Air Force Officer PTSD article goes viral

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  1. scoutpilot

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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Her time in Afghanistan sounds like my time on the Gulf coast during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response (except, it was 32 days, instead of 9 months, I wasn't carrying ammo or firearms, food was fried not soggy, I didn't worry about sexual assault, and the things I did were seen by millions a day).

    As an aside, public affairs officers, generally, shouldn't be the subjects of an article. After the spill I did a Q&A with a public relations publication, but that was specifically covering public relations and communications folks. I know of one public affairs officer in the U.S. Coast Guard who set himself up to be the future of a story, and it was not well received by the service's other PAOs (the PA community is relatively harsh on its people, our conferences was one bus related accident after another, which of course made it interesting to watch).
     
  3. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    No, it's not...

    The clinical criteria for PTSD is different. Essentially the major difference is:

    PTSD = you were in danger and feared for your life
    ADJ Disorder = you had a hard time coping with a difficult situation

    This LT and article are misrepresenting psychological disorders. She not doing the Air Force any favors as well...
     
  4. GoArmyBeatNavy

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  5. scoutpilot

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    If I characterize my troubles in Afghanistan as soggy vegetables, it doesn't matter WHAT order you put it in. I've read her blog, too. It's awful, and makes our brave women in the military look...terrible. The most outrage I've seen over this has been from female officers.

    Everyone needs their payday, though. She'll shill her tale of woe to get it. I notice she left the Air Force in 2010, but still refers to herself as a "recently separated veteran." Stretching that one a bit...

    Oh well. Have a nice day, everyone.
     
  6. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    I didn't read through it, too terrible. Naval gazing for attention.
     

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