War Changes Everyone

Your new and toughest Mission: Adapt to who you have now become.

How to do that, by Sgt. Brandi, United States Marine Corps,
“For my Brother and Sister Warriors, Their Families and Their Loved Ones.” SEMPER FI!

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Videos our Warriors Like

    • The Miami Dolphin cheerleaders sent the US Troops in Afghanistan a music video and the troops sent one back…mimicking them almost to perfection. SO cool!!!
      Plus, the amazingly talented Soldiers light off a four point deuce
      mortar as a point of punctuation. Soldiers win…hands down!!!

      This dual-video will become a classic. What a great bit of camera work and editing…
      Hollywood takes a back seat.

      Enjoy our troops and the cheerleaders…..together.

      Cheerleaders and Soldiers – Call Me Maybe

 

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Help from organizations

Here are a few of the many organizations dedicated to helping Warriors.

New Mexico Military Order of The Purple Heart

New Mexico Military Order of the Purple Heart Mentoring Program

“The New Mexico Military Order of The Purple Heart intends to provide a Mentor to assist returning New Mexico OIF/OEF Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guardsmen, and Reservists to find and obtain the necessary requested resources to successfully reintegrate back to their Units and/or civilian life.”

Vision Horse Healing

“Vision Horse Healing offers a Horse-Human experience of connection, healing and personal growth for professional caregivers, veterans and their families.

“The mission of Vision Horse Healing is to create a safe place to process genuine emotion and inner healing through connection with the horse.”

Vision Horse Healing

Healing Through Horses

“Healing Through Horses® offers a variety of heart centered programs which are intended to explore a myriad of personal, social and emotional challenges as well as providing a safe environment for individuals who have a desire to resolve conflict and move towards improving their quality of life.”

Healing Through Horses
National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center

National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center

Angel Fire, New Mexico

“The National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire, Inc. (NVW&HC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated as a result of a study conducted by the Village of Angel Fire and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, alongside Angel Fire business and community partners. The mission of the NVW&HC is to establish an environment that is responsive to the needs of veterans and military families using creative therapies and processes that focus on emotional and physical healing. In 2009, NVW&HC began retreats for veteran families who had been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Eleven veterans and their spouses successfully completed the week-long retreat and have been celebrating their success since.”

Paws and Stripes

Paws and Stripes

“On average, it can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 for a service dog. Health Insurance does not cover these costs for PTSD and other “cognitive” disorders, and veterans are more than likely unable to cover such a financial blow. Paws and Stripes provides these dogs interactively with no cost at all to the veteran.

“Every dog in our program originates from local shelters and foster homes rather than from breeders. There are enough homeless dogs in the country that need homes, and we strive to help alleviate this problem rather than add to it. This also allows the veteran to meet and actively choose what dog is right for him/her, regardless of breed.

“Providing service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other psychiatric and mental impairments provides a sense of safety, stability, and camaraderie that help make society seem less threatening and stressful.”


My books

Veterans and their families are invited to download these entire books for free, from the eBook download page.

My first book, The Warrior’s Guide to Insanity: Traumatic Stress and Life, is meant to help those dealing with combat stress and PTSD. It is available in several formats: I spend a lot of time listening and talking to Troops about dealing with combat stress.
Paper Book Audio Book eBook (Kindle, iPad, etc.) Watch Sgt. Brandi in action
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Free Books to Warriors and their Families…as books are available through donations. Some folks are really supporting our Troops!! Command Sergeant Major Billie Russell, a retired Medic has donated 900 free books to our Warriors all over the country!! Go CSM Russell! So contact me for a free book!! And help our Heroes!! HOOAH! and OORAH! Sgt. B…..OUT!

… I treat only a fraction of the young folks who come back shattered by their time in theatre and outside the wire. Your book is not like anything else they have seen. …

… If I could make one wish it would be for all Section Sgts and Platoon Sgts hell all command and leadership to read your book. So they could all have a idea of what the soldiers are going through. …

I heard your presentation today. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! I have spent the past 15+ years trying to figure out what is wrong with me and today, in one hour, I have a much clearer understanding. …

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The Warrior’s Guide To Worlds at War: The Dragon has Awakened

My second book is now available, in several formats. Paper Book eBook (Kindle, iPad, etc.)
This Nation faces a potential crisis on an unprecedented scale.  Never in our history have so many Warriors experienced so much combat; the killing, the loss, the sense of abandonment and alienation from the country they fought to defend.This book discusses in brutally honest fashion, exactly what lies ahead for our young men and women, our Heroes from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. This work is a startling glimpse into their brave hearts and the wounded souls of those who would die for what they believe in.

You can read the first chapter, My Friend the Beast, and the third chapter, Your Journey to the Summit: Warrior Tools for Survival.

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The Warrior’s Guide To Insanity: According to the Walo Chronicles

My third book is now available, in several formats. Paper Book eBook (Kindle, iPad, etc.)

I am privileged to co-author my third book with Command Sgt. Major Billie Russell, Combat Medic, United States Army retired. This book is now available, in paperback and electronic (pdf) forms. Book Three, the Walo Chronicles, dramatically explains, in Grunt Speak, WHY us Warriors feel the way we do after returning from the battlefields of war. With real life examples, it also provides practical, “No Bullshit” tools, to overcome the horrors of Combat Deployment, and demonstrates, how every “Blooded Warrior” can live a meaningful and productive life. Walk with me now, on your Journey to Becoming!

You can read Chapter 1-6  Death is Life, and Chapter 2-4 The Goddess of War.

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Working on my next book(s)…

  • I am again privileged to co-author my fourth book,The Warrior’s Guide to Insanity: A Script for Becoming?, with Command Sgt. Major Billie Russell, Combat Medic, United States Army retired. You can read a draft of the first chapter here; or download it here.
  • What was to be my third book now looks like it will the fifth: The Warriors Guide to God and Life.

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If you would like to discuss any challenges you may be dealing with, please contact me. (sgtabrandiusmc@gmail.com)

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