In this week's cover story, "Competitive skiing kept Army veteran Joel Hunt from going downhill," I profile Hunt, an Iraq war vet who's one of the country's most promising skiers with disabilities; he's in the running for the Paralympic Games in Russia next year. But when I first met Hunt while work ... More >>
The signature battle wounds for Iraq and Afghanistan vets are post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) -- ailments that are difficult to diagnose and easy for officials to ignore. While vet advocates like Andrew Pogany and innovative treatment programs like El ... More >>
A Flickr photoHere's possibly the best evidence yet that something very, very wrong is occurring at Fort Carson, the giant Army base in Colorado Springs: A joint NPR and ProPublica investigation into how the military handles brain injuries has found that as many as 40 percent of Fort Carson ... More >>
Nic Gray is joining forces with soldiers advocate Andrew Pogany to ride for recovery.Both Andrew Pogany and Nic Gray went to Iraq to serve their country -- and both found themselves in a heap of trouble when they returned. Pogany suffered a mental breakdown; Gray was arrested for acts he com ... More >>
Letters from the week of 4/3/2008
When the Army tried to take down Andrew Pogany, it messed with the wrong coward.