Restored Corvettes Will Help Restore Combat Vets

 

 

 

Stand For The Troops, SFTT, will be the recipient of proceeds from The Lost Corvette Giveaway Sweepstakes which kicked off on Veterans Day 2020.https://www.thelostcorvettes.com/

It cost $3 for a chance to win one of 26 restored classic Corvettes. The sweepstakes runs through March 2, 2021 and contributes to SFTT’S goal to establish a clinic for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) ...

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GET ME OUTTA HERE!

By Brian Delate

The following quote comes from The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. I reflected on these words briefly for my friend Peter Meineck, PhD, professor of classics in the modern world at New York University. For SFTT I felt I had to expand it.

“Every man in the army was filled with tears and so disturbed that they found it hard to leave, even from enemy territory, where they had already experienced misery beyond tears, and considering what future pain ...

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Veterans and Fireworks – putting out a sign claiming your dog is afraid maybe more effective than explaining you’re a Veteran

I simply responded to a social media post. It was a meme complaining that there would be no fireworks this year on the 4th  and I commented that a lot of Veterans out there would be thankful. The response that followed surprised me: “I don’t know of any Veterans that would be disturbed by fireworks.” Over a week later, I’m still pondering this.

With all the articles, ...

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PTSD Awareness: Not all wounds are visible

Injustice! Over the last month the perception of injustice has provoked wide-spread expressions of civil unrest in our society that, while not unprecedented, have startled us into a moment of collective self-reflection.

As we consider ways that we can improve access to the full potential that our unique American society can offer, it is also appropriate to reflect on the burdens many have already taken upon themselves to create and preserve the kind of society we are collectively striving for.

Although largely ...

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TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN By Robin Isidro

Sunday, September 29th marked the 18th annual Tunnel To Towers 5K run and walk that retraces the steps of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who was on his way home after his shift on Sept. 11, 2001, when he got word of a plane hitting one of the World Trade Center towers. He turned back around, with roads closed, he left his vehicle, strapped on 75 pounds of gear and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and gave his life helping to ...

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Why This Marine Teaches Yoga

by Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD, MCHES

I used to think strength meant presenting an image of strong silence and always looking like I had everything together. I was a Marine, a leader, and could never make a mistake.

I became a Marine to serve, and loved being part of the Corps. As with anything I have ever loved intensely, the military changed and shaped me. To the casual observer looking in, the world seems brutal and intense. That outsider ...

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The Impact of Invisibility: Military Veteran Women’s Health

By Kate Hendricks Thomas

I still remember being told I should never walk around our base in Iraq alone. Would you believe that it didn’t even seem strange at the time?

Today I’m a public health researcher. A big part of what I do is try to figure out how to make the process of becoming a civilian again easier for military women. It’s a job I care about deeply because I recognize all too personally the health issues that come ...

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Big Shout-Out to SFTT’s Crowd-Funders for Getting Eric to Pocatello for “Treatment of Ten”

by Ben Richards
“Why isn’t everyone getting this?” was the first question he asked me. Eric and I were talking about his experience going through Stand for the Troop’s (SFTT) “Treatment of Ten” program.

Eric served our Nation for more than two decades, through multiple combat deployments and like so many America’s Combat Veterans, he struggled to live through the painful and disabling consequences of multiple traumatic brain injuries, combat ...
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Carolyn May and Wiggles

PTSD is an ugly, devitalizing, and enervating disorder. Sometimes you just want to hide and avoid people completely. It is difficult to do the things you once loved and PTSD symptoms have adverse and detrimental effects on relationships. When one considers what it means to be well, what it means to be mentally healthy, it is essential that we interact with others have compassion not only for other people, but for ourselves.

Compassion, companionship…. That’s what a service dog provides for ...

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