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The Warrior Saw, Suicides After War

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“These programs could undermine coping mechanisms developed by the troops who already successfully handle stress.”

April 28th, 2013 | Posted in Military,PTSD | Read More »

Obamas Offer Holiday Wishes, Call for All to Remember Vets

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During the weekly address from the White House, President Obama and his wife Michelle wished service members, veterans and their families a happy holiday season, and called on all Americans to remember those in harm’s way.

December 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 23, 2012

On November 14, VA Assistant Secretary Dr. Tommy Sowers presented the Presidential Memorial Certificate to Mary Stone, widow of Medal of Honor recipient Col. James L. Stone, who was buried at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Just Who’s Running The Show?

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Questions we should ask about an eleven year war.

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Top 10 Reasons I Admire Military Kids

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In honor of April’s Month of the Military Child, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about children from military families.

April 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Military Families Can Take Steps to Prevent Lost or Stolen Pets

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A missing pet can be a devastating experience for family members and can result in a dangerous situation for the animal.

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Budget Request Backs Military Families

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From education and employment to program cuts and reductions, President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget proposal has been dominating the headlines.

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

TV Special to Celebrate Veterans, Military Families

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A Veterans Day TV special will celebrate service members and veterans and spotlight the issues they face as they leave the military and re-enter their communities and the workforce.

November 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Family Matters Blog: Top 10 Reasons I Appreciate Military Families

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Today marks the first day of Military Family Appreciation Month. In honor of the occasion, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about military families.

November 1st, 2011 | Posted in Military | Read More »

First Lady Urges Hollywood to Tell Military Family Stories

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The entertainment industry can help to shine the light on military families by incorporating their compelling stories into movies and television, First Lady Michelle Obama said yesterday.

June 14th, 2011 | Posted in Of Interest | Read More »

REVISED: News from Veterans and Military Families in the Peace Movement

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Despite the fact that both the Bush and Obama Administration have made it easier for Americans to go to war, since most U.S. citizens have never been asked by either administration or any political party to share in the sacrifice of our troops and military families, both the conservatives and so called liberals have been able to neutralize the anti-war movement (defined as pure pacifists) into being as much of a nuisance as a mosquito on an elephant.

May 1st, 2011 | Posted in Military,Support the Troops | Read More »

Counselors forced to sign form to NOT treat PTSD?

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Outraged by a change in a counseling contract that provides mental health care to military personnel and their families, a Missoula therapist is waging a one-person war to defend soldiers’ rights.

April 17th, 2011 | Posted in Health,PTSD | Read More »

Mrs. Obama and Biden, Military Families Don’t Need Another Propaganda Program.

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On 12 April, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden kicked off a new initiative called “Joining Forces,” which encourages every department of the government as well as companies, schools, philanthropic organizations, religious groups and local communities to recognize the burden placed on military families by the ongoing military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

April 16th, 2011 | Posted in Military | Read More »

FT. SILL: LOAN SHARKS PREY ON TROOPS

Chris Kirkham at The Huffington Post has an outstanding piece chronicling the vultures preying on troops at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. While Fort Sill Religous Support “[advises] the command in matters of religion, morals, morale, and ethical issues,” it neglects the vampires sucking these guys dry. Oklahoma, you’re not okay; and neither are the  lending operations encircling American […]

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Military | Read More »

For citizen soldiers the needs are greater than ever

One of the biggest factors in what went wrong after Vietnam was one day they were in country and the next, back home, alone. For the National Guard and Reservists, they come pretty close to this when they leave home, their family and friends, their jobs and their communities. There are a lot of them […]

December 19th, 2010 | Posted in Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Day: MFSO Total Cost of War Campaign

Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) has joined with Veterans for Peace in launching a public education campaign to remind the public and voters of the fiscal costs of War, and the impact the War Economy has on all Americans.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Economy,Peace | Read More »

American’s Need to Pay Attention and Get Some Skin in the Game

Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) sent this media release at 3:30 PM today. Posted by Robert L. Hanafin, Major, U.S. Air Force-Retired, Veterans Today News Member Military Families Speak Out (MFSO)

June 26th, 2010 | Posted in Peace,WarZone | Read More »

Military Families Say: Honor our Loved Ones Service and Sacrifice By Ending These Wars!

After preaching to the choir for about seven paragraphs, Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) had this meaningful thing to say about Memorial Day,

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Peace,Support the Troops | Read More »

Military Families Speak Out against the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan War

The Military Family Peace group Military Families Speak Out is asking all Military Families, Veterans, and supporters who question or oppose the continued occupation of Iraq and escalation of war in SW Asia to add your voice and SPEAK OUT! Robert L. Hanafin, Major, U.S. Air Force-Retired, Veterans Today News

March 14th, 2010 | Posted in Living | Read More »

DoD debates lifting ban on Women in Combat but not Gays

Even as the Pentagon, Congress, and the Obama administration spar with one another in a debate over gays serving openly in combat, the DoD has shifted the debate trying to focus on lifting the ban on women in combat. The continuing occupation of Iraq and escalation of war in Afghanistan is putting so much pressure […]

March 1st, 2010 | Posted in Living | Read More »

New Non-Fiction Book Addresses the Effects of Military Deployment on American Families

“Reporting for Doodie” Details One Grandmother’s Story of Commitment, Frustration and Unwavering Love. Long Beach, CA- With our military troops being sent to every corner of the world, more and more caregivers are suddenly being asked to raise and care for our military children.  Family and friends are being called upon to change their lives […]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Book Reviews | Read More »

Pro-PEACE Veterans and Military Families Prepare for DC Protests

Various Pro-Peace (or anti-war if YOU prefer) Veterans, active duty, and Military Family groups and service organizations have been planning and preparing for massive demonstrations in Washington, DC and across the nation come March 20th, 2010. I believe that the Peace of the Action logo here best epitomizes this massive SURGE in protests that are […]

February 14th, 2010 | Posted in WarZone | Read More »

The vast majority of Americans do not have a loved one in the military

As you know, President Obama delivering his second State of the Union address on Wednesday, January 27 , 2010. With the vast majority of Americans (the electorate) not having a loved one in the military thus not committed to the wars, it was no surprise that Obama’s message focused on domestic priorities, and he only reiterated and defended his policy decisions on Iraq and Afghanistan, including the most recent surge of 30,000 troops in November, 2009.

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

 

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