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Transforming Bad Breaks Into Breakthroughs

Claire Fordham | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claire Fordham

Hass also learned that sometimes it's the least resilient people who grow the most. There's a great message of hope in the book, that even if you're not genetically resilient and didn't grow up with the best parenting, there are things you can do to grow from a setback.

Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

Dear Mr. Huckabee, You're Wrong!

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

As an Army Veteran, having served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and as a past political appointee having worked for Eric Fanning in the Pentagon, I would like to respond to your comments about my former boss.

Ranger Up: How to Stop Being Wimpy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

How do you motivate yourself in difficult situations? I learned a technique from my brother, Jim Earle, a former US Army Ranger to help pull it out of our gut when things get tough. It's a single phrase that has become our business mantra: Ranger Up.

One Grunt's Lifelong Struggle

Michael Putzel | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

Howard Patrick didn't expect to be drafted. He was married, expecting a baby and had a job in the hot new world of high technology, working for IBM, the top of the mountain in those days. When his induction notice arrived, he was stunned -- and frightened.

Versions of Me: Learning to Love Who I Have Become

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

I know I will never be these versions of me again -- the soldier, the athlete, the new mom. But there is still some room in the back of the closet saved for my magic pants eventual retirement.

Tomorrow is Not Guaranteed -- One Woman's Quest to Find Life After Loss

Leigh McManus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Leigh McManus

Mike and Katie met through a mutual friend, who had introduced them over dinner. He was one of Mike's best friends and also served in the military with him. They felt an immediate connection and Katie said 'immediately when I met him, I fell for him.'

Bomb Iran? Maybe Not a Good Idea

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

The issue is not whether it can be done. That answer is yes. But at what cost? Is America prepared to enter another protracted at a probable cost of trillions of dollars and substantial loss of life for all involved?

Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In Russia, thousands of government-funded clubs are producing what is called "military-patriotic education" for children. Accepting both boys and girls, these clubs teach them military exercises, some of which employ heavy military equipment.

Ranger Chaplain's Endorsing Agency: Women in Combat 'Contrary to Nature,' 'Biblical Duty of Man to Defend Woman'

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Last Friday's graduation of the first two female Army Rangers led a number of people to contact the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Why? Because of the invocation delivered at the graduation by Chaplain (Maj.) Mark Winton, the chaplain for the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

Brothers in War

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Michael Putzel

The film attempts to convey the drama, pain, chaos, confusion and occasional horror of that year for those grunts. It also shows some of the lighter moments of their band of brothers: How they lived, looked out for each other, how they played and how some died. It is not pretty, but it is a beautiful effort.

The Rucksack: What One Woman Carried Home From War

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Van Wormer

One of the many challenges of being a woman in the Army was that your hair always had to be in regulations: either cut into a bob that did not touch your collar or pulled back into a tight bun. Even in a sand storm, even under a Velcro-strapped Kevlar helmet, perfection was required.

These Are The Best Military Photos From July

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

Another month in 2015 and another set of photos from our armed forces that leave us awestruck by the situations in which military photographers are ab...

Why Go? Why I Decided to Join the Army Post 9/11

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

My generation got the call and I stood up to answer. As the twin towers burned and collapsed to the ground, the rules of my safe naïve life changed. And when the ash settled over more than three-thousand lost lives, I had to move. To do... something.

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans are not victims, nor should they be perceived as being part of a mysterious underclass. It's simply that they may need to adjust to a world around them that is very different from the military community in areas ranging from language to healthcare choices to employment.

Exit Stage Left: Leaving the Military a Different Person

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

The knowing that the mid-twenties carefree girl who boarded the plane to take her to the other side the world will never return. She will never again be the girl who never went to war. She will never again be a girl whose friends didn't die from mortars.

Unexpected Turn of Events

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.

A Lesson I Learned in the Army

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

Graduation came and MS S. was there in full Marine regalia, proud as hell. His son was graduating. He had lost some 40 pounds and was down so many sizes his father did not recognize him at first. He had become a soldier against all odds.

A Declaration of Financial Independence for Our Military

Jane Whitfield | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Jane Whitfield

Here's another self-evident truth: Our servicemembers and veterans should be financially secure. No one should be expected to wage war on behalf of the United States while worrying about making their monthly payments back home.

Stages of Authorship

Michael Putzel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

Writing a book is not like journalism. For one thing, it takes longer. Sometimes a lot longer. In a four-decade career in news, I wrote on tight deadlines, often under pressure, and with no excuses for a story that didn't get done on time.

Marriage Equality: A Personal View From the Military

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

The other day was one of those truly great days. When I turned on NPR, the Attorney General of South Dakota was talking about marrying homosexual couples immediately. A wonderful end to an incredible journey.

When Military Members Are Deployed, This Group Helps Provide Care For Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.24.2015 | Good News

When Alisa Johnson and her husband, Shawn, were both due to begin military service in June 2011, they found themselves in a dreadful situation: they h...

Standing Up for Our Heritage on Flag Day

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Our national parks, monuments and public lands reflect our national identity. These are the very best scenic, historic, cultural and wildlife areas in our country. These are the national treasures we agreed as a nation to protect for the next generation -- for my kids and yours.

WWI Hero Sgt. Henry Johnson Receives Long Overdue Medal of Honor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Almost a century after their service, Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin were finally awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I.

Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.31.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.