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Captivating Photos Give A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Military Personnel

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Ashley Alman | Posted 02.28.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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.

These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy gr...

Vietnam Veteran Finally Receives Purple Heart 47 Years After Returning From War

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News

Almost a half century late, this veteran is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Sam Farris of Hurt, Virginia, a Vietnam veteran, was 19 ye...

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

Army Biased Against Transgender Worker, Federal Investigation Finds

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex chang...

The U.S. Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

I have written about dozens of sad, tragic, individual cases. But one of the saddest of all concerns a young soldier who died eleven years ago last month, appalled when ordered to take part in interrogations that, no doubt, involved what most would call torture.

The Clever Way This Man Is Getting Bros Into Yoga

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Walk into any yoga studio and chances are the majority of students will be female. But it doesn't have to be this way! After all, the numerous benefit...