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METRO | Missing in action but not forgotten

A daughter continues her quest to find her father and other lost soldiers. By Swathi Narayanan | The Rag Blog | January 2, 2016 AUSTIN — Karoni Forrester’s earliest memory of her childhood is sneaking into her grandfather’s study to … finish reading Swathi Narayanan :
METRO | Missing in action but not forgotten

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METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2014 KILLEEN — When Spec. Ivan A. Lopez opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood on April 2, he killed four people and wounded 16 more. He was one … finish reading METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

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Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

Wounded Army vet waiting for a prescription for anti-seizure medication at a Colorado Springs doctor’s office. Photo by Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette. We must ‘heal the wounded’:The military’s abuse of enlistees At this point, almost a decade since … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

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Eric Newhouse : Half of Returning Warriors are Wounded

Photo by RunItsTheFuz / Flickr / Truthout.Half of vets returning from Iraq andAfghanistan need medical attention By Eric Newhouse / Truthout / November 16, 2011 More than half of America’s former warriors are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with … finish reading Eric Newhouse : Half of Returning Warriors are Wounded

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The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

Image from The Public Record.Real cost of war:Shocking suicide rate among vetsBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 We tend to hear about the United States soldiers that are killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, … finish reading The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

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Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

Mental health and the suicide rate:Sending soldiers into harm’s way By Michael Anthony / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2009 President Obama recently stated that sending more troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan is a solemn decision — one … finish reading Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

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Neo-Nazis : You’re in the Army Now

Iraq veteran Forrest Fogarty sailed through recruitment despite his neo-Nazi tattoos. Photo by Matt Kennard / salon.com.Neo-Nazis are in the Army now Why the U.S. military is ignoring its own regulations and permitting white supremacists to join its ranks. By … finish reading Neo-Nazis : You’re in the Army Now

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Meditation Helps Veterans with PTSD

Dr. David Kearney, standing, a veterans-hospital physician, conducts a mindfulness-based stress-reduction class that uses meditation and yoga techniques to combat chronic pain, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. In front is Stephen Brakus. Photo: Courtney Blethen, Seattle Times.Seattle hospital teaches … finish reading Meditation Helps Veterans with PTSD

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Teaching War : What Did You Learn in School Today?

Veteran Fred Castaneda addresses Veterans Day assembly at Austin elementary school. Photo by Ricardo B. Brazziell / Austin American-Statesman.Is Veteran’s Day about War?By Fran Hanlon / The Rag Blog / November 14, 2008 Recently, the Austin American-Statesman ran a photo … finish reading Teaching War : What Did You Learn in School Today?

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Changing the Treatment of Veterans by the US Government

Veterans Day, 2008 : Tasks for the Obama AdministrationBy Aaron Glantz / November 11, 2008 On Veterans Day, we as a nation pause to honor those who have served their country. Problem is the Bush Administration doesn’t want us to … finish reading Changing the Treatment of Veterans by the US Government

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Numbers of Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Are Growing

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are about 195,000 homeless veterans on any given night. Photo: AP/World Wide Photos.Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans join the homelessBy Anna Sussman / November 11, 2008 Ethan Kreutzer joined the Army at … finish reading Numbers of Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Are Growing

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Veterans For Peace Occupy the National Archives

Members of Veterans for Peace occupied the National Archives Building September 23, 2008. Standing on left, by pillar, is Doug Zachary, president of Austin VFP and contributor to The Rag Blog. Vets for Peace Call for Impeachment See Video below. … finish reading Veterans For Peace Occupy the National Archives

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