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Canine Companion Comforts Vet
Chris suffered from PTSD after returning from duty, but thanks to a non-profit company he now has a companion to help him handle his anxiety and stress…
Spelling Bee Surprise
After correctly spelling the word “sergeant” at her school's spelling bee, the curtains pulled back to reveal a prize better than anything this girl could have imagined
SFC Leroy Petry was honored for his courageous service overseas not only with a Medal of Honor, but also with a house to share with his family. After 8 deployments and a few serious injuries during his tours, SFC Petry and his family were given the deed to a new house, courtesy of private donors and the people of Lakewood, Washington. What better way to thank a veteran for his service than with a place to finally call home!
Adding a dog to your family can improve your life in more ways than one. For some returning veterans, a dog not only acts as a furry family member, but also as a life-changing assistant who improves their emotional and physical well-being. Assistance dogs provide stability to veterans, which allows them to function normally and without fear or anxiety in society. Listen as one veteran shares his journey of recovery, and what lead him to eventually seek out the companionship of a canine helper named Chesney. Hear their story below.
From “Soldier’s Heart” to “Battle Fatigue,” post-traumatic stress disorder has long plagued our returning veterans. Now, an unorthodox residential program, including everything from therapy dogs to swimming with dolphins, is exploring new methods of treatment and paving the path for similar programs nationwide. And the results speak for themselves.
When this young wife got a delivery of some of her husbands belongings, she figured it was just "some of his old stuff," but once she dug deeper she got a surprise that was much better than old t-shirts and books!
As pending budget cuts promise to reduce the U.S. military to its smallest size in decades, the debate continue to grow around the central question: how small is too small? With obligations across the globe as well as here at home, can a reduced military still be an effective peacekeeping force in the world?