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In Response to 'Mohr Stories,' a Message From Commanding Officer 1 Canadian Field Hospital

Jay Mohr | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Jay Mohr

To all men and women serving our country, I know "thank you" isn't enough. You need jobs. You need someone to sit and talk with. You may need meds. Please know that you are loved and there are many, many podcasts out there you can listen to as you save our damned lives.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifica...

Book Review: Youngblood

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his non...

Global Common Allies and Adversaries

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Double standards in any relation, particularly in the war on terror would not be in the interest of anyone. Muslims and non-Muslims should end the blame game and they should leave their differences aside and unite against this common enemy.

Air Base Mistakenly Distributes Lip Balm Containing Pot Ingredient

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.19.2015 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say they had to discard hundreds of tubes of lip balm that were distributed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richards...

Sikh Soldier In U.S. Army Allowed To Keep His Beard

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

In a rare accommodation, the U.S. Army has allowed a Sikh soldier to temporarily keep his beard and wear his turban while serving in an active combat...

Why I Clap When I Land In Israel

Tali Aynalem | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Tali Aynalem

Photo Credit: Elle Jones Wearing a green army uniform, was something I thought I would never do. Living in a country I once knew but is now so forei...

Honoring Our Veterans at Annual Luncheon

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

While there are many companies in the entertainment industry that make considerable monetary donations to a variety charities, one company consistently takes philanthropy to another level entirely. United Talent Agency, with one of the most impressive talent rosters in the business, consistently raises the bar in terms of fostering a culture of generosity and giving back to the community.

Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...

My Teen Is a Soldier Now

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Irene Rubaum-Keller

I never thought I'd be writing those words. Jack grew up on the Westside of Los Angeles amongst the rich and famous. Not that we are either, but let me just say that he had to drive a bit to find the nearest recruiting center.

If Walmart Really Cares About Veterans, It Would Start Paying A Living Wage

Kenney Ford | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Kenney Ford

Talk of national support is a wonderful thing, and so is giving jobs to veterans, but this is about providing good jobs, not just any job. Through our hard work and sacrifices we, and countless other workers in retail, deserve better wages, better benefits and the opportunity to earn a better life.

Honoring Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

Through the Power of Their Creativity, Our Veterans Continue to Serve

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.

November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

Yan Lianke: Understand the Enemy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Feeding myself through writing made me fall in love with literature."

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

Review: Old Silk Road

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.15.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.

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 M. Clark | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Leigh M. Clark

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.'