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After the Uniform: An American Homefront Project Special

Veterans attend a meetup of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in Seattle,
Veterans attend a meetup of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in Seattle,
Patricia Murphy/American Homefront

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More than two million veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But many are finding the transition into civilian life difficult ... and there's a generation gap between America's younger veterans and their counterparts who served in Korea and Vietnam. What does it mean to be a veteran in the 21st century?

"After the Uniform" examines the challenges facing America's newest veterans. It's produced by the American Homefront Project -- a collaboration of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, KUOW-Seattle, and KPCC-Southern California Public Radio.