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American Hero Stories: A SEAL Wife and Children

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

The Shea's take America very seriously, as I suspect most military families do. When Stacy Shea talks of how great America really is, there's no doubt or missing the conviction in her voice.

Not the Critic Who Counts

Terri Barnes | Posted 07.05.2013 | Books
Terri Barnes

Military members and families are not cultural aberrants looking for a cold niche in which to hide. We are not cold timid souls whose lack of emotion leads us to a military life scrubbed of feeling. The experiences of our lives, much like yours, are inextricably tied to our emotions.

Welcome Home

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Alex Cornell du Houx

The men and women of our military have, with skill and bravery, brought Iraq back from the brink. Today, they can all be proud of what they've accomplished and overjoyed to be coming home.

Amanda Terkel

Army: Soldiers Need More Time At Home Between Deployments

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Repeated troop deployments are putting an enormous strain on members of the U.S. military who are forced to deploy to Iraq and/or Afg...

Operation Christmas Love: 5 Ways to Fill a Military Care Package

Lori Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lori Bell

If you've ever been stumped on what cool stuff to fill that next box with, try Operation Box of Love. Here's what I did.

Protect the Reproductive Health of Women in Our Military

Kirsten Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

It is disconcerting that a woman serving our country would have to make the decision about ending her pregnancy based on where she is deployed, or whether the has the money and ability to fly home.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Letting Go of Loved Ones and Airplanes

Rebekah Sanderlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Sanderlin

The only thing I have ever done that came close to being as scary as jumping out of that airplane was saying goodbye to my husband before each deployment.

US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

Washington Post: 9,000 Troops Will Deploy To Afghanistan Soon After Obama's Speech

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Days after President Obama outlines his new war strategy in a speech Tuesday, as many as 9,000 Marines will begin deploying to southern Afgha...

Operation Bombshell: Army Wives Do Burlesque

nytimes.com | JAMES DAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There is a long and honorable tradition of military wives (and, these days, military husbands) going the extra romantic mile for spouses returning fro...

Afghanistan: A Broken Promise to Military Families

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

For the last several years, our Armed Forces have been plagued by a lack of what is known as dwell time -- the amount of time Soldiers have at home with their families between deployments.

Bush's History of the World Part. 1: The Surge

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Barry

In so many ways, yesterday's speech by President Bush offered absolutely nothing to distinguish itself from his past addresses - it felt hostile, dec...

Gen. Petraeus: Do Not Deploy 82nd Airborne Brigade Again

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bobby Muller

The members of the 3rd BCT deserve more time at home to reconnect with family and friends, prepare for other contingencies and, most importantly, they deserve time to heal.