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Army Vet Assaults Police While Breaking Out His PTSD Companion Dog From a Shelter

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A former Australian soldier allegedly assaulted police and an RSPCA inspector after breaking his companion dog out of a shelter. Continue reading Army Vet Assaults Police While Breaking Out His PTSD Companion Dog From a Shelter

Veteran Battles Back From PTSD

Bobby Yazza is just one soldier who served in the Iraq war – but his story is one shared by thousands of other veterans. He entered the military for patriotic reasons after Sept. 11, 2001, and served in Iraq. He came back alive, but with post-traumatic stress disorder, and has been struggling since then to get his life back. From 2003 to 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Defense, 4,491 U.S. troops died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and another 2,354 died in the Afghanistan theater of the war. Almost 32,000 troops were wounded. The Veterans Administration estimates that 11 percent to 20 percent of veterans of that war have PTSD.

Although his job with the Navajo Police was waiting for him, he couldn’t tolerate the work any longer. “It’s basically me trying to find myself. Everything is new,” he says. “I take it day-by-day.”

Read the full story in the Albuquerque Journal.

Source: www.abqjournal.com

Veterans Object To Army Cutting The PTSD Program In River Hospital, New York

When Charles R. “Chuck” Wilkerson graduated from River Hospital’s Community Wellness Program in the summer of 2013, he was a changed man. Mr. Wilkerson, who served in the 10th Mountain Division for 11 years, had spent about 100 days in the program to be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. He said his healing process took slightly longer than those of others in the program, but his transformation was incredible.

On Thursday, River Hospital CEO Ben Moore III announced that the Army was pulling the program from the hospital to create a similar program on post at Fort Drum.

“If it wasn’t for the River Hospital,” he said, “I would be dead today.” Mr. Wilkerson said the River Hospital program was able to provide him care that the Army could not.

Read the full story in Watertown Daily Times.

Source: www.watertowndailytimes.com

Gold Coast Man Charged With Impersonating A Soldier

A man who dressed as an Australian Defence Force commando while buying food from a fast-food store has been arrested and charged after an eagle-eyed RAP officer noticed errors in his uniform.

RAP Senior Sergeant Stewart Reid said the man was inside the Robina McDonalds store in an Australian Army uniform when a RAP officer noticed he was wearing badges in the wrong position and some aspects of his outfit were outdated.

Source: www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au