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PTSD/TBI: I'm Not An Expert!

Posted by Bree N. on April 17, 2015 at 5:00am 4 Comments

Often I get private messages or DMs trying to slam me for not “knowing what I’m talking about”. Well, I’m not an expert on PTSD or TBI. Surprise! I only know about my own experiences and living day to day. It always astounds me to get these kind of… Continue

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“I’ve been on a losing streak, I’m holding on to things I shouldn’t it’s time to let them go, Hit so hard I couldn’t speak” …These are lyrics to a song in my playlist. (Firelight; Brand New Day-Unbreakable) It’s been a theme song of sorts lately…

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hope we all made it through Easter. I did and even made it through my hand surgery and now its starting to look more like spring, no snow in the yard but its still a little cool as old man winter is still trying to stay here. I have been doing…

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I’m hiding. I’m hiding in my room after a major triggered relapse. I hate this place I’m in. It was so unexpected. There I was surging ahead and wham! Six days later I am antsy, I want to move out of this place. I’m ready to move ahead again, yet… Continue

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Captain Katie Higgins is flying into history this weekend as she takes to the skies as the first female pilot in the 69 year history of the Blue Angels! At the Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, she will fly publicly for the first time as an official member of the US Navy's elite flight squadron which performs spectacular air demonstrations for 11 million spectators each year. For the Maryland native, being an aviation trailblazer and role model is an honor: "if that is inspiring to people, if that's inspiring to little girls around the country, then I'm doing my job."

A Marine Corps Captain and Naval Academy graduate, Higgins is a third-generation military aviator whose inspiration to fly first came from her father who was an F-18 Hornet pilot. She's excited about the prospect of inspiring the next generation: "I think by including a lady on the team, that just shows little girls and guys that women can do whatever they put their mind to. Little girls have told me that they didn't even know that ladies could fly aircraft, that women could be in the cockpit."

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Marana PD releases video of cruiser hitting armed crime spree suspect

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Transit Discounts for First Responders

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Hey everyone,I am looking to gather some information for my Masters Capstone Project and would like to see if any of you can contribute.I need information from first responders nationwide on any local government sponsored discount/subsidy for…Continue

I Wish You Enough

Started by Janet Liebsch in Member Lounge. Last reply by Janet Liebsch Feb 23. 2 Replies

Several versions of this have floated around for years but sharing in case you haven't seen before. I WISH YOU ENOUGHRecently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been…Continue

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Rest in Peace.

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines passed away yesterday. Chief Gaines was doing yard work when he fell ill, and despite the CPR efforts of neighbors and the fire department, he expired at the hospital. The family is in the process of making arrangements, and we’ll share them with you when they become available.

In addition to the tremendous leadership he demonstrated at the U.S. Fire Administration, just about everyone in the nation’s fire service knew Glenn. There are few firefighters or departments that haven’t been touched – directly or indirectly – by this extraordinary fire chief throughout his career.

Please join with me in holding Glenn’s wife Linda and family in our prayers and thoughts during these difficult days.

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April 13, 2015

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Grants up to $225,000 to Study Substance Abuse and HIV   The purpose of this FOA for R34s is to encourage investigators to propose discrete well-defined projects that can be completed within 3 years. Projects of interest fall within the... [Read More]

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