On Patrol

Until every one comes home | The Magazine of the USO

Summer/Fall 2011


  • Fire and Forget

    Marine's Leadership Stems From Hard Work, Discipline.

  • Shell Shock, Battle Fatigue, Post Traumatic Stress

    No matter the name, this phenomenon leaves troops Wartorn. The director of Wartorn 1861-2010, the HBO documentary on post-traumatic stress, shares his personal experiences with the making of the film and how he gained an understanding of what troops today might be facing.

  • Preparing For Their Return

    In 2009, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, earned a dubious status. It led the Army in suicide rates. Today, the post is working to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, identify soldiers who may be at risk, and provide the best care available to those who need it.

  • Cuffs that Count

  • A Light at the End of the Tunnel

    When wounded soldiers, sailors, Marines or airmen come home from war their days are filled with medical appointments, physical therapy sessions, and often adapting to a new normal. Caregivers are in the thick of things, but often so focused on those they're caring for that they forget to take care of themselves. Andrea Schaill has been there and knows the pitfalls, and the happy endings.

  • Airman Lets Photos Say What He Can't About Japan Disaster

  • Tackling the Unseen Wounds of War

    From smartphone applications to TeleTBI, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovations in the treatment of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

  • Through the Lens of Stacy Pearsall

    As an Air Force photographer, Stacy Pearsall served two deployments in Iraq where she recorded a visual history of what was happening around her. She went on patrols, covered school openings, and was injured twice. It took a friend, to recognize her post traumatic stress and encourage her to seek help.

  • Coping with Grief at Camp Erin

  • The Invisible Wounds of War

    General Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, is at the forefront of the Army's efforts to identify and treat the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

  • Telling the Story of Sacrifice

    The Pritzker Military Library and America’s Armed Forces

Feature Article

  • A Pastor to Warriors

    Father (Lieutenant Colonel) Michael R. Duesterhaus talks about what it's like to cousel troops at war