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Giving back to Veterans, 1st Responders and their families

The First Cost of Freedom is Supporting Our Veterans

Stop Labeling and Drugging Our Troops

Cops helping Vets - Phoenix Marathon

LegalShield and Kroll's IDShield

Supporting Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association

Giving back to Veterans, 1st Responders and their families

Team Veteran is starting what the federal govt won't do

Heal the brain with HBOT

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Giving back to Veterans, 1st Responders and their families

March 16, 2016 by Terry Kohler

Every 48-minutes or less, a Veteran dies by suicide. A number of those are sadly followed by family members. 1st Responders also are affected by lose in fire and on-off duty situations.  Our partnership continues to grow with vetted charities to save as many lives as possible. A large portion of every membership available from LegalShield & IDShield purchased through Team Veteran members is donated directly to those worthy causes.  We don’t ask for donations or handouts.  We create sustainable funds because people/businesses keep these no-contract memberships for their value and money savings.

Are you ready to benefit from services that helps you, while generating donations, without extra out-of-pocket giving.

Team Veteran members created a unique win-win-win.  Are you ready to participate?

Oxygen Instead of Medication

January 24, 2016 by Gordon Brown

Oxygen Instead of Medication

Daily there are 22 to 30 Veterans dying by suicide and many believe these are completely voluntary acts. Many say suicide is a cowardly act and I say these people do not know the facts behind these suicides.

Prescription Medication Spilling From an Open Medicine Bottle

Currently the protocol used by the VA for treating Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the use of psychotropic drugs. Since a TBI is a physical injury of the brain, why would they use psychotropic drugs for the treatment of that injury? Treating a TBI with psychotropic drugs makes as much sense as treating a broken leg with the same drugs, both are physical injuries and neither is going to have positive results from the drugs. (more…)

Gordon’s Journal of his HBOT treatments

January 18, 2016 by Gordon Brown

This is a journal about my Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) dives to help heal my TBI.

Gordon Brown Founder/CEO of Team Veteran, LLC

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No part of this journal may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles.
On September 21st, 2015, I started a series of 40 hyperbaric oxygen therapy dives.

Sept. 21: Today will be my 1st dive. I arrived at the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Arizona, LLC facility around 0930, filled out some paperwork, had my blood pressure checked.HBOT of AZ logo
I entered the chamber and just before 10:00 AM there were three other patients in the chamber with me. I was fitted with a mask and similar to one a pilot would wear. A session in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber is known as a “dive”, this comes from the extensive (more…)

Are fund raisers abusing Veterans?

December 22, 2015 by Terry Kohler

Those who understand the ‘How’ of Team Veteran’s mission, know that TVet does not solicit nor accept ‘Other People’s Money’ (OPM). 100% of the donations Team Veteran creates come from our profits from the sale of LegalShield and IDShield and goes directly to vetted charities who support Veterans, POW/MIAs, First-Responders and their families.

The video below demonstrates the reason why TVet’s program for creating funds is so critically needed; as you will see the arena of fund raising has become such a self-serving facet of (more…)

Epidemic of Child Identity Theft

December 20, 2015 by Terry Kohler

Children are 51X more likely to be at risk of becoming victims of identity theft. The rise of child identity theft and what parents can do is discussed by Morgan Wright, Cyber Security Analyst, on Fox Business Network with Deirdre Bolton. Military dependent children are not immune.

Morgan’s 5 Golden rules:
1. Get identity theft monitoring and comprehensive restoration [through Team Veteran to help create sustainability funds for vetted Veteran charities]
2. Quit giving out your SSN
3. Quit being the bait for phishing and spearphishing
4. Don’t fall for the sense of urgency
5. Get security software – use two factor authentication

Morgan Wright, Cyber Security Analyst, endorses LegalShield’s IDShield offered by TVet.

December 15, 2015 by Terry Kohler

What’s The Best ID Theft Protection You Can Get And Why?

In Morgan Wright’s, continuing discussion of the impact of data breaches and medical identity theft, he tells us he uses IDShield for his family.

21 Reasons to Hire a Vet

October 27, 2015 by Terry Kohler

Military experience gives veterans training and work experience valued

by employers. The following is a list of some of their unique qualities:

1. Leadership Training: Disciplined to be responsible for activities, resources and people.
2. Teamwork: Able to work in a diverse and dynamic group of people.
3. Team Leaders: Skills to analyze any given project and execute it with precision.
4. Work under Pressure and Deadlines: Effectively do the job, do it right the first time and do it timely.
5. Give and Follow Directions: Accountable for their actions and for the actions of those in their charge.
6. Drug Free: Those with an honorable discharge are certified drug free.
7. Security Clearance: Many achieve some level of security clearance which demonstrates trustworthiness.
8. Systematic Planning and Organization: The ability to participate, direct or establish systematic planning.
9. Emphasis on Safety: Understand the considerable cost in lives, property and objectives when safety is ignored.
10. Records and Personnel Administration: Keep accurate records and complete paperwork.
11. Conform to Rules and Structure: Follow rules every day in their work environment.
12 . Flexibility and Adaptability: Able to analyze and change to meet objectives.
13. Self-Direction: Take directions and follow through without constant supervision.
14. Education: At least a G.E.D. and many have college credits or degrees.
15. Initiative: Ability to take initiative in a variety of settings.
16. Strong Work Habits: The training they complete instills pride, enthusiasm and perseverance in their work.
17. Commitment to Excellence: Continually strive to surpass standards of quality for themselves and their units.
18. Global Outlook: Service throughout the world broadens their outlook regarding customs, economies, languages and cultures.
19. Client and Service-Oriented: Their jobs are to facilitate, explain and expedite their patrons’ and clients’ needs, wants and actions.
20. Concerned about Community: A vested interest in their community and family environment.
21. Specialized Training: Advanced training and specialization in various fields.
As seen on Utah’s Patriot Partnership ‘MAKE THE PLEDGE’ campaign [to support our Veterans]

