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Military Veterans

What the President Should Say to the Troops

William Astore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
William Astore

We don't need hyperbolic statements that our military is the "finest fighting force" ever, or that our troops are the world's liberators and bringers of freedom. Such words are immoderate and boastful. They're intended to win favor with the troops and with the people back home; they're politically calculated. And in that sense, they're ill-advised and even dishonest -- they're basically nothing more than flattery.

Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

Christian Appy | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Christian Appy

Don't think that young students are the only products of a whitewashed history of the Vietnam War. Many older Americans have also been affected by decades of distortion and revision designed to sanitize an impossibly soiled record.

Want to Thank Me? Go Vote!

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

When people hear that I served in the military, they tend to always thank me for my service. Rich or poor, black or white, men or women, Americans in general seem to be fairly universal in their praise for the people who are part of our all-volunteer force.

Hundreds Of Military Veterans Just Got Free Pot

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease thei...

Navy Vet Turned Teacher Simulates Homelessness For A Month To Raise Awareness, Funds

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

Thomas Rebman said spending a month living as if he were homeless was the hardest thing he has ever done -- a profound statement coming from a vetera...

A Veteran Who Led by Example

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Steve Robinson was a veterans advocate in Washington, D.C., working tirelessly for years, speaking out for those who had no voice, pushing on the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to do more and do better.

No Laughing Matter: Vets and the VA

Shad Meshad | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Sometimes exaggerating to the point of absurdity is a way to draw attention to something. And sometimes a story needs no exaggeration at all. It's absurd all on its own. Just take a look at military veterans and their experiences with the VA.

The Bonus Marchers Anniversary and Veterans in America

Roger Fisk | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Roger Fisk

Veterans and patriotism are almost interchangeable, but peeling away the veneer reveals the conflicted relationship America has with its vets.

A Turning Point

Zachary Bell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Zachary Bell

I am not sure if hell has theme music, but if it does I imagine that it is the exact same as the call-waiting music of the VA. The biggest issue is actually getting into the door to your appointment.

Starbucks CEO To Donate $30 Million To Support PTSD Research For Veterans

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is making a large donation to help U.S. veterans. Schultz spoke to CBS Evening News on Wednesday and announced his pla...

U.S. Military Veterans Continue To Face High Rates Of Unemployment

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - Unemployment among U.S. military veterans eased last year, government data showed on Thursday, but remained far hig...

Helping Military Veterans Pursue Technical Ambitions

Sandy Marshall | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Sandy Marshall

Helping recruit, educate and employ military veterans should be a priority for the STEM community. This specific group of people are perhaps the most deserving of our support.

How A Military Vet Is Resuscitating A Dying School

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact

MOUNTAIN VIEW, HAWAII — At 5:45 each school morning, Daniel Caluya wakes up the homeless people and transient drug addicts who are camped out in the...

A Trail of Tears

Ann Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ann Jones

In 2010, I began to follow U.S. soldiers down a long trail of waste and sorrow that led from the battle spaces of Afghanistan to the emergency room of the trauma hospital at Bagram Air Base to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

The New Crop Of Students Heading To Campus

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.17.2013 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn't your typical college freshman. At 25, he's older than most of his classmates. He's marri...

To Those That Have Borne the Battle

Jane Horton | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Jane Horton

Too many of you will have to spend the rest of your life trying to wade your way through a normalcy that will always be anything but normal to a soldier who has experienced war. My heart is for you. All of you.

WATCH: The Secret Suffering Of Veterans Over 50

Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty

Veterans don't leave all danger behind on the battlefield. Once soldiers return home, many suffer mental anguish through PTSD and other disorders ...

The Disconnect Between Resources and Users: Veteran's Dilemma

Taylor Justice | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Taylor Justice

What makes the transition so hard for our veterans is not a shortage of facilitating resources, it is actually an over-abundance. With close to 400,000 different organizations and platforms the space has become over-saturated.

Tax Credits for Hiring Military Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

An often overlooked employer benefit is  a tax return credit available to businesses who hire qualified vets before December 31, 2013.

WATCH: A 3-Star General On How To Unite America Through Service

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

As a retired 3-star general, Jack Gardner knows a thing or two about service and success. At the Aspen Ideas Festival last month, Gardner sat down ...

Veterans National Groundhog Day

Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., ABPP

After the nation once again took pause to honor generational sacrifices of its warrior class this past Memorial Day, an unknown, but no-less important anniversary date looms: June 16 -- Veterans National Groundhog Day!

New Report Shows Staggering Veteran Suicide Rate

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of veterans who commit suicide each day is more than 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs has previously...

Violence Begets Violence

Paula Gordon | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Thirty years of gun-slinging mass murder American style had almost pushed me into mute hopelessness. But feelings of despair offer no answers, so I went looking for antidotes. I had found two, before the horrific gates of gun violence hell touched my own family.

No One Knows How Many Vets Graduate: Why It's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.10.2013 | College

The federal government has spent more than $20 billion helping 817,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan go to college. Yet, nine months af...

Tyler Kingkade

Military Vets Get Forced To Pay Thousands Extra For College | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- After serving in the military, Andrew Sammons returned to home to the house where he lived with his wife in North Carolina and decided to ...