This is how we feel after coming back from the war. “We are all just actors trying to control and manage our public image, we act based on how others might see us.” ―Erving Goffman Recently, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what it means t… Source: How We Mask Our AuthenticityRead More How We Mask Our Authenticity
Causes: Human Service Organizations, Military & Veterans Organizations, Philanthropy, Public Foundations, Veterans Mission: Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke […]Read More Travis Manion Foundation
A new study supports what a small group of military researchers hassuspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain. In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue when he saw something odd and unfamiliar in the wormlike squiggles and folds. It looked like brown dust; a […]Read More What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?
Throughout thirty-five interviews with Canadian veterans of Afghanistan and a review of several war memoirs and documentary accounts, missing combat stood out as one of the most common sentiments. … Source: On Missing CombatRead More On Missing Combat
While it’s something that many people don’t want to talk about, sex matters to people. Sexual function and sexual desire can be important parts of a person’s life, particularly if he or she is in a relationship. And, unfortunately, what we know is that combat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects a veteran’s sexual desire and […]Read More Sexual Desire, Function and Combat PTSD
Nonprofit Overview Causes: Emergency Assistance, Military & Veterans Organizations, Transportation Assistance, Veterans Mission: The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Our priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and […]Read More Veteran Airlift Command