HFOT Veteran continues to serve through international mission trips

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During his two deployments to Afghanistan, Marine Corporal Luke McDermott thrived off the ability to help others. He loved witnessing the positive impact he and his fellow Marines were making in a country dealing with oppression and violence. “Knowing I was making a difference keeping people safe back home in the United States was huge …

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PTSD Awareness Day: Where to go for help

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It is not uncommon for Servicemembers to experience post-traumatic stress after serving. According to the PTSD Foundation of America, there are as many as 400,000 Servicemembers battling PTSD. The foundation also states that of those returning home with PTSD symptoms, less than 40 percent will seek treatment. In light of PTSD Awareness Day on June …

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Veteran reflections on Memorial Day

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Feb. 27, 2011, will always be a date Army Staff Sergeant Alex Dillmann will never forget. It is not only the day he became paralyzed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast while serving in Afghanistan, it is also when he lost his friend and fellow Soldier Sergeant Kristopher J. Gould. Every Memorial Day, cities …

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Why we love HFOT moms

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The mothers in the HFOT family are really something special. Raising a child is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor, but HFOT moms often take on many other roles without complaint. The mothers of our Veterans went through every parent’s worst nightmare in witnessing their son or daughter endure severe injuries from service. These brave women …

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