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American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military in Greater Numbers Than Any Ethnic Group and Have Since the Revolution

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

On this Memorial Day, as we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country while protecting the freedoms and ideals we hold dear, many of our fellow Americans remain unaware of the major contributions Native Americans have made to our nation's armed forces.

Memorial Day: Correcting the Story of World War I Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin are being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I. Not surprisingly, a fair bit of information about both soldiers can be found online, and while personal details about Sgt. Shemin are mostly accurate, Sgt. Johnson's are frequently distorted.

David Lohr

Help Pours In For Starving Veteran Who Called 911

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

A 911 call from an elderly cancer patient seeking help because he had no food triggered an outpouring of support from across the country. "I've...

David Lohr

Authorities Help Elderly Cancer Patient Who Calls 911 For Food

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

Clarence Blackmon called 911 for help Tuesday not because he was in need of police assistance or medical treatment, but because hunger had driven him ...

Amazing And Touching Military Photos From April 2015

Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Check out this month's best images from the U.S. military. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, ...

Tea Party Leaders Follow Joe McCarthy In Taking On U.S. Military

John A. Tures | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the biggest showdown between state authorities and the U.S. military since the Civil Rights Era, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to shadow a U.S. military exercise in the Southwest.

Professor Mike Abrams: Reflections of An Illuminated Friendship

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Randee Mia Berman

I was always a 3M girl. I loved Mozart, martinis and macaroons. And then of course there's Mike. I met Mike Abrams as a studious Cornell freshman ...

Why Army Chaplains Need Training To Help Suicidal Soldiers

USA Today | Gregg Zoroya | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

Chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing thems...

Ceasefire Deal Welcome But Major Challenges Remain

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

The people of Myanmar and the international community should congratulate the unflinching efforts taken by negotiators of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

Why I'm Raising Money for Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

She runs the Women Veterans Program at Swords to Plowshare, and is the main mentor for all the women in the program. She also provides community education, and is an absolutely tireless advocate for women vets.

7 Marines, 4 Soldiers Presumed Dead After Army Helicopter Crashes (UPDATE)

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Searchers struggled Wednesday to find the seven Marines and four soldiers killed when a helicopter crashed, hamper...

Jennifer Bendery

The Army Just Made It A Little Easier For Transgender Troops To Serve

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign that the U.S. Defense Department may be inching closer to lifting its ban on transgender troops, the Army announced Friday tha...

Captivating Photos Give A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Military Personnel

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Ashley Alman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

U.S. military branches share photos from around the globe to Flickr accounts, giving us a unique look into the day-to-day lives of military personnel....

The Agency Vince Built: Chicago Entrepeneur and Family's Five Decades in Travel Industry

Steve Karras | Posted 04.23.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Conenna's son John, now the President of Venus Travel recalls the hardworking father who tirelessly kept long hours.

Boots on the Ground: Obsolete

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Unless the United States is prepared to expect severe casualties to hundreds maybe thousands of our forces, we must keep boots off the ground. Our air forces are doing a reasonably effective job with so far no casualties to us, we must keep it that way.

Restoring the Faith With Our Military

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

In the end, many of us may differ on what the final military pay and benefits package should look like...what I want more than agreement is your involvement. Sitting this one out isn't in yours or our nation's best interest.

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

Making Progress On Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.

Hilarious: Army Veteran Debunks Conservative "Sharia Law" Claims

Brian Stone | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Brian Stone

In case you hadn't heard, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has joined the chorus of conservatives claiming that my hometown, Dearborn, M...

The Inside Story

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If there is one kind of doctor I could never be, it's a gastroenterologist. Aside from the fact that I'm a gasbag, the reason is simple: When it comes to invasive medical procedures that involve the exploration of cavities not treated by a dentist, I don't know which end is up.

The Army Chaplain Who Came Back From War And Lost His Faith

NPR | John Burnett | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

David Peters' life was supposed to be one continuous arc of piety and service. But for the U.S. Army chaplain, it's ended up a more circuitous rout...

A New Year's Resolution for Our Military Community

Jane Whitfield | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Jane Whitfield

Here's a New Year's resolution for the Pentagon: Fix the Military Lending Act. And this is just a first step for all of us towards helping the military community build long-term financial security.

Game of the Week: Army vs. Navy

Paul Bessire | Posted 02.09.2015 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Army and Navy head to Baltimore to face off in their annual iteration of the fourth oldest and 11th most often played rivalry in college football.

I Had a Field Day on Kitchen Patrol

Oral Fixation | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Oral Fixation

This story was written and performed by Monty Daniels for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on April 17, 2012.