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‘Why is this happening?’ — Mysterious seizures haunt Marines a decade after their deployment
"You never know whether someone has been deployed in an area where there’s some kind of exposure to infection or to a toxin."
29 Purple Hearts awarded for Iran’s ballistic missile attack on Al-Asad Air Base
Fewer than half of the 80 service members considered for Purple Hearts will receive the wa
New Body Armor and Helmets for the Army
The Army has been testing and has already quietly fielded some new body armor, helmets, and Night Vision Goggles.
‘Hit with a truck’ — How Iran’s missiles inflicted traumatic brain injuries on US troops
Reuters interviewed more than a dozen officials and soldiers and spoke with brain-injury specialists to assemble the most comprehensive account so far of the nature of the soldiers' injuries and...
Trump reportedly downplayed the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries from the Iran strikes again by saying he’s seen worse
President Donald Trump reportedly said a war with Iran was "closer than you thought" and downplayed military brain injuries during an annual luncheon with TV anchors at the White House...
34 US troops have been treated for Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack
It will be up to the military services to decide whether the wounded troops receive Purple Hearts.
Pentagon dismisses idea that injuries from Iranian base attack were downplayed for ‘political agenda’
THE PENTAGON — While speaking to reporters on Friday, Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman dismissed the idea that soldiers' injuries … Continued
‘Chicago is my home’ — Army vet deported to Mexico returns to the US to fight for citizenship
Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. was allowed temporary travel to the U.S. for an immigration hearing, to decide if he can obtain citizenship after being deported in 2018 over nonviolent...
Marine vet police officer claims his department discriminated against him for seeking PTSD treatment
Former police officer Jason Cooling has sued the city of Torrington, claiming the Police Department failed to appropriately accommodate his efforts and created a hostile, threatening work environment as he...
Here’s Exactly What A Roadside Bomb Does To Your Head
Tom note: The following paragraphs are the scariest thing I have read in a long time. They are excerpted from … Continued
Here comes the Army’s new ballistics helmet
For the last two decades, the Army’s protective headgear has gone largely unchanged. But after four years of developing a … Continued
Will Jeff Sessions Sink The VA’s Interest In Medical Marijuana For Vets?
In an exclusive sit-down interview with Task & Purpose June 12, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin made clear his department … Continued
The Army Just Started Producing Its Brand New Ballistics Helmet
After nearly two decades of trying to treat traumatic brain injury, the Army is taking a hard look at adding … Continued
This Is What Happens When Troops Are Kicked Out Of The Military Because Of PTSD
The documentary series, “Charlie Foxtrot,” recently released online, examines the fact that 300,000 post-9/11 veterans have received less than honorable … Continued
Sleep Deprivation Is An Epidemic We Can’t Afford To Ignore
Each year, the United States sustains up to $411 billion in economic losses due to sleep deprivation, according to new … Continued
5 Things We’ve Learned About PTSD Since 9/11
There’s no need to reiterate the common platitudes about post-traumatic stress disorder that we’ve all heard before, focusing on demystifying … Continued
What You Need To Know About TBI Treatment
While medical research into traumatic brain injuries is not new, our ability to identify and subsequently treat them, has leapt … Continued
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
In the last 15 years, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have dramatically changed the way we recognize and treat … Continued
New Documentary ‘Searching For Home’ Reveals Raw Courage Of Vets Across Generations
Courage, usually a central word in selling any war story, requires the proper packaging for the American public to pay … Continued
The VA’s Attempt To Fight Opioid Dependence Leaves Pain Patients Cut Off
Anyone who has ruck marched with a heavy pack, performed a parachute landing fall out of a C-130 or worn … Continued
10 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is pervasive in both civilian and military populations. In fact, TBI in the civilian population is eight … Continued