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Time to set the record straight on Vietnam
The government's thirst for power is unending
Locating military personnel records should be easier with the new National Personnel Record Center in St. Louis
The challenges the veteran faces re-integrating into society can be far greater than the challenges of war
How will a veterans job preference bill play to the vets and the private sector employers?
America at its best
Coming to terms with veterans benefits
The budget deficit debate by the “Gang of Twelve” should be comical at best
Getting to the facts on Agent Orange.
In my last article I used a quote which was so similar to many of those who have shared their stories with me…
The battle over Agent Orange and those inflicted with illness seems to be never ending. Dealing with veterans has been the issue but what about the civilian USO tour personnel and civilian non-military contractors. Where do they turn to for help?
Let us get back to the Agent Orange problem and the plight of many veterans.
Fighting for Agent Orange benefits is almost as difficult as fight the Vietnam War for our brown water and blue water Navy personnel.
The rush of adrenaline may be what causes the human body to go into survival mode, but it also causes a euphoric high this is behind PTSD
Only when the veterans and active military learn to vote as a "block" will we learn to fight as fervently as we did to defend the nation.
Action is needed to preserve military and veterans benefits; not apathy
Military budget is in the cross hairs of the Obama Budget Deficit Reduction Committee
Warrior 2 Citizen - the program to address the family needs of the transitioning warrior
TAP program eases the burden for military personnel transitioning to civilian life
Since 1990, with the development of the Total Assistance Program (TAP), which was suppose to meet the needs of military personnel and their families by providing the skills, tools, knowledge, and self-confidence necessary for a successful re-entry to the civilian world, things have moved slowly.
Before taking my reader on a brief recollection of the Battle for Outpost Harry in the Korean War this past week, I had been...
On Friday I wrote about an eight-day battle along the 38th Parallel in Korea in June 1953, and about Sgt. Ola Mize who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in this, one of the bloodiest battles in the history of the US military.
How’s that military career working out for you? This is a question many of us had to ask ourselves as we neared the end of our enlistment. I’m sure most of the military personnel from past generations also had that same question on their minds.
For a soldier making the transition from military life to civilian is far different in the era of an all volunteer military. It can be an unbelievable challenge for those who have returned from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, because unlike previous wars where combat duty entailed a single deployment to the war zone, many of those serving today have been deployed 2, 3, or more times in a period as short as four years, with little R&R in between.