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  • Cyber Insecurity…How the Government is Failing to Protect Money Owed to Our Seniors and Veterans

    08/05/2015 6:27:13 PM PDT · by homelandnsecurities · 3 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Homeland Insecurities
    Year after year the American people have been constantly warned of the impending doom that are their Social Security benefits due to fact that there are now more people collecting Social Security than paying into it. While the controversy over the future of Social Security is well known, what has not received much attention is that right now Americans are in danger of having their benefits delayed, and not just their Social Security checks. Veterans who fought for this country, and who are dependent on financial support from the Veterans Administration (VA) to purchase medicine or treatment could also see...
  • 22 Veterans A Day Are Killing Themselves

    06/04/2015 3:27:37 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 97 replies
    Personal | 4 June 2015 | blueunicorn6
    22 Veterans kill themselves every day. Why? I've seen this figure in print several times. These are people who were tough enough and strong enough and brave enough and dedicated enough and smart enough to make it through Basic Training, Specialty Skills Training (AIT) and the rigors of military duty. Yet, they are killing themselves when they get back to the United States. Why? The claim is that something horrible happened to them in combat. They have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. OK. Let's for arguments sake accept that every Veteran that commits suicide was involved in one or several horrible...
  • Operation Surf brings wounded heroes to Cocoa Beach

    03/20/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by shove_it · 4 replies
    CFNews ^ | 20 Mar 2015 | Jerry Hume
    COCOA BEACH -- Several combat-wounded active duty and veteran service members will hit the waves Friday morning in Cocoa Beach. Operation Surf, run by the California based nonprofit Amazing Surfing Adventures, teaches service members and veterans how to surf. For the first time they have taken Operation Surf to Florida. Fourteen military members will participate in the week long surfing event in Cocoa Beach. Many of the military members have served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, continuing to suffer from physical and psychological disabilities. The goal of the event is to help them relax and rehabilitate. “It’s got its...
  • Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture

    11/16/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-15-14 | Jimmy Stamp
    n a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed “silver” architecture. The idea came to her after taking her father to a top-notch, “green” medical center that was surprisingly unaccommodating for older patients. Sure, sustainability is important, but a building needs to do more than perform efficiently and attract millennials. Aronson notes: Such approaches once may have made sense from a business perspective, but current demographic realities are creating financial and practical reasons to build...
  • God’s Call to Warriors

    09/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | April, 2014 | Gen. Jerry Boykin
    I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (NIV). Exodus is pretty early in the Bible. And then in the last book of the Bible, in Revelation 19, it says He’s coming back. As what? As a warrior. It says He’s coming back riding a white horse and...
  • Barbecue Chain Serves Up Plate of Patriotism

    05/15/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 16 replies
    FOXnews.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | FOX & Friends
    Mission BBQ is a brand new chain in Baltimore, MD Area. There's one down from my office. The first time I went there, right at noon, all stopped and they honor our nation with the National Anthem. Needless to say, I'm a regular. Saw this today on Fox & Friends. If something like this can thrive in the liberal cesspool of Maryland, it can work anywhere. They gave $166K to Wounded Warriors today from the sale of plastic drink cups like the one on my desk. Admin Moderator, feel free to dump this if you don't think it meets our...
  • 2014 COPO Camaro No. 001 Fetches $700,000 At Barrett-Jackson

    01/27/2014 3:49:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    DragZine ^ | 1/27/14 | Andrew Wolf
    In case you missed it during the FOX networks coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale classic car auction over the weekend, Chevrolet Performance’s first 2014 COPO Camaro factory race car, numbered No. 1 of 69 (VIN 001 to be exact), was auctioned off for charity, bringing in an impressive $700,000 winning bid— more than seven times the sticker price of a typical COPO. Many of our readers may recognize this as the very same COPO that was unveiled at the SEMA Show as a preview to the 2014 model year build, and was also on display in the Chevrolet Performance booth...
  • Sanctuary for wounded warriors gets slapped with $10,000 tax bill

    01/04/2014 5:51:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Sanctuary for wounded warriors gets slapped with $10,000 tax bill January 3, 2014 by Joe Saunders A Virginia couple who put up $1 million and 37 acres of rural land to help brothers in arms are learning the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. Ken and Julia Falke, who opened the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in September, are on the receiving end of a $10,000 property tax bill from Loudoun County. bouldercrest0103Ken Falke told Fox News in a story broadcast Thursday that the couple — operating the site as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization —...
  • In about-face, Walter Reed opens dining hall to wounded warriors after Fox News reporting

