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  1. Casualties of War

    Robert joined the Army at 18 years young, right after high school. He served in Vietnam and became successful, providing the destruction of war. He served nineteen-months in Vietnam, and did parts of his tour in various assignments: he was a rifleman, a 90MM Recoilless Rifle gunner, and a leader...
  2. Some Moms Wear Combat Boots

      It’s hard to imagine that not so long ago it was mandated that any women who served in the Armed Forces would be immediately discharged upon the confirmation of pregnancy.  In 1951, an Executive Order (EO 10240) signed by former president Harry S. Truman, clearly stated. “That any women...
  3. Give Homeless Veterans A Sense Of Home

    Though some might associate the term “homeless vets” with nothing more than a line from Billy Joel, the sad fact is that twenty-two years after the recording of “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, little has changed for returning soldiers. It is estimated that over 10,000 homeless veterans of the Iraq...
  4. Parents of Servicemembers Share Experiences and Advice

    Parenting comes with its own challenges, but being the parent of a service member is even more complex. A small group of parents shared what they faced, and advice they have for new military parents. CONCERNS Charles Henckler, USCG ret., and his wife had concerns about their daughter’s safety and...
  5. Health Care Benefits: An Overview

    If you are an active duty service member, you and your family are entitled to health care insurance through TRICARE. National Guard and Reserve service members who are mobilized/deployed for longer than thirty days also become eligible for TRICARE, along with their families. Availability for each of TRICARE’s plans depends...
  6. Learning to Live with PTSD

    A Guest Post from Dana DeLong, Vice President of www.voiceofwarriors.com My name is Dana and I am an Army Veteran who served during Desert Storm. I was diagnosed last year with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have been in treatment ever since. I go to regular counseling sessions and am...
  7. Major Defense Budget Cuts A Possibility…or Are They?

    As you may be aware, the Congressional “Super Committee” recently failed to meet their deadline to come up with a plan to cut the Federal budget. Congress has until the end of December to come up with and pass the committee’s plan, otherwise $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts (“sequestration cuts”)...
  8. New Rules for Women in Combat

    Congress recently authorized an expansion for the role played by female troops in combat zones. There’s been a lot of attention paid to this, but it’s actually a relatively small change that only codified in law the reality on the ground for the last ten years. In reality, very little...