When military personnel leave the service and begin their transition to civilian life, there are programs and support networks made available — and in some cases, this even extends to spouses.
ToolsHowever, there’s a group that’s slipping through the cracks: military children. There is a concern that health care providers need to be better educated, not just about military service, but about the effects it can have on the military family, specifically children.
“I’m fearful we’re not building out the infrastructure to follow these children when their family leaves the service” said Dr. Paula Rauch, a child psychiatrist, during the Military Child Education Coalition’s National Training Seminar, July 30, in Washington, D.C.
New research should extend to long-term studies on children, so the effects of a parent’s deployment on children can be studied and analyzed.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
A combat patrol advanced three miles north of Lucca (furthermost point occupied by American troops) to contact an enemy machine gun nest in September 1944 as part of the Italian Campaign (DoD/National Archives and Records Administration)
World War II Army veteran Milton Miller says he has never forgotten an act of cowardice by his platoon leader.
It happened in the Alban Hills south of Rome following the Allied Forces' amphibious invasion on the Italian beaches of Anzio in January 1944.
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty into New York Harbor, November 10, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio)
In the six months since its activation, the Navy's 2nd Fleet has bulked up and is embracing its mission in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, where the U.S. and its partners are focused on countering a sophisticated and wily Russian navy.