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The devastation experienced by those throughout the Gulf Coast in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has called into question the government's ability to effectively respond to such disasters.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by an extremely stressful event and can develop after the threat of death or serious injury as in military combat. Experts predict that about 15 percent of servicemembers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will develop PTSD.
An analysis was conducted of the capabilities of the communities near the Army's new one-division base at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield to support the Army's need for 750 new on-base housing units. These units, authorized in October 1975, were estimated to cost $44 million.