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Living with PTSD and TBI: Welcome Home

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First off, I am married to an Army Reserve soldier diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  My husband served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a combat medic in Ramadi, Iraq 2006-2007. Injuries from the blast of an IED mixed with the stress of war, the loss of three soldiers [...]

Living with PTSD

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My husband was diagnosed with PTSD in September 2007, over a year after being honorably discharged from active duty.  It took us that long to realize that something was just not right. The day we received his diagnosis was certainly bittersweet for me.   There was a part of me that was relieved.  Finally, there was [...]

Deadlines for Holiday Care Packages to Soldiers

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Ready to send your soldier a care package for Christmas? Don't delay! The deadlines are approaching fast! The USPS has released guidelines with the last date you can send your packages to ensure delivery by Christmas. Find your soldier's zip code to see the corresponding dates: APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs™ 090-092: First class and priority mail [...]

An Alternative to the Daddy Doll

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I know so many people who have Daddy dolls for their kids. These dolls generally have the soldier's picture attached, though some are a little more generic in nature. How neat would it be to be able to have a doll for your child that they created in the image of how they picture their [...]

Deployment Songs


If you're like me, you have songs you listen to during each deployment. There's the "drive into a pine tree" songs (and please don't actually do that!) and then there are the ones that cheer you up when you're having a down day. When I dropped my husband off for one deployment, I put a [...]