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 Breaks More Promises To Soldiers Waiting For Citizenship

After the War, a New Battle to Become Citizens

Despite a 2002 promise from President Bush to put citizenship applications for immigrant members of the military on a fast track, some are finding themselves waiting months, or even years, because of bureaucratic backlogs. One, Sgt. Kendell K. Frederick of the Army, who […]

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 […]

PTSD claims a very dear friend – I share my sadness

Word this morning that my very dear friend, neighbor and co-worker for over 20 years has ended his life. He has been treated for extreme PTSD, from his Viet Nam experience as a Marine, for over 3 decades and diagnosed as “seriously mentally disabled”. The VA, veteran support groups and all who cared […]

Hillary’s Two Faces Of The Surge

There are things about all of the 2008 presidential candidates that I don’t agree with or just flat irritate me. But, Hilary Clinton takes the prize. At forums, debates and whatever microphone opportunity she can get, Hillary is very good about tell all the other candidates how to say things. I guess she’s […]