Category: Vet Perspectives

June 6, 2023
Personal Leadership Philosophy: My Thoughts Before Attending the Coast Guard’s Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination Program
By: Eric_Basek

This blog post takes flight just before I set off for the distinguished United States Coast Guard Academy. My initial challenge, as part of the Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination course at the Academy, was to sketch out my unique take on leadership. As I see it, the real heart of this task is to pin […]

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May 12, 2023
A Lifesaving Bond: The Importance of Service Dogs to Veterans 
By: John Parris

For veterans returning from duty, the challenges they face often extend beyond their time in service. The transition to civilian life can be particularly difficult for those struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related conditions. Thankfully, service dogs have emerged as invaluable companions, offering not only practical assistance but also an unbreakable bond. […]

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April 14, 2023
Breaking the Trauma Comparison
By: John Parris

For years, I struggled with the idea that my trauma wasn’t as “bad” as the trauma that my
best friends experienced. Comparing my trauma to theirs only led to years of depression,
suicidal thoughts, and tendencies.

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June 9, 2022
You Deserve Space to Heal
By: Amanda basek

by Carey Duval You Deserve Space to Heal Never, ever say “I don’t need help. Other people have had it worse.” That is the single most dangerous phrase you can say to yourself when you are struggling. In reciting, you have denied yourself the right to healing in any way. You resign yourself to suffer […]

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