Military Suicides Down 22% from Record Number in 2012

Military suicides have decreased by more than 22% so far this year with 245 suicides recorded by Defense Department officials as of Oct. 27. By the same time in 2012, there had been 316 suicides by active-duty service members. 94 more words

Military Health

Thank you Sir...Professor who specialises in military health knighted in New Years Honours

Among those who have been chosen for special recognition in the Queen’s New Years’ Honours list is Professor Simon Wessely. In his early career he researched “medically unexplained symptoms and syndromes” and studied chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) – or ME. 38 more words

VA Gets a Thumbs-Up

There’s lots of grumbling about the Department of Veterans Affairs from veterans – and its own inspector general, who regularly turns out critical reports. 271 more words


A Better Way Forward

The recent headline on the Drudge Report screamed, MORE AMERICANS NOW COMMIT SUICIDE THAN DIE IN CAR CRASHES. In a Wall Street Journal opinion article last week, we read about… 1,011 more words


"My Husband is a True American Hero"

My husband, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Breece, is a True American Hero.

In 2008, my husband and I thought it would be best that I separate from the Air Force because of two reasons. 775 more words


Trainer Aircraft…With Training Wheels

It was one of the saddest stories Battleland ever did: reporting on the three cadets at the Air Force Academy who died, along with their instructors, in a trio of separate crashes of the T-3 Firefly trainer aircraft from 1995 to 1997. 257 more words