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“What’s Love?” WarRetreat Asks U.S. Navy Veteran Carl Salazar

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked the movers and shakers in the veteran service community, this essential question: “What’s Love?” “Service. Service means everything. Service is love in action. Service is love – manifested.” -Carl Salazar, Founder, Expedition Balance Carl is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and a combat veteran. He founded…

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“What’s Love?” Stacy Bare, US Army Vet Responds

In anticipation of Valentine’s day,  we’ve asked the people from organizations that offer outdoor experiences, sports, and arts activities for veterans.  US Army Veteran Stacy Bare responds to our query: What’s Love? “Love is learning to believe in yourself and believing in others that there are no limits to what can be accomplished when we’re…

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Meet Chris Eder (USAF, Retired)

In the spring of 2013,  MSgt Chris Eder joined us as a contributor. Chris Eder is a certified Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve, and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative to pain…

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Chicago: Parks Program Offers Classes To Veterans

The Chicago Parks Program is offering a variety of classes for veterans to help regain a sense of camaraderie, accomplishment through adaptive sports and arts classes. Most popular, is the archery class led by SGT Donna Pratt, US Army, Retired Archery Instructor. She can adapt the sport to all levels, and claims that with “Archery,…

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Cleveland: Veteran Artists Exhibit Their Work

Veterans art therapy featured in exhibition at Tri-C gallery By Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer “CLEVELAND, Ohio – You or a loved one went through the wringer of war and got hung out to dry. You try to explain what happened but the words aren’t there. People just don’t get it. And it hurts.” To…

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Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury to PTSD

From Stars and Stripes: “Traumatic brain injuries during deployments appear to increase the risk of troops experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home, according to Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored research published Wednesday. In some cases, a servicemembers’ chance of acquiring PTSD was doubled by serious head or brain injuries suffered while deployed, the study in…

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Get Hot, While Climbing Ice with Paradox Sports!

Paradox Sports, a leader in adaptive sports, sponsors to ice climbing events. The first is this weekend in North Conway NH.  The second is in Ouray, CO on Feb 28 to March 2.  They’re having an online fundraiser to help support these two clinics, or “Paradox Ice,” as they call it. Each year, many veterans…