Our nation is in the midst of its longest period of sustained military conflict in its history – almost 20 years. This has involved the deployment of more than 75,000 Australian Defence personnel across the globe, primarily in the Middle East region.
As at March 2013, around 148,700 veterans with service-related disabilities were being supported by Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
One of the biggest single accepted health issue among Afghanistan veterans is PTSD.
For every soldier killed in Afghanistan almost 100 times that number have now claimed war-related disabilities, including for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hearing loss and musculoskeletal disease.
Truck and Australian Defence Veterans need your support.