    08/15/2013 12:26:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/15/13 | Justin Fishel, Jennifer Griffin
    The U.S. military has reversed a string of decisions that would have restricted access for severely wounded troops to a popular dining hall at Walter Reed hospital, after Fox News began reporting on complaints from veterans and their families. The military earlier this month decided to invalidate meal tickets and reduce hours for the Warrior Cafe, the sole dining facility in building 62 -- home to all multiple amputees and long-term, recovering patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The wife of one of the veterans affected by the decision told Fox News on Thursday that...
  • The Unlikely PTSD Therapy

    08/09/2013 8:08:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8-9-13 | Zoe Ann Murphy
    Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are training puppies to become service dogs for fellow wounded warriors. The work can actually alleviate their own symptoms The Fold’s Zoeann Murphy spent some time with the pups.
  • Maher Calls Bike Ride with Wounded Warriors ‘Nauseating,’ Compares Bush to Cleveland Kidnaper

    06/02/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 1, 2013 | Brent Baker
    Though he had no idea what it was, the annual “Bush Center Warrior 100K” mountain bike ride, which took place over the Memorial Day weekend, upset Bill Maher. “I guess they walked or ran or something on their prosthetic limbs,” Maher sneered about George W. Bush’s ride around his Texas ranch with 20 servicemen, “and I found this to be nauseating. I mean, first he sends them off to war to get their limbs blown off and then he has them over for a barbecue.” Maher then equated the former President with Ariel Castro, the kidnaper who held captive multiple...
  • The unseen wounds and warriors of war

    04/21/2013 2:23:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Exclusive: Chuck Norris prays for bombing victims, applauds heroes' valiant acts As with others across the nation, my wife, Gena, and I are so proud of the first responders and host of rescuers, medical personnel, law enforcement, firemen, military, crisis counselors and good Samaritans who immediately were called into action and undoubtedly saved lives, limbs and souls because of their heroic efforts. Truly, America’s best shine brightest during our country’s most difficult and darkest moments. At the same time, however, my wife, Gena, and I join the rest of the nation in offering our most heartfelt condolences and prayers for...
  • Who looks after America’s unsung heroes?

    03/09/2013 8:25:00 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Jim Emerson
    The word “heroic” is perhaps the most overused adjective in modern day lexicon, too often heaped upon people who are neither brave nor worthy of particular praise. Far too many actors and athletes are called heroes for doing what they are paid to do or for engaging in publicity stunts for the purpose of garnering the attention and acclaim of an easily impressed public. Such faux heroes are clearly nothing like the firefighter who has entered a burning building, the cop who runs into harm’s way or the soldier who has been deployed into a warzone. Caregivers According to a...
  • Veteran's Story About Michelle Obama Using War Amputees as Photo Props

    03/05/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    soopermexican.com ^ | 3/5/13 | soopermexy
    I caught this story being posted, and asked for permission to blog it – it’s pretty harrowing: J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman I've had veterans tell me a very similar story: Kids forced to go hungry for hours during Michelle Obama media event http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/04/lets-starve-kids-forced-to-go-hungry-for-hours-during-michelle-obama-media-event/ … 5:12 PM - 04 Mar 13 J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman .@AZ_Susan She told the soldiers and caregivers from Walter Reed they were receiving an award and having a luncheon. Neither one existed. After considering whether to tell the story, J.R. relented: J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman In light of Michelle Obama using hungry school kids as props, let me tell...
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • Church Says Wounded Warrior Project Refused Their Money

    02/04/2013 5:30:34 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after they said Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.” “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla. Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization. The church had planned on taking up a special offering on the last Sunday in February and students were collecting money from...
  • Wounded warriors anti-gun?

    11/17/2012 7:46:59 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Tom Greshams Gun Talk Radio ^ | 11-11-2012 | Tom Gresham
    Wounded Warriors declined to come on his (Tom Gresham) show on veterans day because they are against gun or religious organizations. At around the 5:00 mark. There is another orginazation "honoredveterans.org" that is non communist. I will be trying to get a return of this years donations to wounded warrior. They are so dissapointing! I am trying to find out more, but everything points to this being true. I really hate communists!
  • Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing ‘Gun Talk’

    11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST · by AAABEST · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page. “I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms,” Gresham emailed the charity’s public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. “Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way...
  • Wounded Warriors Get VIP Parking in North Carolina: Can We Move This Across the US?

