Truth in Recruiting

The systematic and purposeful Betrayal of
the American Soldier

click here go to www.nvo.org

Important Information for High School Students!
How to Avoid being on the Military Recruiters' list

Protect your Constitutional Right to Privacy:
Opt-out Form for High School Students

WHY?? Why target 17-18 year olds? Brain researchers have shown in the last 10 years what Military has known for centuries. The younger the person, the easier to condition them to obey. And there is a biological reason. The brain scientists discovered with their imaging equipment that the frontal lobes are the command center for functions such as self-control, responsibility, planning for the future, and forecasting the results of today's behaviors. Further, these lobes are not fully developed until the age of 28!! In other words, if someone told me someone was bad just because they were born in a country with different ideas and a different religion, I would smile and dismiss the source of the information—but not if I were 18. And the saddest part is that the military conditioning lasts into adulthood, even after the military service—unless some serious personal and/or professional intervention to re-condition the moronic slogans of boot camp and the horroric memories of combat that have to be continually justified.

You think you have a contract with the Government?? Before you sign the DD4 look at the wording, it reads "Enlistment/Re-enlistment Document? It's a Document, a piece of paper, JAMRS Fact Sheet and Opt Out Form with an explanation of recruiting database under the guise of "marketing research" with a form for opting out of the survey and recruitment databases. Form on Page 4.“ Technically, there is no way to keep your personal information out of the JAMRS database. However, if you fill out an opt out form and send it to the JAMRS headquarters, the DOD will keep your name in a 'suppression file.' Your information will be inaccessible to recruiters and remain in a sealed suppression file. In May 2005, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that it was going to create a massive database for recruiting [to assist the recruiters to reach their monthly quota].The DOD's 'Joint Advertising and Market Research & Studies (JAMRS)' system proposed to combine student information, Social Security Numbers (SSN), and information from state motor vehicle repositories into a mega database housed at a private direct marketing firm. Approximately 25 million individuals' information would be in the database, and there is no way to opt out.

In 2006 the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) sued the DOD, resulting in a few changes to JAMRS policy. “The DOD agreed to 'stop disseminating student information to law enforcement, intelligence or other agencies and instead limit the use of the JAMRS database to military recruiting; limit to three years time the DOD retains student information; stop collecting SSNs; stop collecting information about students younger than 16; establish and clarify procedures by which students can block the military from entering information about them in the database and have their information removed.”What is ths information used for? communications programs help broaden people's understanding of military service as a career option, while our internal government market research and study programs help bolster the effectiveness of all the Services' recruiting and retention efforts.” It drives the Todaysmilitary.com recruiting and advertising efforts.

Thanks to extensive and wonderful work by NNOMY (National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth) Please check out their website for many resources for helping your sons and daughters by working with the school board and city governments, including, but not limited to materials such as the kit below:

NNOMY's complete kit for parents and teachers
Back-to-school kit for counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing

An Informative anti-recruitment brochure to pass out at your local events and meeting
"Thanks to Veterans for Peace"

Anti-Recruitment Brochure

Opt-out Form for High School Students

The
DD4 reads "Enlistment/Re-enlistment Document? It's a Document, not a Contract.
U.S. courts of law and government say,
"No! We have no obligation to you—even if your are wounded in battle."

Check the Form, it does not state you will be taken care of even with battle injuries!

Take Mr. Mahoney as an example. He fought in the Korean War--60 years ago and the VA still will not give him compensation for his PTSD due to battle injuries who was wounded when he was thrown 15 feet in the air by a mortar, plus his treatment at a VA Hospital which he described to a Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter:

“The reason I didn't know what I was doing was because of shock treatments,” Mahoney said in an interview at his modest east Las Vegas home. I spent eight months in a psychiatric ward at Fort Hood, Texas . All I remember is being shipped out of there in a straight jacket, strapped to a stretcher,” he said.

For the entire report by journalist, Keith Rogers, see Korean War Vet Mahoney, 83, still fighting war disability

More than 80 years ago in 1934, the United States Supreme Court said: NO
--not responsible, no contract.
This means that if you are disabled in service, you may not be cared for properly. If you suffer long term injury to your health from being to close to toxic weapons (such as from radiation and/or chemical harm from the "depleted uranium" weapons which our military has used in both Gulf Wars), or believe that you are ill because of being forced to submit to unapproved vaccines (such as the mandatory Anthrax vaccination program) during the Gulf Wars, you may be ignored. You may not get the educational benefits that were promised to you. Why?

