By Steven J. Zaloga
The 1st prototype for the LVT (Landing motor vehicle Tracked) used to be accomplished in July 1941, its layout according to the Alligator, a tracked amphibious motor vehicle constructed for rescue operations within the swamps of Florida. notwithstanding the early belief of amtrac operations anticipated utilizing LVTs completely as offer autos, at Tarawa amtracs verified their application as attack autos to hold troops, resulting in the improvement of recent types. This publication covers the evolution of amtracs, from the 1st LVT-1 to the LVT-7; their various versions; and their use all through international conflict II and beyond.
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Military and veteran populations exposed to combat, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide. Attention is given to factors related to the development and maintenance of these difficulties and evidence-based practices for the treatment of these disorders. We conclude with a brief discussion of barriers to treatment and innovative strategies to address these barriers. Historical and Contextual Perspective High-stress military operations such as wartime service can have debilitating psychological effects (Hyams, Wignall, & Roswell, 1996).
Military service members, and the VA sample reflects veterans seeking health care, probably overly representing veterans with mental health concerns. Nonetheless, similar to studies of non-separated military personnel, risk of mental health disorders among veterans was higher among members of the National Guard and Reserves and correlated with indicators of combat exposure, including being of enlisted rank (not an officer), a member of the Army (vs. other branches), and being deployed more than once.