January 11, 2011

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.

Click here to send him an email.

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.

THANK YOU! (And stay tuned...)

In Solidarity,

The Operation Recovery Campaign Team

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