No Longer Behind Enemy Lines Josh Walker Battles PTSD with Service Dog Baxter

No Longer Behind Enemy Lines Josh Walker Battles PTSD with Service Dog Baxter

Veteran Josh Walker of 101st Airborne questioned PTSD existence for six years before seeking treatment Article by Ken Budd, courtesy of HumanAnimalBond.org Before his dog Baxter changed his life, Josh Walker was suffering from night terrors. In 2005, Walker was deployed to Iraq as a cavalry scout in the 101st Airborne, enduring ambushes and firefights. The nightmares started when he returned home, along with hallucinations, fits of anger, and fear. He’d slam on the brakes […]

WVU opens new Veteran & Military Support Headquarters (Welcoming Center & Support Center)

WVU opens new Veteran & Military Support Headquarters (Welcoming Center & Support Center)

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee & Jerry Wood (Director, The Center for Veteran, Military & Family Programs at WVU) hosted the grand opening of the new WVU Veteran & Military Family Support Headquarters.  The ribbon cutting event took place December 7th, 2018 inside the university’s student union, The Mountainlair.  The headquarters is located […]

Mercer County area veterans honored at annual Community Veterans Breakfast and Stand Down Event

Mercer County area veterans honored at annual Community Veterans Breakfast and Stand Down Event

Area veterans were honored during the 2018 Community Veterans Breakfast and Stand Down Event hosted at the Princeton Church of God on Oakvale Road in Princeton, WV. The event offered guest speakers, a great meal, and various surplus items that were distributed. Approximately one thousand meals were served. Quality time with fellow veterans, families & […]

Watch Live: President Trump awards Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) to Sergeant Major John L. Canley, USMC (Vietnam Veteran-Retired)

President Donald J. Trump awards the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) to Sergeant Major John L. Canley, United States Marine Corps (Retired), for conspicuous gallantry. Sergeant Major John L. Canley receivd the MOH for his actions from January 31 to February 6, 1968, while he was ssigned to Company A, First Battalion, First Marines while […]

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