    08/17/2012 9:08:57 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 14 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The video best tells the story of this effort in Onslow Country, South Carolina. Can we move this across the U.S.? Can 'We The People' donate a sign? “We’re proud of our military service members, and we support the members who have given so much in defense of our freedoms,” Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the Daily News of Jacksonville.Onslow County Manager Jeff Hudson told the newspaper that county officials will install two wounded warrior parking spaces each at the tax office, the health department and the county's multipurpose complex.“It’s a new program for us, but certainly we’re proud...
  • WALTER REED PATIENT TRANSFER MOVED TO SATURDAY - IRENE'S FAULT

    08/26/2011 9:23:26 AM PDT · by trooprally · 32 replies
    ALL The transfer of patients has been moved up 24 hours to Saturday, 7AM We will be there. Same game plan as original. [Mr] T
  • WALTER REED - Final Plans for LAST Rally in Support of Patients Move, Sun., 8-28-11, 7AM til done

    08/21/2011 3:13:36 PM PDT · by trooprally · 16 replies
    It is public knowledge that the final move of our Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed to Bethesda Naval Hospital and Ft. Belvour will be Sunday, August 28,2011. Best intel we have is that the ambulances will start transporting our Wounded Warriors out of the main at Georgia Avenue and Elder Street, NW, gate at 7AM. We do not know the exact end time. From some deduction it is expected to be around 1-2PM. THE DC CHAPTER OF FREEREPUBLIC WILL BE THERE, rain or shine or hurricane. All patriots are invited to help show our Wounded Warriors and their families that...
  • WALTER REED - Final Move of Patients, Aug. 28,2011 - DC Chapter of FReeRepublic will be there

    08/09/2011 8:23:01 AM PDT · by trooprally · 15 replies
    PRELIMINARY REPORTIt is public knowledge that the final move of our Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed to Bethesda Naval Hospital and Ft. Belvour will be Sunday, August 28,2011. THE DC CHAPTER OF FREEREPUBLIC WILL BE THERE and all patriots are invited to help show our Wounded Warriors and their families that they are loved and that we support them where ever the are. Not knowing specific details at this time we have permitted all four corners of all 4 gates from 6AM till 10PM. Once we know which gate(s) they will be leaving from, we will start setting up at...
  • WORTH WATCHING! This is a REAL Commander in Chief

    07/30/2011 12:38:07 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/30/11 | Youtube
    This is a REAL Commander in Chief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TiGYDvc4lU
  • Walter Reed Week 327: Massive Patriot Gathering in 115 Heat Index

    07/24/2011 6:25:12 PM PDT · by trooprally · 40 replies
    DON’T FORGET NEXT WEEK, JULY 29TH. WE ARE HAVING THE LAST BIG GET TOGETHER TO CHEER OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS THRU THE GATE. This will be the last chance to see everyone together. A special invite goes out to the past regulars who stood at the gate in our early years. "Eagles don’t flock, you gather them one at a time".This could not have been more true than last night. While we expected “several” additional patriots this Friday, we also knew of several other Friday night regulars who would not be there. An average attendance of a dozen was expected. BUT...
  • Former President Bush Rides with Wounded Warriors

    07/17/2011 4:32:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 31, 2011
    Raising awareness for wounded veterans
  • Angelina Jolie, Giving Back

    05/21/2011 10:37:07 PM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 22, 2011 | Yahoo
    Angelina Jolie put a smile on the faces of some wounded warriors she met with last week at Ramstein Air Base in Germany as they prepared to travel back to the U.S. for the first time since being injured. And they clearly put one on hers, too!
  • The W100 Starts Tomorrow! (Pres. Bush 43 100K 3 Day Desert Bike Ride w/ Wounded Warriors)

    04/24/2011 8:15:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The Bush Center ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011
    Tomorrow the W100 will begin with a 12 mile (19.4 km) ride in the heat of the day. A grueling 30 mile (48.3 km) ride will follow on Tuesday, with President Bush and the warriors finishing up the last 20 miles (32.3) on Wednesday. Stay tuned here for pictures from the trail, video of the ride and daily photo albums. Until then, get a sneak peek at some of the rough terrain and trails President Bush and 14 wounded warriors will be taking on over the next three days:Some of the trail is wide enough for vehicles and several bikes.Parts...
  • Fisjer House Fund Raiser for Wounded Warriors and Families

