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Belleruth Naparstek Rants about Military One Source

We are pleased to honor Belleruth Neparstek as Imagery International’s Imagery Person of the Year for 2009.  One of our reasons is her work to support our soldiers and veterans. This is her latest complaint about her inability to cut through the barriers on the government side and provide cost effective support to recovery from trauma.

New Rant to Military One Source: Dude, Your People Love Our Stuff! (Why Not Make It Easier?)

Hello again,

Belleruth Naparstek

I can’t tell you how many times we’re asked by people who work with the military, “How come your stuff isn’t available through Military One Source??”.

We get asked this by active troops and their families; by social workers and chaplains on bases; by docs at military hospitals; by mental health and health professionals who work with the various Transitioning Warrior and Wounded Warrior programs; and by staff at crisis call centers set up for returning warfighters.

And the irony is that while some heavy hitter DoD people – at DICoE and NICoE, at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hospital – ask this question, too, it appears that the hold-up is somewhere in the bowels of the very same DoD that hosts these institutions – lost in some bureaucratic hell perhaps?

It makes us crazy.

To read the rest of her story click here.

Let us know what can we do to reach soldiers in need?

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