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Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

The Familiar Stench of Hypocrisy on Veterans Mental Health Care

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

In the case of a recent DoD decision regarding the mental health of our service members, evem Churchill's old line about Americans understates our capacity for doing the wrong thing over and over again.

The Crucial Missing Piece in Understanding Soldier Suicides

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Moral injury is not PTSD. Moral injury has a slow burn quality that often takes time to sink in. To be morally injured requires a healthy brain that can experience empathy, create a coherent memory narrative, understand moral reasoning and evaluate behavior.


Joseph Bobrow | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Human beings seem infinitely adaptable. But there is no silver bullet, no quick fix potion that will make a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine invulnerable to five, six or more tours of duty in today's war zone and the separations from loved ones.

U.S. Army Christian Flag Folding Ceremony Shows Official Sanction Of Church-State Violations

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

The military has gone to great lengths to insist that spiritual fitness is not a religious concept. But the cumulative message is clear: Spiritual fitness is about being a good Christian.

Soldiers Forced To See Chaplain After Failing Spiritual Fitness Test

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

This mandatory online test is part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, a program that puts spiritual fitness on par with physical and mental fitness.

OMB Orders Government Agencies to Monitor Disgruntled Employees -- What's Next?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The White House and its paranoid Barney Fife bureaucrats have set their gun sights on the "insider threat" lurking within top secret America itself.

Army Faces Questions Over 'Spiritual Fitness' Test

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News ServiceWASHINGTON (RNS) The Army is facing questions over a "spiritual fitness" portion of a mandatory questionnaire,...

Sam Stein

Army Launching Program To Train Soldiers To Combat Post-Traumatic Stress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a growing number of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder cases in the armed forces, the U.S. Army will begin a program this summer to proactively...