According to the U.S. DoD Defense Manpower Data Center out of the 2,583,437 Service Members deployed nationwide from 9/11/01 – 9/30/13 reintegrating into the community, approximately 90,622 (67% Active, 33% Reserve/Guard) are doing so in the Sunshine state of Florida along with their approximate 190,214 dependents.
Florida has the 7th highest Active Duty population, the 3rd highest Reserve population, and 3rd largest Veteran population with approximately 1.6 million Veterans (12% of FL population 18+), 1.2 million of them being War time Veterans. In addition Florida has the 3rd highest disabled Veteran population with over 250,000.
37% of the nation’s Service members have deployed at least twice and 30% experience probably Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 19.5%, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 16.5% and Active Suicidal Ideation (ASI) 6.5%
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