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Medal of Honor

Obama Presenting Medal Of Honor To Afghan War Vet

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 is adding ...

Disgusted By Shutdown, Medal Of Honor Recipient Vows To Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Out of the ashes of government failure rise new candidates. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, after Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, Dakota...

Vietnam Vets Receive Medals For Heroic Actions ... 47 Years Later

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.20.2013 | Good News

SAN DIEGO -- Two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals Friday for their courage in a battle on a jungle hillside where more ...

Former Army Captain To Receive Medal Of Honor

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 will add the Medal of Honor to his list of military d...

5 Living Medal Of Honor Recipients Will Make You Rethink Courage, Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor at the White House for his service in Afghanistan, recognized for sprinting into enem...

Afghanistan Vet Receives Medal Of Honor

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama bestowed the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, salutin...

Army Sergeant Receives Medal Of Honor

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor on Monday to Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, who risked hi...

Soldier Recounts Harrowing Firefight Ahead Of Medal Of Honor Ceremony

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Nearly four years after a daylong firefight that killed eight of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, the emoti...

Remembering the 'Forgotten War'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It has been 60 years since the end of a war that many Americans call "The Forgotten War." While the Korean War may be for many "a conflict fought...

Combat Vet To Get Medal Of Honor For Afghan Fight

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on an Army staff sergeant for courageous action during a...

An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer's Fingertips

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Dakota Meyer

Standing out -- not stealth -- should be the new strategy of every veteran and transitioning servicemember searching for a career after the military. How can an employer hire you if they can't find you?

Medal Of Honor Recipients Keep Giving -- In The Classroom | Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

As a young Army officer in Vietnam, Jack Jacobs walked into an ambush that killed dozens of his troops in just a few seconds. He responded by single-h...

Medal Of Honor Winner Dies At Age 91

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Former World War II Army squad leader and Medal of Honor recipient Vernon McGarity has died at age 91, a funeral home said Thursday....

Newtown Educators To Be Honored

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The six educators killed in the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School were honored Monday by an organization compri...

A New Resume Tool Designed for Our Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This week, Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota launched the Personal Branding Resume Engine, an online tool that goes beyond typical MOS (military occupational specialty) translation and takes into account all of the skills, training, and accomplishments a person has achieved in the military.

Military Chaplains -- Treating PTSD at the Battlefield

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Chaplains have direct access to our troops, as they are experiencing trauma, whether it be sexual trauma or the result of a physical injury on the battlefield.

Medal Of Honor Recipient Declines State Of The Union Invite

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

One day after receiving the U.S. Army's highest accolade, former Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha will not be attending President Barack Obama's State of ...

Uncommon Reporting: The Story of Clint Romesha

David Westin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Media
David Westin

At a time when people are so quick to judge TV news as superficial or glossy, it's important we all pay special attention when there's great, serious work being done for us all.

Afghanistan Veteran To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to an Army veteran for his courageous l...

Let's Hire Our Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It's not easy coming home from war. I wondered why any employer would have a need for a Marine sniper. But then I thought about the other skills I bring to the table -- teamwork, managing personnel in challenging circumstances, advanced technical skills. These are traits no one teaches better than our military.

North Dakota Man To Receive Medal of Honor From Obama

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama next month will bestow the Medal of Honor on a former active duty Army staff sergeant from North Dakota for "cour...

Update In Flap Over Military Award For Fallen Marine

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — The secretary of defense has denied a request to upgrade a fallen Marine's Navy Cross to the Medal of Honor, a San Diego congressman...

PHOTOS: Destroyer, Named After Slain SEAL, Pays Tribute In NY

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

CALVERTON, N.Y. -- The U.S. Navy's newest warship will not be named for a former president, distinguished member of Congress or some historic figure f...

Medal Of Honor Winner Recalls Heroic Rescue Attempt

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The Navy's first African-American aviator to fly in combat was calm when he crashed his plane in North Korea in 1950 and didn't compl...

Odd Supreme Court Ruling Draws Ire From Veterans

AP | ALLEN REED | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Jack Jacobs can proudly – and truthfully – say he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor in Vietnam. Afte...