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Service Dog Etiquette

* 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, touching, or making noises at the dog may only confuse them, distracting them from their work, and...
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14 years ago today, March 19, 2003 marks the beginning of the journey that ultimately led to the creation of The Battle Buddy Foundation.

The beginning of the Iraq war.
14 years, yet it feels like yesterday. The smells, the sounds, the stress and the emotions ... just like it was yesterday.

I've spent 14 years working my way through PTSD, and learning to cope with and manage my TBI. ...
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The Battle Buddy Foundation's own Atlas the Wonderdog, Kenny Bass and Joshua Rivers are honored to be included in this film created by other Infantry Marines about finding your new mission after returning home from combat.... From War To Wisdom

Release date has just been announced as March 27, 2017 and will be available on select VOD channels and DVD initially. Be sure to check out the newly...
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From War To Wisdom: Official Trailer

From War to Wisdom follows the journey of an elite group of Marines; combat veterans who have survived both the battlefield and the challenges of coming home...

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As part of the Combat Wounded Coalition Home of Wounded Wear our Battle Buddy staff attended this year's #ToastToTheHeroes event in support of our partnership and in support of one of our program participants, Jason Redman. It is always amazing to see our service dogs in action and Kharma did a fantastic job!

#ServiceDogsSaveLives #WorkingDog #GermanShepherd #GoodKharma
HUGE thanks to the T.D. Jakes Show for sharing The Battle Buddy Foundation's story with the nation!!

Please consider supporting this important work, and help us provide the Battle Buddy Service Dogs to the MANY veterans who are reaching out for help.

We cannot accomplish this mission without your financial support.


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Make sure to watch The Battle Buddy Foundation on the nationally televised T.D. Jakes Show today!!

TBBF Cofounders Joshua Rivers and Kenny Bass talk about Atlas the Wonderdog and how Atlas lead to the creation of The Battle Buddy Foundation.

Where to watch: bit.ly/WhereToCatchTDJ

#TheBattleBuddyFoundation #TDJakes #AtlasTheWonderdog #OriginalBattleBuddy #TBBF #InTheVillage #ServiceDogsSaveLives
Late last year The Battle Buddy Foundation recorded a segment on the T.D. Jakes Show.

We just found out that it will air nationwide on Tuesday!

Make sure to check out the clip and SHARE!!

Info below on where to watch the full episode Tuesday!
This was written by the spouse of one of our veterans in our service dog program.

This is a perfect example of the "long term and tangible change" that The Battle Buddy Foundation is dedicated to providing for our disabled combat veterans and their families.

#servicedogssavelives #battlebuddy #TBBF #22tooMany

Help us provide more life changing support for veterans in need:
Service Dogs for Veterans

Reducing the effects of hypervigilance and other symptoms of post traumatic stress can be life changing for a disabled veteran struggling with activities in daily life.

These highly trained service dogs bring results that medication alone cannot. Trained to mitigate their handler’s specific disability, a Battle Buddy service dog is a lifeline and best friend. They...
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Now this is The Battle Buddy Foundation's type of prescription!

MUCH better and healthier than any cocktail of pills!!

Help TBBF as we work to place a leash in the hand of every veteran who needs it!!!

With an average of 20 veterans a day taking their own lives, we cannot afford to keep overmedicating, and undervaluing our veterans and their sacrifices. NOW is the time to make a...
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Driving Through the Eyes of a Veteran With Post Traumatic Stress

Many Veterans of combat experience traumatic events while driving in a combat environment due to enemy actions involving explosive devices, ambushes at choke points, concealed fighting positions, and other instances due to the nature of current warfare and urban fighting. Service members very often undergo “battlemind” training...
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"Crowds, fairs, and festivals can all be a real challenge for a combat veteran. The lack of personal space, loud noises, and unpredictable crowds are all things that can intensify a veteran's hypervigilance and anxiety. Being on edge makes these types of 'family friendly' events tough to enjoy for many veterans.

Having a service dog does not absolutely negate these issues, but it can help...
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Atlas the Wonderdog, the face of The Battle Buddy Foundation, paying his respects at the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

Atlas is not only the inspiration behind the creation of The Battle Buddy Foundation, but also a working service dog to USMC disabled combat veteran, and Cofounder of TBBF, Kenny Bass.

Learn more, and support this important mission here:
While we may never be able to completely silence those experiences that encompass the souls of our combat veterans, The Battle Buddy Foundation is committed to providing options that quiet the echoes of war replaying in the minds of our injured veterans, and help guide them to a increased quality of life.

The Battle Buddy Foundation is dedicated to serving injured combat veterans suffering...
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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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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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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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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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