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Service First Story 003: A Dog Named Leia

Veteran transition issues are a big deal these days. We hear about PTSD and TBI and the effects of war. It’s easy to imagine how some might wonder if all Veterans are damaged goods, or broken, or whether we can recover in the civilian world. There’s plenty of examples to suggest that Veterans are, and …

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Service First Story 002: SWAT

The connection between law enforcement and the military is a strong one, grounded in service before self and a commitment to the values we hold dear in the United States of America.   Those who choose this life, to protect and serve, are increasingly held to impossible standards – even perfection. One wrong move, one …

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Service First Story 001: Stop The Bleeding

Trauma medicine – how a first responder should treat someone hurt or injured – has evolved rapidly based on lessons learned in the post-9/11 wars. One example is that yes you should use a tourniquet sooner – it stops the bleeding to save a life. But reading that is like reading about leadership and hoping …

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