posted by Ben Fogelberg May 3, 2018 Alumni Features John Thompsn (B.S. '90) By Theresa May, Alumni Association communications intern Everyone has a niche. For some, their niche is apparent from a young age, and for others, it is found later in life. John Thompson (B.S., ’90) found his calling through an elective [...]
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By SHELBY LEICHER | NOVEMBER 11TH, 2019 Tis the season for expressing gratitude and here at Jack’s we are extremely grateful for all of the divers who have become our friends over the past 38 years. It is truly remarkable how diving can bring so many people together and how much joy and possibility [...]
Article by: Darren Pace When a wounded warrior comes home from Iraq or Afghanistan, it can take a long time for him or her to heal physically and overcome the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, a nonprofit organization called Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) offers veterans a novel and powerful way of [...]
By ANGEL CANALES via GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS Rincón, Puerto Rico - The first time former U.S. Army National Guard veteran John W. Thompson walked into Walter Reed he knew he had to do something. "I've never been to a military hospital and one day I went to have lunch with my wife at Walter Reed [...]
You can’t walk through the doors of Walter Reed Army Medical Center [now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center], see our injured young men and women coming back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and not get involved,” recalled U.S. Army National Guard paratrooper John Thompson about his first visit to that hospital in [...]
At about 3 a.m. on March 1, 2003, Pakistani intelligence agents rushed into a house at 18a Nisar Road in Rawalpindi, a city near Islamabad. Inside the residence, which belonged to an aging microbiologist, they found the sleeping form of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is alleged to have planned the 9/11 attacks. Pakistan's Inter-Services [...]
By Kathleen Hom Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Physical therapy can be mentally exhausting and physically challenging. However, some injured veterans are managing to have their therapy and some fun, too. They're learning to dive as part of Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba, or SUDS, a program run by Red Cross [...]