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A Handful of Helpful Heroes

The interest of most teenagers today lies in music, fashion, and technological gadgets; not so much in helping others. The less than pleasant disposition and overall supercilious attitude of most young adults doesn’t help their reputation either. As a result, most people view the teen years as a time of ...

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How to Respond to Veterans Suffering from PTSD

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One in five veterans are diagnosed with it. That’s 300,000 to 340,000 people.[1],2 But those numbers are mere estimates because some  never come forward. I’m talking about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (aka PTSD), and the devastating effect it’s having on our troops and their families—many of whom suffer in silence. Earlier ...

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No Killer Instinct

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I was a brand new F/A-18 Hornet pilot, and my skills were about to be tested by the squadron’s Commanding Officer. We were going out to execute Basic Fighter Maneuvering (BFM), a skill set which involves aerial combat in the visual area–up close and personal! The training setup had me ...

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Is God on vacation?

The world feels like a war zone sometimes.  Deadly Ebola virus brought to the US.  Extremists slaughtering all who do not share their faith.  The news can easily pose the question in our minds that US Army veteran Chris Plekenpol pondered: “God must have taken a vacation because there’s no way ...

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