View Full Version : Military Focusing on Special Forces Health

10-08-2012, 08:01


10-08-2012, 09:56
It's nice that they are thinking of the SOF soldier. But, I think they should reduce the scope of the contract and give more of the money to the troops. Money is much better at de-stressing the family than a shit-load of Valium and good thoughts...

10-09-2012, 09:08
I'm a nurse, not a SF...yet. With that said, reading this, it seems as if this type of program is long overdue.

I don't have the pill pusher mentality. I believe that there are better ways, holistic ways to treat injuries. That being said, I do believe that there are certain circumstances where medication is very appropriate (acute pain management specifically) In my opinion from what I've seen and dealt with, you're not only healing the body, but also the mind and spirit. I've seen amazing things be accomplished for chronic illnesses through holistic practices.

Again, I have a different aspect of healing than a doctor, a doc looks at how treat the ailment, as nurses focus more on treating the patient.

I think this is a good idea to help aid in the rehab of injured SF and their families. I know from being a military brat that Tricare is a pain when it comes to getting referrals to see some specialties. So a dedicated program to have help like this onsite for the soldier and his family seems invaluable.

Yes, I agree, extra money to the soldier and his families would be a beneficial thing, but I stand with my original statement of how this program seems it would be very beneficial to have medical staff on site to help with injured soldiers.

Interesting to see how this works out. :munchin

10-10-2012, 16:28
PS Members,

This sounds like a great idea and I'd like to learn more about this program. I hold the athletic training certification (ATC) and I am a certified strength & conditioning specialist (CSCS) with experience at the college level. This particular area is of special interest to me and applying it to Soldiers is a passion of mine. Does anyone here have additional information/resources pertaining to this program?


10-18-2012, 13:54
Isn't this similar to the THOR3 program?

Dirt Farmer
10-19-2012, 08:54
Times sure have changed, glad to see they care, some.

10-19-2012, 14:06
For all of you in Astan or overseas and get to watch AFNs great commercials. Man they have turned up the "WARRIOR" commercial. You can see who their targets are.

I think if you look at how mcuh more we, SOF of all levels, are out of the wire more. There is concern.

Be safe guy and once again take care of the guys on your left and right.