Do you want to support the troops? I mean truly support the troops; the yellow-ribbon magnet on your car doesn't count. If you do, ask yourself a question when you go to the polls: Which candidate takes war seriously enough to take a stand?
Some common misperceptions and incorrect assumptions about TBI and PTSD among warriors are pervasive and must be changed. We must eliminate the stigma and rapidly expand effective treatment offerings to those who need them most.
In the history of terrible mistakes, accidentally dropping a nuclear bomb on your own country has to rank pretty damn high. That's exactly what happened when a really, really stupid accident resulted in America tossing an atom bomb on rural South Carolina.
I recently saw "The Present Trauma," an intense short film that depicts the struggles of a young combat veteran coping with the loss of a battle buddy...
Fifty-one thousand American troops have come home from Iraq or Afghanistan diagnosed with brain injury. What's become of them? Many have worked with military or VA specialists to learn to overcome or compensate for deficits in memory, speech, organizational skills, reading, finger dexterity -- everyday skills we take for granted. Tens of thousands of other Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans were never diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and may be struggling without knowing why. The VA's shortage of therapists and difficulty reaching rural veterans means even those diagnosed may not get all the help they need. But even those who were diagnosed and treated find that at some point, therapy has done all it can do. More sessions won't necessarily help. From that point on, veterans say, their lives become a matter of coping.
Although they are on vastly different scales, there are certainly some distinct parallels between sports and military.
The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.
After attending the August 9th surf camp, which for me gave new meaning to the expression "fun in the sun" I couldn't wait for the next one; the final surf camp at Chico State Beach in Huntington Beach which was on Sept 27th.
Climate change is a "threat multiplier" and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report b...
But why is there such tolerance in high levels of government for alcohol and such admonition for other substances resoundingly less harmful?
Megan Wakefield. Major, United States Army. Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division. Lawyer.
The isolationism of the United States before 1940 is long gone. The new world of instantaneous communication has destroyed the isolation of Americans from the world. With the end of the post-Cold War era, there are potentially serious future threats to American security.
Isn't real beauty about celebrating our differences? The world is not black and white, kids. Diversity is so much more interesting.
The US and its Allies have military superiority over ISIS, but using million dollar missiles to blow up hundred dollar tents represents a bad net-exchange.
Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.
The generally accepted fragmentation radius for a frag grenade is 30-35 feet, and the fuse length will be between 3-5 seconds. So usually running isn't going to be an option for you.