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Introducing "Beyond the Battlefield"

Timothy L. O'Brien | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Timothy L. O'Brien

Starting today, The Huffington Post begins a ten-part series, Beyond the Battlefield -- an exploration of the physical and emotional challenges, victories and setbacks that catastrophically wounded soldiers encounter after returning home.

David Wood

How To Help Seriously Wounded Veterans | David Wood | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

On a recent autumn day, 350 colorfully clad cyclists swarmed down Newswanger Road and swung right onto Highway 324 out of Lancaster, Pa. Most of them ...

David Wood

The Endless Struggle For America's Severely Wounded Warriors | David Wood | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

"Beyond the Battlefield" is a 10-part series exploring the challenges that severely wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan face after they return ho...

Drafting Reform for the U.S. Military

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The longest war in the history of America turned ten years old today. While we take this time to thank our troops for their service, we should remember the sacrifices for this war are paid only by a small number of American families.

Max J. Rosenthal

Rep. Presses Pentagon On Low Number Of Valor Awards For Iraq And Afghan Vets | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, he became the first living Marine to earn the nation's...

A Family's Work Is Never Done

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

During National Work and Family Month, employers should take the time to examine whether their workplaces are designed to support all families -- wherever they are in their life course.

Crisis for Local Veterans

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While support ebbs and flows for America's operations abroad, it must remain constant for the select few who chose to pursue a life of service.

David Wood

Post-9/11 Wounded Veteran Finds 'Giving Back' Is Path To Healing | David Wood | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

Curtis M. Wong

Giving U.S. Military Veterans A Voice | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

He may be an army veteran with three tours of duty and seven years of active service duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to his credit, but Patrick J. Nelson...

Veterans Art Museum Fights To Stay Alive | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact

Joe Fornelli knows the art of survival. In 1965, when he was 22, the Chicago native was drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he served in an army helic...

Matt Sledge

Veterans Housing Lawsuit Reaches Into History | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles

The lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the Veterans Administration over housing for disabled veterans hinges in part on an 1888 deed that is more than...

'Greater Love Has No One Than This': A Memorial Day Tribute

Maurice Possley | Posted 07.29.2011 | Religion
Maurice Possley

As I read the notices in the newspapers about the latest casualties in the "War on Terror," I cannot help but wonder about the children who someday will stand before a cross or memorial, as I did, and wonder.

My Family's Fallen -- and Yours -- Deserve More Than Platitudes for Memorial Day

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On Monday we'll hear a lot of Memorial Day speeches about honoring our fallen soldiers and their disabled comrades. On Tuesday some of the politicians giving those speeches will try to cut benefits for them and their families.

Reflections on Memorial Day

Ashwin Madia | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

This weekend, as we remember the sacrifices by exceptional men and women on behalf of our country so often brought about in part through the cruelty of chance, let's also remember how blessed we are to live in a country that draws such fine people to service.

Survival of the American Dream: Beyond the Iraq War, Collapse of Lehman Brothers and Housing Crisis

Ryan McDermott | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Ryan McDermott

The survival of the American Dream is contingent upon preserving opportunities for those affected by home foreclosure to pursue higher education.

Aiding Our Servicemen and Women

Dylan Bass | Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact
Dylan Bass

The meager salary of a junior enlisted soldier is barely sufficient for themselves, but if they have any kids, they are considered under the poverty line. But there are ways we can all help.

Making Sure Children in Military Families Are Not Left Behind

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Ron Avi Astor

Imagine attending nine schools before graduating from high school. Dealing with the emotional strain of having to end and restart friendships every year. For military families currently enrolled in public schools, this world is not imaginary.

America Comes Together to Support Military Families with Joining Forces Initiative

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Kevin O'Brien

Helping military spouses find employment is critical for the stability of military families. This is why we have launched virtual career fairs to allow military spouses to learn about employment opportunities, wherever they are.

Why Do We Need Veterans?

Richard Klass | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

After WWI British Prime Minister David Lloyd George promised returning doughboys a "home fit for heroes." Likewise, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans should demand a political system that is worthy of their sacrifice.

Life After Iraq: 10 Lessons on Transitioning Out of the Military

Don Gomez | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Don Gomez

People say I've made a "successful transition" out of the military given the range of problems new veterans are facing as they leave service in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a veteran, however, I don't like this label.

Why Businesses Should Hire More Veterans With Disabilities

Bill Lawson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Bill Lawson

Hiring more Veterans with disabilities is a win, win for our country. Those who served secure good careers; employers get great employees; and, in turn, our economy becomes stronger.

Let's Be Heroes to Our Veterans

William J. Astore | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

Veterans are not looking for a handout, but a hand up. Let's give them that. Like it or not, they were sent to wage war in our nation's name. The least we can do in return is listen -- and learn.

SXSW World Premiere and Vets Screening With Elvis

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

Our pre-screening fears were quickly silenced when the lights went down. Happy New Year played beautifully, and the audience response was overwhelming.

Disabled Iraq War Veteran Gets Inspired... And So Can You

Eric Frazier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Frazier

For most people, the road to recovery starts when they enter a rehabilitation hospital. For me, my recovery process started when I left my final rehabilitation hospital and joined a team called World T.E.A.M. Sports.

Images For Good: Tyler Stableford's Films, Photos From Ethiopia

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

There are 5 million orphans in Ethiopia, according to the official UNICEF estimate. Frehiwot Abera is one of them. Photographer Tyler Stableford met h...