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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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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.

Are You Being Bullied About Your Hair?

Ama Yawson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Style
Ama Yawson

Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.

Share a Table With a Military Family This Holiday Season

Janine Boldrin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Several duty stations ago, I volunteered at a soup kitchen. Because we were there to deliver toiletries and clothing, we had the chance to sit with the people who were there to be served.

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Michael Wu

Last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. With a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks, and other vehicles, the Air Force took an important step that may eventually revolutionize how we think about the cars we drive and the way we keep the lights on.

Labrador Brings Home Convicted Sex Offender's Skull: U.S. Marshals

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

Authorities say a Labrador retriever did her job when she retrieved a skull identified as that of a convicted Texas sex offender, who was one of the U...

The Military and Hawai'i's Economy

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 01.16.2015 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Hawai'i stands to lose nearly 50,000 people, more than 25,000 jobs and $1.35 billion in total economic impact by 2020, if we do not step up to keep thousands of soldiers and their families here in the islands.

98-Year-Old Vet Dresses In Uniform One Last Time On Veterans Day, Dies Hours Later

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Dressed from head to toe in U.S. Army green, Justus "Jay " Belfield celebrated his final Veterans Day in style. The 98-year-old World War II vet di...

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.