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Military Families Week

Health On The Front Line

Carrie Vitt | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Carrie Vitt

As a military wife and advocate for healthy eating, I'm concerned about the foods our troops receive while deployed.

How Acting Helps Me Honor My Military Family

Hector Luis Bustamante | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Hector Luis Bustamante

I've always had a profound respect and appreciation for our armed forces, but it didn't quite hit home until I saw a photo of my cousin wearing the exact same uniform that I recently wore for one of the episodes we were shooting for my television web-series Caribe Road.

TIME 100 2012 Gala Toast: A Tribute to my Father

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

My father taught me about honor, integrity and service. He also taught me about loyalty and sacrifice. My father fought to keep custody of all four of us when my parents eventually divorced. It cost him everything he had.

How Your Salad Dressing and Lemonade Purchases Are Supporting Military Families Nationwide

Mike Landers | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Mike Landers

We are proud to partner with Newman's Own to make military life easier and help our junior enlisted military and their families "pay it forward" by eliminating problems today or ensuring they don't become greater ones tomorrow.

Military Families at War

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

You think it is hard to pick out a veteran in a room? Good luck picking out the spouse, the caregiver, the mother or father of a veteran. You may see them in a VA waiting room or at the trailhead for a wounded warrior hike, but how will you recognize them?

Soldier Readiness?

Sarah McCoy | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Sarah McCoy

I live and have lived all my life in active battle readiness. Ready for orders that a family member must leave for some threatening place and may not return. Ready for him to take up the oath, "Duty, Honor, Country," and all the inner contradictions that come with it.

Military Parents With Special Needs Children: Who Sacrifices More?

Anne Woods | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Anne Woods

"This is the best place for you to live. There is an amazing center here that works with autistic kids." Encouraging words. No one could have known t...

Helping Military Families Heal Invisible Wounds

Frank Thorp | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Frank Thorp

Most people know the USO for our world class entertainment. USO tours with headliner celebrities have been entertaining troops for more than 70 years ...

The Sacrifices Of A Military Spouse: I Wouldn't Change A Thing

Megan Glynn | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Megan Glynn

Many people wonder how military spouses endure the long deployments and frequent moves that go hand-in-hand with living the military life. With three ...

From Deployed to Employed: The Battle to Find a Job in the Civilian World After Serving the Nation

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

There is no shortage of programs to tackle this problem, but it is up to all of us in the private and public sector to reach out to the military community and let them know that we are grateful for their service.

After Virginia Beach Crash, The Military Family Felt Personal Loss

Babette Maxwell | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Babette Maxwell

When anyone from within our own community is hurt or dies, we feel it as if we knew them personally. It's part of the fabric of who we are as a military culture.

"Have I Got a Story for You..."

Siobhan Fallon | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Siobhan Fallon

I wrote these stories to offer a window into a gated world that felt the effects of America's wars every single day, where moving cars would stop at reveille each evening, drivers getting out, soldiers saluting and spouses with their hands over their hearts, listening as the trumpet played.

How You Can Help Military Families

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

In honor of Military Families Week, HuffPost Impact is recognizing the sacrifice and service of both the military members who have served our country ...

Military Families Week: Time to Stop Keeping Their Struggles at Arm's Length

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted that today marks the start of our second annual Military Families Week. All week, we'll feature stories, slideshows and videos (including an exclusive video from the First Lady) that provide glimpses into the lives, stories, and struggles of those who serve and those who love them.

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama On The Importance Of Helping Military Families

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

First Lady Michelle Obama, in an exclusive video for The Huffington Post, shares her personal story of the moment she knew she wanted to help military...

Virginia Mother Creates Fund For Her Fallen Son

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact

On Mother's Day, 2005, the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and Military Chaplain came to Beth Belle's home in Fairfax, Virginia, and told her that her s...

Amy Lee

Green Berets' Startup Offers Tech Tools For Soldiers In The Field | Amy Lee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology

Three former Green Berets are trying to transform the way military operations work -- through data. Ben Collins, Dave Staffel and James Patrick ...

Notes Of A Military Son

Black Voices | Mark Alexander | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

During this week -- Military Families Week -- I am reminded of the valuable lessons I learned from my father about the humanity and importance of thos...

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.

Lila Shapiro

Skills Learned In Service Don't Translate To Employment For Veterans | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When Eric Smith, 26, returned home after his second tour in Iraq serving as a Navy medic, he didn't expect to have a difficult time find...

Military Families Week: Putting the Spotlight on the Sacrifices of Those Left Behind

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We are making this Military Families Week at The AOL Huffington Post Media Group. The goal is to honor our military families, remind us of their sacrifices, provide them with employment resources, and let our readers know different ways they can help. READ MORE About That Lawsuit...: The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Jonathan Tasini is so utterly without merit, and has been so thoroughly eviscerated in the media, I am hesitant to take any time away from aggregating adorable kitten videos to respond. READ MORE The Webbys Turn 15: Time to Vote for This Year's Favorites WATCH: Arianna Discusses Media and Tech During TechCrunch Roundtable WATCH: Arianna Gives Keynote at AdTech

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.