Last Reminder That September is Suicide Prevention Month. Get Help if You Need it.

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Military news…

Marine Hikes Appalachian Trail in Honor of Military Brothers and Sisters Who Died by Suicide

The Marine has raised more than $7,000 for four organizations that help combat suicide among veterans.

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Local Combat Veteran Helps Fellow Vets Reconnect With Nature as Part of Effort to Reduce Number of Suicides

Combat veteran Ryan Bowman started the Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans nonprofit group in 2015 to reduce the number of veteran suicides through outdoor recreational therapy.

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Maine Quilter Warms Hearts of Veterans

A Nobleboro woman has sewn quilts for veterans for 15 years, saying, “It makes my heart happy.”

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Proposed legislation could expand education benefits, veterans’ access to commercial driver’s licenses amid trucking shortage

Two senators have introduced a bill that would allow schools with trucking programs to expand veterans’ access to commercial driver’s licenses as the trucking industry faces a shortage of drivers across the country.

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North Korea is at least 4 nuclear tests away from reaching weapons goals, think tank says Defense experts estimate North Korea is at least four nuclear tests away from creating a tactical nuclear weapon or pairing nuclear warheads to multiple independently-targetable reentry vehicles.

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This is my last push, this month, to remind people that September is Suicide prevention month. Actually every month should be. If you are struggling with what ever is happening in your mind GET HELP! There are some numbers to call below to get that help.

Reminder to checkback often on the progress of my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. I just have two more interviews of veterans to do and then it is off to the publisher. The best way to get updates is to go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will go directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:


You are never alone.


You are never forsaken.


You are never unloved.


And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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Overseas Deployed Day Will Soon Honor Veterans in South Korea

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The Air Force celebrates 75 years with a birthday showcase
The service marked the occasion with flyovers, a party and even cake.

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No more ambiguity: US Troops will defend Taiwan if China invades, Biden says
He’s said it four times now.

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Veterans Suicide Rate May Be Double Federal Estimates, Study Suggests

The rate of suicide among veterans may be more than double what federal officials report annually because of undercounting related to drug overdose deaths and service record errors, according to a new analysis released Saturday.

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Coast Guard could see more funding in new Senate legislation to help face Arctic challenges from Russia and China The Coast Guard will step up operations in the increasingly contested Arctic region, crack down on illegal fishing and forced labor, and improve oil spill response under legislation approved by a Senate committee wary of competition from Russia and China.

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US nuclear arsenal a deterrent to Russian and Chinese aggression, Air Force general says
Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton dismissed veiled Russian threats of nuclear war during his Senate confirmation hearing and said the U.S. stockpile of nuclear weapons — the world’s second largest — is serving as an effective deterrent in Russia’s seven-month invasion of Ukraine.

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Overseas Deployed Warrior Day will soon honor veterans in South Korea

The South Korean Cabinet has approved a measure to designate a day honoring South Korean service members who served abroad, including those sent on United Nations peacekeeping missions.

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I really appreciate the support from South Korea for those of us who were sent there. It makes the time spent there worth it.

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I mentioned this in my last post, but if you are struggling trying to get disability compensation from the military, never give up! Find some sources who can help you with this like the DVA. They are working with me right now, I have been trying for over ten years. I will not give up, because both of my injuries were real.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

_______________________________________________________________

Remember:


You are never alone.


You are never forsaken.


You are never unloved.


And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

9/11 Attacks Still Reverberate as US Marks 21st Anniversary

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Military news…

Ukraine military aid to continue in the long term, Austin tells allies at Ramstein Air Base
President Joe Biden has approved new military aid to Ukraine worth up to $675 million, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday.

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9/11 attacks still reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary
The attacks have cast a long shadow into the personal lives of thousands of people who survived, responded or lost loved ones, friends and colleagues.

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White House alarm rises over Europe as Putin threatens energy supply

While White House aides do not believe a recession in Europe would necessarily cause one here, a complete shutdown of Russian oil exports would seriously harm the U.S. economy.

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Putin’s Russia struggles for response to Ukrainian blitz

The Russian capital’s festive holiday weekend — the 875th anniversary of the city’s founding — stood in stark contrast to the military debacle unfolding in Ukraine that seemed to catch the Kremlin by surprise in the nearly 7-month-old war.

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North Korea’s proclamation on preemptive nuclear strikes was no surprise, South says

The ministry expected Pyongyang to announce new legislation that codified the development and use of nuclear weapons, acting spokesman Moon Hong Sik said.

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Had a great interview with a military school elementary teacher recently. It was loaded with interesting information about teaching military school kids. One thing she mentioned was that military kids were better behaved than private sector kids, because they had to face home discipline when they acted out.

The whole interview will be in my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the military; in and Out of the trenches of Life. Come back to see more on the book. Better yet…go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will come directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!


There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.


If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!


Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

________________________________________________________________

Remember:


You are never alone.


You are never forsaken.


You are never unloved.


And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

_______________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.