The President of the United States is the US Commander-in-Chief. So, for you military spouses, this is your spouse's highest boss.
The continued reporting about the disgraceful mishandling of remains at Arlington National Cemetery prompted me to look around for more information.
The purpose of the MIA Project is to locate, identify and inter the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans through the joint efforts of private, state and federal organizations. To provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes.
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Cord Jefferson, Senior Editor at Good presents some troubling numbers about the suicide rate for US Soldiers.
For the second year in a row, more American soldiers - both enlisted men and women and veterans - committed suicide than were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Excluding accidents and illness, 462 soldiers died in combat, while 468 committed suicide. A difference of six isn't vast by any means, but the symbolism is significant and troubling. In 2009, there were 381 suicides by military personnel, a number that also exceeded the number of combat deaths.
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There has never been a question in my mind that deployments have a tremendous impact children. Here is a video of a testimony before congress about the effects of deployment on children from military families.
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