Thursday , 17 October 2019

DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Resources and Benefits for Veterans

U.S. Army retired Maj. Ed Pulido
U.S. Army retired Maj. Ed Pulido. Photo courtesy of Real Warriors Campaign

The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness initiative sponsored by the Department of Defense. The campaign encourages help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with psychological health concerns. At the heart of the campaign are theĀ  stories of real service members who reached out for support or care with successful outcomes, including learning coping skills, maintaining their security clearance and continuing to succeed in their military or civilian careers.

To close out Veterans Day this month, the Real Warriors Campaign profilee, retired U.S. Army Maj. Ed Pulido discussed his story of seeking care for invisible wounds and the tools and resources that have helped him most. Joining Pulido was Ken MacGarrigle from the VA Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Outreach Team share resources and benefits available for veterans.

Read the Defense.gov news story by Claudette Roulo.

Listen to the MP3.

Read the transcript.

Joining us on the call were Dale Kissinger, of Military Avenue; Claudette Roulo, of American Forces Press Service, John McCandless, of Navy Memorial; Michele Cowell, of My Military Matters; and Judy Davis of the Direction Diva.