U.S. government and courts of law say that veterans' benefits — such as disability compensation and pensions are “GRATUITIES” — unearned gifts from the U.S. Government, to which you have no meaningful legal and enforceable right. 

If the Government needs to balance the budget—guess who gets cut first. Yes, the veterans. It's hard to believe, but it's true. Recently, two VA attorneys (there's 1,200 VA attorneys to fight your right to benefits) went to prison for falsifying or destroying veterans' records. They told the judge they had to meet their budget set by the Executive Budget Office. Yet there is money for bonus for these VA attorneys and VA managers for their "good work" of cheating veterans. During the Iraq war Bush wanted to decrease solder's pay by 30% and compensation to their families at home by 60%.

Why are we at war? War destroys the planet Earth and the physical health and mental well-being of all those who participate, including the victims. With America'a weapons of mass destruction, more and more civilians are being killed. The Iraq war began in 2003. in 2004, when an Amrican soldier arrived in Bagdad, he reported that all the apartments had been destoryed--they were rubble from American bombs.

U.S. invasions hav failed to improve life in Vietnam, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya —and they hate us even more than when we invaded with the hoax of bringing them democracy and freedom. In fact, the culture, religion, infrastructure have been devastated every where the American soldiers have tread. As Harry Truman and Madeline Albright (among others, I'm sure) stated— we have the weapons, let's use them!

Please inform yourself. The Generals, President, Defense Department and Pentagon don't think you are smart enough to understand. Show them that they are wrong! The best source of information I have found is Michael Moore's documentary: Fahrenheit 911 (title ideal probably from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451--it's an oldie, but goodie, so available free on Internet). Moore's movie tells it like it is through the mouth of others. Much is actual film clips of politicians and interviews with soldier and their families. If you are a history buff--and want to know how it all started, Blood and Oil by Marty Callaghan is exceptional. (It's on YouTube--but the DVD set has some interesting Special Features.)

I have read a mountain of books and watched DVD's. Anything written or produced by Jeremy Scahill, David Swanson, William Blum, John R. MacArthur, James McCartney, Andrew Bracevich and James Risen is totally reliable, researched, often first-hand information. I have read all them and corresponded with most of them. They are all dedicated researchers--the papers and files they have gone through to bring the truth to us would make a mountain. We Americans are eternally blessed to have such wonderful patriots who care for us and dedicate their lives to informing us. There are many others ligitimate servants of truth also--through the centuries of war. Unfortunately, the Defense Dept./Military does pay persons who write misinformation to confuse us, so you have to be cautious. I just read a defenitive biography of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, FDR Goes to war: How Executive Power, Spirialing National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America. The author, Burton W. Folsom, Jr. had to go to London to research records there to get at the truth. Note: My grandfather hated Roosvelt because during his election, he promised U.S. would not get involved in another (of the hundreds) European war. Then his only two sons were sent overseas—my father to the Pacific and my uncle was a bomadeer destroying Germany. Gratefully, they both returned home safe and sound.

And there are things America is good at—REAL GOOD at:

America Excels in Business of Death

America may lag behind the developed world in many categories, but it is No. 1 in the “merchant of death” business, experiencing a boom in the commerce of boom, especially in areas destabilized by U.S. invasions, notes JP Sottile, reporter at Consortium News.

Fox News reported that U.S. Government Spent at least $945m on Advertising in 2010
"Of that total. . . $545 million was spent by the Defense Department, much of it on ads to attract recruits, CRS [Congressional Research Service] noted." I noted that Weather.com has taken an ad for War Thunder--play for free, with the purpose of getting young people conditioned and trained to like war and to think it's a game. It's not a game—You can be destroyed, mentally and physically for life. I think you deserve something better—DO YOU??

What if that money had been divided up among 18 year olds to help them develop a small business or career--I bet you would be happier, and I know the peopl in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan would be happier. It's like the big bank bail-out. Someone crunched the numbers. If the bail-out dollars had gone to American taxpayers, we would have received a check for $65,000 each. That citizen bail-out [Weren't we the ones who suffered?] would have helped the economy a whole lot!!

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks up in Congress:

Watch YouTube Senator Bernie Sanders: "If you can't take care of Veterans, Don't send them to war."

