Suicide Rate Out Of Control In The Military

Unbeknownst to most, last October was National Depression Month. In observance of the month the military tried to increase awareness about the issue within the ranks. However, did most of you know it was even National Depression Month? For many of us in the military we do not openly admit when we are feeling “blue” [...]

171,423 deployed Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans diagnosed with PTSD

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (2010), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is defined as a condition resulting from exposure to direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat” (VA, 2010, p.1).The recent analysis and reporting on PTSD by Veterans groups and the medical community is commendable. According to the [...]

Are you kidding me??

I’m not sure why the Republican Party so set against my ever joining common cause with them, but here goes reason number 2,345: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele may be misremembering exactly how and when the Afghanistan war began. At a Republican Party fundraiser in Connecticut on Thursday, Steele declared that the war in [...]

Go Get ‘em American Legion

My good friends over at the American Legion blog called The Burn Pit, have brought out the big guns and declared WAR on the stupid and American Soldier hating website called Veteran’s Today. The Burn Pit takes issue with the Veteran’s Today website on multiple fronts. Please take a few moments and head over to [...]

Meet the New Boss….Same as the Old Boss

The CinC made a surprise visit to the combat zone yesterday, as most CinC’s are prone to do…this time to Afghanistan. In his predictable pep rally speech to assembled US forces, he made two statements that caught my eye and made me question the truth behind the rhetoric. “If this region slides backwards,” Obama told [...]

Don’t Ask…..Don’t Tell….Don’t Rush

The Pentagon Thursday said it will relax enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the U.S. Military. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the military no longer will investigate sexual orientation of military personnel based on anonymous complaints, will restrict third-party testimony and require that all cases be [...]

Joe…..This Bud’s for you

Recent news about the Military’s concern over the possible abuse of prescription drugs has prompted a Virginia Congressman to consider drastic yet not unprecedented action. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., a Vietnam veteran and former war correspondent who now chairs the Senate panel that oversees military personnel policy, seemed to endorse the idea of letting troops [...]

Country Singer On Hiatus

Hello Military Pundits readers! I just wanted to pop in to let everyone know that I will resume contributing when I return from somewhere in the Middle East. While I know that it is commonplace for deployed soldiers to blog, I am unfortunately under direct orders to not blog while deployed due to the nature [...]

So this is what our own military thinks of us?

This picture is reported to have been taken on Ft. Benning (the home of the Infantry and future home of the Armor). Based on this sign and the one next to it, I assume it is located at the Provost Marshall or Military Police office on base. What this picture is saying is that if [...]

To go with the earlier blog

This was sent to me by a good friend, fellow milblogger and warrior. Since I just wrote a post a few minutes ago that this would have went well with, I decided to throw this one up real fast too. It speaks to a lot of the issues that the military has with the current [...]