President Bush Surprises Veterans at the Bush Center
November 11, 2013, President George W. Bush surprised a few groups of veterans, including members of the Southern Methodist University's student veterans groups and the Sons of the Flag, during their Veterans Day visit to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Also pictured is Col. Miguel Howe, USA, Ret.; Director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. Veterans Day visitors to the Bush Presidential Museum are greeted by President Bush in this video message.
Among those in attendance were Colonel Charles “Chuck” DeBellevue, USAF (Ret), and his wife Sally. While serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Col. DeBellevue became the first Air Force Weapon System Officer to become a “Flying Ace.” He received the Air Force Cross, the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Air Force.
Thank you for your service Colonel DeBellevue and to all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
Invisible Wounds: Hearing from a Father Who Lost His Son to an Invisible Injury
This week, the Bush Center will host its 6th annual W100K, a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for seriously wounded or injured post-9/11 veterans and military personnel. This event spotlights the effectiveness of sport in helping our service men and women recover from their visible and invisible wounds. Today, we hear from Major General Mark Graham, U.S. Army (Retired), who serves as Senior Director of Rutgers University's Behavioral Health Care National Call Center, about losing one son to a visible injury and another son to an invisible injury. My wife Carol and I discovered the power of connection after the tragic deaths of both of our sons. Just eight months before our oldest son Jeffrey was killed in Iraq by an IED, we lost our younger son Kevin to suicide. We knew our son, Kevin was sad, we just didn’t know he could die from being too sad. Our sons died fighting different battles. On June 21, 2003 we lost our son K
Highlights from the 2016 W100K from Crawford, Texas
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Invisible Wounds: Johnson & Johnson's CEO on the 'Systems of Care'
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Invisible Wounds: A Leading Nonprofit Outlines Advancements in Research
This week, the Bush Center will host its 6th annual W100K, a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for seriously wounded or injured post-9/11 veterans and military personnel. This event spotlights the effectiveness of sport in helping our service men and women recover from their visible and invisible wounds. Today, we hear from the CEO of One Mind, General Pete Chiarelli, U.S. Army General (Retired) who as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army led the Department of Defense efforts on post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide prevention. He is a retired General with almost 40 years of experience, and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of One Mind in 2012. Can you give us some background on how/why One Mind was formed? Co-founders Garen and Shari Staglin and Congressman Patrick Kennedy formed One Mind in May 2011. Their vision was to accelerate the development of improved diagnostics, more effective treatments, and, ultimately, preve