Military/Veteran News – October 14th, 2016

NAVY DESTROYER RETAILIATES FOR MISSLE FIRE
In retaliation for two missiles fired at a US warship from the Yemeni territory, three missiles were fired back in self-defense. “The Mason had used onboard defensive measures to protect itself after the first of the two missiles was fired, but until now no one had publicly confirmed that the ship did indeed fire back.” U.S. Navy Forces Central Command remains unclear as to the specific target of the two missiles fired from Yemeni territory held by Shiite Houthi rebels.
Source: Military Times

MAN RESCUED BY COAST GUARD AFTER CLIFF FALL
October 9th a man was rescued from a cliff fall near the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park. After the hiker fell from an 80-foot cliff he was taken for treatment of an arm and leg injury to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor. “Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod operates with MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters and HC-144A Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft, and it is the only Coast Guard aviation facility in the Northeast. The station is responsible for the waters from New Jersey to the Canadian border.”
Source: Military Times

HEROS TO HEROS PROGRAM HELPING PTSD SUFFERERS
PTSD sufferers are visiting the Beit Halochem — ‘House of Warriors’ — rehabilitation center in Tel Aviv, which supports wounded veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces. Heroes to Heroes, established by Judy Schaeffer, are nondenominational. Schaeffer said she felt she “had to do something to help” after visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2009. Schaeffer said she recalled the “spiritual power” of the “Holy Land in her own life during a teenage visit to Jerusalem and launched Heroes to Heroes to see if the lives of others could also be transformed.”
Source: Military Times