July
1


FOX31 Denver

Combat veterans ask neighbors to 'be courteous' with fireworks
FOX31 Denver
The noise from fireworks can trigger flashbacks and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, but a nonprofit agency is helping raise awareness. Military with PTSD is a group out of Indiana that began making and distributing free yard signs to

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July
1

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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks
CNN
Using donated money, she purchased 1,000 signs in May 2014 and assumed it would be more than enough. She was wrong. By the end of June this year, Military with PTSD sent out 2,500 signs, and had 3,000 people still on the waiting list to receive one.

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June
30


KABC-TV

Sign encourages neighbors to 'Be courteous' to veterans with PTSD during July
KABC-TV
For now, Military with PTSD is asking the veterans who request the sign to pay for shipping, though they are working to raise funds so that won't be necessary in the future. Gourley said the public can help by donating money, 24 X 24 shipping bags and

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Iron Will Movie

Iron Will Movie

Billy Bob Thornton lends his voice as Narrator to the powerfully important documentary, “IRON WILL: Veterans’ Battle with PTSD“.

Please watch watch what Billy Bob Thornton has to say below. And LIKE Iron Will on Facebook

For more information about the film, along with ways to be a part of the film, please message the producers on the Iron Will Facebook Page

Directed by Sergio Valenzuela. Produced By Zac Adams, Tim VandeSteeg and Co-produced/DP Mike Stryker. Composer Cody Westheimer.

For more information, go to: www.ironwillmovie.com

 

EPK “IRON WILL: Veterans’ Battle with PTSDBilly Bob Thornton lends his voice as Narrator to the powerfully important documentary, “IRON WILL: Veterans’ Battle with PTSD”.

LIKE Iron Will

For more information about the film, along with ways to be a part of the film, please message the producers.

Directed by Sergio Valenzuela. Produced By Zac Adams, Tim VandeSteeg and Co-produced/DP Mike Stryker. Composer Cody Westheimer.

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For more information, go to: www.ironwillmovie.com

Posted by Iron Will on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May
23

United States Flag Rules

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used.

The flag should never be draped or drawn back in folds. Draped red, white and blue bunting should be used for decoration, with the blue at the top and red at the bottom. The flag may be flown at half-staff to honor a newly deceased federal or state government official by order of the president or the governor, respectively.

United States Flag

  • On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon.
  • Other Things Not to Do with the Flag Out of respect for the U.S. flag, never:
  • Dip it for any person or thing, even though state flags, regimental colors and other flags may be dipped as a mark of honor.
  • Display it with the union down, except as a signal of distress.
  • Let the flag touch anything beneath it: ground, floor, water, merchandise.
  • Carry it horizontally, but always aloft.
  • Fasten or display it in a way that will permit it to be damaged or soiled.
  • Place anything on the flag, including letters, insignia, or designs of any kind.
  • Use it for holding anything.
  • Use it as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should not be used on a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be attached to the uniform of patriotic organizations, military personnel, police officers and firefighters.
  • Use the flag for advertising or promotion purposes or print it on paper napkins, boxes or anything else intended for temporary use and discard.

During the hoisting or lowering of the flag or when it passes in parade or review, Americans should stand at attention facing the flag and place their right hand over the heart. Uniformed military members render the military salute. Men not in uniform should remove any headdress and hold it with their right hand at their left shoulder, the hand resting over the heart. Those who are not U.S. citizens should stand at attention.

Please don’t forget about our Veteran Firework Signs on Sale until Tuesday. Or you can make a donation to give a sign to a veteran in need. We still need to raise $2,000 by 5/26/2015 to get every veteran who signed up a free sign by July 4th.Fireworks Sign

Combat Vet

Posted by: Military With PTSD Tags: , , | Categories: Blog, News

May
13

Combat Vet 

By: Brandi Green

A year overseas, pulling guard, fighting for everything back home, avenging every fallen brother, this is the life they’ve come to know.

The day has come, to go back home, who would have known another battle has just begun. It creeps up slowly disguised as a selfish man. Never changing diapers or cleaning up the house. An argument that gets to heated or when he stops interacting and just sits around watching TV. But It progresses so quickly and you begin to get angry and eventually it tricks you into resenting your brave man.

Why is he so selfish, lazy and so mean? This isn’t the man who stole your heart away. Someone cuts them off in traffic, he looses it in a fit of rage. Diving into a bottle or feeling numb with the pills from the VA.

The kids won’t stop crying and he can’t stop himself from screaming. No more laughing tickling or playing, daddy just sits in silence or yells and walks away. He’s having flashbacks now and everything reminds him of the battle grounds he knew to well. Why can’t he control himself punching and throwing everything in sight?

His children become afraid and his marriage is torn to shreds. He begins to loose emotion preparing himself to loose again, he puts a wall of steel and pushes his family away. Why is being a civilian harder then fighting for your life. He couldn’t wait to come back home but now nothing but war feels familiar. He was trained to be a U.S. soldier, but never taught how to shut it off. Is this our life now, or will it ever go away. When PTSD takes over the life of of your combat vet.