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Think: March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Lyrysa Smith | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lyrysa Smith

The sheer number of people with brain injury and all those who love and care for them should make apparent the need for broad attention and concern. Brain injury impinges on the whole person, not just one's legs or lungs, and its consequences are unpredictable.

Prince Harry Meets Wounded Warriors At Walter Reed

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Prince Harry wrapped up a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., Friday with a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethe...

Dave Jamieson

Walter Reed's Low-Wage Janitors Working Without Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2012 | DC

Update: The Gazette reports that the workers received their checks late Tuesday. WASHINGTON -- Janitors and housekeepers who clean the Walter Reed ...

Soldier Who Lost 4 Limbs Gets 'Smart Home'

Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact

Sergeant Travis Mills’ life changed forever when he lost all four limbs to an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan. But two charities are maki...

Bullet That Killed Lincoln Gets A New Home

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 12.16.2011 | Weird News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln is mounted under glass, like a diamond in a snow globe, in its new home at the Natio...

'Troops Need You' Keeps Wounded Service Members On Path To Recovery

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When a former CIA operative tried to offer financial help to recovering troops, and bureaucracy got in the way, he did as he was taught: "I ended up u...

Congresswoman Giffords Benefits From Civilian/Military Health Care Cooperation That Navy Attempts to Dismantle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.

3 Comments on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs' Memorandum

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As the Department of Defense squanders over 1.5 Billion dollars on the less than average New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Admiral M...

Walter Reed Closure Begins; Wounded Warriors Surge

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.

Operation Thriller USO Tour, Day No. 1

David Morrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Morrell

We were given the honor of spending time with wounded military personnel. In an emotional six hours, almost all wanted to tell their vivid stories, as if they couldn't believe what had happened, fulfilling a need to chase away the nightmare.

Infamous Army Hospital May Have Exposed Patients, Staff To Nuclear Material

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The military's flagship hospital has acknowledged it mishandled two packages of radioactive material in May, possibly exposing staf...

Charles Eggleston, Wounded Warrior, Helps Other Wounded Warriors Through USO Programs

HuffPost | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mention the United Service Organizations -- almost universally known as the USO -- to most Americans, and the first thing you'll likely hear is "Bob H...

McChrystal, Sympton not Cause; DoD Healthcare Debacle Continues

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

DoD Photo McChrystal is a symptom and not a cause of the problems within the Department of Defense (DoD). For far too long, the folks at the Pentago...

Diversion of Wounded From Walter Reed to Less Capable Hospitals Ordered

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Department of Defense (DoD) is denying our troops the best medical treatment. "From: Perry, Cyndi I Ms CIV USA MEDCOM HQ Sent: Thursday, April 0...

When Man's Best Friend is the Best Medicine

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I often think about the hardship and trauma that America's soldiers experience in serving our country, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in some other ...

DoD Invokes LBJ - Wrong for Vietnam; Wrong for the Walter Reed Debacle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The U.S. Navy continues to stoke the fires of failure at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

Dems Should Go For Broke

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

The Democratic party is in an almost unprecedented position right now in Washington. If the Democrats are facing defeat in 2010, they may as well go down in a blaze of glory.

Diversion of Wounded From Walter Reed to Less Capable Hospitals Ordered (Part II) the Sanctity of BRAC

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to resist Congressional concerns for military healthcare at Walter Reed and the transformation of military h...

Hasan's Supervisor Warned Army In 2007, Claimed He Could "Put Patients In Danger"

NPR | Daniel Zwerdling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two years ago, a top psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was so concerned about what he saw as Nidal Hasan's incompetence and reckless beh...

Make Navy Bethesda a Joint Military Installation

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Fort Myers, long a venerated Army post, is now a joint military installation. The transformation displayed extreme common sense and, by all accounts,...

Nidal Hasan Warned Army During 2007 Walter Reed Speech, Urged Release Of Muslims From US Military

Washington Post | Dana Priest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid "a...

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

Jason Linkins

Stewart On Obama's Plan For Veterans' Insurance: 'That Can't Be Right'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night's segment on the "smaller outrage" that is the announced plan to ask our military veterans to use their private insurance to cover combat r...

Fit For Duty: Proceed With Caution - Part II

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

My sister's cancer brought a roulette of abandonment and fears. The chemo compounded it by stripping away not only the cancer cells, but every living cell and organism that made up who she was.

We Remember the Dead by Helping the Living

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Clearly, we have not done enough for our veterans. That's why it's so infuriating that when someone finally does, government bureaucrats try to stop them.