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Army Veterans

Army Veteran Sheds Tears Of Joy As She Receives Life-Changing Surprise

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

Even the people who spend their days giving back to others need a little help sometimes. Trista Hopkins, an Army veteran living in Love Field, Texa...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

Oldest Living Veteran Cites Whiskey, Cigars As Key To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Overton, who at 107-years-old is America's oldest living veteran on record, was honored last week at a Veterans Day ceremony in Austin, Texas....

The Disconnect Between Resources and Users: Veteran's Dilemma

Taylor Justice | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Taylor Justice

What makes the transition so hard for our veterans is not a shortage of facilitating resources, it is actually an over-abundance. With close to 400,000 different organizations and platforms the space has become over-saturated.

Local Farming Void? Military Veterans Are Answer

Zester Daily | Posted 07.24.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Recently returned from protecting U.S. interests overseas and having traded in their fatigues for overalls, hundreds of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are now committed to growing organic produce and selling it to local communities from Seattle to Florida.

WATCH: Why This Wounded Army Veteran Feels 'Blessed'

OWN | Posted 02.04.2013 | OWN

After growing up hearing stories of military service from his grandfather and uncles, Brian Mancini joined the Army two weeks after he got out of high...

Violence Begets Violence

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Thirty years of gun-slinging mass murder American style had almost pushed me into mute hopelessness. But feelings of despair offer no answers, so I went looking for antidotes. I had found two, before the horrific gates of gun violence hell touched my own family.

No One Knows How Many Vets Graduate: Why It's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.10.2013 | College

The federal government has spent more than $20 billion helping 817,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan go to college. Yet, nine months af...

Vet Returns Wedding Photo To Family Of Man He Killed

Posted 12.07.2012 | Weddings

When soldiers were killed during World War II, it was customary to strip the bodies of their belongings. But it wasn't customary to return those perso...

IAVA Vets Have Brian Williams... and He's Enough

Liz Smith | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Liz Smith

IAVA's No. 1 military honoree was, of course, a "no-show." But he wasn't even missed in an evening under Brian Williams' emcee stewardship. It was an evening that whizzed by and went from patriotic good feelings to heroic heights.

I'm a 29-Year-Old Army Veteran... Going Back to College

Matt Farwell | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Matt Farwell

In college, having people know you're a combat veteran is sort of like identifying yourself as a foreign exchange student. So I guess I'll start there, putting on my pith helmet and exploring the observations a 29-year-old combat veteran who is also a junior in college might have.

Unemployed Vet Forced To Sell Army Medal On eBay Gets Huge Bid

Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

After exhausting his options, one unemployed veteran felt he had no choice but to make a heartbreaking, desperate move. Bill Shephard, who returned...

Service Dogs Help Vets Battle PTSD When Meds Can't

Christine Hill | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Christine Hill

Donna Bachler's brother was a veteran who struggled with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "Darrin took his own life rather than struggle...

Ashes Of Army Veteran Sent To Wrong Address, Wash. Woman Returns Urn To Family

Posted 02.07.2012 | Good News

When Karen Smith opened a package addressed to her, she found dog tags and an inscribed urn. A sad moment made more devastating: They did not belo...

Army Veteran Mistakenly Declared Dead Four Times

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

Being falsely declared dead once could provide enough existential uncertainty and financial hardship to last a lifetime. But how about four times? ...

Veteran Amputee Softball Team Beats Police Team, Scores For Charity

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

A team of Army and Navy veterans are taking a new swing at America's favorite past time. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is traveling the...

Conn. Woman Brings Military Families Together On Storytelling Website

Enfield Patch | Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

Running a household with three pre-teen children would ordinarily not allow someone much free time to devote to helping others, but Lori Gates is an e...

Curtis M. Wong

Giving U.S. Military Veterans A Voice | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

He may be an army veteran with three tours of duty and seven years of active service duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to his credit, but Patrick J. Nelson...

Army Veteran Mark Harmon Gets Jail Sentence For VA Hospital Threat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BENTON, Ill. — An Army veteran who threatened a shooting rampage last year at a southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital has been ordered to ...

From Combat To College, Veterans Lack Support (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Even with financial support from the government many vets find themselves lost on campus. In a recent Inside Higher Ed column, UCLA faculty member...

Cracker Barrel Attack: Tasha Hill Beaten In Front Of Daughter, Called Racial Slurs

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday evening police arrested Troy Dale West for beating an African-American army reservist in front of her daughter outside a Cracker Barrel res...