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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.

New Study: Illinois Is No Good for Military Retirees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.

Remembering Sacrifice Through Service

Robert L. Gordon III | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Robert L. Gordon III

Memorial Day provides us the opportunity to come together as one community -- both military and civilian -- in remembrance of the fallen and to honor their spirit.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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.