Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy, but a sudden and traumatic loss can raise special concerns for the family members and friends left behind. These deaths are unexpected and survivors must grapple with the knowledge that their loved ones experienced trauma.
As I watch and listen to recent national conversations about education reform, I can't help but think about my family. My youngest sister Nikki teaches math at Pearl City High School, my wife Sami and I are products of public schools, and we send our two children to public schools.
As a country, for our veterans, our service members, and their families, we have an obligation to do something about this. A family's love is often the best medicine, and in difficult times, I believe that our military families deserve the option of staying together.
There's nothing quite like a man in uniform and nobody knows that better than the authors and fans of military romances. These novels feature "strong, sexy heroes and strong, sexy heroines" in dramatic, high conflict situations.
I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other American heroes.
These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.
Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.
My daddy wears a uniform./I think he's very brave./ He goes to work each day/ to keep all the people safe.
Ken Wahl says that his current activism is the most rewarding thing he's ever done, far beyond his acting career or Hollywood stardom. And he's not giving up soon.
Blue sky overhead. Green leaves flutter in the Oklahoma breeze, and birds sing in the trees. Spring is here at last. Newly turned red earth marks the...
You weren't in the military but you knew of "us" because you lived in military towns. Or maybe you were military and remembered what it was like. Many of you never "served" but just knew we needed a warm hello.
Having my sons courted by a recruiter who will tell them about the "great deal" of the military is, in my mind, exposing them to a promise that is quickly becoming an illusion.
Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.
After 12 years of war, our national policy and national mindset should move toward creating welcoming and supportive civilian communities that will be there for the long run.
With our armed forces undergoing transformation (more than a million service members will transition off active duty over the next five years) one fact remains constant -- healthy families make for healthy, and satisfied, service members.
Wounds, illnesses and injuries require ongoing care for many military service members and veterans. This type of care is given not only by professionals or in institutions, but right at home by millions of family members -- caregivers who are our hidden heroes.