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John Wharton
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THE Citizen-Soldier Blog is out! Finally! "No more whining" Lets help some #Veterans  

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No more whining!
   Hello, I'd like to apologize for my absence in writing this blog but I've been busy doing stuff.  As some of you may know, I'm involved in a group that holds candlelight vigils to promote awareness of Veteran suicide called Shining the Light on 22.  I've...

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Putting an end to #VeteranSuicide  begins with you and me! Find out how you can increase awareness of #Mission22  in EOM-End of Mission in the Citizen-Soldier Blog

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EOM End of Mission
   EOM . Commonly in military lingo that signals End Of Mission.  It means that you've stopped mortaring the crap out of a hilltop or other military objective, basically because our side now "owns" that piece of real estate, or its just been bombed back to ...

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Our #Veterans  deserve the best, but how can we change the culture at the VA?  To do that we have to go Down Range to end the #VAScandal  once and for all.  Also, find out how #Vets  with #PTSD  can let their children know they love them with a book titled "Why is Dad so mad?"

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Going Down Range
   Down range .  It's a term used by the military to signify some place that's dangerous.  Whether it's a war zone or a flood zone, it is some dangerous place where your personal safety is anything but secure.  That's where we're going in this post.  But it...

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Why does the VA want #Veterans  popping pills? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the #VAScandal  isn't over. #Veterans  are still waiting in lines!

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Report from the LP/OP
   A Listening Post/Observation Post  (LP/OP) can give you vital information in the field.  Usually on the front line (if not a little bit over the front lines) an LP/OP sees real time troop movements by the enemy and is also close enough to those enemy tro...

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How long does it take the VA to get back to you thru email?  They arent breaking any records in speed, lets put it that way.  Also, find out how #OperationLightOfHope  is helping our #Veterans in the latest edition of the Citizen-Soldier Blog!

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Time On Target
   Time on Target (TOT) is a military term used by artillery and mortars.  It is basically the coordinated fire of numerous units of artillery "cannons" (a unit of "cannons" is usually comprised of 4-6 guns and are called a battery) I use the parenthesis be...
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