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Drone "Pilots" Suffer PTSD Too

Quaker House Newsletter

Winter 2012, page 3
Fayetteville, NC

Drone Pilot Feels PTSD, Calls GI Hotline for Help 
Quaker House Counselor Lenore Yarger had a Hotline call from a member of the Air Force whose command was trying to ignore his medical conditions and discharge him at the end of  his term of service. He described a number of PTSD symptoms and Lenore asked him if he had been in combat. 
He explained that he has been working here in the U.S. as a drone pilot. He had seen the effects of the drones he was operating, and was very disturbed by the effects. Even though he was continents away, he found the work traumatic and distressing. Lenore explained to him steps he could take to get his medical issues addressed before his administrative discharge is complete. 
In fact, according to rules of war drone pilots are considered legitimate targets and this might alert more U.S. communities to the way the presence of drone pilots can put them at risk.

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