SFTT Military News Highlights: Week Ending Sep 8, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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Marijuana and Veterans with TBI

Thomas Brennan, a former sergeant in the Marine Corps, is the founder of The War Horse, a veterans’ news site, and a co-author of “Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War,”  makes an impassioned plea to "make pot legal for Veterans with TBI." In an ...
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SFTT Military News: Week Ending Sep 1, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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How the VA Callously Treats Veterans: A National Disgrace

As we reported earlier, Veteran Eric Bivins committed suicide after being unable to find the support and care he needed from the Department of Veterans Affairs ("the VA"). Found below are a moving - AND MOST SAD - series of videos by Kimi Bivins, Eric's spouse which describes her experiences ...
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SFTT Military News: Week Ending Aug 25, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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Can Secretary David Shulkin Fix the VA?

Can Secretary David Shulkin fix the Department of Veterans Affairs ("the VA")?  The answer is an emphatic NO! This is not a commentary on Dr. Shulkin's inspired leadership or his vision for a vastly improved VA, but a consequence of competing ideologies and a dysfunctional institution. As Stand for the ...
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SFTT Military News: Week Ending Aug 18, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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VA Doctor’s Hard Line on HBOT Leads to Veteran Suicide

As a military veteran with PTSD and TBI, I encounter many brave warriors who have had difficulties getting proper treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs ("the VA"). All of these conversations have been disturbing and caused me to relive the terrible ordeals I faced when dealing with the VA ...
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SFTT Military Highlights: Week Ending Aug 11, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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Veterans Account for 20% of U.S. Suicides

Military suicides, particularly among Veterans, show no signs of abating.  Despite recent efforts by Secretary of Shulkin of the Department of Veterans Affairs ("the VA"), the "silent wounds of war" follow our Veterans into civilian life. In a most informative report published by CNN, Veteran suicides account for roughly 20% ...
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SFTT Military News: Highlights for Week Ending August 4, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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SFTT Military News: Highlights for Week Ending Jul 28, 2017

Found below are a few military news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage SFTT readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. If you have subjects ...
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