Post 9-11: Remember Our Military Community

Post 9-11: Remember Our Military Community

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Last year, on September 12, 2012, my memoir Sleeping With Dog Tags, was released. My first thought once that happened: “Holy (blank)…I just shared my story with the world!” My second thought: “Well, no one will read it.” With the surge of … [Read more...]

Waiting After War: Veterans Disability Claims Delayed

Waiting After War: Veterans Disability Claims Delayed

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I keep hearing how things are improving with the Veterans Administration (VA) Disability Claim backlog. In fact, click here to read President Obama's discussion from earlier this month about how the backlog is "easing." The VA  claims recent … [Read more...]

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Injured Vets Matter

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Injured Vets Matter

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the leading issues our veterans face returned from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, in large part, due to the increased use of Improved Explosive Devices, IED’s, used against coalition forces, causing … [Read more...]

Bullets Through the Heart: Sex After War

Bullets Through the Heart: Sex After War

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When Americans think of war, we often associate it with romance. The most iconic images linking the two, a black and white photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse taken in 1945 by LIFE Magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt has been famously called … [Read more...]

Should Veterans Get The Same Treatment As Common Criminals?

Should Veterans Get The Same Treatment As Common Criminals?

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Our veterans of war have sacrificed, fought and often bled for our freedoms and for our constitutional rights. Sadly, some veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are being arrested for … [Read more...]