Hypervigilance is a state of increased vigilance, anxiety, and sensitivity to environmental stimuli. The affected individuals are always scanning the environment for any potential threats. It is one of the hyperarousal symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more
Attention Desert Storm Veterans: The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association invites you to join with more than 500 fellow Desert Storm veterans in Washington D.C., on May 30, 2016, to take part in the National Memorial Day parade for a special commemoration the 25th anniversary of the war. Representatives from the 33 coalition countries will join the march, as well as a contingent from the Embassy of Kuwait. The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association has negotiated a hotel group rate for those interested in participating. For more information and to register for the parade, email Jill Etter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans advocates say there’s momentum in the battle against suicide with several bills pending in Congress, including one influenced by a grieving family in Coronado.
The legislation, which applies to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, addresses the higher suicide rate among female veterans and the mental health care needs of vets privy to classified material. Read more
When I arrived in Baghdad, after spending a month in southern Iraq, it was still possible to go out on your own without security personnel. First I took a look at the local hospital and after spending some time there I strolled around the premises of the hospital. I stumbled upon a group of Marines who were securing the buildings around the hospital and looking for possible collaborators and or Iraqi soldiers/snipers hiding in the high rises next to the hospital. The Marines were searching the buildings thoroughly and opening each and every room by kicking in the doors.”
See this image and others of the first Gulf War Here