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Protecting the Protectors

New recruits get hugs and candy bars. Deployed personnel receive ‘Freedom Boxes’ filled with toiletries and Girl Scout cookies. Returning veterans find camaraderie and comfort. And when it’s time for the final goodbye, grieving families are supported at the service and at the cemetery. Across Oklahoma, volunteers serve in nonprofits...

Dan Rooney

To sum up the accomplishments of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney is quite the feat. He is the founder of the Owasso-based nonprofit Folds of Honor; a fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves; a PGA golf professional; an author and motivational speaker; and a decorated veteran, with three tours in Iraq and a long list of...

Blocking PTSD’s Effects

Helping U.S. military men and women cope with the perils of service has long been a focus of our nation’s defense, veteran and medical communities. For instance, much research and testing have gone into post traumatic stress disorder, which has been diagnosed in warriors throughout the 1900s and into the 21st century. One...