Marching Home: An occasional series

  • This series of stories examines the transition for troops coming home, and for families and the institutions designed to help them.

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Master Sgt. Robben Todd unloaded gear from the Minnesota Air National Guard’s C-130 at a Persian Gulf base.

Consequences of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ lost opportunity to rapidly respond in Blake Uddin’s case are apparent.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are conducting the first of...

  • Deployment's toll on families goes under U microscope

    Article By: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune Publish April 1, 2012 2:00 AM / Update March 31, 2012 10:21 PM

    For the next four years, hundreds of military families in Minnesota will submit to wearing heart sensors to monitor the stresses they exert on each other and allow video cameras to record their interactions as part of a first-in-the-nation look at the toll exacted by deployments to war zones.

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Robert Simon returned home from military service to face problems with...


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