Ft. McClellan, Ala. was the home of the U.S. Army Chemical School (1950s-1973 and 1979-1999) and home of the Military Police School (1975-1999). The VA indicates NO adverse health conditions from FMC service despite its toxic legacy that included herbicides/pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, chemical warfare material, ionizing radiation, and PCBs from Monsanto's plant in the adjacent city of Anniston.
"Unforgettable Faces and Stories" releases its ninth book, "Lucky … Little Guy, BIG Mission." A true story about Lucky, a little puppy that only Christy Gardner, an Army veteran who has two prosthetic legs, saw potential in. He was born with an unusual front leg. Others saw him with a flaw - Christy saw him with lots of love to give. She was already training puppies to become service/therapy dogs. The story of Lucky is that of a special puppy with an incredible personality and a special mission. Who knows what his fate would have been if Christy had not given him a helping hand? You see, Lucky was a puppy no one wanted to care for. Christy immediately felt a connection with him. Read how Christy and her service dog, Moxie, took Lucky into their home. He will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Moxie teaches Lucky that he can do things like other puppies can, he just has to figure out his own way. This story is about anti-bullying, and that being different is OK, and to never, never give up. Happy trails!
At turns poignant, funny, philosophical, and raw—but always real—The Wolves of Helmand is both a heartfelt homage to the Marine brotherhood with whom Biggio served and an expression of respect and love for the people of Afghanistan who ultimately trusted, shared, and appreciated their purpose.
An NSA intercept threatening the president could have multiple meanings leading law enforcement and intelligence agencies on different paths. Is the threat exclusively against the sitting president or does it reach to all of the living presidents ... or is it something else? Drones, mines, homegrown terrorists and false flag operations confuse the situation.
Mission Transition is a practical guide for veterans in career transition, their families, and their prospective employers. It attempts to address this primary question: How can transitioning veterans realize their full potential by avoiding false starts and suboptimal career choices following active duty? The book has been endorsed by Generals, Astronauts, Super Bowl winners, War College professors, sitting and retired members of Congress, and best-selling authors. Almost all that have read it insist that it should be mandatory reading for those in the service and those that have recently departed the service. I’m confident that you will not find a better book on this topic in the market. I’m similarly confident that this effort will significantly improve the lives of veterans here and abroad if only we can expose them to its content.
Last night we sighted fifty-eight NVA. We couldn't tell how many we killed because the fog rolled in as we were shooting our mission. It was a scary night. When the fog rolls in, there is no visibility. Sentries can't even see one another from one end of the small bunker complex to the other end.... I am back and going out again! All patrols have been made six days long. Six days of absolute silence and constant vigilance... In addition, the NVA are putting out anti-recon units. We have been having a lot of teams shot out of their insert LZs.
The story of my struggle with the long term effects of the invisible wounds of war.
Matt Jerome retired from the military. At age 52, he enjoys retirement days in his wood shop, but then after more than a decade out of uniform, the Army calls and changes his life dramatically. “The Army needs you for the surge of forces in Iraq,” the personnel manager says, and Captain Jerome answers, “OK, how can I help?”
Mr. Jewell was drafted into the Vietnam war as a teen. The horrors and complexities of war impacted him throughout his life, and through therapy he began to explore the realities of PTSD and what his experiences meant to him. "Bleeding Spirits" is his testament to his journey both through his time in Vietnam and the search for peace following it. This very raw and intimate look into his time as a combat soldier is inspirational and moving. It's also a love story. You see, Mr. Jewell passed away before the publication of this book, and his family and close friend took up the cause to ensure that his story be told. This is a gift to all of us.
A thoroughly researched investigative journey, George Swimmer’s non-fiction “Deadly S.N.A.F.U., Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.” deserves your attention.