Breaking News: Veterans Affairs (VA) pays $142 million in bonuses amid scandals [in 2014]

Donovan Slack and Bill Theobald , USA TODAY, November 11, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs paid bonuses for performance in 2014 to nearly half of agency employees, including in health administration. In all, some 156,000 executives, managers and employees received them.

Added Vido: Susan Bowers, a regional medical director in the Southwest received $8\,985. She oversaw a region that included a Phoenix VA where the scandal first erupted amid allegations that patients died waiting for care. E-mails show that Bowers, who was forced into early retirement this year, was aware of falsified wait-time records. See entire story with video.

Thanks to good people at USA Today, you can SEARCH the full database of bonuses:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/11/11/search-va-performance-bonuses/75577958/

VA bonuses went to officials at delay-prone hospitals [in 2013]

Meghan Hoyer and Gregg Zoroya , USA TODAY 10:22 a.m. EDT July 4, 2014

Susan Bowers, a regional medical director in the Southwest received $8,985. She oversaw a region that included a Phoenix VA where the scandal first erupted amid allegations that patients died waiting for care. E-mails show that Bowers, who was forced into early retirement this year, was aware of falsified wait-time records. (Read entire story)

9th Circuit Court says Congress and President failed to help veterans

The court cited examples of veterans with severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder having to wait over eight weeks for mental health referrals, with some committing suicide in the interim. Over 84,000 veterans are on waiting lists for mental health care, the court wrote, with no procedure for challenging the delays. The court added that those delays can mean "the difference between life and death," with an average of 18 to 20 veterans committing suicide every day.

See entire story from Reuters News Service

Class Action Challenging Government’s Mistreatment of Returning Veterans Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Report on Adverse Health and Environmental Effects of Uranium Weapons 

How many Veterans end up in prison because there is no help for them; their conditioning to hate and shoot to kill, bad memories, nightmares, depression, drug abuse to forget?

 
 


Beyond Treason DVD

A William Lewis Film

 




All Wars are
Banker' Wars

by
Michael Rivero

War is a Racket,
(so"To Hell with War")

by
U.S. Marine Major General

           
 



Why Suicide Rates among Veterans may be over 22 a day (2013)

CNN

U.S.Soldier Suicides Outpaced Combat Deaths-in-2012
US News

Letter from Michael Moore:

Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Should Just Stop, out of Respect for the Troops

Battle of the mind: PTSD and OSI info
Click for Video

How a specialist lost his benefits
April 2007 report from The Nation

Number Of Iraqi
Civilians Slaughtered in America's War? As many as 105,117

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (officially acknowledged) In
America's War
4399

Cost of America's War in Iraq
$310,510,773,916


Letter from VDPI to National Press Club

URGENT HEALTH WARNING FOR ALL GULF WAR JOURNALISTS

Hundreds of journalists and photographers—  including Pentagon “Embedded Reporters,” 
unknowingly are being exposed to the “most toxic battlefields on earth.” They should be WARNED— and seek unbiased medical testing for toxic uranium...

British troops (unlike continuously deceived American troops) were WARNED by their government about the toxic “depleted uranium” environment to which they were exposed, and related need for unbiased medical testing for toxic uranium...



Consideration Number One:
Prior to enlisting

First, let's take a look at the DD4 that you signed or will sign when you enlist in the military.

Point One:  Note the title, Enlistmentment Document... Enter "contract" in your computer's search function and you will find the word "contract" never appears.

Point Two:  The words "injury," "disability," "wounded" no not appear either.  What happens if you are injured? No promises in the document. Don't assume anything. If no promise is given, there is a reason.

Point Three:  "The agreements in this section and attached annex(es) are all the promises made to me by the Government. ANYTHING ELSE ANYONE HAS PROMISED ME IS NOT VALID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED." This quote is from Page 1 and repeated again on Page 3 of the DD4 document . . . .

With these words Uncle Sam told you in writing not to believe your recruiter—He's covered!
Are you???

More information on Quaker website


Check it out!

Walking Wounded
, , , even the conservatives are speaking up!

A True American Hero

A Mother speaks up--if only there were more!

GOOD ADVICE from a Recruiter:

"The only thing that will get us to stop contacting the family is if
they call their Congressman..." (read more. . . )

Now there's a sophisticated group that can help you get off the military's list.
Go to:
Leave My Child Alone!


