Battling the Storm Within

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

VA boss declines requests to retain Gulf War panelists #VAreform

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/investigations/2014/09/23/va-boss-declines-requests-retain-gulf-war-panelists/16087303/

Veterans applaud and critique Ann Arbor VA Hospital at town hall meeting-

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/09/veterans_applaud_and_critique.html

The Problem With Talking About Sexual Assault as “Violence Against Women”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/09/12/gq_on_male_victims_of_military_sexual_assault.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

The NFL, the Military, and the Problem With Masculine Institutions

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/nfl-football-sports-military-problem-masculine-institutions-90980/

Evidence Base Growing, But More Needed to Tailor Treatments to Patients in PTSD -

http://www.ajmc.com/conferences/uspmhc-2014/Evidence-Base-Growing-But-More-Needed-to-Tailor-Treatments-to-Patients-in-PTSD

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fence-jumper: Another victim of 'psych crisis' at Fort Hood?' Omar is not some maniac. He's a veteran who needs help'

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/key-fact-about-white-house-fence-jumper-revealed/

 

Veterans hospital scandal: Whistleblower says inspector general's report goes too easy on VA

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/veterans-hospital-scandal-whistleblower-says-inspector-generals-report-goes-too-easy-on-va/

'It's a trauma that women come back with': Michelle Monaghan discusses 'sexual assault' in the military as she promotes Fort Bliss


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2763178/Michelle-Monaghan-opens-sexual-assault-military-promotes-Fort-Bliss.html

Gulf War vets: VA trying to silence claims of illness

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/investigations/2014/09/20/va-gulf-war-illness-silence-claims/15944407/

Battling The Storm Within Blog - www.battlingthestormwithin.com: Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

http://abcnews.go.com/US/afghan-military-officers-missing-us/story?id=25665279

Three Afghan Military Officers Go Missing in US

http://abcnews.go.com/US/afghan-military-officers-missing-us/story?id=25665279

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Watch the Invisible War Movie (2012)

http://yolomovies.com/movies/the-invisible-war-2012/

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Male Military Rape Victims Speak: 'You Don't Ask Questions'

http://www.newser.com/story/193648/male-military-rape-victims-speak-you-dont-ask-questions.html

No Thanks From an Ungrateful Nation: The Surge of Female Vets Living on the Streets

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/no_thanks_from_an_ungrateful_nation_the_surge_of_female_vets_living_on_the_

Family mourns after local Marine falls to PTSD

http://www.wbtv.com/story/26530281/family-mourns-as-local-marine-falls-to-ptsd?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs - Streaming live now

http://thomas.loc.gov/video/house-committee/hsvr00

Free Speech Rights Suppressed For Gainesville VA Town Hall

http://www.disabledveterans.org/2014/09/17/free-speech-rights-suppressed-gainesville-va-town-hall/

Woman Veteran Suicide Survivor speaks out on Suicide prevention

http://youtu.be/f5jPKEITcr8

Miller: Did VA pressure investigators to alter report?

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/military/top-story/miller-did-va-pressure-investigators-to-alter-report-1.373962?tc=cr

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Army releases new rules for tattoos and hair

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS07/309160066/Army-releases-new-rules-tattoos-hair

My Success Story!! From suicidal woman veteran to empowering veteran advocate, author and speaker!

http://youtu.be/Cte2JLSGL5Q

Veterans Report- The Largest Benefit Update

http://www.military.com/veterans-report-print-post/1,,20140915,,00.html?ESRC=vr.nl

GOP Accuses VA Of Interfering With Report On Deaths

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2014/September/16/cap-hill-watch.aspx

VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov’t Money To Do It

http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/15/va-supervisor-made-her-employees-renovate-her-house-used-govt-money-to-do-it/

Saving Lives: An Honest Discussion about Suicide Prevention in the Military

http://www.military.com/veterans-report/saving-lives-an-honest-discussion-about-suicide-prevention-in-military-091514?ESRC=vr.nl

Monday, September 15, 2014

VA chief unveils plan to fix troubled agency

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/216947-va-chief-unveils-plan-to-fix-agency#.VA760JZy-mY.facebook

Changes driven by Lackland scandal not complete

http://www.chron.com/news/local/military/article/GAO-Changes-after-Lackland-scandal-not-finished-5744288.php

U.S. Navy, Marines need more women: Navy secretary

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/10/us-aero-summit-women-idUSKBN0H52KP20140910

The Problem With Talking About Sexual Assault as “Violence Against Women”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/09/12/gq_on_male_victims_of_military_sexual_assault.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

Local veteran fights for Gulf War illness help

http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/local-veteran-fights-for-gulf-war-illness-help-20140905/

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Veterans Affairs secretary apologizes for 'stunning lack of clarity' over preventable deaths

http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-veterans-affairs-secretary-apologizes-for-stunning-lack-of-clarity-over-preventable-deaths/article/2552146

Veterans Affairs IG stonewalls Congress on draft report over bogus appointment lists

http://washingtonexaminer.com/veterans-affairs-ig-stonewalls-congress-on-draft-report-over-bogus-appointment-lists/article/2552860

Whistleblower claims prompt call for Minneapolis VA investigation

http://www.stripes.com/whistleblower-claims-prompt-call-for-minneapolis-va-investigation-1.301709

VA suicide hot line Epic Fail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4jKRWdb8yk&feature=share

When a Veteran Is Injured by the VA: The Federal Torts Claims Act

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/when-veteran-is-injured-the-va-the-federal-torts-claims-act.html

Men Recovering From Military Sexual Trauma

http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/brand-men-recovering-military-sexual-trauma/#sthash.CRqX0tD7.gbpl

Toxic Vets - The Poisonous Legacy of Ft. McClellan

http://www.chicagonow.com/uncommon-sense/2013/08/toxic-vets-ft-mcclellan-08072013/

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Can the VA Reduce Your Disability Benefits?

http://themilitarywallet.com/can-the-va-reduce-disability-benefits/

Why Obama's Mental Health Initiatives Will Leave Many Troubled Vets Without Help

http://m.govexec.com/management/2014/09/why-obamas-mental-health-initiatives-will-leave-many-troubled-vets-without-help/93077/?oref=river

DoD willing to reconsider discharges of Vietnam vets with PTSD

http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140903/NEWS05/309030039/DoD-willing-reconsider-discharges-Vietnam-vets-PTSD?sf30639450=1

VA Expects To Have More Medical-Care Funding Than It Can Spend For The Fifth Year In A Row

http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/27/va-expects-to-have-more-medical-care-funding-than-it-can-spend-for-the-fifth-year-in-a-row/

Feds bust cocaine ring at VA Medical Center

http://nypost.com/2014/09/03/feds-bust-cocaine-ring-at-va-medical-center/

What to do When Your BVA Judge is Just a Bully.

http://www.attiglawfirm.com/communicate/bva-judge/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=Ch31+Disabled+Veterans&utm_content=BVA+Judge+Bully&utm_campaign=Social+Media+Promotion

Homeless veteran, living in an SUV, battles declining health but holds out hope for housing

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_26461884/homeless-veteran-living-an-suv-battles-declining-health