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I just caught a link to a report that will be airing on NPR Morning Edition

Army Blocks Disability Paperwork Aid at Fort Drum

by Ari Shapiro
Audio for this story will be available at approx. 9:00 a.m. ET

It starts out thus:

Morning Edition, January 29, 2008 · Army officials in upstate New York instructed representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs not to help disabled soldiers at Fort Drum Army base with their military disability paperwork last year. That paperwork can be crucial because it helps determine whether soldiers will get annual disability payments and health care after they're discharged.

And we get this from one of Drums soldiers:

"To be tossed aside like a worn-out pair of boots is pretty disheartening," the soldier says. "I always believed the Army would take care of me if I did the best I could, and I've done that."

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I caught the link in this very short post by IrritatedVet over at Vet Voice. I would have heard it driving to work, getting ready now, but wanted to pass on so More Hear This.

Hat Tip to IrritatedVet from another who's had some 37yrs., an continuing, of 'Irritation' towards an Apathedic Society!

Another Hat Tip goes to One Wife's Perspective, also at Vet Voice for this catch:

Who added this about the clip:

Jan/26/08 08:41 ET Montel Williams turned the question on live television when he choose to focus on the solders dying in Iraq rather than the passing of Heath Ledger. Montel did not return for a further segment.

We have Two Theaters of Raging Conflicts Ongoing so I want to Thank You America for keeping us informed on What Is Really Important To You, Especially on these Political Blogs, both sides of the political ideologies.

One just needs to visit and read the Subject Topics!

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CBS is airing this Inside The New Terror Capital Of Iraq
CBS News: Exclusive Video Of A Firefight At The New Frontline Of The War On Terror

If you visit and watch the Video maybe you'll be asking yourself what I have been, "Why is this soldier being asked to attach a cam to his helmet to Video Reports? If the 'Surge' is working so well where are the War Correspondents?"!

Sadly more of them have been killed in this Debacle than any previous, but Why are they Not Reporting Directly from these Actions, as they were in 'Nam, yet reporting how Safe Iraq now is because of the 'Surge'!!

If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

"Why is this soldier being asked to attach a cam to his helmet to Video Reports?"

I am not sure if you were aware that soon every combat soldier will have a cam attached to themselves (or their weapons). It is all part of the Future Combat Systems:

"F2C2

Welcome to the battlefield of the future!

F2C2 was created by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to help explain the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program to soldiers in an interactive environment. The game depicts the 18 FCS systems, all connected via the FCS System of Systems Common Operating Environment, supporting the 21st century soldier.

Although F2C2 is best experienced when the player has a working knowledge of Army concepts and terminology, anyone can play! F2C2 may seem hard at first if you haven’t had Army training, but there are tutorials available. Prepare to be challenged!

You can download this video game, designed to train soldiers, for free at the official US Army webpage."

Take a look at at how realistic this game is... Our unit was tasked with testing a lot of the equipment the Army was hoping to implement in the Future Combat Systems. A lot of the stuff was great on paper, but easily broken junk in the field. Eventually they would like to have a camera built into every weapon so that they could see every single thing you were looking at down your sights at HQ in the rear.

Likely, they are just field testing some new equipment and releasing video in press releases. Just taking a guess on this.

My point was about how safe iraq now is, where are the War Correspondents??

I had another as I drove to work, CBS had this exclusively, is the soldier being compensated as a cameraman/reporter?

Another, is this some deal between the military and the msm?

If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

Than I just hear this VA Links Poor Care to 19 Deaths in Ill. on the local news!!

AMERICA: WAKE THE F**K UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

Incompetance from the Top permeates through All of the Government Agencies!!

from the Purely Political Appointees, Hacks, through who they bring with them, leaving the Dedicated Longtime Workers to take The Blame!!!

If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

whoops, hit post twice.

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

I am speachless....something is very wrong here. And I am thinking that many government employees jump to private industry bidding on lucrative contracts due to their INSIDE information and experience...but that's different huh!

"We do not train our employees in the intricacies of the Defense Department's disability evaluation system, so we would feel that it would be inappropriate for our employees to apply VA standards to a Defense Department process," Pamperin says.

But Hurwitt argues the VA is more equipped than anyone to help soldiers with their paperwork.

"VA counselors understand the disabilities, what the different kinds of conditions are, how they should be properly described in the paperwork," Hurwitt says

Veterans Mental Health Care

A look at what happens to veterans when they come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, how their families are affected who's there to provide mental health care should they need it.

Guests
Dr. Barbara Romberg, Founder and President of "Give an Hour," a non-profit organization which provides mental health care needs to veterans and their families affected by the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She's also a clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children.

Kristin Henderson, Kristin Henderson is a journalist married to a military chaplain who has served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She's also author of "While They're at War."

Dr. Stephen Xenakis, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.), psychiatrist and consultant to Secretary of the U.S. Army. He's writing a report on PTSD for the Army and hopes to complete it by year's end.

Tanya Biank, Author of "Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage" which is now the subject of a Lifetime Television show. She also is a syndicated columnist (CinCHouse.com) and broke the story on four Army wife murders committed at Fort Bragg in 2002.

Karie Darga, CEO, Military Spouse Legacy Association. Her husband was killed in Iraq in 2006.

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If they were sent to fight, they are too few. If they were sent to die, they are too many!

Is 'Funding' Really For Troops?

What Happened To Funding and Oversite For Military/Veteran Care In Previous Congresses?

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."