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Protecting Our Protectors

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 12.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dustin DeMoss

The efforts that the military are expending when it comes to reducing the rate of suicide among active duty troops should be commended. That doesn't mean that the fight is over, however, and I think the numbers back that statement up pretty well.

I Am an American Teacher. I Am an American Soldier.

JD Wilson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Education
JD Wilson

As I approach my final week as a member of the inactive reserve, and my third year of teaching fifth grade, I find myself reflecting back on what my job was like in the service to what it's like now in education. While the daily responsibilities of the jobs differ drastically, the principles, beliefs and attitudes are curiously similar.

If Cruise 'Abandoned' Suri, What Have Military Fathers Done?

Sarah Smiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

In a deposition for the lawsuit against the tabloids, Cruise likened his job and his time overseas to that of a soldier leaving his family behind to serve in Afghanistan. A collective gasp could be heard across the military community. Maverick!

A Call to Arms: Academe Must Meet Demands of Downsizing Military

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The coming years will mark a major shift in the role of the higher education community in educating active-duty military personnel and veterans. Accor...

Giving Our Service Members The Support They Need

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I was glad to see the military acknowledging and addressing the separateness created by our all volunteer army, because I think it has profound consequences for our engagement with the men and women who serve.

16 Soldiers Killed Themselves In October

Wall Street Journal | By YOCHI J. DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan could increase the strain felt by many military personnel af...