Dogs of War is a new A&E documentary series that follows PTSD veterans as they are paired with shelter dogs who help in their rehabilitation. Premiering on Veterans Day at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central, the show follows Jim and Lindsey Stanek, the founders of the Paws and Stripes, a charity that trains adopted dogs and pairs them with veterans at little or no cost. +Continue Reading
Daniels who was inspired to enlist in the military following the tragic terrorist events of 9/11. While wrapping up his final day of an eight-month tour in Iskandariya, Iraq, Daniels’ unit fell upon an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol. The blast killed three Marines and resulted in the loss of one of Daniels’ legs. In this episode of Wounded: The Battle Back Home, Daniels shares the raw details of his final day in Iraq and opens up about the depression, alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that developed as a result of his injuries and survivors guilt.
Seeking help to combat the effects of PTSD and reclaim his pre-war life, Daniels began working with Wounded Warrior Project® as he adapted to the amputation of his leg. The non-profit service organization also gave Daniels the opportunity to assist other wounded veterans like himself as they adjusted to the return home. Wounded: The Battle Back Home follows Daniels on his journey to recovery and the support system that helps him along the way, including his wife, three children and the families of his fellow Marines killed from the IED in combat.
Wounded: The Battle Back Home (“Jamel: Operation Honor”)airs Sunday, October 26, at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT as part of “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke at the 2014 USO Gala on October 17th and described what it’s like to have his job right now by singing an Irish ditty called “The Sick Note,” written by Pat Cooksey. If he’s up for life on the road, the general’s got a future on the folk circuit once he finishes with his current gig.
Unbroken, the upcoming movie directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the amazing story of World War II veteran and Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini and his ability to overcome whatever challenges he faced during his amazing life. Zamperini lived a long long and productive life before passing away this past July at age 97. He lived long enough to enjoy the recognition generated by Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book and was able to work closely with Jolie as she prepared the film.
To honor Zamperini’s legacy (and hype the December 25th release of the movie), Universal Pictures has created the #IAmUnbroken website and hashtag to allow others to share their own stories of challenges met and obstacles overcome. +Continue Reading
The United States Navy predates the Declaration of Independence: the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy on October 13, 1775. Today marks the 239th birthday of one of the United States of America’s most revered institutions.
Bradley Cooper acquired the move rights to legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s bestselling memoir American Sniper shortly before Kyle was killed by a fellow veteran in February 2013. After a false start with Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood stepped in to direct the film and the first trailer just debuted online. +Continue Reading
The M24 Chaffee is the final Allied tank in our series from the upcoming movie Fury. Weighing approximately 45,000 lbs. and measuring 18 ft. 3 in. long and 9 ft. 6 in. tall, the lightweight tank featured advanced off-road capability and reliable performance. The 75mm gun represented a significant upgrade from the old 37mm and could to a lot more damage to heavyweight German tanks. The five-man crew also had 2 .30 Browning machine guns at its disposal. The M24 Chaffee was used in both Europe and the Pacific theater.
The Germans used the Tiger I tank on the North African, Soviet and European fronts. Weighing a massive 120,000 lbs. and measuring 27 ft 9 in. long by 9 ft 10 in. tall, this heavy tank struck fear in its enemies. It was expensive to maintain and operate, leading to its replacement by the Tiger II in 1944. Its main armament was a 88mm gun backed up by two 7.92mm machine guns.