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THE FIELD REPORT: Medical care on and off the Field. We are featuring news stories around our Wounded Warriors and this is a unique chance for us to hear about MST firsthand from a U.S. Soldier in his own words. We will be interviewing Michael Fortune, someone who will help us better understand Military Sexual Trauma
Warrior Talk Radio will be addressing Military Sexual Trauma. I will be joined by both Ginny Branam Lee & Bill Minnix (co-hosting the show with me, both MST survivors). The show line up is going to be packed with information needed to BREAK THE STIGMA...
8:00 pm Ginny Branam Lee and Bill Minnix, MST Survivors
8:15 pm Joe Miller, Alaska GOP US Senate Nominee and founder Restoring Liberty
8:30 pm Sara Darehshori, Human Rights Watch, Report on "Embattled"
9:15 pm Geri and Michael Matthews, Justice Denied
Topics will include:
1. MST definition and statistics
3. The Military Justice Act
4. How to bring Congress together and educate them on these matters
5. Living with MST/PTSD/TBI
6. How the VA responds
7. Improvements for the VA to better handle MST Survivors
8. Stories from two MST survivors, Ginny Branam Lee and Bill Minnix
9. History and goals of Protect Our Defenders
10. Sara Darehshori and Human Rights Watch and her report "Embattled"
Please tune in at 8 pm Eastern on Tuesday, January 26th at http://www.WarriorTalkRadio.com
Military sexual trauma (MST) is a real problem for both women and men. On this episode we'll focus on the female perspective. Did you know that research suggests 66% of women in the military report being sexually assualted? Or that 27% report being raped? Dr. Kim Dennis, CEO of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center offers insights into what it takes and how you can overcome the negative effects of MST.
Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit www.ChangeYouChoose.com.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month (http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/saam) so CJ and I are dedicating tonight’s show to the topic of Military Sexual Trauma. Sexual Assault in the military is a rising problem and is something we want to make America aware about. It is a taboo sort of topic that does not get a lot of coverage in the news so this is out attempt at getting the word out there. It is one that is both embarrassing for the victim and the military as a whole. We would love to think that every service member is honorable and has values and morals but the truth is, just like in our society, that is not always the case. The convicted have ranged from lower enlisted to Drill Sergeants to senior leaders. There is even an ongoing trial right now where a One-star General is accused of such acts.
We have several guests on who have been victims of sexual assault during their military service. These guests are both female and male, which is important because this is not just a female problem. We are hoping other people will listen to the show, and if motivated to do so, call in if they have personal stories that they would feel comfortable sharing. It may not be something they were directly involved in, but maybe a connection they have to a case. We will be talking about the impact these acts have on the victim, their loved ones, the unit and the military as a whole. This is a tough topic but one that needs to be covered. We hope that by covering this topic tonight on Top Talk, it will encourage other victims who may have stayed silent and are still fighting with demons today to come forward and seek help and move beyond such horrific events.
Dr. Rita Spilken said, "since receiving our State of Missouri charter in 2005, we have been committed to the rehabilitation of men and women who, after returning from deployment go home to their loving husbands, wives, and children only to discover, not soon afterward, they are unable to stand the pressure of home life and leave because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experiences and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) only to become one more homeless statistic."
Most recently, this organization has become aware of, and very alarmed about, our brave young female soldiers who are being sexually assaulted and/or raped. In her 3/9/2010 article Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes Project, Kara O’ Connor, Villager staff writer wrote “Unfortunately, according to recent statistics, female veterans are becoming homeless faster than their male counterparts, and compared to females that have never served in the military, female veterans are 3.6 times more likely to become homeless.”
According to the U.S Census Bureau, from 2008 –present there are 1.8 million women in the military.
1 out of 5 female soldiers/veterans have been sexually assaulted and or/raped. (2)
“Women in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by fellow soldiers than killed by enemy fire. I know what you are thinking – it sounds too unbelievable to be true. But it’s not”.
Here, in Missouri, as of 2008 – 2010, 38,000 females have joined the service and, are deployed.
Read the full article here: The Our House Foundation and join us tonight at 7:30 p.m. CST. Call (773) 897-6398.
Brian enlisted in the Navy in 1997, attended initial training schools, and advanced to the rank of Fire Control Technician Third Class. During his tour on the USS Frank Cable (AS-40), a superior non-commissioned officer sexually assaulted him in August 2000. He was ordered by his command not to pursue a report of this crime with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. After this crime, Brian was misdiagnosed with a Personality Disorder by a Naval psychiatrist and discharged by his command in August 2001. He received a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs in June 2002 for his post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the military sexual trauma. Brian’s petition to change his discharge from a general discharge for a personality disorder to a medical retirement for post-traumatic stress disorder was denied by the Board for Correction of Naval Records in August 2004.
