"When you present yourself saying that you are there to protect the protesters from the police, you are asking for trouble. No sympathy will be found here. The police are not part of some wall street conspiracy, they are working class men and women,…"
"I don't mean to call the kid out. But it is unlikely. The two branches are actually separate. By that I mean if you are an active duty guy, its active duty and if you are reservist then you are a reservist. You can not bounce between the…"
""I am crazy hyper vigilant, over-aggressive, and very angry."
This. From my own observations this is really what PTSD is. It's the inability to "unwind" after living for a year in a combat zone. A lot of guys use alcohol as…"
I have read on killing by LTC Grossman. Not a bad piece of literature, but it misses the point. Your USMC FM also ain't gonna help. I am sure that you being a devil dog will come to know what I am about to say be true. Killing…"
"i am a future devil dog and i like doing research one time i was doing a research on PTSD AKA shell shock and i discoverd two great books on the subject read them they might come in handy (On Killing) and (US Marine Corps - Combat Stress MCRP 6-11C)…"
A former soldier of mine killed himself a couple of months back. Lost a battle between PTSD and a hand gun. Since then, I have been trying to create a site where vets who made it back from down-range and learned to cope and share their knowledge so that others may benefit and so no vet gets left behind. So I send out the call to you gents who are serving now, share what you have learned about dealing with PTSD and life after combat so that others may benefit and survive.My humble little site is…See More
"I hate to drop this, but isn't this whole exercise a bit unmanly? If they are unmanly, then we as those presumed to be manly should dismiss them and forget that they even exist. Also its a bit on the unmanly side to get all catty about who is a…"
"Sadly I agree,
I did 5 years active duty which finished up about a 2 months ago. I loved it but there were many who hated and they just made the job more dangerous and difficult. Conscription into the military may not be the answer. However, A…"
I am not very new here. I've read AoM for quite and a while and have recently decided to see what the community had to offer. I think it is important for everyone to have a place where they can grow and grow beyond what they thought possible. I do not believe in setting mediocre examples or propagating cretinous thoughts. To unleash my potential and help others do the same is my goal -- man, woman, neither or in between.Following this honour code does not allow for unnecessary or regressive…See More
I can relate a lot in that I also ended up in a masters program after failing to find a job. I'm a molecular biologist (now working on my PhD... I ended up staying in academia after finishing my masters) but at least some…"
"You are getting a lot of good advice here, especially local church congrigations and various student organizations. You might also try putting an ad on www.roommates.com. I remember it didn't cost too much, and you reach a lot…"