Private Battles: About this series

Ten years after the start of the war in Afghanistan and more than eight years since the invasion of Iraq, what do we know about the lasting emotional impact of fighting in such conflicts?

And how has the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder changed since the wars began?

In this series, we're focusing on the stories of veterans from Southwest Virginia — and the treatment available to them at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem.

Contact Us: The reporting & production team

Series editors: Carole Tarrant and Megan Schnabel

Reporters: Beth Macy, Ralph Berrier Jr. and Sarah Bruyn Jones

Photographers: Sam Dean and Jeanna Duerscherl

Videographer: Ryan Loew

Photo editor: Natalee Waters

Copy editor: Rich Mathieson

Site design/production: Meg Martin

Print design: Andrew Svec

Graphics: Rob Lunsford