The Warrior’s Ball – Friday April 24, 2015 – 7pm
Knights of Columbus, 507 Shippan Avenue, Stamford Ct
Billy & The Showmen
To Benefit Stand For The Troops’ PTS Rescue Coalition, An initiative that funds effective treatment programs for at risk Soldiers and Veterans struggling the with ...
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Offers Hope to Vets Bearing ‘Invisible’ Battle Wounds “I got my life back,” Major Ben Richards US Army (Ret), Director, SFTT Warriors’ Task Force[Greenwich, CT – June 18, 2014) Eilhys England Hackworth, Chair of STAND FOR THE TROOPS (SFTT), announced today that a member of the SFTT PTS/TBI Rescue Coalition has 50 slots available to treat veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that have not responded to the standard counseling and medication. These candidates have an ... Continue Reading →
Kevin and Michael Bacon and The Bacon Brothers Band will perform at a Washington DC fundraiser on March 22nd to benefit Stand For The Troops (SFTT). The Show will help support SFTT’s mission to safeguard the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our country’s frontline troops – the young heroes who daily put their lives on the line protecting us ...Continue Reading →
Thomas Catan’s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “For Veterans with PTSD, A New Demon: Their Meds” is not news. The over-use of drugs as routine part of battlefield medicine has been noted since the first days of our military deployments to Iraq in the spring of 2003.
Over-reliance on the miracles of modern pharmaceuticals has became just Standard Operating Procedure in the US military.
And, likewise with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs medical system.
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People complain that the F.D.A. takes far too long in approving “new” drugs, but they seem to be equally obtuse in pointing out the dangers of using drugs they have already approved. According to a new article appearing in the New York Times, the F.D.A seeks tighter control on prescriptions for class of painkillers. I suppose we should be grateful that the guys and gals in the white robes in D.C. have finally come to their ...Continue Reading →
SFTT summarized a report yesterday from Wall Street Journal reporter Kristen Jones which reported that Body Armor King David Brooks was sentenced to jail for 17 years for a $200 million fraud scheme. In the article, it was suggested that the Justice Department decided not to pursue more serious charges of corruption in the military procurement process of body armor supplied to our brave young men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sadly, the stench of corruption and ...Continue Reading →
David H. Brooks, the founder of DHB Industries Inc., a company that supplied body armor to the U.S. military was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in a $200 million fraud scheme.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal by Kristin Jones:
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“DHB Industries made body armor that protected the men and women of the U.S. military, who risk their lives to keep us safe,” said U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch. “To David Brooks, it was merely a vehicle for plunder ...
The Obama administration is once again immersed in a political tragedy in Egypt largely of its own making. How it will play out is largely anyone’s guess, but President Obama seems destined to make the same silly mistakes in international diplomacy that have plagued previous administrations. Mind you, his motives may be well-intended, but trying to be on the “right side of history” often leads to the blood of others to be shed.
Other than politicians who have no ...Continue Reading →