New Training Course for those Aiding Service Leavers

Troops helping colleagues make the transition to civvy street must now book onto Army resettlement information staff courses. The mandatory training prepares those taking on the first-line responsibilities of helping leavers, and they must complete the package within six weeks of assuming the job. Refer to ABN 065/2021 for further details. Reference Soldier. (2021) Resettlement… Read More

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Veterans and Future Competition for ‘Civilian’ Jobs

Fierce competition for civilian jobs and a military with less of a public profile mean veterans are set to face “significant challenges” in future, a report has claimed. The Lifting Our Sights: Beyond 2030 study from the Forces in Mind Trust also highlights that the changing nature of conflict could have unforeseen medical effects on… Read More

Who was Bill Stone?

Introduction William Frederick Stone (23 September 1900 to 10 January 2009) was one of the last five surviving First World War veterans who served in the United Kingdom’s armed forces and one of the last two surviving seamen worldwide, along with Claude Choules. They were also the last two to have also served in the… Read More

Who was Shawn Nelson?

Introduction Shawn Timothy Nelson (21 August 1959 to 17 May 1995) was an American plumber and US Army veteran who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a US National Guard armoury in San Diego, California and went on a rampage on 17 May 1995; he destroyed numerous cars, fire hydrants and an RV before being… Read More

Cannabis Use Among Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Cannabis use among military veterans: A great deal to gain or lose? Abstract Policy changes have resulted in dramatic increases in access to cannabis for medical purposes. Veterans are disproportionately affected by conditions for which medical cannabis is often pursued, making an evidence-based perspective on risks versus benefits of high priority. The… Read More

Improving Community Integration among Homeless-Experienced Veteran Families

Research Paper Title Beyond housing: Understanding community integration among homeless-experienced veteran families in the United States. Background Community integration is important to address among homeless-experienced individuals. Little is known about helping veteran families (families with a parent who is a veteran) integrate into the community after homelessness. The researchers sought to understand the experiences of… Read More

How Organisational Approach Can Help Prevent Mental Disorders in Veterans

Research Paper Title Systematisation of approaches to the organisation of prevention of mental disorders veterans of combat veterans. Abstract For the purpose of methodological justification of the use of new approaches to the organisation of psychiatric care for veterans of military operations in departmental general hospital health care institutions, the analysis of existing problems in… Read More