Governors oppose letting president unilaterally federalize Guard in emergencies

Brett Murphy

JURIST—Legal News and Research

[JURIST] US governors attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association [official website] that got under way Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, are opposing a bill [NGA letter] in Congress that would allow the president to take over the National Guard [official website] without the consent of governors during emergencies. The House version [text] of the National Defense Authorization Act includes a measure removing the traditional requirement that the president gain the consent of governors before federalizing the Guard. Gov. Kathleen Blanco [official website] of Louisiana told reporters that "Federalization just for the sake of federalization makes no sense... Just making quick decisions can make things happen." Gov. Mark Sanford [official website] of South Carolina agreed, saying that "the idea of federalizing yet another function of government in America is a, the wrong direction, and b, counterproductive."

See Original Article in JURIST
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Parents and School Boards across the country are speaking up!

From New Jersey to California, from Pennsylvania to Oregon, from New York to Washington state, there is a movement for parents to take charge of their children’s fate when it comes to military recruitment.

Parents do not want do not want their children’s biographical and contact information released to the military. The high school administrations put themselves in a bind by signing on for Federal funds through the “No Child Left Behind” program. NCLB is a worthy program created to enable schools to serve the underprivileged of their community. Through questionable motives, a provision was passed by Congress in 2001 that requires public high schools to release student contact information, including addresses, ages and phone numbers, to branches of the military. Especially daunting since the provision comes with an enforcement penalty: a school that does not turn the information over to the military authorities would lose its federal funding.

However, some astute researchers found a loophole. An additional provision allows parents to opt out of releasing contact information to the military recruiters. Of course, they have to know that the option exists. . .

Click here for stories in the Press
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New York Daily News:
Small Victory for Ailing GI's
by Juan Gonzales
Staff Reporter
October 4, 2006

 

Question: Does the Government keep its promises?

Answer: NO--and a Federal Court says they do not have to!

"The Appeals Court ruled against the plaintiffs on a technicality, arguing that promises by recruiters were invalid because only Congress could authorize military health care, which Congress had not done when the plaintiffs entered the service," said Van Hollen.  "But although the retired colonels lost their case on that technicality, I believe they won their moral battle on principle."

The Court ruling said, in part, "We cannot readily imagine more sympathetic plaintiffs than the retired officers of the World War II and Korean War era involved in this case. They served their country for at least 20 years with the understanding that when they retired they and their dependents would receive full free health care for life.  The promise of such health care was made in good faith and relied upon. . . .  Perhaps Congress will consider using its legal power to address the moral claims raised by Schism and Reinlie on their own behalf, and indirectly for other affected retirees."

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Sickened Iraq vets cite depleted uranium
    By Deborah Hastings
    The Associated Press
    Saturday 12 August 2006

New York - It takes at least 10 minutes and a large glass of orange juice to wash down all the pills - morphine, methadone, a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant, a stool softener. Viagra for sexual dysfunction. Valium for his nerves.    Four hours later, Herbert Reed will swallow another 15 mg of morphine to cut the pain clenching every part of his body. He will do it twice more before the day is done.    Since he left a bombed-out train depot in Iraq, his gums bleed. There is more blood in his urine, and still more in his stool. Bright light hurts his eyes. A tumor has been removed from his thyroid. Rashes erupt everywhere, itching so badly they seem to live inside his skin. Migraines cleave his skull. His joints ache, grating like door hinges in need of oil.    There is something massively wrong with Herbert Reed, though no one is sure what it is. He believes he knows the cause, but he cannot convince anyone caring for him that the military's new favorite weapon has made him terrifyingly sick.    In the sprawling bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs, he has many caretakers. An internist, a neurologist, a pain-management specialist, a psychologist, an orthopedic surgeon and a dermatologist. He cannot function without his stupefying arsenal of medications, but they exact a high price.    "I'm just a zombie walking around," he says.

    Reed believes depleted uranium has contaminated him and his life. He now walks point in a vitriolic war over the Pentagon's arsenal of it - thousands of shells and hundreds of tanks coated with the metal that is radioactive, chemically toxic, and nearly twice as dense as lead.

More of this story

 
Message from founder of Vets for Due Process to Portland Oregon School Board

Full Disclosure Concerning
Military Enlistment DOCUMENT


This information will provide information every patriotic youngster needs to know to be able to make well-informed decisions when they are entering the service for military duty.


