Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr./Col. William Bograkos, Clinical Professor of Military Science, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bograkos is also Assistant Professor in Military & Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and currently serves as President-Elect for the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. He discusses the importance of having active conversations with patients who are veterans, with special emphasis on their unique physical and mental health needs. He then talks about efforts to support Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative helping service members, veterans, and their families receive wellness, education, and employment opportunities.