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Veterans find 'reintegration' with volunteer disaster relief

Started in 2010 by two marine veterans who spontaneously flew to Haiti to help  with disaster relief, Team Rubicon has grown from 20 volunteers to 10,000 across  the nation by word of mouth and social media...


Via National Service Knowledge Network
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Another example of the greatest people around going the extra mile to help others.  "Reintegration" is a real thing.  Imagine living in a place where you wake up at the sametime everyday.  You put on the same clothes everyday.  You only see the same 25 people everyday... and you do this for an entire year. 

You turn yourself into a robot and over time the little quirks of your personality are gone.  The things that made you, well you are gone. 

 

Soldiers are dealing with this all over the country and Team Rubicon has created a great place for these men and woment to help themselves and others at the same time

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The Value of Veterans' Service Back Home

The Value of Veterans' Service Back Home | The Military... Money, Power, Control... and the Best People Around! | Scoop.it

There is little doubt that engaging in service can have a powerful and positive effect on those who serve.  And creating a national service movement and strategy could help us address many of the social issues that plague communities across our nation. Several critical issues must be explored and better understood if we are to more successfully engage and support the men, women, and families who serve our country.


Via National Service Knowledge Network
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One of the founding ideas of this country is helping your fellow man.  There is no group of people more deserving of our assistance than the military veteran.  These are people that gave the greatest sacrifice and ask for very little in return.

I am not the biggest fan of government run programs and truly believe it is our own obligation to each other to help those less fortunate.  Regardless of your political beliefs it is hard to turn your back on someone that helped protect the rights you have today.

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Anna Morgan's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:20 AM

Love this;

"Perhaps this generation of veterans and military families will lead our nation to develop a strategy for national service for all Americans. Perhaps their leadership and involvement in developing this strategy will help us address some of the other seemingly intractable challenges that face nation.

And just perhaps our nation will finally move a bit closer to closing the military-civilian divide as a result."

 

Well said and AMEN! As a veteran, military spouse of over 19 years, and a current disaster relief worker, this is encouraging and helpful, instead of destructive and demeaning as many articles I have recently read about our veteran population.

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This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds

This Pentagon Project Makes Cyberwar as Easy as Angry Birds | The Military... Money, Power, Control... and the Best People Around! | Scoop.it
All it takes is a finger swipe and a few taps of the touchscreen, and the cyber attack is ready to launch.

Via Guillaume Decugis, ABroaderView
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When I read things like this I can't help but think that technology is actually starting to catch up to our imagination... we are essentially getting to a place where if you dream it, you can make it a reality.

 

 

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:16 PM

This is both fascinating and scary. While it's been said before that gaming could change the world, I don't think that's what Jane McGonigal meant by making the world better through it. Darpa, the technology lab of the Pentagon, plans on using gaming interfaces and mechanics to make cyberwar much easier. 


“Say you’re playing World of Warcraft, and you’ve got this type of sword, +5 or whatever. You don’t necessarily know what spells were used to create that sword, right? You just know it has these attributes and it helps you in this way. It’s the same type of concept. You don’t need the technical details,” said to Wired Dan Roelker - the man behind the idea for this Plan X project.


While this certainly makes sense from a pure military point of view, this raises many questions. While most military technology progress has been comlex to implement and costly, this is about making it easy and accessible to non-specialists. Not sure what happens next when the technology is leaked and everyone WoW player can become a cyber pirate...