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We Should Trust President Donald Trump

We Should Trust President Donald Trump

With the recent Syrian tomahawk missile attack by the Trump Administration after what appeared to have been dubious evidence of Syrian culpability, President Donald Trump lost a great deal of his loyal supporters and followers. This is because tens of millions of Americans (as well as hundreds of millions of people overseas) felt that he […]

Dispatches from Wolf Country — I now understand

Dispatches from Wolf Country — I now understand

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. — Mencken This story from Keith Olbermann’s daily Podcast “Resist!” presented by GQ raised a question in my mind that I’m going to struggle with. […]

Rural Veterans and the Opioid Crisis

Rural Veterans and the Opioid Crisis

Fighting this crisis is difficult and demands action on numerous fronts – we need to focus on prioritizing and empowering the VA so that veterans have quality, affordable physical and mental health care. Our community leaders must take the steps necessary to pursue real solutions to opioid abuse.

Wounds of War Made Right by non-profit Warfighter Made

Wounds of War Made Right by non-profit Warfighter Made

Gabe Martinez did what only one percent of today’s Americans do: actively served his country in uniform. His service resulted in the loss of both of his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. Despite three out of four veterans having some sort of service-connected disability, today’s veteran is resilient. Injury – whether emotional […]

If It Was Going to Happen, Why Not There?

If It Was Going to Happen, Why Not There?

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — Bill of Rights, Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States “I like guns. I do not expect to have to use mine to defend the […]

VA: 28 Medications in One Day or Medical Marijuana?

VA: 28 Medications in One Day or Medical Marijuana?

Video Intro Prescription drugs and medical marijuana continue to be at the center of an ongoing debate between those who are tasked with determining the best treatments for combat veterans who suffer from wartime ailments and those who have found temporary relief and even cures for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) in medical marijuana. In the movie […]

Special Event on JUNE 14: When War Comes Home

Special Event on JUNE 14: When War Comes Home

There is a part of the war story we often don’t see after our troops come home. Sure, we see the homecoming hugs and the lines of people lined up at the airports cheering our returning battle-fatigued service members. But then the story goes dark. Until we see the reports on homelessness or suicide. What […]

VA Wait Times Falsified While Veteran Suicides Climb

VA Wait Times Falsified While Veteran Suicides Climb

Last week USA Today reported that “Employees at 40 VA medical facilities in 19 states and Puerto Rico regularly “zeroed out” veteran wait times.” The manipulation of the data masked the growing demand on services, preventing a response to plus up services where needed. As a result, some veterans simply died waiting on services because […]

Veterans to Benefit from Treasure

Veterans to Benefit from Treasure

The pursuit of wealth, fame and treasure in America is a staple to its history. In the early days, men and women alike flocked to the west in pursuit of gold. Today, some sue cities to gain a bit of wealth, others play lottery, and some use their elected office for personal financial gain. A […]

Holistic Healing: Can it Cure PTSD?

Holistic Healing: Can it Cure PTSD?

Thousands of service members every year are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – a diagnosis that labels one as having either experienced or witnessed some sort of traumatic event. Often with PTSD comes a number of physical and psychological symptoms along with a social stigma that the individual has a mental illness – or in […]

Army’s $287m Optimism Program Results in Low Morale

Army’s $287m Optimism Program Results in Low Morale

The data from a recently released report highlighting the physical and psychological health of troops who participate in the Army Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, a program launched in 2009 designed to build troop resiliency, was disavowed by Sharyn Saunders, chief of the Army Resiliency Directorate. The reason? Despite the $287 million campaign to […]

Suicide Rate of Veterans Cause for Alarm

Suicide Rate of Veterans Cause for Alarm

California University of Pennsylvania student Brittney Cassidy found that it was no easy task re-entering civilian life after leaving behind the camaraderie she experienced while deployed to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with her Pennsylvania Army National Guard unit.

A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.

There is a lot to be said for the idea of requiring that funding be provided for the future medical care of veterans as part of any decision to go to war. That not only might help the maimed veterans we already have but will encourage long, hard thinking before creating more of them.

Self Directed Addiction Programs Helping U.S. Veterans

Self Directed Addiction Programs Helping U.S. Veterans

OSAT, the premier on-line substance abuse treatment company, believes that no soldier should ever have to wait for treatment or be denied treatment due to lack of funds. OSAT has launched a special offer to any of the 2.6 million war veterans who have served our country.

Veterans Face A New Battle Over Mental Health

Veterans Face A New Battle Over Mental Health

When considering the health of veterans who have faced years of combat and the toll it can take on their bodies, sometimes it can well be forgotten that their mental health suffers greatly too.

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