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The Evolution of Warfare


Came across a couple of facts, somewhat startling.

In WWII, the average infantryman faced 10 days of combat a year.

In Vietnam, it was 240 days. Anyone know what it averages in Iraq and Afghanistan? I think this goes a LONG way to explaining why Vietnam veterans had more problems than WWII veterans had.

Also Vietnam was the first war where they measured victory NOT by territory gained, but by body count. Au Drang was considered a great victory because we killed 12 of theirs for every one of ours we lost.

Military pumpkins!


Veterans United is offering free stencils to carve military-themed pumpkins!!!

Can we post pictures here so everyone could show how theirs came out?

(And will the Marines carve theirs using a Kbar?) 8)

Veterans of OEF OIF OND Survey


I am interested in your opinion!!

I am conducting a survey assessing trust. Your opinion is requested through a brief, anonymous survey. Participation will take approximately 10 minutes. All answers will be kept confidential, and your participation is greatly appreciated. Simply click on the link below to participate in the study. If you decide after completing the survey that you no longer wish to participate, simply click the cancel option at the end of the survey and your responses will not be submitted.



I have started a twitter account to try to advertise my t-shirt shop. But I have to have followers or I am just tweeting to myself, as I understand this.

@T_shirtSlogans is the name of my twitter account.

The idea seems to be that if someone likes a shirt I post a link to, they will "re-tweet" it to other people who will hopefully do the same, some of which will choose to follow... and somewhere in there a customer base appears.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, or to tell me any other things that can be done on Twitter.



Hey all,

The Washington Conservation Corps is looking to expand their Veterans program. Please check it out

Veteran suicide awareness documentary needs your support


Riding motorcycles across the country, two veterans are on a 22-day mission to raise awareness of veteran suicides and to interview leading researchers and healthcare providers specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Along the way, some bad-ass veterans who inspire us will introduce us to their form of therapy, be it sailing solo around the world or building custom motorcycles.

Va comp claim, active duty spouse eligible as dependent?


Can my husband, who is active duty, be considered a dependent for my va disability compensation claim?

lost paperwork


I got the info. Thanks everyone

New here


Hello all,

Project SERVE: Sleep Enhancement for Returning Veterans


Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health Care System researchers are studying the impact of a brief insomnia treatment among veterans of OEF/OIF/OND. Please check out our website to learn more about the study:

Thank You!


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