Military Health

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.

So it’s worth noting when someone seems satisfied.

It’s …

“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. One being I was pregnant and two, my husband had …

Military Technology: Improving Soldiers’ Lives…And Deaths

Checking out Pentagon paperwork sometimes leads to strange findings, like the pair of contract solicitations Battleland just came across. They seem especially apt given how the GOP basically drove by the war in Afghanistan at its convention Wednesday night in Tampa.

The American public wants nothing to do with the Afghan war. …

Another Reason to Live in the Sticks

If you’re a U.S. military veteran living in Waco, Texas – not that far away from the Army’s Fort Hood – you’re out of luck. Veterans living there wait an average of 403 days – that’s more than 13 months — for the …

Navy’s Scarecrow: “If I Only Had a Brain”

Battleland’s pop was in the trucking business. It was always a thrill for him and his younger brothers when Dad rumbled home in a huge Mack tractor that we’d drive around the neighborhood after dinner. We thought of that as we read this story about a Navy doctor who – while entrusted with a deceased service member’s brain en …

Captains Courageous

The two soldiers couldn’t have been more different. One was young and handsome enough to be known as “Captain Brad Pitt,” a 2007 West Point graduate trained to deliver ordnance from the Army’s most terrifying flying machine, an AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship. The other was a decade older, a bomb-squad grunt who high school …

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