Javier 馃悵 beBee
11/7/2016 路 2 min read 路 +300 路 2
To Veterans and 5 more
Tony 馃悵 Rossi
11/7/2016 路 2 min read 路 +600
To beBee in English and 5 more
Why Veterans Don't Use All Our Benefits

Why Veterans Don't Use All Our Benefits

There was once a time to be the Lone Sailor, or that Stoic Soldier, standing watch over your post and our country; for Veterans, that wtime has passed. It's OK to grab hold of those hands reaching out to you.It's been 6 years since I was medically...

Mark Tillman Davis

Mark Tillman Davis

Here's the problem with those broad generalizations. 1) Homeless veteran rates are impossible to calculate because they rely upon unconfirmed self identification. If I had a dollar for every non-homeless person who has told me they were a veteran and then determined they had never been in the military, well I could take a few days off. 2) Veteran suicides and attempts are overwhelmingly unrelated to military service. Moreover, the vast majority of in service suicides, attempts and ideations are by servicemembers who have never deployed. And who exactly is stuck in the middle? With 30 years of service until I retired last year, stuck in the middle usually meant, "I want someone to do this for me". Veterans deserve compassion and support. However, the expectation is that 4, 8 or 30 years of service entitles us to a modicum of respect, not return trips to the trough. Particularly when it starts to wear on the 98% of the population who are paying the bills and have challenges of their own. Today, veterans are set up for success like at no point in our history. We don't have a veteran support problem; we have a cultural problem.

14/7/2016
Tony 馃悵 Rossi

Tony 馃悵 Rossi

Thanks, John. I'm very proud of my service, and struggle with the fact I couldn't end it on my own terms. The years I spent in limbo dealing with medical issues exposed me to an oft hidden group of transitioning service members and Vets that didn't feel they had a voice. We know we're responsible for setting our own path, but I do feel Veterans should be entitled to a bit more support than the average Joe. No hand-outs, but we should extend a hand to help our brothers and sisters that are struggling.

14/7/2016
Javier 馃悵 beBee
4/7/2016 路 1 min read 路 ~100 路 2
To Veterans and 7 more
Randy Keho
4/7/2016 路 1 min read 路 +100
To Veterans: To Honor and 7 more
Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the Fight

Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the Fight

Today's the Fourth of July, 2016. It's a beautiful day in northern Illinois. It's quiet, except for the birds who sing their morning song. I feel an air of peace embrace me. I pray for this feeling to last, knowing full well it will not.I've just...

Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

It's all real. Tell it. Share the ire and the raw. That's what is real reality.

9/7/2016
Brian McKenzie

Brian McKenzie

Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD i am writing about it in my Kyrzbekistan novella with as much ire, disdain and disgust that I can muster. It matters not, the beating drums still call. I am not so old that I cant still get in the fight, I am past young enough to give a shit about the happy ending.

8/7/2016

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