IVAW: Jeff Hanks was not deployed to Afghanistan as scheduled.
If you signed the letter for Jeff Hanks, you received the following email from IVAW yesterday. I'm reposting it for those who didn't get a chance to sign, but were concerned about the outcome. Thanks to all of you and especially the people who worked so hard to accomplish this.
Late last night (Sunday night), we learned that Jeff Hanks was not deployed to Afghanistan yesterday as scheduled.
Thank you for the hundreds of emails that you sent to his unit commander, Cpt. Ambrosino. His email inbox was flooded over the weekend with 2,000 emails!
Our Operation Recovery Team down at Fort Campbell spent all day Saturday delivering copies of the Article 138 redress request to Jeff's Division Command office and the Army Behavioral Health clinic that failed to treat Jeff. And we distributed flyers to every room of the Barracks on Fort Campbell.
We have yet to learn the full details of the delay of his deployment, but will keep you posted as soon as we learn anything.
One thing we can be sure of is that Jeff is not out of the woods yet.
If you have not yet gotten a chance to email Captain Jason Ambrosino, the commander responsible for denying Jeff Hanks' medical treatment, we encourage you to do so now.
We will be letting you know of our next moves to step up the pressure and make sure that Jeff's chain of command gets the message: No more deployment of traumatized troops! Soldiers have a right to heal!
You have helped us get this far. We will let you know what you can do next to keep the momentum going.
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of issues connected with militarism and resistance. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml.If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.