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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Protecting Our Protectors

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dustin DeMoss

The efforts that the military are expending when it comes to reducing the rate of suicide among active duty troops should be commended. That doesn't mean that the fight is over, however, and I think the numbers back that statement up pretty well.

Waking Up From War

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

It's January 2007, the first moments of our first Coming Home Project retreat, an opportunity for veterans and families from around the country to come together to share stories and support one another. We gather for our first circle, thirty-three veterans and family members from seven states, with four facilitators.

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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."

'Participant, Southeast Asia War Games, 1961-1975: Second Place.'

Nick Turse | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

The waiter seemed to momentarily straighten up. "Thank you for your service," he solemnly intoned before bounding off to get the beers. One of veterans -- a Marine who had seen his fair share of combat -- commented on how much he hated that phrase.

VA Mess a Team Effort -- Cleanup Must Be Too

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

We are what we make of the cards we are dealt; our response to trauma is key. Let's hold the VA responsible; if the facts warrant, let accountability happen swiftly. But let's not forget the big picture: it takes a village.

They Didn't Know What They Were Getting Into

Ann Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Ann Jones

As I followed the sad trail of damaged veterans to write my new book, I came to see how much they and their families have suffered, like Afghans, from the delusions of this nation's leaders, more powerful and less accountable than themselves.

If We Build It, Warriors Will Come

Jeni McKenna | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Jeni McKenna

It was a remarkable transformation to witness, and I have had the pleasure of seeing this kind of magic happen again and again because of Jake and the work he has done tirelessly, with much help, for the next group of returning Veterans who come and give us what is literally a last chance at saving their lives, in Malibu.

Will Wrigley

Senators To Obama: End Veterans Benefits Backlog

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The majority of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging his "direct and public involvement" in fixing ...

WATCH: Wounded Veterans Take To The Waves

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Bonnie Horgos | Posted 06.16.2013 | San Francisco

SANTA CRUZ -- Will Hanvey and Martin Pollock paid their way from England to surf with fellow wounded veterans this week in Santa Cruz. The British Ar...

Learning From Marines About Military Suicides

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

Researchers Dr. Frank Tortorello and Dr. William Marcellino, sponsored by the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command and Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning, did something novel. They listened to Marines, who described in great detail their experiences of stress and distress.

Chelsea Kiene

Veterans Present Petition To White House Calling Obama To Fix Benefits Backlog

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans met with senior White House officials Wednesday to express what they are calling an urgent need...

Mindfulness and War Trauma

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Bobrow

We're all given the gift of awareness. Mindfulness is cultivating this potential of ours. It develops our ability and our willingness to experience directly what's going on within and around us: the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between.

An Open Letter to Rep. Jeff Miller

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

In today's divisive governmental atmosphere, making sense, like cultivating an open mind, as Rep. Miller suggests, cannot be taken for granted. We have to go outside our comfort zones to see what's hidden in plain sight, right before our eyes.

Military Suicide, Emotional Anguish and Healing

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

We need to our veterans and their families as whole people. We must stop, look and listen (and really see and hear) them, in order to find a way out of our linear, silver-bullet, quick-fix blinders.

The Ensign's Meaning to Me

Thomas Brennan | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas Brennan

While reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and taking your hat off during the National Anthem are a few of the ways we honor our nation's colors, there lives a man in Richlands, North Carolina who chooses to honor the flag differently.

Veterans Come Alive in the Great Outdoors

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The unfolding sense of safety with other vets and families, the welcoming embrace of the Bay and its birds, fish, and harbor seal pups helped reservist Mike name an obstacle and find a crease through which he began to come to life.

Bounce

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Human beings seem infinitely adaptable. But there is no silver bullet, no quick fix potion that will make a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine invulnerable to five, six or more tours of duty in today's war zone and the separations from loved ones.