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March 8, 2014 |
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Jon Andrews Receives WMS Hackett-Auerbach Award

We are proud to announce that Tillman Military Scholar Jon Andrews, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces, is the recipient of the prestigious WMS Hackett-Auerbach Award from the Wilderness Medical Society. Jon is a third-year medical student focusing on anesthesiology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. The […]

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February 3, 2014 |
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TIME: Forward Marching, After War

Veterans stripped of a sense of purpose and mission often find themselves asking that question once they leave the service after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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January 24, 2014 |
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The Guardian: The US army is more than PTSD and sexual assault

The past couple of weeks have not seen good press for the US military. Ironically, right after a massive report on sexual abuse within the force was released, brass announced a wave of investigations and arrests of leaders and service members whose job it was to fight these very problems.

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January 24, 2014 |
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NBC NEWS: Left behind: Afghan translator dodges Taliban on long road to America

The Afghan interpreter hid for his life, hunted by the Taliban for helping the Marines. His punishment, he says, had already been savage – the murder of his father and the abduction of his toddler brother. He believes he was next on the hit list.

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January 22, 2014 |
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Angela Durko receives Texas A&M’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for graduate student teaching

Angela Durko, a graduate student in the department of recreation, park and tourism sciences at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, has been presented a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the Graduate Student Teaching category.

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January 22, 2014 |
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Marie Tillman discusses her final gift from husband Pat

On the day she was informed that her husband was killed in 2004, Pat Tillman’s wife also discovered a “just in case’’ letter that he had left her before his deployment to Afghanistan as a U.S. Army Ranger.

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January 11, 2014 |
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Illinois guardsman, pursuing doctorate, honored as military scholar

After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Illinois Army National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Blake Schroedter knows how difficult it can be for young soldiers to transition from the battlefield to life back home.

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January 10, 2014 |
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Losing My Father at War, One Letter at a Time

I didn’t know what he meant when I was 20 and heading to war. Now, at the age of 28, it makes too much sense. A sense that I am left but that my father is gone.

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