Articles that relate to US Army issues
https://www.armytimes.com/articles/...lifornia-guard-bonuses-forgive-thousands-more "The Pentagon will repay millions of dollars in California Army National Guard bonuses that were improperly recouped from veterans and eliminate the debts of more than 17,000 troops who had been on the hook for repayment, according to the Defense Department's acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness. By July, the Defense Department will have reimbursed veterans who were sent to collections for their enlistment bonuses, cleared thousands more of their potential debts outright, and sent several hundred more to the Army Board for Correction of Military Records to make their cases, acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Peter Levine said in a Tuesday press conference...." This is great news!!
From the NY TIMES: "A General’s New Mission: Leading a Charge Against PTSD By DIONNE SEARCEY OCT. 7, 2016 STUTTGART, Germany — It might have been the 2,000 pound bomb that dropped near him in Afghanistan, killing several comrades. Or maybe it was the helicopter crash he managed to survive. It could have been the battlefield explosions that detonated all around him over eight combat tours. Whatever the cause, the symptoms were clear. Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc suffered frequent headaches. He was moody. He could not sleep. He was out of sorts; even his balance was off. He realized it every time he walked down the street holding hands with his wife, Sharon, leaning into her just a little too close. Despite all the signs of posttraumatic stress disorder, it took 12 years from his first battlefield trauma for him to seek care. After all, he thought, he was a Green Beret in the Army’s Special Forces. He needed to be tough. General Bolduc learned that not only did he suffer from PTSD, but he also had a bulletsize spot on his brain, an injury probably dating to his helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2005. Now, after three years of treatment, General Bolduc is doing better. And, in his role as commander of American Special Operations Forces in Africa, he has become an evangelist for letting soldiers know that it is all right to get help for brain injuries and mental health problems..... http://nyti.ms/2dExv7U