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Military REACH Review | August 2023 Newsletter

382 Service members were surveyed during their noncombat deployment about how frequently they communicated with their family.

T/F: Service members who reported more frequent communication with their family tended to report higher levels of mental distress.

    The Purple Heart

    By: Kaylee Short , Graduate Research Assistant, Military REACH

    The Purple Heart has origins as the oldest active metal in the U.S. military. It's given to Service members who have been injured or killed due to an enemy attack/action. This article will review a brief history of the Purple Heart and discuss ways we can honor the ~1.8 million Purple Heart recipients.

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