Talk of Alaska: Returning From a Tour of Duty

Our troops are coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Many of them have a serious brain injury or many are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

What kind of treatment are these troops getting in Alaska? What kind of future is in store for these men and women who have served their country?

Find out and join the conversation on Talk of Alaska statewide.

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HOST: Patrick Yack, APRN – Anchorage


  • Lt Col Eric Ashman. Neurologist. 3rd Medical Group.
  • Major Kelli Niedzwiecki. Director. Traumatic Brain Injury clinic. 3rd Medical Group.
  • Greg Bilberry. PhD. Acting Chief of Social and Behavioral Health Service. VA.
  • Live callers statewide


  • AK VA Healthcare System & Regional Office. Anchorage. 907/257-4700.
  • Fairbanks VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. 907/361-5242.
  • Kenai VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. 907/395-4100.
  • Mat-Su VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. 907/631-3100.
  • Anchorage Regional Benefits Office. 1-800-827-1000.
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255. Press 1 for Vets.
  • Suicide Preention Web Site.
  • Defense and Vets Brain Injury Center.
  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air)
  • Send e-mail to talk [at] aprn [dot] org (comments may be read on air)
  • Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide