Through his portraits of wounded soldiers, their loved ones and their caretakers, and through his portrayals of the dangerous conditions in which they serve and the trying world to which they return, David Wood has crafted an immensely valuable mosaic of a vital segment of American life.
Starting today, The Huffington Post begins a ten-part series, Beyond the Battlefield -- an exploration of the physical and emotional challenges, victories and setbacks that catastrophically wounded soldiers encounter after returning home.
The literature and the science are affirmed: the ocean provides both tangible and intangible qualities for our lives -- indeed it is an immersion that we cannot live without.
Rather than only sharing bad news when it pops up, we should also spread the success stories about what the Department of Veterans Affairs is getting right and urge veterans to seek the care and benefits they have earned.
Service members with loved ones with chronic illnesses are dependent upon the military health care insurance company for treatments and therapies only found in the civilian sector. However, it has become an increasing practice for Tricare to deny military families benefits, leaving many in a precarious position.
Memorial Day is a unique and special holiday for many reasons. However, unlike others, the American flag is lowered to half-staff until noon, when it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
It's a big weekend for lacrosse fans with the NCAA D1 Men's Lacrosse Championship taking place in Philadelphia, PA. In the spirit of lacrosse season...
In 1994, Gary Sinise played a wounded veteran in Forrest Gump. Since then the actor has been involved with the Disabled American Veterans. After his f...
Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...
PE, CPT and similar treatment programs are relatively short-term, and have proven effective in a variety of settings. And studies suggest that providing these treatments for PTSD result in reduced health-care costs. So why aren't they being commonly delivered to the people who need them?
An old farmer's only horse runs away. His neighbors tell him they're sorry he's suffered "such bad luck." "We'll see," the farmer replies. The next da...
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country.
The idea behind Sword & Plough started with Emily Núñez, an officer in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Branch. During a visit to the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, she wondered if military canvas could be repurposed into handbags.
There's a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Setting the record straight requires some honest brokering with many years experience in both customer service and writing computer software.
The obligatory ten-year retrospectives of the Iraq war are predictable, either consumed with angsty introspection about what they should have done differently or with self-righteous I-told-you-sos. Neither one does any good unless it changes the way we approach conflicts in the future.
It is worth noting that the tremendous human costs of the war in Iraq would have been much greater, were it not for breakthroughs in combat medicine deployed for the first time on a broad scale in Iraq.