Twenty-two veterans Take Their Own Lives Every Day Because of Depression

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Military news…

Actor, director and Hollywood icon Denzel Washington is the “Honorary Sergeant Major of the Army” for 2021.


Veterans made headlines this summer for working together to bring home stranded Afghan allies, but they are also doing the same for deported U.S. veterans.


The Army’s new missile-hauling Stryker was fired for the first time ever in Europe by soldiers assigned to the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment.


Every sandwich is a sub sandwich if it has classified submarine info in it. Case in point: Federal prosecutors accused Navy vet Jonathan Toebbe of trying to sell sensitive information about the nuclear reactors for Virginia-class submarines by hiding a SanDisk inside a peanut butter sandwich.


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin must resign over his handling of the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, writes retired Marine Col. Andrew Milburn. Having served in Afghanistan as a special operations officer and having seen Secretary Austin’s career up close, Andrew is particularly well-qualified to weigh in on the subject.


One of the military’s top cybersecurity generals wants to get rid of the Common Access Card. Used to enter buildings, log onto computers and even enter the chow hall, CACs are one of the few things nearly all service members have had in common over the past 20 years.


Here is another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

Move Out of Your Home Called Depression

So many people(over 19 million,) are silently struggling with depression or related demons. The depression rate in the military is very high as well. People do not do anything about it. It leaves them eventually because the person dies.

How can we get off this train of despair? Why do we let depression overtake us? Shouldn’t we be happy with our family and friends, and our loved ones around us? Is there a way to climb out of this dreadful trench and have a productive life?

Now that I made you also feel depressed. Let me share some thoughts with you, and see if you can see any light at the end of the tunnel.

  1. People seem to think that they will be embarrassed if they let someone know they are depressed. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Don’t you think your close family and friends would jump in to help you faster that a cat on a ot tin roof, if they knew you were hurting? Of course they would! Stop closing the door on others and be wallowing in your own self pity. Let people, and other soldiers, become your support system to get you out of your despair.
  2. Why do we let depression overtakes us? Because we become very vulnerable to the dark side when something goes wrong. We can’t just keep going on as if nothing ever happened. We either deal with it, or we crash like I did.
  3. Depression has many names by the way. It hides under the names of self-doubt, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, and self-pity. They are all different names, but they are all systems of the Big Kahuna depression. All of these nasty critters push us to into the lake of muck and mire, and we can’t seem to stay afloat. Don’t let this villian ambush you! Keep you eyes on the bight side of life, and not the dark side.
  4. With today’s modern technology, you can connect with your family no matter where you are in the world. I have used Skype, facetime, (I-Phones) Zoom, and speaker phones ot get as many people as I can. We talk and feel accepted.
  5. I just did that recently when I had a birthday party for my granddaughter. My son, who is the uncle of my granddaughter, couldn’t make it. We did a video connect through I-Box of all things. My son was able to wish my granddaughter happy birthday, and talk to all of us.

Unlike the dark ages when we couldn’t connect with technology at all, you can see and talk to anyone you want to get the feeling you are right there with them.

The Bottom line…

Tell the bad guys to get out of Dodge. Let the good guys come in and help you ride off tinto the sunset of peace.


There is more to this chapter, but I will tease you into to buying the book to find out more.

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Bed check…

How are you doing? Does it seem overwhelming at times. Do you feel the darkside lurking around you?


There are 13,250 fellow veterans here who have your back.

But! It is just too much for you right now. GET HELP!

Here is a toll free nmber to 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.



You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!


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Does God Owe you Something?

Have you ever thought that God owes you something? Did you do some good deeds and expected something in return?

You are probably saying that you wouldn’t think of ever doing that. However there seems to be many people today who do try to do that.

They want God to jump through their hoops, and not try to merit any reward from God.

Many people pray for God to “give,”  them something.

We all pray to have God heal the sick, and dying. We all pray to have God help us cope through each day, but do we go too far sometimes?

Think on this:

  • We can’t make God jump through our hoops, but we try all the time.
  • Religion is not how we get God to do what we want, But how we learn how to do what God wants.
  • No one can save us from the quicksand of sin, except our LORD and Savior.
  • Sins destroy your relationship with God,  but confession restores it.
  • Confession is the reset button in our lives. All we have to do is push the reset button. Jesus will do the rest.

Let’s talk more about the last point. Have you ever played a video game, and a I-Box game, and saw that when you were about to die, all you had to do was hit the reset button and you are alive and well again, and can start over.

Wouldn’t that be great for our lives? Well, it is there for the taking. We sin many times, and feel that there is no way that god could loves us after all of that. It is not true. God will allow us to confess our sins and start over. We have our own built in reset button for our own lives.

Some thoughts on how we benefit from the love of God:

  • True abundance is found in the everlasting love of God.
  • True satisfaction ifs found in listening to; trusting in, and obeying God words.
  • God’s perfect peace is always found in God’s accessible presence.

Always plan to do everything for God, and not expect anything in return. His love  will come even more to you if you do.