This is evidently a press release from the medical company hired by the VA (Veterans Affairs) to assist military returning to civilian life and their families. The release was printed in a Chinese news service which GoogleAlert sent to me.

TriWest and Alaska VA Hosted First-Ever PTSD State-Wide Seminars to Reach Rural Health Care Providers – China
… of returning Alaska National Guard troops throughout the state.
Conferences were presented in six locations including Juneau, Sitka,
Barrow, Bethel, …

PHOENIX, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ — As part of their continuing efforts to address the needs of Alaska National Guard members, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and the Alaska VA Healthcare System partnered to host their first-ever “Combat Stress Conference” throughout the state from Sept. 12-29. The seminars reached nearly 200 community-based health care providers that care for the thousands of returning Alaska National Guard troops throughout the state. […]

I hope more than health care providers were involved. The church groups can be very important in some areas as well as less formal local groups. Schools also need to be involved to assist children.

See earlier–
Briefs 3
More on our Guard, KYUK
More on our Eskimo Guard and Iraq
More on the Eskimo Guard
More on Iraq effects
What impact will Iraq war call-up have

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