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Protecting the Protectors

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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...

Submariners on Eternal Patrol

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Three Oklahoma submariners, who died with their shipmates during World War II, have been formally recognized for their ultimate sacrifices. The full honors and memorial came after their submarine, the USS Grayback, was finally found last year off the coast of Okinawa, where it sank in the East China Sea after being struck...

Blocking PTSD’s Effects

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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...