We at Truth-in-Recruiting believe that public service to our great country is a duty and honor for every American. There are many ways to serve America; and certainly, to risk one’s life in military service is regarded as the highest duty of citizenship. However, that duty also extends to our government. It has a duty to be truthful, honorable and just with the patriotic citizens who enter the military, both while serving in active duty and later as veterans. Most citizens are not aware of serious problems concerning military service. The purpose of this website is to make you aware of some of those problems, so that you can to protect yourself.


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Why We Fight
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Get informed about the military-industrial complex that the 5-star General/U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned against. Who is getting wealthy from wars? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine in which you are being asked to be a pawn. What do you think?
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When considering enlisting in the military service, there are three primary areas on which to focus with potential problems that could devastate your life. Those areas are as follows:

1. PRIOR to enlisting in the military. Read the Enlistment Document carefully. Pay attention to what it does not say.

2. DURING active duty military service. Learn about how the Feres Doctrine protects the government should you be injured or raped. Inform yourself about potential dangers because of the use of depleted uranium in weapony.

3. AFTER military service: If you are injured while serving in active duty military service, how does the Government Bureauracy treat wounded veterans? Make and keep a copy of all medical records while in service and your discharge papers.

Hopefully, this site can give you many of the answers you need to make an informed decision.



Consideration Number Two:
During active duty

There are two principal potential problems:

1) With today's ammo there is potentially harmful
exposure to radiative gases.
Act Now to go beyond Nuclear

2) If you suffer any injury, including rape, even death, through the neglect of the Armed Forces, you or
your survivors cannot sue for damages.


Latest Statistics on Gulf War Syndrome

“There are serious long-term effects of Depleted Uranium in Iraq”

DEPLETED URANIUM:
ETHICS OF THE SILVER BULLET

“I don’t think the government actually realizes how many lives they are ruining, and they need to. . . they’re just killing the veterans, and killing their families along with them, with all the worry – and it’s not fair.”
– Mandy Duncan, wife of Kenny Duncan, US Army driver during the Gulf War.

Entire research report by Iliya Pesic



"DU ammunition is extremely unethical. To use such tactical weapons for a war without considering its horrible side effects or ramifications for future generations is unacceptable! DU ammo is not the ultimate alterative in the battlefield. It is an overkill technology and not necessary at all for victory in battle...." (complete report)
 

Wide range of DU ammo--from 25 mm heavy machine gun rounds to 120 mm tank shells
 
Excellent Series on Depleted Uranium in Lone Star Iconoclast:

What is Depleted Uranium?

"Depleted uranium (DU) is heavy, cheap, abundant, and is provided free of charge to arms manufacturers as a way of disposing of the material.
DU rounds are used in a variety of high intensity weapons and is used in a variety of forms. Since the projectiles are so powerful, the DU gets hot and oxides into aerosol-like particles that can be less than 10 microns or smaller than a white blood cell and are, therefore, easily inhalable."

A Scientific Perspective

The U.S. has blocked any accountability at international and national levels. There’s a total cover-up just like with Agent Orange, the atomic veterans, MKULTRA, the mind control experiments the CIA did. This is more of the same, but the issue is much, much worse because the genetic future of all those contaminated is effected. Now vast regions around our world, as well as our atmosphere, are contaminated with the depleted uranium.

A Scientific Perspective

"It violates United Nations laws and regulations. It doesn’t even pass common sense to take tons and tons of solid radioactive material and throw it in someone else’s back yard, refusing to give medical care although it’s been ordered, refusing to clean up the environmental contamination, although it’s required. And they keep getting away with it."

A Survivor's Perspective

Sterry recently testified before state lawmakers in Connecticut on the effects of depleted uranium in support of a bill, introduced by State Rep. Patricia Dillon, that requires that Connecticut National Guard troops now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan be properly screened and treated for depleted uranium contamination.


Life Magazine release Photo Essay on Gulf War Syndrome

"The Tiny Victims of Desert Storm"

For serious investigators: Scientific Reports

Horror of USA's depleted Uranium
with links to other reports

THE DEPLETED URANIUM COVER-UP


POINT TWO: BECAUSE OF THE "FERES DOCTRINE," THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE IF THE VICTIM IS IN THE MILITARY

The United States government, or its the military, is not liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries to members of the armed forces sustained while on active duty and resulting from the negligence of others in the armed forces. Even if the government admits that its gross negligence caused injuries or death, you or your family cannot sue.

