Fishing for Freedom

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) will soon be entering it's 10th year and our troops have served on multiple combat deployments. The stresses of combat and high operational tempo have strained our military and their families to no end. We have seen and heard the stories of these heroes as many have returned home with horrific physical injuries, but a tremendous psychological toll is also being paid. Even though several new Department of Defense and Veterans Administration initiatives have attempted to de-stigmatize and address all aspects of mental health, suicide rates are alarmingly high across all services and within our transitioned GWOT veteran population. There is more we can do to help these veterans deal with the baggage of combat and get back to some resemblance of their normal lives.

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