Veterans and Self Medication

More and more military veterans are turning to self-medication as a solution to the problems they brought home from war.  Veterans are using prescription drugs, alcohol, and illegal drugs to deal with the physical and mental pain of life after combat. Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm EST as we discuss the topic of self-medicating.  Guests on the … [Read more...]

I VOW to Stop Suicide

All of us at Voice of Warriors work hard to support our veterans and their families.  Just about everyone on the VOW team has lost a veteran to suicide.  We VOW to dam the flow of veteran suicide.  Join us in our fight to keep our veterans alive here on the homefront.  To find out how you can get involved, click here. … [Read more...]

Why Parents must be Advocates for their Combat Veteran

As parents of those who serve in our military, we can often find ourselves in a situation where it is very difficult to advocate for our injured child.  Despite the fact that we raised our child, we do not automatically have rights to his/her health care information.  HIPAA laws block us from information that might be crucial for us to know.  As well, no one from the military … [Read more...]

I am an Army wife and an Army Mom

By Deanna Reid I was asked a question of “where in life I am today” in relation to 9/11 and multiple deployments. I thought about the changes in myself and my family since 9/11, and the start of these two wars. The losses we have endured, the sadness, the strength I never knew I had, and the twisted sense of humor (sometimes it is the humor that gets me through the day) I … [Read more...]

Just try and shut me up

Recently, I was sharing with a friend and veteran about my efforts to get the Department of Defense Inspector General’s office to look into ongoing problems at Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, Camp Lejeune, NC. I explained my frustration with the length of time it had been as we awaited the release of the report, and my wonder if that report would ever be released.  I told him … [Read more...]

Through the Pain I Still Receive a Blessing

After searching and researching and asking questions of everyone and every entity I could find, in an effort to figure out how to live through the daily struggles I faced watching my son, a disabled combat veteran, learn to live with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I found that it all really came down to trusting God and walking in … [Read more...]

Share your story and save a life!

When it comes to the world of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the invisible wounds of war, most of us have a tendency not to share our stories.  There is an automatic respect given to those who come home from war with physical wounds, but for those who come home with mental wounds, we often look the other way or make judgments without … [Read more...]

My Post 9.11 World

We all live in a Post 9/11 world where life will never be the same for any of us.  We all remember what we were doing ten years ago on that fateful day, at the very moment when we first heard the news of the planes hitting the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 went crashing into the field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We are now a nation at war ten … [Read more...]

Tempered Steel: Stories Behind the Scars of War

Be sure to tune into VOW Talk Radio for our show on Monday, September 5. We will be sharing our interview with the founder of Tempered Steel, Inc. Luana Schneider was an artist and interior decorator until November 25, 2006, when she became a full-time caregiver for her son, Army SGT Scott Stephenson, after his Humvee hit an IED and he was severely injured in Iraq. For the … [Read more...]

Military Suicide on VOW Talk Radio

You don’t want to miss the upcoming Voice of Warriors BlogTalk Radio hour on Monday, August 22, 2011, at 7:30 pm.  The subject of this interview is a difficult one, but it is one that must be discussed.  Gold Star father, Bob Bagosy, will join us as we discuss the topic of military suicide. On May 10, 2010, Bob’s son, Sgt. Thomas Bagosy, lost his battle with Post Traumatic … [Read more...]