3. Elder Care Needs There are 9.3 million U.S. veterans over the age of 65. Combining the needs of retired people and those of veterans, this particular demographic is especially vulnerable when it comes to integrating back into life outside the military and to health care issues, compounded by the combination of advanced age and military service.
4. Still Here Recent battles and military intervention around the globe has required the deployment of many troops in the last 15 years, but there are also 39,890 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War still living.