Edmonds Military Wire: Changing lives, removing scars – Iraq Star Foundation

By Michael Schindler The improvements in medicine, combat trauma training and body armor have saved thousands of our service members’ lives. Injuries that were once classified as fatal are now recoverable. We’ve come a long way from wars of the past. What some have yet to realize is that while more of our service members…

Edmonds Booktalk: What to read in the New Year

My Edmonds News is pleased to introduce our new columnist, Elaine Mattson of the Edmonds Bookshop, and her monthly “Booktalk” column. By Elaine Mattson How has the New Year been treating you so far? Any unbroken resolutions remaining? Our favorite resolutions here at the Edmonds Bookshop have to do with reading more! For example: less…

Edmonds Military Wire: the TSA vs. 233 Soldiers, a true story

By Michael Schindler One of the benefits of my profession is being able to hear from service members and their families all across the country, if not across the world at times. This next story is a personal recount of events, brought to my attention by Sgt. Tracy. It is so ridiculous (which explains the…

Edmonds Military Wire: How to recognize traumatic brain injury

My Edmonds News introduces Edmonds resident Michael Schindler, a Navy veteran and president of Operation Military Family, whose weekly column will focus on information for local veterans and their families. By Michael Schindler Most, if not all, of us either know of someone who has experienced some form of combat trauma or has read the…