When we find ourselves saying, "uh-oh, he must be dangerous, he's ex-military," let's catch ourselves and realize that if the veteran is dangerous, he is dangerous for us, not against us.
In 2010, I began to follow U.S. soldiers down a long trail of waste and sorrow that led from the battle spaces of Afghanistan to the emergency room of the trauma hospital at Bagram Air Base to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
From distant writers comes a passionate plea for both the care and honor that our veterans deserve. In the midst of the many heartfelt tributes and p...
I miss my grandfather. He would have been ninety-seven; he lived to almost ninety-two. For all of the patriotic swerve and swagger today, the parades and the pomp, I can think of nothing else but him.
Monday is Veterans Day. It's a day of rest for some, a day of work for others, and a day of reflection for many.
Studies have shown that permanent supportive housing is the most cost-effective way to keep disabled veterans off the streets by helping them find the specific services they need.
I still witness those thank yous being given to vets and service members who actually do deserve them. But they're still shouts across a canyon that isn't getting any smaller. The civilian-military divide is still as large as it ever was.
On Veteran's Day, let's salute those -- young and older -- who have kept our country safe. And let's remind them of the many benefits they should access. That's the way our truly thank them for their service. And that's The Savage Truth.
For most of us, Veterans Day is another day to celebrate and honor an occasion or event -- in this case a very special group of people. For our v...
On a single night in January in 2012, hundreds of volunteers across the nation conducted the biennial homeless census. They scoured their communities...
I was astonished to learn the struggles so many of our nation's veterans face in reentering the workforce after serving their own country despite the abilities and skills they have to contribute to the global economy.
Despite the U.S. government having traditionally subjugated, marginalized, and even committed genocide against the Lakota, members of the Oglala nation have served in every branch of the service both before and since the Snyder Act (1924) and the Nationality Act of 1940 made Native Americans legal U.S. Citizens.
We ask so much of those who serve our country, and the unique nature of their service and sacrifice can breed financial difficulties. This government-backed mortgage program continues to help level the playing field for those who volunteer to defend our freedom and the American Dream.
Several days ago our hotline received a call from the combat zone in Afghanistan from a soldier worrying whether his family would receive the money they need. Think about it. From the combat zone.
In this age of reckless and ballooning entitlement spending, it is equal parts puzzling and dismaying that we as a nation have put so little emphasis on caring for the needs of the bravest and most patriotic among us.
I have to state that the people I encountered in VA health care could not have been nicer and more genuinely interested in my care. But, they try to make the best of a flawed system, as you will see.