The Kitchen Sink

Welcome to the utility drawer of my writings. Maybe I should’ve named it that. Anyway, if you are looking for purely military/veteran/defense/dependent stuff, you should by and large go back to the rest of the site.

Keeping Tabs — 16 September

WOUNDED WARRIOR CARE/TREATMENT Wait for PTSD, TBI treatment shows system ‘overwhelmed’: (AIR FORCE TIMES) — Of 102 active-duty respondents who said they had been diagnosed with PTSD or another mental health issue and sought treatment, 24 percent said it had…

Keeping Tabs — 15 September

COMBAT, OPERATIONAL & POST-DEPLOYMENT STRESS/PTSD/TBI Sergeant major of the Army visits Fort Bragg, talks of own struggle with PTSD: (FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER, NC) — The Army’s top noncommissioned officer on Tuesday told Fort Bragg soldiers he suffered from post-combat stress, sought…

Keeping Tabs — 8 September

COMBAT, OPERATIONAL & POST-DEPLOYMENT STRESS/PTSD/TBI PTSD cases grow as combat continues for Fort Drum soldiers: (DAILY NEWS, WATERTOWN, NY) — A decade ago, Fort Drum had two providers and now it has seven, according to Dr. Todd L. Benham, the…

Keeping Tabs — 7 September

COMBAT, OPERATIONAL & POST-DEPLOYMENT STRESS/PTSD/TBI Military Moms: How Wars Affect Families: (TELL ME MORE-NPR) — Nearly half of the women who’ve been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have been mothers. This week’s parenting conversation explores issues of preparing kids for…

Keeping Tabs — 6 September

COMBAT, OPERATIONAL & POST-DEPLOYMENT STRESS/PTSD/TBI Rampage figure returned from Iraq disturbed: (PHILDELPHIA INQUIRER) — Leonard Egland came home from Iraq in 2009 a changed man, his slain wife’s attorney says.  And not for the better. http://articles.philly.com/2011-09-04/news/30112877_1_bucks-county-man-buckingham-township-doylestown Petition targets mental stigma in…

Keeping Tabs — 26 August

SUICIDE Military suicides linked to low Omega-3 levels: (LA TIMES) — The study, published this week in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, looked back at the medical records of 800 U.S. servicemen and women who took their own lives between…

Navy eNews August 2011

Dear Friends of the Navy, I am pleased to let you know that RADM (sel) Dixon Smith has been selected to take command of Navy Region Southwest. We are still working out the details for the Change of Command, but I expect…

Keeping Tabs — 25 August

COMBAT, OPERATIONAL & POST-DEPLOYMENT STRESS/PTSD/TBI Returning Philadelphia veterans face hardship in motherhood: (WHYY-TV, PHILADELPHIA) — Hawthorne is a disabled veteran from the first Gulf War, over a decade ago. She was a Chemical Operations Specialist, dealing regularly with radioactive material…