It was nice to see a strong veteran turn out at the Pro Peace Austin event in Austin. Among them, key note speaker, Mike Prysner of VFP. Afterward a few of us hung out in Austin, which is always nice.
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By Alice Embree and Terry DuBose, The Rag Blog
Malachi Muncy’s vision was obscured, but he could hear a boy’s voice saying: “It’s a soldier in a pill bottle. Break out! Break out!”
The boy, a spectator along the Veterans Day parade route in Killeen, Texas, got it. So did most of those who saw [...]
On the 11th anniversary of war in Afghanistan, help a military resource center stay afloat
By Liz Williams, Austin Chronicle.
“React to Contact” is a podcast devoted to the discussion of militarism and how it affects our communities. This episode features the work happening at Under the Hood Cafe and Outreach Center. Listen to the episode.
Andrew Uhler, KUT News
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Veterans and their supporters gathered at Fort Hood today to share mental health information with soldiers.
Operation Recovery, whose members passed out fliers to soldiers on their way onto post this morning, says it strives to improve access to care for [...]
Stacy Slayden, FOX 44.
FORT HOOD — Today a local group of veterans stood outside Fort Hood to spread awareness about mental heath care for soldiers.
Supporters of the Operation Recovery Campaign and Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars shared information with soldiers about their rights to access mental health care.
The efforts are to [...]
By Geoff West, Temple Daily Telegraph.
KILLEEN – For those seeking an open dialogue with military officials about stigmatizing, often shadowy collateral wounds of service – whether it’s post-traumatic stress or sexual abuse – Thursday’s televised question-and-answer with Fort Hood leadership wasn’t so much a victory as a step in the right direction, according to [...]
By JoAnn Wypijewski, CounterPunch
Fort Hood, Texas
Traveling down Highway 281 from Fort Worth past sundown, there comes a point where the horizon to the southeast glows in the dark. This is a rural road in central Texas. Only minor towns dot the map between Fort Worth and Austin, and Austin is too many miles on to be the source. Hwy 281 leads to Lampasas; a left turn onto 190 East leads to Copperas Cove, and the rinky-dink of Copperas Cove gives way to darkness and then, suddenly, to the flat, floodlit spread of Fort Hood.
By Rose Thayer, Killeen Daily Herald.
Despite the war in Iraq being over, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, operating in Killeen at Under the Hood Cafe, said there is still work to be done.
“The impacts of the war in Iraq and the Afghanistan War are continuing to ripple through the community and [...]