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Social Workers Helping Veterans

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 18, 2014

...may also work in private practice or with state and local agencies.

The National Association for Social Work (NASW) is a member of Joining Forces, which is a program developed by Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama. Joining Forces works to mobilize all segments of society to deliver assistance to veterans that have sacrificed so much for their countries. NASW also offers advanced social worker (ASW) and clinical social worker (CSW) certification for MSWs that work with military veterans and their families.

Banner image by Army Medicine from Flickr Creative Commons

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Tags: soldiers, army, veterans

Audie Murphy Petition Draws Major VIP Endorsements

By usmc_snco, published on Sep 22, 2013

...war took from me, the excitement of living.”

In 1961 he offered forth the following commentary: “After the war, they took the dogs and rehabilitated them for civilian life. But they turned soldiers into civilians and let ‘em sink or swim.”

Audie Murphy is credited by the Army with having killed more than 240 of the enemy while wounding more than 500 and capturing about 100. Some years after the war when asked by a reporter how the Army could arrive at such casualty figures Murphy retorted, “I don’t know how they know. Maybe the War Department kept count somehow.... (more)

Tags: ptsd, president obama, white house, war, soldier, army, hero, texas, medal of honor, presidential medal of freedom, ww2, wwii, audie murphy, presidential

Russia releases key findings on chemical attack near Aleppo

By Shaun Gibson, published on Sep 5, 2013

...was a chemical weapons attack, breathe through oxygen masks as they are treated at a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo March 19, 2013 (Reuters / George Ourfalian) : http://rt.com

Probes from Khan al-Assal show chemicals used in the March 19 attack did not belong to standard Syrian army ammunition, and that the shell carrying the substance was similar to those made by a rebel fighter group, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.

RT's LIVE UPDATES on Syrian 'chemical weapons' crisis > http://rt.com/news/syria-crisis-live-updates-047/

A statement released by the... (more)

Tags: terrorism, russia, war, arms, army, violence, un, conflict, syria

How Safe Are You In Manhattan?

By ranfuchs, published on Apr 29, 2012

Manhattan.

Those who advocate that armed forces at every street corner increase the security and safety of the nation, must feel safe and secure when traveling through the city’s streets, malls and train stations. Special police units in blue uniform randomly search your bags; Army forces in desert camouflage, holding submachine guns, watch your every movement. DHS, metro police, HPD, TSA, helicopters hover above the city, can we ever feel any safer?

But how much do you trust these armed-to-the-teeth guys, or is it only a big Hollywood production? I am not talking about bad... (more)

Tags: army, security

Interview: Author James Mace

By Novel Noise, published on Aug 24, 2011

... was about twelve. My parents got me interested in Roman history around this time, and I was absorbing as much about that time period as I could. The campaigns are alluded to in the Masterpiece Theater series, I, Claudius, but never told in detail. Around the time I was sent to Iraq with the U.S. Army in 2004 I started to hand write some notes for a story about a legionary from this time period. I would be lying if I said my experiences in Iraq did not influence the story. That being said, I think it was from more of an emotional impact rather than based around any actual experiences I... (more)

Tags: army, rome, james mace, soldier of rome: the legionary, soldier of rome: the legionary by james mace, roman army

A Frog Question

By Austin Briggs, published on Jul 22, 2011

...in his voice. “It’s just over there. I stepped on it a while ago, but it’s still alive.”

“Anton, for goodness sake!” I protested.

He patted my shoulder with his transparent red-haired hand. “Come on, come on,” he said.

Oh well, I thought. I'm in the army, trained to kill people. What’s that with killing a frog? I took the stick, glanced around to make sure there was no one who’d be interested in our knapsacks, and followed Anton towards the pond.

The frog lay on the trail, just a step or two from the pond, between two small pools of... (more)

Tags: army, russian army

American Army Buys and Sets on Fire 10 000 Book Copies

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Sep 28, 2010

Ten thousand copies of a book written by an American reserve soldier were set on fire. This burning was conducted by the American Department of Defense. The Department first bought these copies and later they were burnt. The army reveals that the book was entitled Operation Dark Heart. The latter contained the memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer. It seems it included some information which would endanger the American National security. In his memoirs, Anthony Shaffer depicts how he lived in Afghanistan when he was commanding a secret operations team under Bush administration.

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Tags: army, american, buy, set on fire, book copies.

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