Since 2001, the U.S. military has fought major wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it is currently engaged in smaller conflicts around the world. During this time, nearly 7,000 American service members have died in combat and more than 1 million have been injured. These men and women deserve the best possible trauma care, and our military takes their treatment very seriously. Over the past 15 years, the Department of Defense has steadily improved its approach to treating those who are injured. In fact, the survival rate among service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan rose to nearly 98 percent.