criteria for PTSD, stigmatized from seeking help: 2/3
PTSD rate common to Army/Marine ground units vs. other units: nearly 4X
Non-OEF/OIF troops reporting mental health concerns: 8.5% (2004)
OEF troops reporting mental health concerns: 11% (2004)
OIF troops reporting mental health concerns: 19% (2004)


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - History

Hospitalized Civil War troops diagnosed with insanity/"nostalgia": 7,800
Post-war mental/"nervous" disease ("irritable heart") vets, Civil War: 44%
Portion of troops aged 9-18, Civil War: 15%
...increased likelihood of above group of getting "irritable heart": 93%
Civil War vets losing at least 5% of company, increase in risk for cardiac, gastrointestinal, or nervous disease: 51%


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Women

Vietnam-era veterans developing PTSD: 1/4
Gulf War-era veterans w/PTSD, 2 years after deployment: 16%
Rate of female-to-male combat PTSD: 2-to-1
VA-treated females noting rape/attempted rape while in service: 1/4
...raped multiple times: 37%
...gang-raped: 14%
Military sexual assaults reported, 2005: 2,374
Military sexual assault investigations, 2004-2005: 3,038
...of above, resulting in court-martial of perpetrator: 329 (10%)
OEF/OIF vets diagnosed with possible PTSD: ~3,800
Inpatient PTSD programs serving women exclusively: 2


OEF/OIF Suicides

Portion of veterans making up total U.S. suicide population: 25%
Army soldier suicides in Iraq and Kuwait, 2005: 22
...above rate compared to national average: nearly 2X
Rate of OIF Army combat zone suicide increase,2004 to 2005: 2X
MN active-duty/discharged servicemember suicides, Jan. 2003-Oct. 2006: 13
...extrapolation of above rate to 50 states: 650


Homelessness

Total homeless veterans (from all wars): 194,000
Beds available in VA-funded shelters or hospitals, nationwide: 15,000
Estimated OEF/OIF veterans currently homeless: 500-1,000
OEF/OIF troops receiving shelter from VA, 2004-2006: 300
OEF/OIF vets assisted by IAVA in New York City alone since 2004: 60


Family

OEF/OIF troops married: at least 50%
...married to someone who is also in the military: 10-15%
Rate civilian families move across county lines annually: 1-in-12
Rate military families move across county lines annually: 1-in-4
Estimated kids with a mom or dad in uniform: 1.9 million
Calls to 24-hour helpline Military OneSource, 1st 10 months of 2005: 100,000
...above figure, increase over year before: 20%
Antidepressant prescriptions written for military families/service members, 14 mo. period 2005-2006: 200,000


List last updated Mar 18 2008
The War List: OEF/OIF Statistics - Download PDF (Mar 10 2007)


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