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

Associated Press | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

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Back to Base-ics: On the Road for the Hiring Our Heroes Education Tour

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Every year, more than 200,000 service men and women transition from the military to the civilian workforce, and most are inevitably challenged by that jump. So as we head into another fall, I'm thinking a lot about these men and women.

10 Heroes You Should Know This 4th of July

Alex Law | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Alex Law

In America, we have something called the Medal of Honor. It is a military award that is only given to the people that went above and beyond reasonable expectations of bravery to achieve something truly heroic. Here is a list of 10 of our greatest American heroes. On this 4th of July, take one of these stories and tell it to your buddies over the grill, or while waiting for the fireworks.

WWI Hero Sgt. Henry Johnson Receives Long Overdue Medal of Honor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Almost a century after their service, Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin were finally awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I.

Memorial Day: Correcting the Story of World War I Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin are being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I. Not surprisingly, a fair bit of information about both soldiers can be found online, and while personal details about Sgt. Shemin are mostly accurate, Sgt. Johnson's are frequently distorted.

Bristol Palin Engaged To Medal Of Honor Recipient

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

Bristol Palin announced her engagement to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer on Saturday. The daughter of former vice presidential candidat...

Stamps of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

I have always admired and been impressed by the number, variety and appropriateness of postage stamps issued by the United States Postal Service in honor and in support of our military and veterans and I am somewhat regretful that this area of philately did not become my niche.

A New Year, a New Start

Dakota Meyer | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

My message this New Year's is simple: Lessons learned in the past are only a place to begin. Be encouraged -- because with each New Year comes a new start.

Civil War Officer To Receive Medal of Honor

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weak and bleeding, a Union Army officer who stood fast commanding his artillery battery and was killed as thousands of Confederate...

Decades Later, Vietnam Soldiers Get Medal Of Honor

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on M...

1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your Business

Dakota Meyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Dakota Meyer

While I agree with many about the moral obligation our country has to take care of its veterans and support them as they reintegrate into society, good business is ultimately built on good strategy. And the business case for hiring veterans is a strong one.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Soldier Who Fought Off German Attack In WWI Still Awaiting Posthumous Medal Of Honor

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 07.11.2014 | Black Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious ...

Veteran Wounded By Grenade Gets Medal Of Honor

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's hi...

Medal of Honor: The History to Premiere on The Pentagon Channel

Ed Hooper | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Ed Hooper

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon Channel and American Way Productions are pleased to announce Medal of Honor: The History will premiere on the Pentagon Ch...

Appreciating the Homefront Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

If you want to see what resilience looks like, go find a military spouse. Military spouses are at the heart of the armed forces community, and their efforts extend far beyond their individual households.

Marine Who Threw Himself On A Grenade To Save Friend Shares Message We All Need To Hear

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

AP/HuffPost WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alo...

Obama To Present Top Medal To Afghanistan Veteran

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unc...

Confederate Heroes Have Their Own Medal Of Honor

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America's highest military decoration for valor, was never meant...

Obama Honors 24 Heroes Who Didn't Get Their Due

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn't get their due. On Tuesday, 24 ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in ...

Obama Giving Medal Of Honor To 24 Overlooked Veterans

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Ho...

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the...

If You Want to Cut Military Costs, End Military Discrimination

Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Carlos Harrison

The Department of Defense recognizes that it has a Hispanic retention problem. As any business operator knows, that's expensive. Losing a trained employee means they have to start over teaching a new one.

Jewish War Veteran's Uncommon Valor in Life Is More Important Than His Valor in Death

Steve Drizin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Steve Drizin

I was excited to read that on March 18, 2014, President Obama will award 24 war veterans the Medal of Honor, the country's highest commendation for gallantry.

Medal Of Honor Awarded To Veterans Possibly Passed Over Due To Racism

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army vet...