At Fort Hood, Government Denies Soldiers & Veterans ‘Promise’ of Benefits & Health Care

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 5:35 pm

An African American active duty service member identified as Randal Terrrell served in the military for eleven years. Terrell struggled for two years to get treatment for a hernia after a failed surgery and also suffered from other medical and mental health issues.

A Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) process is apparently being manipulated to deny soldiers treatment. Terrell said he was “getting more help” before the Board was involved in making decisions.

 

Army Report Credits Quakers, Mennonites and Anti-War Veteran Groups with Effectively Discouraging Young People from Joining the Military

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 8:11 am

Activists often disbelieve in the effectiveness of their own work until the government admits it explicitly. Well, here is that admission. And counter-recruitment activists really do seem to appreciate it.

GRITtv Interview: Stop-Loss Killed Me

By: Tuesday May 27, 2008 5:04 pm

Iraq War veteran Kris Goldsmith had the grim job of working as a photo-documentarian for US Military intelligence on the ground in Iraq. I talk with Kris about his experiences in Iraq, and the consequences of stop-loss back home.

GRITtv: Women In The Military Can’t Have PTSD?

By: Monday May 26, 2008 5:07 pm

Women still face a military attitude that up to now has been “Because women aren’t allowed in combat, they can’t have PTSD. It must be depression or women’s issues like PMS.” This Memorial Day it’s worth noting that the US military is a whole lot keener to deploy women than it is to look after them when they’ve done their service. We discuss veterans’ issues in a GRITtv roundtable.

GRITtv: Iraq Vets Against The War

By: Monday May 26, 2008 1:06 pm

As we remember the service members who have given their lives in all American wars, we discuss what supporting the troops really means.

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