Perks & Perils

The reality for many headed into military service can be more than the red, white and blue. There is both honor and sacrifice. Take a look at what an individual may face when joining the military.

Perks
Pays for college. Most branches of the military cover 75 to 100% of college tuition for enlisted individuals.

The military offers discounts on many things for veterans including home loans, veterans homes, and free hunting and fishing privileges. Restaurants and stores also offer discounts to veterans.

Perils
Many veterans suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, or P.S.T.D., which is a disorder that causes the victim to relive a traumatic event that happened through frightening thoughts and memories.

In Iraq, over 4,000 Americans died and over 3,000 died in combat. Also, over 33,000 Americans have been injured in Iraq.

Info by Emma Walker