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7,000 troops died in the Post-9/11 wars. A staggering 30,000 died by suicide
“This trend is deeply alarming."
A Marine special operator’s fragmented legacy: Blast, impact, trauma, and everything that comes after
Traumatic brain injury is an 'invisible wound' I've suffered 17 times.
‘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."
Fort Bragg paratroopers receive Purple Hearts, valor awards for roles in Afghanistan deployment
The paratroopers are part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and were on the brigade’s deployment between July 2019 to April this year.
The US military is working on body armor sensors that can measure exposure to potentially harmful blasts
The body armor blast sensors the military is working on could make it easier to tell if a service member needs medical evaluation by measuring blast overpressure exposure
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.
Traumatic brain injury is often called an ‘invisible’ wound. It’s anything but
Editor's Note: This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. I glanced in the rearview...
‘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 how they sustained them.
Trump says he ‘won’t be changing his mind’ on view that brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran’s attack are not very serious
President Donald Trump doubled down on his assertion on Monday that the injuries suffered by U.S. troops during an Iranian ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces are "not very serious" amid continued criticism
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 on Tuesday
US troops treated for traumatic brain injury in Iranian missile attack could receive Purple Hearts
The dozens of troops who suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the concussive effects of Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, are eligible for Purple Hearts, the Pentagon said Monday. But the individual services must still decide whether to award them
‘Invisible wounds’ — Navy SEAL’s family pushes for recognition of traumatic brain injuries after his death
Each year in the United States an estimated 1.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury, according to the CDC
64 US troops now being treated for Traumatic Brain Injury as toll of Iranian attack continues to increase
So far, all of troops have been diagnosed with mild Traumatic Brain Injury, but that could change because brain injury symptoms develop over time, said Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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.
How Trump’s comments on US troops hurt in Iraq undercut the Pentagon’s messaging on traumatic brain injuries
President Donald Trump's comment Wednesday that U.S. troops suffering concussion-like symptoms had "not very serious" injuries clashed with a yearslong, hard-fought U.S. military campaign to spread the message that a brain injury is not something to be minimized
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...
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...
A Massive Study Of Veterans Reveals That Even ‘Mild’ Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Major Consequences
Mild traumatic brain injury may sound like an oxymoron, along the lines of “jumbo shrimp” or “random order.” But a...
New Study Says Shoulder-Fired Weapons Are Hazardous For The Brain
Service members risk brain damage when operating shoulder-fired heavy weapons like the AT4, LAW, and Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle, according...
1 In 5 Troops Discharged For Misconduct Between 2011 And 2015 Had PTSD Or TBI, Report Finds
Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury can impact the behavior of service members, and may lead to separations for...
DoD Canceled Brain Injury Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results
Editor’s Note: A version of this article by Elana Duffy originally appeared on the NYC Veterans Alliance blog. A few...
Marcus Luttrell Has A Twin Brother And He’s A Neuroscientist
Morgan Luttrell was a Navy SEAL like his more famous twin brother, Marcus, who went on to write a bestseller,...
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...
Veterans With Service Dogs Know Someone Always Has Their Back
When Greg Wells came home from Afghanistan in 2012, he didn’t want to leave his house. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress...
Understanding The Brutal, Tragic Murder Of A Veterans Advocate And Friend
On Mother's Day, I learned that someone whom I consider a friend, and certainly one of the people whom I...