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Women Reservists: Support Systems, Culture and Gender in the Army

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Christina Vasquez Case

By Kelley Weiss

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Kansas City, MO – Many Iraq War veterans report mental health problems stemming from the traumatic events of combat. But, female reservists coming home have a particular challenge - there are not many support groups for reservists and even a smaller network of other women soldiers. Christina Vasquez Case, is a Lt. Col. in the Missouri Army National Guard. Health Reporter Kelley Weiss talked with Vazquez Case about the challenges she's faced in 30 years of service.

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