    02/25/2011 8:08:17 AM PST · by Manly Warrior · 1 replies
    Dear Friends and Colleagues; An opportunity to help wounded warriors and their families presents itself today. Please consider sponsoring an effort by a young Soldier on behalf of Wounded Warriors of all military branches. Army Captain Michael Pariso, an acquaintance of mine currently stationed here at Fort Leonard Wood, has decided to give of himself in this cause by running a charity 5K event along with his daughter on behalf of the Fisher House Foundation (http://www.fisherhouse.org/). When a US Warrior is seriously wounded or injured and faces long term recovery and rehabilitation, they are sent to major military medical centers...
  • Iraqis honor American wounded

    12/09/2010 3:31:39 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    BASRA, Iraq – When the wounded warriors with Operation Proper Exit visited Basra, Iraq, Dec. 7, they received a warm welcome from soldiers on the base, from the ranks of private through major general. Another group, perhaps more unexpectedly, also welcomed them – Iraqi military leaders and civilians. Iraqi Air Force Brig. Gen. Sami Al Tamimy, the commander of the IAF’s 70th Squadron, hosted the group for lunch and spoke with the group of Americans who had been wounded in Iraq years before. “I would like to thank you for all the sacrifices that you’ve made to accomplish our wishes...
  • NASCAR lending hand to Armed Forces Foundation (Duncan Hunter's Organization)

    07/01/2010 7:23:00 AM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies
    NASCAR ^ | 6/30/10 | staff
    NASCAR fans have seen an Army car, a Navy car, an Air Force car, even a Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard cars. But when David Reutimann finished fifth earlier this year in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the No. 00 was sporting a military logo who most in America were unfamiliar. The Armed Forces Foundation was the primary sponsor on the Michael Waltrip Racing car, and Reutimann was ecstatic he could bring a little attention to this relatively new charity. "I think the AFF has been under the radar, so to speak, unfortunately, for what they do,...
  • Face of Defense: Family Liaison Duty Changes Airman’s Life

    06/16/2010 9:17:22 AM PDT · by SandRat · 202+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chyenne A. Adams, USAF
    BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C., June 16, 2010 – When an airman is seriously injured, multiple agencies are ready to provide help. But if the servicemember is unable to actively engage those resources, the Air Force assigns a family liaison officer to help the family deal with the emotional and physical turmoil. Master Sgt. Robert D. Greenberg, an Air Force Honor Guard member here, recently served as the family liaison officer for Senior Airman Michael Malarsie's family. Malarsie was injured Jan. 3 in a roadside-bomb attack on his unit near Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was one of a two-man tactical...
  • GIs Battle Football Pros at Video Games

    06/09/2010 6:58:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, June 9, 2010 – Several members of the Washington Redskins joined forces with the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project here yesterday at the ESPN Zone for a “Guitar Hero” video game showdown with soldiers stationed in Basra, Iraq. Soldiers play “Guitar Hero” against players at the ESPN Zone in Washington D.C., as part of the “Pro vs. GI Joe” video game competition, June 8, 2010, which pitted troops against Washington Redskins football players. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Selby.   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The event is known as “Pro vs....
  • Navy Musician Teaches Rowing to Wounded Warriors

    06/07/2010 7:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 12+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Awalt, USN
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – A military musician assigned to the U.S. Navy Band here teaches rowing to wounded warriors recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Johnson spends almost every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon motivating wounded warriors at the center’s Mercy Hall. Four years ago, Chief Petty Officer Michel Curtis, also a member of the Navy Band, and Johnson, began rowing at the Capitol Rowing Club here as part of their physical training regimen. Capitol Rowing Club is a masters rowing club on the Anacostia River next to the Washington...
  • Pursuing Liberty Is The Clear Choice For Conservatives

    04/14/2010 7:23:44 AM PDT · by writer33 · 24 replies · 307+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/14/10 | Chris Davis
    When the darkness and fog cleared on August 29, 1776, the mud soaked trenches were empty. General George Washington had slipped away during the night, living to fight another day. The Battle of Long Island was a clear British victory, but it was a lesson learned in the pursuit of liberty that the American conservative knows, and a lesson that Americans of every race, color and creed should know. So, on August 27, 1776, General Washington arrived in New York, overseeing the construction of new fortifications in Brooklyn Heights. The men found it hard to warm their food or keep...
  • CANTER receives grant to help treat veterans

