Battle Buddy
01/20/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Service Dogs Save Lives

A 'battle buddy' service dog is so much more than just a service dog for a disabled veteran. Service Dogs not only increase the quality of their handler's lives on a daily basis, and allow them to decrease the intake of the harmful medications, but they are also a beacon of hope for so many others struggling with Post Traumatic Stress and invisible wounds. Showing...
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Battle Buddy
01/19/2017 at 19:58. Facebook
As 2017 begins, many of our veterans and their families will be looking forward to a new year with new opportunities. But for some, a challenging task awaits them – tackling the invisible wounds of war.

Often difficult to detect and negatively stigmatized, these invisible injuries can cause long term or permanent damage if overlooked. Hundreds of thousands of troops are living with Post...
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Battle Buddy
01/19/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
9 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO SOMEONE WITH TBI

Brain injury is confusing to people who don’t have one. It’s natural to want to say something, to voice an opinion or offer advice, even when we don’t understand.
And when you care for a loved one with a brain injury, it’s easy to get burnt out and say things out of frustration.

Here are a few things you might find yourself saying that are...
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Battle Buddy
01/17/2017 at 06:48. Facebook
Tonight commemorates the 26th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm...Battle in Distress honors all our brothers and sisters that answered the call and served during this time. Phantom
Reducing the effects of hypervigilance and other symptoms of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury can be absolutely life changing for a struggling veteran.

These highly trained service dogs bring results that medication alone cannot. Trained to mitigate their handler’s specific disabilities, a Battle Buddy is a lifeline and best friend.

They can be trained to:
-wake their...
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As we begin the new year, you may encounter a veteran or someone with a service dog in your community -- here are a few tips:

* Remember that the service dog is working.
-When a service dog has a vest on or is in public with it's disabled handler (or trainer), it is working, even if it appears as though it is not.

* Speak to the person, and avoid speaking to the service dog.
-Speaking to,...
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Happy New Year from The Battle Buddy Foundation Family!!!

We want to thank all of you for another amazing year, and we are looking forward to all of the wonderful things to come in 2017!!

#NYE2017 #HappyNewYear #TBBF
Christmas 2016

From all of us at The Battle Buddy Foundation, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and THANK YOU for the gifts of support and encouragement you have given to us throughout this year.

Thank you for standing with us, and thank you for choosing to make a difference in the lives of our nation's injured veterans!

We look forward to the many wonderful things we will...
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Christmas 2016

You can always count on your battle buddy!

The Battle Buddy Foundation wishes you a very Merry Christmas, and we thank you for the wonderful gift of support and encouragement you have given to us this year, and we look forward to the many wonderful things to come in 2017!!!!

Thank you for standing with us, and thank you for choosing to make a difference in the lives of our...
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Service dogs improve the lives of their disabled handlers AND their families. :D

Many times crowded places like malls and stores are exactly what veterans and others with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury tend to avoid.
BUT, a well trained service dog can make these environments more manageable, and accessible....allowing their handlers to live happier, fuller lives.

Give...
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We had such an amazing evening at our Volunteer/Sponsor Appreciation night at TPC Valencia.

These are many of the wonderful people behind the incredible success of the TBBF Golf Classic.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at the 2017 TBBF Golf Classic in June!
#Throwback to service dog in training, Sgt T, learning some valuable tasks for his veteran.

The Battle Buddy Foundation's service dog in training, Sgt T, is pictured with TBBF trainer, working on public access while practicing specific tasks for his handler.

Sgt T is working on "posting", where he sits, watching his handler's back, which can lower the handler's level of...
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Seventy-five years ago today, at 7:55 a.m. local time, masses of Japanese warplanes descended on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, in a surprise attack that drew the United States into World War II. The war eventually would cost more than 400,000 American lives.
If you know a Pearl Harbor survivor, please thank him/her in one way, shape or form today. In fact, thank every...
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So.....are you considering a Service Dog??

Here are 5 important questions to ask before partnering with a service dog.

#3 was the aspect of having a service dog that I was not prepared for. -Kenny

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5 Questions to Ask Before Partnering With a Service Dog | The Battle Buddy Foundation

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For veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, TBI, and other combat related injuries, a service dog can be a life changing companion and best friend.

The Battle Buddy Foundation is dedicated to providing the highest quality, specially trained service dogs to our veterans in need.

We cannot do this without YOU. Stand alongside us and help provide more service dogs for injured combat...
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Trained to mitigate their handler’s specific disability, these Battle Buddy Service Dogs are a lifeline and best friend to their veterans.

The Battle Buddy Foundation's service dogs can be trained to wake their handler from nightmares, redirect flashbacks, remind them of medications, guide them from stressful situations, 'block' their veteran's back, provide environmental assessment (in cases...
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Disabled combat veterans, service dogs, and The Battle Buddy Foundation need YOU!!!

On this #GivingTuesday please consider supporting this important mission and partnering with The Battle Buddy Foundation by making a tax deductible contribution today on our website:

There has never been a greater need for the provision of long term and tangible support for our veterans in need. Through...
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Disabled combat veterans, service dogs, and The Battle Buddy Foundation need YOU!!!

On this #GivingTuesday please consider supporting this important mission and partnering with The Battle Buddy Foundation by making a tax deductible contribution today on our website:

There has never been a greater need for the provision of long term and tangible support for our veterans in need. Through...
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One of The Battle Buddy Foundation's service dogs in training beginning introductory work with a light switch.

Trained to mitigate their handler’s specific disability, these Battle Buddy Service Dogs are a lifeline and best friend to their veterans.

These service dogs can be trained to wake their handler from nightmares, redirect flashbacks, remind them of medications, guide them from...
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Watch our discussion on New Mexico PBS about PTSD, TBI, and other issues facing returning combat veterans.

**Starts at 15:10 into show**
click here: [ Portal.knme.org Link ]

Iraq Veteran and Cofounder of The Battle Buddy Foundation, Kenny Bass is interviewed along with "Searching for Home" director, Eric Christiansen and Atlas the Wonderdog about veterans transitioning back into civilian...
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