Families

TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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Hospital Corpsman #ThankfulFor Small Acts of Kindness

Editor’s note: On November 26, Good Morning America featured Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Shannon Thompson as part of its “Thankful Happens Here” series celebrating military heroes, their families and community members who made a lasting impact. Here is HM2 Thompson’s story.   I was raised to be nice to everyone. As my parents always said, “kill ‘em with kindness.”  I …

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A Thank You Letter to My Family

I want to take this time to thank you for everything you do. You have been there for me no matter what. Through all the holidays when I was deployed, you have always been there.             For the last 17 years, you have supported me through numerous deployments. Each time I get underway, I do so knowing you are there, …

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Military Family Month: Get to know your Ombudsman

November is Military Family Month and Navy Medicine values the critical role our families play in ensuring the readiness of Sailors and Marines. The support they provide and the daily sacrifices they make are a testament to their selflessness and the commitment to our service members. Our families are an essential component to the success our world-wide mission. We are …

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Military Family Month 2015

President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month, Oct. 29. Established in 1993, Military Family Month is an annual occurrence, during which time the U.S. Government formally recognizes the sacrifices and commitment made by military families.  The United States is stronger and safer thanks to the millions of military family members who, in sacrificing cherished …

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