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    SSACORP offices now open in San Diego!
    Date: April 15, 2015

    We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Downtown San Diego.
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    SUICIDE S RISING TOLL
    Date: August 1, 2009

    Sgt. Jacob Blaylock flipped on the video camera he had set up in a trailer at the Tallil military base, southeast of Baghdad. He lit a cigarette, inhaled deeply, blew the smoke upward. "Hey, it's Jackie," he said. "It's the 20th of April. We go home in six days. I lost
    two good friends on the 14th. I'm having a hard time dealing with it."For almost a year, the soldiers of the 1451st Transportation Company had been escorting trucks full of gasoline, building materials and other supplies along Iraq's dark, dangerous highways. There had been injuries, but no one had died. Their luck evaporated less than two weeks before they were to return home, in the spring of 2007...

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    Veterans Affairs Faces Surge of Disability Claims
    Date: August 1, 2009

    He jumped at loud noises, had unpredictable flashes of anger and was constantly replaying battle scenes in his head. When Damian J. Todd, who served two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps, described those symptoms to a psychiatrist in January 2008, the diagnosis was quick: he was suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder.
    Less swift was the government's response when Mr. Todd submitted, a month later, a disability claim that would entitle him to a monthly benefit check. Nearly 18 months went by before the Department of Veterans Affairs granted his claim late last month, Mr. Todd said...

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    Nearly a Fifth of War Veterans Report Mental Disorders, a Private Study Finds
    Date: April 18, 2008

    One in five service members who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression, but little more than half of them have sought mental health treatment, according to an independent study of United States troops. The service members and veterans who reported these symptoms represented about 19 percent of the 1.6 million service members who have deployed to war in the last five years, a figure consistent with the most recent findings by military researchers. A 2007 survey of combat Army soldiers who had been home for several months found that 17 percent of active-duty troops and 25 percent of reservists had screened positive for symptoms of stress disorder.

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