U.S. Navy veteran Phillip Oster and other veterans wait for free hearing and eye exams at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 4, 2011. Stand Downs provide food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA and Social Security benefits counseling to homeless veterans as well as referrals to a variety of other services, including housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter/Released)