By Deanna Glick, AOL Government
This is the last of a three-part series examining government services addressing key challenges among military veterans amid high unemployment, a woeful economic outlook and an anticipated influx of of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few years.
On top of myriad other issues that can hinder military veterans' path to employment, caring for the sometimes complicated war-related health problems they come home with also serves as a major roadblock.
Army veteran Nick Colgin said he dutifully followed the discharge processes when he returned home from Afghanistan in 2008. But he fell through the cracks of what he found was an ineffective system that he believes delayed his employment longer than necessary.
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