The principle on which the military and government stand is called the Feres Doctrine, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1950 regarding the death while serving in the military of Lt. Rudolph Feres. Critics of the doctrine—including federal judges, legal scholars and angry soldiers and veterans—say it protects careless or incompetent military doctors and others who damage or ruin soldiers' lives.

Not liable for death caused by unsafe conditions or medical negligence... In the Feres v. United States case, the District Court dismissed an action by the widow of Feres against the United States to recover damages for death caused by negligence. The decedent perished during the 1940s by fire in the barracks at Pine Camp, New York, while on active duty in service of the United States. Negligence was alleged in quartering him in barracks known or which should have been known to be unsafe because of a defective heating plant and in failing to maintain an adequate fire watch. The Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, affirmed. One of the other cases involved a soldier who discovered that a military surgeon had sewn up his abdomen without removing an 18-by-30-inch towel.

This Feres precedent has been continually upheld by courts. Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor who has studied the ”doctrine,” calls the ruling a travesty. The federal law is simply intended to shield the military from mistakes committed to soldiers while serving in the armed forces.
For the entire case, refer to Find Law

The perpertrators of rape are not prosecuted . . . .
Further, this “doctrine” is used as an excuse to neglect giving proper recourse to justice and even medical care to female soldiers who are raped. In 2004, rapes and assaults of American female soldiers were epidemic in the Middle East.Even after more than 83 incidents were reported during a six-month period in Iraq and Kuwait, the 24-hour rape hot line in Kuwait was still being answered by a machine advising callers to leave a phone number where they could be reached. "Nobody had a telephone number, for crying out loud," says Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, then commanding general of the 800th Military Police Brigade.

A Pentagon Report reveals that in the past two years alone, there were more than 2,100 sexual assaults throughout the U.S. military. In lawsuits brought by the victims of rape in state courts, the Justice Department often decides to represent the defendants, causing such cases to be moved to federal court. There the Department of Justice attorneys to say that such cases should not be brought to trial on the grounds that they constitute a threat to national security, representing a "disruption of good order, morale and discipline." Until Congress takes the responsibility to repeal Feres, rape will continue to be a significant problem in our military.

The case that has received media attention is that of Lt. Jennifer Dyer. In an interview on CBS 60 Minutes, she reported of the military officials, "They’ve done nothing but lie to me and treat me like a criminal," says Dyer.

Read the entire interview including testimony from other victims

Although the situation has been suppressed in the press, fortunately The New York Times spoke up in a recent editorial emphasizing the problem for female soldiers.

Disrespecting Women Soldiers


Consideration Number Three:
After active duty

If you are injured—what then???

Read what prestigious law review journal "Legal Affairs" reported in Spring 2005 issue:

Insult to Injury
by Reynolds Holding


Servicemen and women disabled in the line of duty trust the government will provide for them. But many return home to find themselves facing a new enemy: the Department of Veterans Affairs.

More than 210,000 veterans like Johnson have served in Afghanistan or Iran since the war on terror and the war against Saddam Hussein began. Almost 40,000 have filed for disability benefits. At the end of 2004, a total of nearly 350,000 veterans awaited decisions on their claims—and 132,000 more awaited an outcome for their cases on appeal. . . .
(click here for entire article)

For more information on the tragedy for our disabled Vets, see
Vets for Due Process, Inc.
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If you are
career military, what about your pomised lifetime medical care ??

“Over the past year the Courts have laid to rest the question of who is responsible for making good on promises of lifetime health care that were made to young men and women who joined the service during World War II and the Korean eras,” said Van Hollen.
“Recruits were promised by their own government that if they served a career of 20 years in military service, then they and their dependants would receive health care upon retirement. But while these career soldiers put their lives on the line for our country, the government did not keep its end of the contract.”

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  Here are some examples of the sad reality:

In Wounded Men; Broken Promises, the author chronicles more than 50 years of a bureaucratic legacy replete with widespread scandal, poor or abusive medical care, questionable legislative authority, cronyism, and delays in implementation of critical medical and other health programs. In revealing interviews with vetreans from WWI to Vietnam War, Robert Klein recounts the personal ordeals of those who have answered America's call to arms only to find themselves trapped in the endless bureaucratic maze of Veterans Administration.
 
 
 

Every School Board in America should be placed on NOTICE concerning the AMBUSH of Patriotic Youngsters; it is every School Board's DUTY to protect students.