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"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013

America's Free War's and No Sacrifice, of the present generations and passing costs onto the next while ignoring or giving lip service on the issues of the veterans' from, for Those Who've Served In, DeJa-Vu!!

"If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

Woodson: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility
Dr. Jonathan Woodson | Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

September 11, 2013 - Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, issued the following statement in commemoration of 9/11.

This morning, 12 years ago, Americans went to work, to school, and about their lives comforted to be living in a nation at peace.  Here in Washington and New York, it was a spectacular fall day.

Our world changed in minutes.  For those in service to their country, it changed more than most.

As we remember the men, women and children who perished that day ... we also remember those who sacrificed so much in the days, months and years that followed. While that September day is still fresh in our minds, 12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families.

We have learned a great deal about prevention, treatment and recovery in these 12 years,  lessons we have shared with our colleagues throughout society.  As we have increased the likelihood of survival and the opportunity for rehabilitation, we have gladly accepted the responsibilities for ensuring a lifetime of quality care. read more>>>

These present wars have yet to be paid for! Rubber stamping and rapid deficits rising started before 9/11 and continued with same for the wars. But especially in the early some six years of extremely little being added to the Veterans Administration budgets by those Congresses, and since obstructed by same war rubber stampers, as to the long term results of War, DeJa-Vu all over again.

Deficits, especially huge, means the costs of wars and long term results from are passed on to later generations,  the present costs are mostly borrowed, DeJa-Vu all over again!!

Fort Belvoir Opens First of Nine Brain Injury Centers
September 11, 2013 - FORT BELVOIR, VA – Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 2.5 million U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds of thousands of service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries.

Today those service members and thousands of others who have yet to receive a diagnosis have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million “Intrepid Spirit” NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Center. The center will provide crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in returning service members here.

“The NICoE System is an essential element of the Military Health System’s holistic approach to the recovery and transition of wounded, ill and injured service members,” said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Director, TRICARE Management Activity. read more>>>

RM: "We got a huge round of tax cuts in this country a few weeks before 9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway. How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was free? Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about it, civilians. Go about your business." 23 May 2013

Michelle Obama Joins Dr. Jill Biden in Message to Veterans'
09/09/2013 - In an exclusive video for The Huffington Post's "Invisible Casualties" series, First Lady Michelle Obama joins Dr. Jill Biden to urge military servicemembers, veterans and their families to make use of mental-health resources when they need help. The two are co-founders of "Joining Forces," an initiative that provides private-sector jobs and education opportunities for veterans and expands community health care for veterans with invisible wounds. read more>>>

Suicide Prevention Month — It Matters
September 9, 2013 - September is Suicide Prevention Month, time to remind America that — It Matters. It’s about the crisis too many of our wounded warriors face. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and numerous other government and private organizations are joining together to participate in Suicide Prevention Month activities.

Call! Talk About It!

VA’s Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat. read more>>>

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