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Combat Veterans

Motorcycle Riding 'Angels of Help'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Next time you see, and hear, a bunch of burley guys, sporting black leather jackets blazoned with all kinds of intriguing patches, roaring down your quiet street on their Harley- Davidson "hogs," don't be nervous.

Bombs Bursting in Air

Randi Miller | Posted 09.05.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned ...

D-Day Veteran's Brother Was Holocaust's First Jewish Victim

Steve Karras | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Steve Karras

Lothar Kahn's backstory has all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, but the reality is far more tragic and even unremarkable. Kahn has lived two of the most compelling narratives of the 20th century: the Holocaust and the D-Day invasion.

I'm a 29-Year-Old Army Veteran... Going Back to College

Matt Farwell | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Matt Farwell

In college, having people know you're a combat veteran is sort of like identifying yourself as a foreign exchange student. So I guess I'll start there, putting on my pith helmet and exploring the observations a 29-year-old combat veteran who is also a junior in college might have.

Embattled Childhood: The Real 'T' in 'PTSD'

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.15.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

All the Danish soldiers who developed PTSD were much more likely to have suffered emotional problems and traumatic events prior to deployment. In fact, it wasn't traumatic war experiences that predicted the onset of PTSD, but rather childhood experiences of violence.

Hidden Heroes: Military Families

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Jeff Hensley

When we stop to consider all we owe to those who sacrifice for our liberty, I doubt that military family members are at the forefront of our thoughts. They should be.

Quiet in the Midst of Trauma

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The purpose of meditation is not to stop our thinking but to create conditions for rest and peace and understanding by cultivating our attention.

Healing and Optimal Performance

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

At the outset of World War II, the British Ministry of Information came up with the slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On" for a poster designed to allay the fear that Germany would invade Great Britain. My friend, a commander serving in Afghanistan, uses it for his signature line.

Military Veterans Want to Talk With Civilians

Jeff Norman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Norman

Struck by his longing to just be treated as a normal person, I suggested we take a camera out on the streets and present passersby with the opportunity to interact with a recent combat veteran.

Saving the Lives of Those Who Save Yours

Colleen Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colleen Perry

VA docs are diagnosing PTSD as Adjustment Disorder instead. That's like saying the soldier who shot up his comrades at an Iraqi mental health clinic was just having a bad day.

The Way I See It- Let's Make PTSD a Household Name.

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

I can tell you from personal experience that the symptoms of PTSD affect not only the soldier, but their their family and friends. After his return from Panama, my brother was never the same.