    05/08/2010 9:42:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 212+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources, or CANTER, recently received a $3,280 grant from the Cochise Community Foundation. CANTER provides a variety of equine therapies and assisted activities designed to promote the independence of individuals with disabilities and improve their physical, mental and social well-being. The grant will be used to support CANTER’s Helping America’s National Defenders program, which provides equine therapies to active duty and retired military and their families as a way to assist combat veterans who are challenged with brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. Through the program, injured veterans regain strength,...
  • Rolling Thunder, Wounded Warriors Honor 9/11 Victims

    05/05/2010 6:30:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 156+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2010 – Rolling Thunder motorcyclists joined Warrior Games athletes in a wreath-laying ceremony today at the Pentagon Memorial here to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Army Staff Sgt. Dean Issacs, a disabled soldier suffering from a spinal cord injury, lays a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial on May 5, 2010, in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony was part of the inaugural Warrior Games celebration. The games, which will feature disabled veterans and wounded active duty athletes in Paralympics-style competition, are slated for May 10-14, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo....
  • Wounded Warriors Get Custom Prosthetics Cases

    04/27/2010 6:15:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 213+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The maker of rugged Pelican cases, widely used in the military to protect weapons and computer gear, has launched a program to give custom cases for prosthetics to wounded warriors who have lost limbs. Left to right: Lyndon Faulkner, president and CEO of Pelican Products; retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. James King; and retired Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, Pelican Products board chairman, pose for a photo during an April 27, 2010, ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Fisher House in Washington, D.C., announcing the “Pelican for Patriots program. The Pelican Products company offers...
  • Airmen aid wounded warriors

    04/22/2010 6:27:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 178+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Kelly White, USAF
    4/22/2010 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Under the charge of 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Top 3 organization affiliates, base members here helped ease the stress of other servicemembers while recuperating from injury or passing through on their way home to an emergency situation. During a two-week clothing drive, organization members collected more than $8,200 in money and clothing to support wounded warriors and servicemembers on emergency leave orders. "I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of this project," said Master Sgt. Michelle McMeekin, the 379th Expeditionary Force Support Airman Readiness Center NCO and Top 3 lead on the clothing...
  • Air Mobility Command Adapts to Volcanic Ash Plume

    04/22/2010 6:08:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Christen N. McCluney
    WASHINGTON, April 22, 2010 – The Air Force’s Air Mobility Command has been able to continue providing airlift capabilities despite the cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano that has troubled air travel, a senior officer responsible for moving military personnel and equipment around the world said yesterday. “As soon as we saw the potential impact from the volcanic ash cloud forming, we initiated some discussion about possible consequences and courses of action,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Randy Kee, vice commander of the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., said during a "DoD Live" bloggers...
  • Better Prosthetics Coming for Wounded Warriors

    04/22/2010 6:04:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 298+ views
    FORT DETRICK, Md., April 22, 2010 – From developing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic leg to a non-chafing socket device, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center here is making big strides in advancing prosthetic science to improve wounded warriors’ quality of life. The center, tucked away at this western Maryland post, reaches out to a broad spectrum of researchers at universities, hospitals, and small businesses to promote next-generation, cutting-edge prosthetic technologies. “The objective is to help amputees and traumatically wounded servicemembers return to the highest level of functionality that they are capable of,” said Troy Turner, who manages the center’s...
  • Ilario Pantano's Pledge

    04/11/2010 4:10:46 AM PDT · by Recon Dad · 3 replies · 244+ views
    Ilario Pantano is excited to announce that, after due consideration, he has joined the Alliance for Bonded Term Limits, and looks forward to promoting the issue in this election and in future elections. The catalyst for Pantano has been the increased exposure to the culture of D.C. that he has had over the recent weeks through the success of his current congressional campaign. By being invited into special programs to raise money for Republican candidates, he has seen the power of money in politics up close. Pantano observed, "When NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions introduced me to dozens of members at...
  • Face of Defense: Couple Runs for Wounded Warriors

    03/29/2010 4:31:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, USA
    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq, March 29, 2010 – Separated by seven time zones, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, a deployed U.S. paratrooper and his stateside wife celebrated the strength and resilience of America’s wounded warriors with synchronized 50-mile runs March 20-21. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Bruch prepares to begin a 50-mile run to celebrate the strength and resilience of America’s wounded warriors, March 20, 2010, at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. Tammy Bruch, his wife and an Army reservist, ran 50 miles at Fort Bragg, N.C., at about the same time. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod  (Click photo...
  • Wounded Warriors, Veterans Find Therapy on Ski Slopes