Lion vs Veterans

August 9, 2015 by Gordon Brown

Veterans and LionIn photo: “23 American Veterans Commit Suicide Everyday. No One Cares. 1 Lion Gets Killed And The Country Is In An Uproar.

When I started Team Veteran the suicide rate was 16 Veterans a day, then it went to 18 per day and now it is 22 to 30 per day and still the suicide rate climbs.

(Side note: TVet believes the phrase “…Veterans Commit Suicide…” needs to be addressed as Veterans Die By Suicide)

For the last four or five years I have been very confused and shocked why more people didn’t ask the question “What can I do to help stop the Veteran suicide rate? Or something similar.

The comments I read on Facebook regarding this photo were disgusting in my opinion, they told me why people just don’t care about Veteran suicide. Maybe people are just Ignorant of the facts, or MAYBE they’re just ignorant. I have been involved with over 30 active duty or Veteran suicides and I never met a coward or a selfish person of those 30. Let me shine a little light to some of the causes for Veteran suicide.

John said: “Taking your own life is a personal choice. The lion did not have that choice!”

John said: “If the statistics on that sign the man is holding are true, we would have over 8000 suicides a year. There will be no more vets left!”

Eric said: “I love veterans. I do. My dad served in Nam. But this is just ignorant. Vets aren’t endangered…glad this gentleman is shining some light, but do it in a smarter way. Suicide is a choice.”

Godniel said: “The lion did not commit suicide… those 23 people per day was self inflected… they don’t care.. I don’t care… learn to love yourself.. if you dont you can’t truly love anyone else.”

Emmily said: “The people who took suicide decided that, but the lion didn’t!”

Bella said: “Well I don’t pity anyone who commits suicide. You’ve made your choice.”

Some of the symptoms for PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) are;

Physical issues such as Headaches, feeling dizzy, being tired, trouble sleeping, vision problems, hypersensitivity to noise and light, frontal lobe damage leading to impulse control issues.

Cognitive (Mental) Memory problems, trouble staying focused, poor judgment and acting without thinking (impulse control), being slowed down, trouble putting thoughts into words (word searching).

Emotional (Feelings) Depression, anger outbursts and quick to anger, anxiety (fear, worry, or feeling nervous), personality changes, hyper-vigilance.

The VA protocol for PTS and TBI treatment is the use of multiple psychotropic drugs, frequently the Veteran is prescribed 5 to as many as 25 drugs per day. These drugs have synergistic effects and many have “black box warnings” about causing suicide ideation.

Suicidal ideation concerns thoughts about or an unusual preoccupation with suicide. The range of suicidal ideation varies greatly from fleeting thoughts, to extensive thoughts, to detailed planning.

A psychotropic drug is a chemical substance that crosses the blood–brain barrier and acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it affects brain function, resulting in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior. These include anti-psychotics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs and hypnotics. The “harm” caused by these psychiatric drugs can include violent behavior, uncontrolled aggression and suicide.

Do you still believe that a Veteran suicide is a “Voluntary act”?

Blue Water Navy offers members additional benefits

July 24, 2015 by Terry Kohler

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association offers to its membership base LegalShield and IDShield to handle trivial and traumatic legal and identity theft issues.  This action allows those without Wills, Physicians Directives, Durable Power of Attorney to get those tools in place (as its known that 7 out of every 10 Americans do not have these valuable documents). A LegalShield plan can help with all sorts of planned and unplanned legal issues such as traffic tickets, foreclosures, warranty disputes and much more.Blue Water Navy & LS screen shot

Identity theft effects millions of Americans and children are 51 times more likely to be a victim each year. Victims of identity theft can face issues such as lost job opportunities, problems with securing a loan or harassment from debt collectors. You can get the experts on your side with IDShield. Services include access to your credit report (or consumer credit disclosure), consultations, expert restoration and more.

Team Veteran makes a donation to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association for every membership that is activated.  See our Mission page to learn more.

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Diseases

June 23, 2015 by Gordon Brown

VA Turns Back on Navy Vietnam Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange Diseases

For the past year, most Americans are aware of many problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.) The media has done an excellent job reporting the excessive backlog in processing veteran medical claims, the unsatisfactory amount of time it takes for veterans to get appointments at VA hospitals and clinics, the cooking of the books by VA hospital officials trying to satisfy the VA bureaucrats in the Washington headquarters, and the procurement irregularities associated with the billions of annual VA expenditures.

What has not been reported by the media and not being addressed by the VA is the grave injustice to thousands of Vietnam veterans, who have died or are dying from (more…)

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