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When They Come Home – Critical Update

Sorry, we are here fighting a war in your back yard, you just happen to be in the way … and we will be here for a long time destroying our mental health. […]

VA Mismanagement and Government-sponsored Health Plans

If I had to choose between high priced arrogant profiteering insurance corporations and uninspired, underpaid, uninterested bureaucratic medical providers, I would hitchhike to Mexico or Canada. […]

But, When They Come Home …

This photo was taken on March 25, 2003.

Soldier in famous photo never defeated ‘demons’

They found Dwyer lying on his back, his clothes soiled with urine and feces. Scattered on the floor around him were dozens of spent cans of Dust-Off, a refrigerant-based aerosol normally used to clean electrical equipment.

Dwyer […]

Can Wounded Soldiers Vote? No, Maybe, Well OK

Veterans Administration Bars Voter Registration Drives for Wounded Soldiers

On April 25, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued Directive 2008-023, “Voting Assistance for VA Patients,” allowing voter registration drives in VA hospitals, only to reverse itself on May 5 with Directive 2008-025. Without registration drives, it appears that each veteran […]

British Veterans In Worse Condition Than US Veterans?

British soldiers forced to take loans to eat

LONDON: Many soldiers in the British army are living in poverty, and some of them are so poor that they are unable to eat and are forced to rely on emergency food voucher schemes set up by the ministry of defence, claims a damning and […]

PTSD Collateral Damage Inevitable – Military Unprepared

Murder Trial Points to War Trauma

A Maryland murder trial is being turned into a debate on the lingering traumatic impact of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the psyche of the Americans who served there.

Army Ranger veteran Gary Smith is on trial for murdering […]

The Dust Never Settles For Returning Veterans

Depression and suicidal thoughts aren’t limited to vets with PTSD; family members may experience it as well.

… an excerpt from testimony before a House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health hearing held February 28, 2008, regarding the Iraq War’s mental health impacts of Iraq War on the families of Guard/Reserve […]

What More Can We Do To Ruin Our Military?

Military Doctors Withholding Treatment from Soldiers with Mental Health Problems The military is denying crucial care to soldiers, making them vulnerable on the battlefield.

Since 9/11, one Army division has spent more time in Iraq than any other group of soldiers: the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, New York.

Over […]

Bush Screws Veterans Again – Empty Promises or LIES

No Funds in Bush Budget For Troop-Benefits

President Bush drew great applause during his State of the Union address last month when he called on Congress to allow U.S. troops to transfer their unused education benefits to family members. “Our military families serve our nation, they inspire our nation, and tonight […]

Pentagon Threat – No Strings On Funding Or Else

Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding Democrats Are Firm on Link to Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

By Jonathan Weisman and Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post

The Defense Department warned yesterday that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will begin receiving layoff warnings by Christmas […]