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The Warrior Saw, Suicides After War

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

Obamas Offer Holiday Wishes, Call for All to Remember Vets

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.

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.

Just Who’s Running The Show?

Questions we should ask about an eleven year war.

Top 10 Reasons I Admire Military Kids

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.

Military Families Can Take Steps to Prevent Lost or Stolen Pets

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

Budget Request Backs Military Families

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

TV Special to Celebrate Veterans, Military Families

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.

Family Matters Blog: Top 10 Reasons I Appreciate Military Families

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.

First Lady Urges Hollywood to Tell Military Family Stories

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.

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

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.

Counselors forced to sign form to NOT treat PTSD?

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.

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

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.

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...

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....

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.

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

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 Say: Honor our Loved Ones Service and Sacrifice By...

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,

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

The Military Family Peace group Military Families Speak Out is asking all Military Families, Veterans, and supporters who question or oppose the continued occupation...

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...

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

"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...

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...

The vast majority of Americans do not have a loved one...

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.