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Liberating Ourselves from Our Dependence on Traditional Careers

Leigh Searl | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

As we reflect back on another Independence Day filled with family, fireworks, and food, let us remember the sacrifices that are made every day by members of the armed forces who are serving our great nation.

How I Got There: Petr Pavel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Petr Pavel is the chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first leader from a former Warsaw Pact nation to serve as the alliance's senior military officer. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

The State Department Insults the Afghan Vice President (And All Afghan Uzbeks)

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Recently a delegation of Uzbeks, Turko-Mongols from the plains of northern of Afghanistan, came to visit my wife Feyza and myself in our home in Boston. They represented the aq saqals (gray beards or elders) of many prominent Uzbek villages and clans and were furious.

What Is The Secret Of America's Success? -- The Good Americans

Neil Ghosh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Neil Ghosh

In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?

Celebrate And Share Your Patriotism On July 4th

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

July Fourth celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It's a showcase for patriotism. But what does all of this really mean? Patrio...

Congress Is Right To Ground The Runaway Blimp

William Hartung | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

When the JLENS air surveillance blimp cut loose from its moorings in Maryland and crashed in central Pennsylvania last fall, it raised serious questions about the future of the $2.7 billion program.

"Insource" Instead of Outsource and Hire Just One Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 06.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Leigh Searl

The Military Spouse Employment report of 2014, found that compared to the general public, military spouses have a higher level of education with 35% of military spouses having an undergraduate degree, post-graduate degree or advanced degree.

This Heartfelt Note Between Soldier Brothers Came Full Circle

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.16.2016 | Good News

Some things come full circle in the most beautiful way. Robert Hemenway recently shared a photo on Reddit of a heartfelt letter his younger brother, ...

Former Starbucks Executive to Lead Singer, Paula Boggs Followed Her Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

This former Starbucks attorney stopped at nothing to follow her dreams! Paula Boggs is not only a former Starbucks executive but also an Army Airborne...

LinkedIn for Veterans: 6 Tips for a Better Profile

Jamison Vann | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Jamison Vann

Did you know that 94% of recruiters use social media to find candidates for positions these days? This fact alone should make you want to think seriously about creating or updating your profile so that you're putting your best foot forward.

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

Roll Call - Honoring Those Who Don't Return from War

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Lisa M. Van Wormer

In honor of Memorial Day, here is an essay I wrote about the roll call formation that happens when a soldier doesn't return home from war. Roll Call...

Matters of the Heart by Uri Eytan, Israel

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

Growing up in a secular, upper middle class neighborhood in Jerusalem around the turn of the century, I felt I was firmly rooted in my country, an int...

Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Public Lands, Charlie Mike!

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

In the military, we have a term using the NATO phonetic alphabet called "Charlie Mike." It means Continue Mission. Typically used after minor setbacks...

This All-American Badass Is Now The First Female Infantry Officer

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

Since the Pentagon opened up all combat roles to women in the military, some men weren't happy about it and wondered whether women would, or could, ma...

How Alaskan Soldiers Sleep When The Sun Barely Sets

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.23.2016 | Healthy Living

We may think of sleep and its accessories as a luxury, but it's basically the opposite -- an essential body function whose absence leads to many compl...

Leadership: Three Ways to Show, Not Tell

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Colonel David W. Sutherland

As I watched the new Soldiers who will someday be responsible for leading our country's next generation of Soldiers, it solidified in my mind what I consider to be the three key elements of great leaders.

Live Your Life, Serve Your Country and Show No Weakness

Antonio L. Vereen | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Antonio L. Vereen

It is time to run your life both with your heart and mind as equal partners in the pursuit of your greatness.

Alive Day -- the Day he Almost Died

Michael Putzel | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Michael Putzel

On Friday, April 8, Max Cleland celebrates the 48th anniversary of the day he got blown up in Vietnam. "I should be dead," he told me this week. He is anything but. Cleland has made another astonishing recovery, less dramatic than that day he lost three limbs in Vietnam.

Army Rules Sikh Officer Can Keep His Turban, Beard On Active Duty

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion

A Sikh army captain who sued the U.S. military for discrimination in March has won the right to continue serving on active duty while upholding his re...

The Conspiracy Behind the G-RAP War on American Soldiers

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Crime
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

In a complicated, twisted tale of alleged corruption and betrayal over budgetary wars, a presumed cover-up simmers at a colossal scale between the Army and the National Guard.

Why The US Military Is Now Opening Up The Last Combat Positions To Women

Ash Carter | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Ash Carter

The military has long prided itself on being a meritocracy, where those who serve are judged not based on who they are or where they come from, but rather what they have to offer to help defend this country. Today, we take yet another step toward that continued excellence.

Senate Inches Closer To Confirming First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Eric Fanning as the next Secretary of the Army. His nomination now heads to the...

Israel's Edge: The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

This week the United States European Command and Israel held joint exercises. A big part of the mission was to test the reliably of Israel's three ti...