Political/News Veterans

The death of Osama Bin Laden

When people first learn that I’m a military spouse and veteran, two questions invariably come to the conversation.  The first question I’m asked is- “Where were you when 9/11 happened?” and “How do you feel about- *insert current president’s name or government policy that affects the military*?”  I know that the third question people willContinue Reading “The death of Osama Bin Laden”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

You Wouldn’t Understand It’s a Combat Thing-

Before I joined the Army National Guard back in 1991 I was volunteering at a Vietnam Veteran Counseling Center. I was drawn to this experience because of a traumatic event in my own life that left me with a severe case of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  By helping Vietnam Veterans with PTSD IContinue Reading “You Wouldn’t Understand It’s a Combat Thing-“

Health/Beauty Homefront Veterans

Defending the Home Front- Part 1

We are each of us warriors in an ongoing battle against crime and our own ignorance.  It is important that we understand the ways in which we can Defend the Home Front. As I was getting out of my car last night to go into the grocery store I always go to when my cellContinue Reading “Defending the Home Front- Part 1”

Veterans

What being a Veteran Means to Me…

When I tell people I’m a veteran I always feel as though I should qualify it with a “but I’m not really”.  To me a veteran is a man who served in combat and either came back in one piece or as many of our veterans do, came home with a mental or physical injuryContinue Reading “What being a Veteran Means to Me…”