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Veterans Need More Than Applause

Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur recently wrote a great article on the need for civilians and the American government to connect with returning soldiers in a more meaningful way. Brodeur interviewed Sam Barrett, 30, an U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who did three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Barrett explains that the appreciative applause he and other veterans sometime receive is just not enough.

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Stand Down 2011

During war time, “Stand Down” is a term that describes the removal of exhausted soldiers from combat to a safe place to rest, enjoy warm meals, get new uniforms and receive medical care. Thanks to founders and Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, “Stand Down” now refers to their grassroots, community based intervention program put in place to offer aid to the nation’s homeless veteran population.

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Real Warriors Creates Resource Brochure for Military Families

Check out the brand new brochure designed specifically for military families that offers ten pages of free and confidential resources including a 24/7 help line offered by consultants at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Five very heroic soldiers

Five veterans have stationed themselves at Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas campaigning for the right to heal. They are there as part of Operation Recovery, a program of Iraq Veterans Against the war, that is fighting to stop the deployment of traumatized troops.

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Veterans Reunite on Facebook

Veterans are reuniting through Facebook groups to reconnect, advocate for their rights and help gather .

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Army puts $17M toward suicide research

We are happy to hear that the US Army is trying to find a way to curtail suicide amongst veterans. But this is huge problem now, and will probably be an even bigger problem in the near future…

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Army puts $17M toward suicide research

We are happy to hear that the US Army is trying to find a way to curtail suicide amongst veterans. This research is to take place over three years. But this is huge problem now, and will probably be an even bigger problem in the near future as more soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan. [...]

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Military wives mental health in decline

Studies show that anxiety and depression are pervasive among military wives in connection with their husbands’ deployment. Was this always the case and it’s only now being studied, or if there is something in particular about the way war is waged now that is creating the problem? The article suggests that longer deployments are part of the problem. 

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