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VCOMBAT
Exposed to combat

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Description

VCOMBAT indicates whether veterans were exposed to combat during their time of service in active duty military.

(See the variable description for VETSTAT for more information on who is considered a veteran by the U.S. Census Bureau.)

This variable is part of the Veterans Supplement

Comparability

From 2001 through 2005, this variable is based on responses to a survey question which asked, "Has (person) ever been awarded a campaign or expeditionary medal?" Campaign or expeditionary medals are awarded to members of the U.S. military who serve in any combat zone. After 2005, this variable is based on responses to a survey question which asked, "Did (person) EVER serve in a combat or war zone?"

In 2003 and earlier, Veteran's supplement respondents were 18 and older; in 2005 and later, respondents to the supplement were 17 and older.

Universe

  • All veterans.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2001 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2003 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2005 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2007 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2009 - - - - - - - X - - - -
2010 - - - - - - X - - - - -
2011 – 2016 - - - - - - - X - - - -

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