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Rethink Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Hire a Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

Friday, May 6th 2016 is the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. What is the best way to show appreciation for our nation's military spouses?

3 Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

Leigh Searl | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
Leigh Searl

Clichés are prevalent throughout our culture because they reflect a certain truth about life. The phrases here are common everyday phrases and are words to live by both in your personal and professional life.

Collateral Damage

Kristina Kaufmann | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Kristina Kaufmann

The yellow ribbons have faded and the welcome home parades are a distant memory. But there's a price to pay for outsourcing our national defense to less than one percent of the population over 14 years of war. This isn't a military problem. It belongs to all of us.

Reaching The Military: Do Magazines Work?

Tom Aiello | Posted 11.19.2016 | Business
Tom Aiello

With the effort to stay atop the latest innovations in digital marketing, many advertisers are overlooking media channels that still have great efficacy. When we look deeper at print media in the military community, it starts to make sense in the context of an overall campaign.

Small Business D.R.E.A.M.S.

Leigh Searl | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

The strength of our nation lies with local economies and local economies thrive on the success of small businesses. When those businesses fail, the surrounding economy fails.

Engage Military Veterans: 9 Predictions For 2015

Tom Aiello | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Tom Aiello

Few cultural groups in America have a more powerful affinity. Looking ahead to 2015 these predictions can help organizations plan on how to more effectively engage with the military-veteran community.

Boots Are on the Ground

Terri Barnes | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

When the Secretary of Defense reiterates "no boots on the ground," military families don't breathe a sigh of relief alongside the rest of America. We know too much. Whether the Pentagon calls it a combat mission or boots on the ground won't matter much to those doing the job and wearing the boots.

Deployed Wife Sends Her Love With Sweet And Sentimental Surprise

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.12.2014 | Weddings

"Wednesday was always pizza night. I miss my wife." Anyone who has ever been separated from their loved one can surely relate to that sentiment. A ...

A Thank You Note To Military Communities

Janine Boldrin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

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.

6 Lessons Military Families Can Learn From the Movie Titanic

Janine Boldrin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

What happens next to service members and their families may not be that different from how the situation on the deck of the Titanic played out. When I watch Titanic, here's what I think.

5 Things I Learned During My Year As A Single Mother

Sarah Smiley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

On paper, I had a partner in parenting. In practice, however, I was parenting alone, and it wasn't easy. Indeed, that year gave me greater appreciation for what real single parents must go through every day.

How We Kept It Together When My Husband Left For A Year

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

It was a dangerous idea, inviting people to my house weekly for dinner while raising three young boys. But when my husband left for a year-long deployment in November 2011, I was one dinner shy of total desperation.

WATCH: Military Mom Gives Daughter Amazing Surprise

Posted 04.19.2013 | Divorce

When 15-year-old Dejsha Tatum took a seat in her school auditorium for an assembly about the military on Tuesday, she had no idea she'd be in for the ...

Military Spouse? Keep Calm and Carry On

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Create a plan with your loved one for communicating on a regular basis and stick with it as best as possible. Consistency in communication will help you maintain sanity and keep anxiety levels at bay.

When Mom And Dad Disagree About Santa

Andy Hinds | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Andy Hinds

Between books and movies, video games and social media, I'm anticipating years of helping my kids sort out what's real and what's not. So why would I want to add to the confusion by trying to convince them that once a year, there will actually be an elf creeping around the house?

When Mom And Dad Disagree About Tradition

Andy Hines | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Andy Hines

Between books and movies, video games and social media, I'm anticipating years of helping my kids sort out what's real and what's not. So why would I want to add to the confusion by trying to convince them that once a year, there will actually be an elf creeping around the house?

In Post-Deployment Reintegration, Families Struggle To Reconnect

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact

With two wars drawing to a close, military families that were accustomed to living apart are reintegrating. On a segment for HuffPost Live, guests Jef...

The Reality Military Shows Will Never Air

Janine Boldrin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

We don't air our struggles and ask for pity regarding our troubles but the public should be exposed to the true, unglamorous sacrifices our service members and their families' make. Not the staged glory.

A Mother's Memorial Day at Arlington

Bob Geiger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Team Ken is the group of people who meet every Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the life of 1st Lieutenant Kenneth Ballard, who was killed in action May 30, 2004 in Najaf, Iraq at the age of 26.

Expect The Unexpected Arrival When Your Soldier Comes Home

Kim Rabb | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Kim Rabb

Take a moment to reflect on why we are celebrating Memorial Day. It is due to the sacrifice of these soldiers, men and women who have fought for our freedom.

Soldier Readiness?

Sarah McCoy | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
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.

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...

How Wounded Warriors Taught My Son A Lesson In Diversity

Anne Woods | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Anne Woods

Diversity is not an afterthought in my family. Married to a biracial man for many years, diversity is a focus in many of our decisions. As a military ...

Military Spouses Also Serve

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

With over two million men and women having served in our armed forces since 9/11, there is no shortage of support for our troops, but what about the families they leave behind?

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': 'Living the New Normal' in a Military Family

Rebekah Sanderlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Sanderlin

There's a phrase being tossed around military installations, "living in the new normal." It means that this life of deployments, prosthetics and memorial services what life is going to be like for a while to come.