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Intrusive Leadership and Saving Lives

Brian Hawthorne | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Brian Hawthorne

I serve as a noncommissioned officer in the Army Reserve, and during a drill weekend last year, I led a discussion with Soldiers on mental health. It was not an easy talk. Service members are expected to embody strength and toughness.

Soldier Suicides: The Preventable Epidemic

Evan Bailyn | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Evan Bailyn

It's incumbent on all of us to get involved and support our soldiers whether or not we agree with our country's military actions, whether or not we have service members in our own families. We must demand answers and options.

Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Reportedly Falsified

Reuters | Tabassum Zakaria | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contr...

We Dare You To Watch This And NOT Feel Feelings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Good News

When Army Capt. Jane Renee "JR" Lund surprised her 13-year-old daughter, Bella, at a Wisconsin Badgers football game on Saturday, thousands of hearts ...

Trial Delayed For Army General Facing Sex Charges

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Fort Bragg court martial of a U.S. Army general facing assault charges has been postponed. The trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Si...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Questions I Have About Moving to Hawaii

Laura Jungreis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Hawaii
Laura Jungreis

I daydream constantly about moving to Oahu. Amazing fresh fish, tropical climate, endless beaches, the aloha spirit! But as the fantasy becomes more and more real, fears creep in and my mind whirls with questions.

I Want to Apologize to West Point

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

I apologize for the misinformation. I apologize for misinterpreting the West Point PAO's statement. You see, last time the Academy said "misconduct," it was a glossing-over and dismissal of the very definition of sexual harassment committed by the Academy's rugby team in emails.

Chelsea Manning Gender Dysphoria: ACLU Says Military Prison Policy Raises Constitutional Issues

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The military policy against providing hormone therapy to prisoners like Chelsea Manning raises "serious constitutional concerns," an American Civil Li...

Bradley Manning Prison Location Revealed

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- After being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manni...

John Henry Browne Wants Prosecutors Off Robert Bales' Case

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year ask...

Did This Army Post Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

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U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Reportedly Using Craigslist For Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan are reportedly utilizing Craigslist, an Internet site which offers want ads, personal ads, rooms for rent and more, t...

Soldier Arrested In Sexual Misconduct Probe On Army Base

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, July 31 (Reuters) - A 19-year-old soldier stationed at a U.S. Army base in Colorado accused of having sex wit...

Porn Given The Boot At Military Bases

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Adult magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse will no longer be sold on Army or Air Force military bases. But it's not because of a recent push by ...

Army Competition Rocked By Major Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Some contestants for the Army's soldier of the year no longer compete against one another in person, but now must be judged ...

Artist MG Stout Paints a Bridge Between Home and Combat Zone

John Gascot | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
John Gascot

After the Parade illustrates a soldier's transition back into civilian life: a long, hard road that has been traveled for generations. This exhibit opens the door for hope and healing.

Army General Relieved After Physical Altercation Charge

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Army is removing the one-star general in charge of its largest training post following his suspension in May over charges of adu...

Trial Delayed For Army General Facing Sex Charges

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The trial of a U.S. Army general facing charges he sexually assaulted a female subordinate has been delayed indefinitely. A court-ma...

Climate Change This Week: Jet Stream Extremes, Nano Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

2001-2010 Hottest Decade On Record, With 'Unprecedented High-Impact Climate Extremes' says the World Meteorological Organization, report Ryan Koronows...

Why Fireworks Make Me Cry

David W. Peters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Impact
David W. Peters

The noises sound hostile and angry to me. I see arms and legs shattering the bodies of people I know in every red, white, and blue explosion. I don't try to hide from them, I just start to weep.

The Vets Challenge Was About Giving Back

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, a big congratulations to all the Teams who participated in the Veterans Charity Challenge over on CrowdRise. As many of you know, I gave $50k t...

Rats and Cats During WWI

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

My grandfather on my mother's side talked about the Great War (WWI, la Grande Guerre) every single day of his life. As far as us kids were concerned, ...

U.S. Marine's Murder Conviction Overturned

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The military's highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant...

Army Making Big Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Army will eliminate at least 12 combat brigades, relocate thousands of soldiers and cancel $400 million in construction project...