Jamie Reno

Jamie Reno blogged about the military for KPBS' Home Post blog. Jamie has been the San Diego correspondent for Newsweek magazine for nearly two decades, for which he has written or co-written cover stories on such subjects as the Enron collapse, Napster, the war on terrorism, media conglomeration, the Heaven's Gate religious cult, teen culture, and new cancer treatments. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times, Rolling Stone, People, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times. Jamie has won more than 20 Society of Professional Journalist and Press Club awards, including the Press Club's Best of Show award in 1997, 1998 and 2002.

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An Apology from Your Editor

Dear Home Post readers,

It has come to my attention that Home Post has used excessive quotes and passages from other sources, including military sources and other journalists, without making it clear to the reader that this material was from another source. It was never, ever my intention to try to pass anything off as my own words that did not come from me. However, the attribution has at times ...

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New Study: Two-Thirds of Veterans With PTSD Not Being Treated

I've been writing for several years about how far too many of our returning veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not being treated. A new study of veterans in New York State by the Rand Corporation is further evidence of this ongoing problem.

The study found that only about a third of the veterans who appeared in need of health care for their PTSD or other ...

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USD Student and Veteran Joseph Rocha's Visit With President Obama

On the University of San Diego website, USD student, activist, and veteran Joseph Rocha, who I've written about extensively on this blog, provides a first-person account of his December trip to Washington D.C. at the invitation of the White House to be present for President Barack Obama's signing of the bill to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

On the USD site, Rocha, who was ousted ...

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Soldiers With Similar Head Injuries Cheer On Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords' transition from University Medical Center in Arizona to a rehabilitation facility in Houston this past week reportedly went flawlessly. Giffords, whose injuries are very similar to the kind of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that have become the signature wound of the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, is, despite a few setbacks, reportedly making a miraculous recovery.

If anything good can come out of such a tragedy, it's ...

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New San Diego VA Study Of Veterans with TBI Looking to Get Back to Work

The Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System, supported by Veterans Medical Research Foundation, a private not-for-profit research corporation located on the grounds of the VA, is accepting patients for a new study that provides treatment to veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and helps get them back into the labor force.

According to a press release, the VA's study seeks to address TBI, one of the signature wounds ...

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Daily Report: Fight For Military Families, Military Moms, VA and White House, Single Marines, Drones and Civilians

It's our turn to fight for military families - This week, Tonic ispartnering with Operation Home Relief to raise $5,000, enough to keep several service members and their families from becoming homeless. 36 military moms-to-be get dream baby shower - Thirty-six expectant military moms are receiving the baby shower they deserve at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this week, courtesy of March of Dimes, Operation Shower and Kmart ...

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Leading Veterans Advocate Sharply Critical of President's State Of The Union Speech

Paul Reickhoff, a veteran and founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), is clearly less than satisfied with President Obama's State of the Union speech.

On the IAVA website, Reickhoff writes:

On his Twitter page today, Reickhoff follows up, stating, "We've got to spread the word about this issue. Still no public response from the White House to correct it."

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Veterans in Congress at Lowest Level Since World War II

The number of national elected officials who have served has plummeted to its lowest point since World War II. Only 20% of the 535 members of the new Congress have served in the military, 25 from the Senate and 90 from the House of Representatives, reports Jennifer Rizzo at CNN. In 1975, more than 70% of those elected had served in the armed forces.

Not surprisingly, given these numbers, veterans ...

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How to Deal With PTSD After Leaving The Military

When your military service is over and you are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or suspect you or a loved one has it, one of the first and best things you should do is learn more about it so you can better manage and cope with the symptoms and strategize the recovery process.

Sites and organizations with comprehensive, easy-to-understand PTSD information include www.ptsd.va.gov and www.healmyptsd ...

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Daily Report: Troops Denied Treatment, Marines' Mission, Navy Chaplain's Exorcism, Permanent War?, Air Force Controversy and more

Troops denied TBI treatment - Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will likely begin a tailored, cognitive rehab plan to retrain her brain to accomplish basic tasks.However, the Pentagon has refused to provide this recovery treatment to thousands of injured U.S. troops with traumatic brain injuries. Battle brews over Marines EFV, larger mission - Lawmakers are primed to defend a $14 billion General Dynamics Corp amphibious landing vehicle canceled by Defense Secretary Robert ...

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