Showing posts with label veterans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label veterans. Show all posts

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Update on Nov 12th Suicide Bomber Attack at BAF on Veterans Day

BAF Suicide Bombing Update. The Resolute Support Headquarters has released a news report providing an update on the suicide bomber attack that took place on Veterans Day. The bomber caused four deaths and 17 casualties. Five of the casualties have been returned to duty; 12 are now at the Landstuhl medical facility in Germany receiving advanced treatment. One news report (Gandhara Blog / Radio Free Europe, Nov 14, 2016) is reporting that Afghan officials say the suicide bomber was an ex-Taliban who joined the peace process in 2008 and then got a job as a local worker at the Bagram Air Base (BAF). According to Taliban statements the worker had been planning his attack on the base for the past four months.

U.S. Embassy Closed for One Day. A day after the suicide bombing at Bagram Air Field the U.S. Embassy in Kabul shut down for one day as a "temporary precautionary measure".  Read more in a news report by USA Today, November 13, 2016.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Veterans with TBI Not Diagnosed Properly

A recent study by a news outlet in North Carolina has found that thousands of veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict were not properly treated by military doctors and the health services of the Veterans Administration. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) emerged as the signature injury of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) against vehicles and dismounted patrols sometimes constituted over 50% of the casualties in both wars. TBI is a type of injury that has not been dealt with in many years and the military medical system was unprepared to identify and treat the injury. In many cases it isn't an obvious injury and it is hard to diagnose. Read more in "VA fails to properly examine thousands of veterans", North Carolina News, October 27, 2016.

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