By Debbie Gregory. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can be experienced by anyone after witnessing or enduring a traumatic event. While PTSD has recently become intertwined with the post-war experience of many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, anyone can suffer from it. In fact, nearly 8 percent of the U.S. population will experience some level of the disorder […]
Entries for June, 2013
By Debbie Gregory. Army Capt. Christian Labra’s first experience with the military’s combat medicine was up close and personal. Labra graduated from a U.S. Military Academy before he deployed to Iraq. The Iraq invasion had begun a few months before he deployed with the 1st Armored Division soldiers. Army Captain Christian Labra was ready to […]
By Debbie Gregory. In Iraq and Afghanistan, women have already been serving in the military. Although women have died in these wars, they were not allowed to serve in combat units. The Pentagon is ready to integrate women into the special forces, such as the Army Rangers and the Navy SEALs. As Air Force, Army, […]
By Debbie Gregory. One of the most important things for veterans to remember as they apply for jobs: civilian recruiters don’t speak military. You may have the right skills, the perfect training and tons of experience. None of that matters if the company you are applying to doesn’t understand how your military job translates to […]
By Debbie Gregory. As a convoy medic in Iraq, Mathew Vance became adept at what he calls “civil war medicine”, or, “stop the bleeding.” He perfected his life-saving medical skills during his second deployment working on a trauma helicopter. When he returned home, jobs for medics, especially medical jobs for veterans, didn’t exist. Vance, 30, […]
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