It's imperative to look up to and learn from army veterans; only then can we truly understand the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform.
The Brotherhood: Of Blood and Sand Part 1
I’ve been thinking about a unit I was attached too in Iraq January of 2005, a unit that suffered a devastating loss, almost unprecedented. This story is from my perspective, I was 20 years old when the event occurred.
The Problem With VA Mental Health Services
It's no secret that the Department of Veterans Affairs has its problems when it comes to access to mental health services. The organization has made leaps and bounds in the right direction since it started recognizing and treating PTSD in 1980, but there is still a long way to go. Veterans like myself are constantly experiencing extremely lengthy wait times and a lack of choice when seeking out any care within the VA system.
It’s Not the End of the World … Until it is
The studies into the differences between generations has always been something of interest to me. When you look into it, what you tend to find is that, since time began, older generations have always complained about their younger counterparts, and people, as they get older, always seem to be of the point of view that the world is getting worse. The phrase "the world is going to hell in a handcart" goes back to the 19th century. Yet the world's still standing. That said, at the turn of the 20th century, the world experienced a World War, a global pandemic, shortly followed by a global economic depression and another World War. Those who lived and died through that period are known as the "lost generation" and their children, the oldest people in our society today (those born from the 20s-40s), are referred to as the "silent generation."
Why the Atomic Historian?
Ever since I changed my profile name a few months ago, I’ve had a few friends and family ask me about the change. A pseudonym at all? Why the Atomic Historian?
Not so friendly of a welcome
In September 1980, I was in Munich, Germany for Octoberfest. My friends and I were having a few beers to wind down from field training exercises. We had been on maneuvers for ninety days and were glad to be back to the civilian world. We were given five days off to enjoy Octoberfest. My friends and I we decided to go to Munich for a little rest and relaxation. We had been there a day or two and we found a place to enjoy some food and a beer. After being there for about forty-five minutes, we decided to go elsewhere. Fifteen minutes after we left, the area where we had been sitting was attacked by a terrorist. We were the most sought after individuals by Polizei, because they thought somehow we were involved. When we were found we were questioned and an hour later we were released to our first sergeant. Our first sergeant took us back to our hotel and told us to check in with him and the commanding officer when we returned.
It's been twenty years
Hello Sir, It was nice getting in touch with you. It has certainly been a long time since we have crossed each other's path. The years have passed by entirely too quickly for my taste.
Healing From PTSD
*Trigger Warning* My whole family has served in the military. My great-grandmother served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. At 4'11", she was sharp and feisty. My grandfather served in the Korean War and retired after 30 years. My aunts and uncles all served during the Vietnam era. My dad also served 21 years. It has been my dream since I was old enough to have one. It was my dream to see the world and to feel the camaraderie of being part of something bigger. The stories that my father would tell me of his adventures made me desperate for my own.
From Red Dirt to Topgun
Barefoot The sun rose over the farm field and promised another day of scorched earth as little Harold slipped out of bed to not wake his younger sister across the compact farmhouse loft. He pulled on his worn denim overalls and slid down the ladder into the semi-dark kitchen, and viewed the silhouette of his mom's back as she rolled out the biscuits for breakfast. The patched wood framed screened door squealed like a wild bird as he pushed it open, and his mom glanced over her shoulder to him.
I’m sat at a table in the reception area of The Veterans Community Hub (https://theveteranscommunityhub.co.uk) in Newton Aycliffe, UK, feeling anxious as hell about everything and wondering whether the massive leap my family and I have taken is the right choice.
CHI GAMMA IOTA
Devised as a support entity for military enlisted personnel on the university campus, Chi Gamma Iota may be losing its grip. The various campuses where the veterans club has sprung up are finding it a fall behind among student involvement through pledges. Without a veteran support entity veterans who sacrificed time and money, career options and lives are lost, thrown to rubbish piles and walked over.Carmen Jimerson Cross pen name Miranda Writes...Ltd
1 of the most epic guys' night outs, ever
25JAN2022; 0807, TUE Good morning to everyone except those who think that raising two biracial daughters in America is easy! Seriously tho: I'm breaking tradition in a major way by writing this while my fav Precious Princesses are visiting.
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