    03/12/2010 4:19:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    MERCERSBURG, Pa., March 12, 2010 – Matthew Bilancia addresses the slopes like a man on a mission, cutting and edging his snowboard down the mountain with the confidence and passion of someone who’s been doing it all his life. Army Spc. Tonya Jacobs, injured in an on-the-job accident in Kuwait in 2008, laces up her ski boots for a wounded warrior adaptive sports session March 11, 2010, at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. The USO of Metropolitan Washington and the Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation sponsored the event. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden  (Click...
  • Regenerative Medicine Shows Promise for Wounded Warriors

    02/25/2010 6:02:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 257+ views
    DETRICK, Md., Feb. 25, 2010 – Movie-goers have seen the concept play out time and time again on the big screen. Sinister Borg drones reconstitute missing digits and limbs before their eyes in the “Star Trek” series. Alien Jack Jeebs in “Men in Black” regrows his head after it’s damaged or blown off. The military is working to bring some of that science-fiction capability to wounded warriors so they can harness their own body’s power to regenerate itself and repair disabling and disfiguring battlefield injuries. The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine is leading the charge with an ambitious program...
  • Wounded veterans return, gain closure

    02/16/2010 7:27:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Lindsey Bradford, USA
    BAGHDAD - When eight combat veterans recently volunteered to return here, they knew they’d be interacting with troops, answering questions about their injuries, their experiences and their new lives as wounded warriors. They were ready. From Baghdad to Taji to Balad, Soldiers on the ground seemed to have the same question — what was the most frustrating part after they sustained their injuries. The answer was unanimous among the vets. Stay in contact with those who have been injured. "As Soldiers, we have such a bond. Whether we've been together for six months or five years, it's a brotherhood; whether...
  • General Anthony Tata: Governor Palin ‘Pioneer Tough‘ [Visits Walter Reed]

    02/15/2010 9:34:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Conservatives For Palin ^ | February 11, 2010 | Doug Brady
    Brigadier General (R) Anthony J. Tata wrote a great piece today for Big Government in which he, among other things, recalled Governor Palin's visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center last December: "As a retired flag officer, I often have the privilege of visiting with our wounded and their families and so I commit some time and money, donating so far 100% of the book royalties to the USO Metro DC Hospital Services Fund for our wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The huge response my review of her book generated, and...
  • Foundation brings wounded vets back to Iraq

    01/31/2010 12:46:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 198+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Lindsey Bradford, USA
    BAGHDAD - Rick Kell, executive director of the Troops First Foundation, has done it again. Six wounded warriors stepped off a C-130 Hercules here, Jan. 31, and took their first steps on Iraqi soil since being severely wounded the last time they were here. This is the fourth time Kell has returned wounded service members to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit, a program aimed at helping the warriors find emotional closure after being injured. Although this is the fourth trip, this set of Soldiers differs from previous groups, as all six Soldiers are now retired. Capt. Ferris Butler...
  • Going Rogue Jacket Winner: Jacket Received

    01/12/2010 1:18:40 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 750+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/12/2010 | Ron Devito
    It was somewhat surreal. Not just that Sarah had worn it but that a million book buyers now have the picture of that jacket in their home on the book cover and yet the jacket now resides in the Miller house. Anytime a celeb has worn something we tend to feel it’s special, and yet – it’s just a tiny, very light weight bright red coat!
  • Wounded Vets to Participate in First Warrior Games

    01/07/2010 3:24:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 191+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2010 – Some 200 wounded active duty members and military veterans will compete in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Defense Department officials announced today. The U.S. Olympic Committee will host the games, and events will include shooting, swimming, archery, track, discus, shot put, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball, Army Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, commander of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, said at a Pentagon news conference. Athletes will be recruited from each of the military services, including the Coast Guard, through an independent selection processes. Many already participate in some...
  • Interview with Cathy Maples Winner of Sarah Palin Dinner Experience

    01/06/2010 5:52:54 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 733+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/06/2010 | Ron Devito
    In September 2009, Ride2Recovery auctioned a dinner experience with Todd and Sarah Palin, the proceeds of which benefit the organization’s wounded warrior efforts. Cathy Maples, President, R & D Electronics was the winning bidder....