Warrior Connection-12.11.16

December 12, 2016

The December 11 edition of Warrior Connection was  a discussion and review of events and implications of in  dedication to Pearl Harbor attack on  December 7 1941. 


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November 28, 2016

The Nov 27 edition of Warrior Connection was a about poetry, love, stories, and "good old times"  with Bonnie Rokke Tinnes  of Bemidji, Mjnneota.. Bonnie is a published poet and author of  "Growing Up Maragret"  series that is about a young girl in 1950's- 1060's Northern Minnesota.  Given Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize we will be doing a follow up- second  program with Duluth's (Minnesota) Dylan Fest folks.


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November 21, 2016
The November 20 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with John Ketwig who is Vietnam veteran and author of the exceptional book on the Vietnam War: "and a hard rain fell---A GI's true story of the War in Vietnam". (contact:  publicity@sourcebooks.com ) John's exceptional book is available from most bookstores and is in still in print.

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November 2, 2016

The October 30 edition of Warrior as an in depth discussion about the following (attached) VA clinician's guide for medical care on Gulf War Illness issues


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October 6, 2016

The October 1 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with former USMC Drill Sgt Tim Boone about the use of writing to alleviate PTSD and to help vets thrive. We read and discussed one of his insightful writings.  Tim was in Lebanon when the USMC barracks was blown up and then led marines into Kuwait for Desert Storm.    Simply Tim has been there - done that- got the t-shirt!


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September 26, 2016

The September 25 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Alanna Hartzog- Psych therapist about healing the heart- mind- soul following moral injury. 


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September 19, 2016

The September 18 edition of Warrior Connection as a discussion  with retired US Marine captain  Roy Fish on using carpentry to help vets heal and to thrive.  www.triplehcarpenry.com    


Triple H Carpentry (Healing, Helping, Honoring) was founded by a Combat Veteran on a mission to provide a conduit of healing for other Combat Veterans suffering from PTSD and other combat trauma related illnesses. The healing conduit being woodworking, we provide a wide range of originally designed wood products. Additionally, the Company’s corps values include a mandate to help those in need through donating time and material to build furniture for families in need and to honor heroes by burning the names of fallen service members into each piece of furniture we build.

This model brought about by the Grace of God as Roy made very clear is extraordinary in it's vision and success.  It brought Roy and now others from "the brink" back into thriving.  


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August 28, 2016

The  August 28th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion about the health effects and effects on learning of pesticide and other toxic compound exposures with Dr / Professor Ann Lopez.


Known and suspected  previous and current pesticides hazards and haz mat issues are affecting tens of thousands of military and civilians and dependents across our nation and wherever US military operations were conducted and are still being conducted.  The Former Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois is a prime example of continuing exposures. (civilianexposure.org) that are ignored.  Just like military personnel farmworkers who are exposed without adequate protection along with proper hygiene when they come in from the fields and  wash their body and clothes spreading  pesticide residues all over creation.  Household use of pesticides is also a significant problem.  We also have possible cross contamination  exposure issues for residents eating pesticide laden food products.  The known and suspected exposures and synergistic combinations can and probably do have a significant effect of student learning and behavior as the medical literature and first hand experience indicate.  Genetic transfer through generations is also a significant problem.  we also have extensive use of pesticides applied to adults and children and pets without any concern for immediate and long term health effects.


Professor:Lopez's book 'THE FARMWOERKER'S JOURNEY"  details many of these ignored problems.


Warrior Connection - 08.21.16

August 22, 2016

The  August 21st edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion About the effects of military deployments and operations on children and family.  We also read two new poems about war written  by Jared Worley, USAF veteran,  and published in SITREP: VETERAN PERSPECTIVES ON WAR AND PEACE, Western Illinois University 2016.


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August 16, 2016

The August 14 the Warrior Connection was a discussion about alcohol and drug abuse and how the avoid it with  Robert B. Shaw, D.Min., M.A., LPC, NBCC, BCPCC, BCPC
Associate Director of International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) &
Christian Care Network (CCN) , American Association of Christian Counselors, 129 Vista Centre Drive, Suite B , Forest, VA 24551