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Veterans; War veteran; Ex-service; Ex-servicemen; Military veterans; Desert Vets; Veteranism; Retired military; War vet; Veteran's issues; War veterans; Combat veteran; Health issues affecting military veterans; Veteranus; Military veteran; Verteran; Verterans; Mental health of veterans; Veteran suicide; Public attitudes toward veterans
  • Victory Day]] 2013
  • A [[Korean War]] veteran at [[Hickam Air Force Base]], [[Hawaii]], in July 2001
  • Book given to U.S. veterans in 1919 to help them readjust to civilian life
  • World War II veteran on Memorial Day 2013 at [[San Francisco National Cemetery]]
  • end of World War II]], May 8, 2015
  • Missouri]]'', pictured here shortly after a ceremony marking the anniversary of the end of World War II
  • An Iranian veteran and war wounded man of the [[Iran–Iraq War]] in a [[wheelchair]] in [[Nishapur]], at the funeral of his comrade

¦ adjective Brit. denoting or relating to former members of the armed forces.
Ex (relationship)         
Ex-boyfriend; Ex-girlfriend; Ex boyfriend; Ex girlfriend
In social relationships, an ex (plural is exes) is someone with whom a person was once associated, in a relationship or marriage. As a prefix, ex- can refer to a variety of different relationships; for example, one might refer to a music group's ex-guitarist, or someone's ex-friend.
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces of their country, especially during a war.
They approved a $1.1 billion package of pay increases for the veterans of the Persian Gulf War.
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You use veteran to refer to someone who has been involved in a particular activity for a long time.
...Tony Benn, the veteran Labour MP and former Cabinet minister.
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A veteran (from Latin vetus 'old') is a person who has significant experience (and is usually adept and esteemed) and expertise in a particular occupation or field. A military veteran is a person who is no longer in a military.

A military veteran that has served directly in combat in a war is further defined as a war veteran (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat took place, are necessarily referred to as wars).

Military veterans are unique as a group as their lived experience is so strongly connected to the conduct of war in general and application of professional violence in particular. Therefore, there are a large body of knowledge developed through centuries of scholarly studies that seek to describe, understand and explain their lived experience in and out of service. Griffith with colleagues provides an overview of this research field that addresses veterans general health, transition from military service to civilian life, homelessness, veteran employment, civic engagement and veteran identity as recurrent investigative topics in the field.

Examples of use of ex-service
1. The ex–service charity canvassed 6,218 people (drawn from the ex–service community, the charity‘s beneficiaries and case workers) to make the first accurate estimate of the size, personal circumstance and welfare needs of the UK‘s ex–service community.
2. Errors in pension awards to ex–service personnel The government apologised unreservedly for errors in pension awards to an estimated 1,800 ex–service personnel.
3. Mr Allingham as a baby in 18'6 and as a toddler 18'' Mr Allingham lives at St Dunstan‘s care home for blind ex–service personnel in Ovingdean, near Brighton, East Sussex.
4. Just under a third of the ex–service community live alone compared to the UK average of 1' per cent and 11 per cent of over–65s reported never going out to see relatives or friends.
5. The survey by the Royal British Legion, released on the eve of Armistice Day, highlights what the charity said was the serious welfare needs of many people in the UK‘s ex–service community.