Monthly Archives: June 2012← Older posts June 30, 2012
Researchers in California have come up with a new way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans – virtual reality. While it may look like a video game, the digital treatment is no toy. It is part of a … Continue readingPosted in Movies, Books and more | Tagged PTSD | Leave a comment June 30, 2012
Michael Kuszpa may look like just any ordinary, 30-something guy, a husband and a father to two little girls — but to the children of Madison, he’s Captain K, author of “Captain K’s Afghanistan Adventure.”
That’s the name of a children’s book that he wrote about his tour of duty in Afghanistan, from July 2004 to July 2005.
A mural being painted in San Francisco’s “Veterans Alley” will highlight each of the names of 4,484 fallen Iraq soldiers. Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Arts, Iraq War, San Francisco | Leave a comment June 30, 2012
Veterans are seething after the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Stolen Valor Act, and round two – a new law – is already underway. Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Stolen Valor | Leave a comment June 29, 2012
An Army veteran who served during the first Gulf War and received a Purple Heart is sharing his Idaho Lottery winnings with the Wounded Warriors Project. Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Wounded Warrior Project | 1 Comment June 29, 2012
For the past 3½ months, Sean Gobin and Mark Silvers, both U.S. Marines, have been hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money in order to purchase adaptive vehicles for veterans who have had limbs amputated during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Disabled Veterans, Marines, Vermont, Wounded veterans | Leave a comment June 29, 2012
The education of military members’ children isn’t just important for their own well-being. It is also a matter of “national security” because it is crucial to attracting and retaining an all-volunteer force, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who spoke Wednesday at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.
“The bottom line is that our military is better able to defend the country when we address the long-term educational needs of their children,” Panetta said in an opening speech at the two-day national conference of the Military Child Education Coalition. Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Military families | Leave a comment June 29, 2012
The rate of depression among veterans has increased significantly in recent years. The large number of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has raised awareness about the mental health needs of our soldiers. Continue readingPosted in Organizations | Tagged Mental health, PTSD, Returning Veterans | Leave a comment June 29, 2012
U.S. Rep Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., has introduced legislation intended to help veterans combat job discrimination. The Servicemembers’ Access to Justice Act strengthens the law that prohibits workplace discrimination against veterans returning from service, according to information provided by Scwhartz’s office. Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Civilian Life, Employment, Pennsylvania, Returning Veterans | Leave a comment June 29, 2012
LORAIN, Ohio — Local veterans remain hopeful for a deal to keep open the St. Joseph Community Center, which could become the site of the Valor Home resource center for veterans in need. The Valor Home Lorain County planning committee … Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged community center, Lorain, Ohio, Valor Home | Leave a comment ← Older posts