Brian holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Anne Arundel Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Stevenson University, and a Master of Science in Forensic Studies from Stevenson University in December 2013. His master’s thesis was written on military sexual trauma and nominated for publication in the Stevenson Forensics Journal.
Brian is currently a second year student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota where he is pursuing a joint JD/MPA program and serves as Treasurer of the Mitchell Hamline Veterans Association.
He hopes to continue serving by litigating and continuing to advocate for veterans and military sexual trauma survivors.
Monday - Release YOUR Pain
Let Go of YOUR Suffering
Break YOUR Silence
Monday’s show is dedicated to survivors who need to take that one step and reveal the truth. Please don’t think of this special step as being exposed to the world and fearing the worst from people if you tell us what happened to you as a child, but instead know that you have been traumatized enough. You never did anything wrong. You deserve and should demand that this load of crap that has been dumped on you be cleaned off of you and out of you!! This trauma is no longer yours!! Take your poisonous secret, put it in a bag and throw it in the trash. It is out, gone and never to return because you can’t be a victim ever again!!! He no longer has that power over you!!
It is very true that the damage that he or she has caused is very real and you probably feel tore up from the floor up, but that is just it! You are now able to heal. You have stopped the damage and the profuse bleeding and the painful recovery begins. The healing path is stretched as far as your eyes can see and in fact, the ending is never seen by our eyes, but the path is a different path. It is a life being surrounded by people who support us and we seek healthy people and make healthier choices.
Welcome! And it all begins with This One Step.
Sunday 9pm with 10 pm call in period on the Warrior Wellness and Lifeworlds Show with the rebel pastor -DeepakOprah for Warriors Rev. Mike Kim. He is an Iraq War Veteran and former monk friar, with an extensive backgound in war trauma studies and clinical work. He is a licensed psychoanalyst. On Sunday, Rev Mike will continue discussing warrior tramsformation on his show Warrior Wellness and Lifeworlds. Rev Mike will interview an example of a veteran college student pursuing transformation in his transition from boots to books. Adam Korzeniewski is the rebel pastor's guest on Sunday at 9PM. This is sponsored by Warrior Outreach Radio Network, Teri Nichols.
Adam Korzeniewski, is a veteran student at Columbia University. He has a diverse background as a US Marine OEF war veteran and also one that has a "can do" attitude as one who is studying computer science/statistics while pursuing various business research projects. Adam is not your average uber-business tech vet student. He also is an avid student of the humanities, warrior culture and social sciences. This semester, Adam is pursuing election as President of Columbia University MilVets.
Join host Dave Etter and assorted callers as we try and define what makes a good military spouse! Us guts do not have much in print on how to be that perfect partner while maintaining the standards set by the military branch we are forced to live with - so, what can we gleen from each other? This could get interesting, heated, nasty, sad, frustrating, fun.... who knows? You'll just have to listen and call in if it's during the live recording time!
MMSRS is a weekly 2-hour web-based call-in radio show (516-453-9167), hosted by Dave Etter, focusing on the needs of men married to serving military members, both men and women. Male Military Spouses are a small niche of military spouses, comprising of only 7%-8% of all military spouses. We feel left out, usually, at support functions - especially those designed with the spouses being identified as "wives"! We get cajoled at playgrounds where our kids play, from the mommies there who think we don't belong. We are proud SAHDs, who gave up our careers to follow our spouses as they dedicate thier lives to defend our country! Here, on this show, we come together and share beer recipes, diaper changing techniques, financial discoveries - manly things, for men! Typically airs Fridays at 9am CT, rated R for the cussing that can occur, and always available for download (podcast) immediately following each show.
Join us this week as we welcome Folk/Rock/Jazz music singer songwriter, Ed Roman. Ed is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee and a 2014 Artists In Music Award Nominee. He is also a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed has performed at the Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW, The Millennium Music Conference, and SS Cape May. Recently, Ed traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.” His current album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) is a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages. This earthy, funky and magical mix of music has earned Ed Roman airplay chart recognition and won over legions of fans around the world, known as “Ed Heads.”. We will talk to Ed about his upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at his music, feature his latest songs, and ask him to share his message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Ed Roman at http://www.edroman.net/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Ed during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. As always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, Sunday 2/7/2016 at 4 PM EST! Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.