Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. is a far-reaching organization with 159 programs in 47 states and a mission aimed at "physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing" and associated activities.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is asking for proposals to build a brain implant that can help recovery memories lost to injury. DARPA wants the technology to conquer war-caused brain injuries.
The Urbana-Champaign campus broke ground this month for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, a place where military veterans with the most severe disabilities can live and get services they need, including counseling, academic coaching and rehabilitative help.
The soldiers, all with either physical or psychological wounds, are mostly all young and war-hardened — leaders who have endured the violence of war and who through vetting have convinced officials they can endure a different kind of trauma that comes with this line of work.
Bamiyan, a picturesque but deeply impoverished province in north-central Afghanistan, has remained largely peaceful since international forces left earlier this year, but now a neighbor’s instability is making life difficult for residents.
Less than an hour’s drive from the sleepy city of Bamiyan, with its giant Buddhas, nascent tourism industry, and zero foreign troops, this rugged mountain district in what many consider the safest province in the country has quietly become a tense battleground between government forces and insurgents. It may provide a peek at what Afghanistan faces in a post-NATO world.
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