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Over the course of one year, 136,334 veterans spent at least one night in a shelter or transitional housing program, more than 5,000 of them alongside their families.
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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?
Thinking a reunion with his dog in the airport would never happen to him, imagine his excitement when this U.S. Airman came around the corner and there waiting for him was is precious dog! Her enthusiastic reaction to seeing her owner for the first time in months is enough to bring tears to your eyes. I thought her tail was going to fall off with the way it was wagging so hard!
Fallen firefighter Michael Kennedy survived combat duty as a Marine in Iraq, yet upon his return to civilian life, he continued to confront danger on behalf of his community. Tragically, that service came to an end when Kennedy rushed into a burning building to help combat the blaze.