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- Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Legacy: Marine Corps families who were exposed to decades of contamination search for answers
- Suicide help on the home front: Symposium April 20 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia for military spouses and children
- Frank Kowalski’s forgotten war: In the mid-’50s, Kowalski and hundreds of other U.S. soldiers were sent to a largely unknown country called Vietnam
- Upside Down Lives: Spouses and parents of severely injured veterans struggle under weight of 24/7 caregiving
- For Air Force veteran, challenge trumps comfort
- Mission Possible: Team Rubicon’s rapid response to natural disasters gives combat veterans the challenge they crave
- More than 40 years after he came home from combat, John Wayne Cloud is still walking point for fellow veterans
- Seconds to Win: For nearly 60 years, Wyoming veterans have helped develop some of America’s top rodeo talent
- Restorative Justice: Veterans treatment courts make differences in the lives of those who served
- Rare Victory: Vietnam Navy veterans struggle to prove, and keep, Agent Orange benefits
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Tag Archives: Afghanistan
Upside Down Lives: Spouses and parents of severely injured veterans struggle under weight of 24/7 caregiving
By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2012/All Rights Reserved) By the time Debbie Schulz got help, she had been her wounded son’s full-time caregiver for more than six years. She had lost her husband, her teaching career and her retirement. She lay … Continue reading
Mission Possible: Team Rubicon’s rapid response to natural disasters gives combat veterans the challenge they crave
By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2012 / All Rights Reserved) The moment he saw the destruction on TV in January 2010, former Marine scout-sniper Jake Wood knew he had to get to Haiti. He called a few friends, posted a quick … Continue reading
When doing everything right isn’t enough: A Marine’s suicide shows that even the unlikeliest veteran can fall through the cracks.
By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved) Of all the questions raised by Clay Hunt’s suicide, perhaps the most perplexing is this: why did a 28-year-old former Marine who was receiving VA health care, taking medications for post-traumatic stress … Continue reading
By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved) For more than three years, Kristy Kaufmann has been one of the most prominent voices warning that too many of the nation’s military families are quietly crumbling. The wife of a battalion … Continue reading
America’s Forgotten Military Families: Nine years of non-stop deployments, exhaustion, anticipatory grief — with no end in sight
Part I Op-tempo from hell By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010/All rights reserved) On a girls’ night out near Fort Bragg, N.C., Rebekah Sanderlin and her friends went around their circle and talked about which antidepressant each of them was taking. … Continue reading