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Now I Understand Veterans Day in a Different Way

Michael Schulder | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Michael Schulder

I imagine this day, Veterans Day, is in some respects like any other day for the parents who have lost their children at war. There are mothers and fathers who refuse to cry in public but who, at night, alone with their pillows, will do their crying.

Iwo Jima Vet 'Flabbergasted' By Pentagon Spending On Sports Military Tributes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every November, the National Football League honors past and present members of the military, with players donning camouflage-laced glov...

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

November, A Time To Be Thankful For Military Families

Leigh Searl | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Leigh Searl

In 1996, the Armed Services YMCA launched a month long celebration to promote the support of military families. The concept was a hit and now every November, we focus on the dedicated commitment military families give to support their service member and our country.

Watch Marines Reunite With Beloved War Dogs After Years Apart

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Marines have been reconnecting with some longtime friends who've been through a lot with them. K2 Solutions, a company that trains dogs for different ...

Review: Old Silk Road

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.15.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.

Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

The Most Captivating Military Photos From September 2015

The Huffington Post | Damon Dahlen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

In wartime and peace the United States military is a constantly evolving organism, always on alert and training for the worst. Thanks to our working m...

Remains of WWII Marine Headed Home After 72 Years On Pacific Atoll

Associated Press | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The recently identified remains of a Marine hailed for his bravery in battle are heading home 72 years after he was killed on a remo...

We Still Don't Have an Answer to Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans

Steve Peck | Posted 09.24.2016 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The void that suicidal veterans stare into is engulfing them, and it is our job to infiltrate that void, and populate it with loving, compassionate fellow vets who care deeply about each veterans' survival. We have got to find the answer.

Treating Stress and Trauma With Mindfulness

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.16.2016 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Mindfulness is a committed, concerted, targeted practice -- a life skill. While pausing for a few deep breaths may make you feel better in the moment, practicing and training regularly will allow you to achieve long lasting results, brain health, and that calmer, less reactive place of being.

NFL Team Surprises Cheerleader By Reuniting Her With Military Husband

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.30.2015 | Sports

ICYMI: @StlRamsCheer Candace gets surprised by her husband's return from serving overseas. {}— St. Lou...

Two Fans Fail Miserably Trying To Use Hats To Catch Home Runs

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports

You know when people tell you to learn from their own mistakes? And you're all like, let me live my life, man! Anyone? Well, behold Mariners fan No. 1...

These Are The Best Military Photos From July

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

Another month in 2015 and another set of photos from our armed forces that leave us awestruck by the situations in which military photographers are ab...

Chattanooga Shootings Produce Heroes

Jim Diamond | Posted 08.03.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

With all of the noise being generated this summer by a certain presidential candidate from New York, recognition of a worthy story has been lost in the din. That story is the heroism of two U.S. Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Rousey v. Correia and the Science of Female Combat

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 07.30.2016 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

The admission of women to the UFC presents us with a fascinating natural experiment. Due to the well-documented greater tendency of males to engage in physical aggression, researchers have not thought to test for ability to assess the fighting formidability of women.

When Military Members Are Deployed, This Group Helps Provide Care For Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.24.2015 | Good News

When Alisa Johnson and her husband, Shawn, were both due to begin military service in June 2011, they found themselves in a dreadful situation: they h...

ATTN: Navy SEAL's, Rangers, and All Operators

Brett Jones | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Jones

With lesbians, gays, and bisexual service members now having equal opportunity protection in the military, one question that I hear all the time in the Special Warfare community is, "How do I work with somebody who is gay, or I think is gay?"

The Pentagon Wants To Bomb The Hell Out Of This Tiny Pacific Island

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green

This Is Pagan Island Pagan island is a biologically diverse, 10-mile-long island anchored by two volcanoes in the Commonwealth of the Northern ...

New Study: Illinois Is No Good for Military Retirees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.

Bodies Of 6 Marines In Nepal Crash ID'd

Associated Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mi...

The Legacy I Didn't Know I Wanted

Amy Mullis | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

Now that I'm in the stage of life where good advice usually involves a recipe loaded with fiber, I realize that what Mama left me was a handbook for life.

Amazing And Touching Military Photos From April 2015

Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Check out this month's best images from the U.S. military. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, ...

But When Did It Start?

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.

Taking Control of the Transition

Dakota Meyer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Although the employment situation for veterans has improved since I left the military, the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells me we still have work to do. Every man and woman who has honorably worn the uniform of this country has the ability to make our nation stronger. I know because they already have.