How to Adjust to Civilian Life After Combat Duty With the National Guard or Reserve

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So you're returning from combat duty. You might be looking forward to seeing friends and family or getting back to a familiar routine. Besides being relieved, though, you might feel different from the way you did before your deployment and wonder how the transition will go. The good news is, there are things you can do to make reintegration to civilian life a little easier.

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