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The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Real warriors are strong, courageous, and ready to take on any mission. So, if they are experiencing combat stress or other psychological wounds of war, they have the strength to reach out for the support they need. This video tells the stories of warriors who have done just that and continue to thrive in military and civilian careers.

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Combat Stress: A Natural Result of Heavy Mental and Emotional Work

Started by Fyre Walker. Last reply by Bob Allard Jan 19, 2013. 1 Reply

Combat stress (sometimes called combat and operational stress or combat and operational stress reaction) is a common response to the mental and emotional effort service members exercise when facing…Continue

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Reintegrating into Family Life After Deployment

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8 Battlefield Skills That Make Reintegration Challenging

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8 Battlefield Skills That Make Reintegration ChallengingU.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David J.…Continue

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Comment by Fyre Walker on October 7, 2012 at 9:42pm

AMEN to that Doc!

Comment by Stephen Hawkins on October 7, 2012 at 9:29pm

Softened the comment up a bit. No one buy myself to file off those edges.

Worst thing most folks said to me was I was a political tool which I fully agree. They hired the mechanics and I had a great time tightening the screws on the bad guys.

Comment by Stephen Hawkins on October 7, 2012 at 9:24pm

I'm glad we have so many resources for Vets to return to civilian life.

I was lucky I was old when I deployed so I did not buy into any of the politics and the only difference between FF and War was War was real time and most of FF was a few minutes after the trauma. Outside of people trying to kill you it's much the same.

Kudos to our Vietnam Bros. They got the opposite of help. They were my greatest Generation.


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Comment by Fyre Walker on October 7, 2012 at 9:21pm

Hey Doc, where's your comment? LOL!

Comment by Stephen Hawkins on October 7, 2012 at 9:19pm


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Comment by Fyre Walker on October 7, 2012 at 7:02pm

You're correct about that Harold. I'm glad there are programs to help too. If there's anything you'd like to know in particular, please feel free to ask.

Comment by Harold Middleton on October 7, 2012 at 2:42pm

We have come a long way from when I returned from Southeast Asia 40 years ago. No one at that time seemed to think about us reintegrating into society or the psychological damage we may have sustained. Glad there are programs to help.


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Comment by Bob Allard on October 7, 2012 at 1:32pm

Thanks for the invite, the video was good also

Comment by LT. Andrew Poole on March 11, 2011 at 11:29pm
Very good video Chief, thanks for inviting me to this group.
Comment by Ingrid Scott on March 11, 2011 at 3:28pm
Excellent video on Combat Stress - kudos for posting it. I've forwarded a link to this site to one of my battle buddies who works for the VA.
 
 
 

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