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Military Veterans

Finding a Civilian Job, Your Last Mission Before Leaving the Military

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Of course, finding a job does not in any way equate to preparing for a battle, but it is a battle nonetheless that many of the men and women who leave the military often find themselves unprepared for.

Amanda Terkel

Next Congress Will Have Fewest Military Veterans Since World War II | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress that takes office in January will have the fewest military veterans since World War II, although the number of member...

WATCH: What Makes A Gay Soldier Different From A Straight Soldier?

Posted 11.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A poignant new video which aims to draw attention to how gay and lesbian soldiers continue to face discrimination even after the repeal of "Don't Ask,...

Veterans Day Commemorations Under Way

AP | JESSICA GRESKO and KEVIN McGILL | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the ...

TFA Launches Veterans Recruitment Initiative

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

After pledging to expand outreach efforts, Teach For America has announced its first veterans recruitment initiative. “You Served For America, N...

Romney Boys

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


No Medical Marijuana For PTSD? Then Just Legalize It

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.27.2012 | Denver

A group of Colorado veterans are forming a pro-marijuana legalization group after state health officials denied a second petition to allow medical mar...

Time to Pay the Price of War

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

Help has been slow to come for members of our military and our veterans in crisis. Nearly 1 million veterans from various wars await a ruling from the Veterans Administration on their claims for disability.

America's Commitment Laws Are Silencing Dissenters

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

With one stroke of a magistrate's pen, these service men are being declared mentally ill, locked away against their will, and stripped of their constitutional rights.

What Made You Join the Military?

Quora | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Phoebe Gavin, US Army Vet, Iraq War Vet, @ohsoordinary I joined for the free shit.I grew up in a ...

What Is the Best Way for Military Veterans to Adjust to College Life?

Quora | Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Phoebe Gavin, US Army Vet, Iraq War Vet, @ohsoordinary Come to terms with the fact that you may ha...

Return From Glacier National Park

Stacy Bare | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

We did not come to save the glaciers; we came to see and discuss what the glaciers' size meant. And the hard truth is they are going away too fast.

Escalating Attacks on US and International Troops in Afghanistan: A Deeper Cost

Shad Meshad | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Is it any wonder that we have returning troops struggling with reintegration into civilian life, or troops who choose suicide? We need to acknowledge both the danger we are asking our troops to accept and the long-term effects of it.

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Veterans Awkward ID Problem | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't too many transgender U.S. military veterans. Advocacy groups estimate the number may be somewhere around 300,000 out of the...

After Decades Stored In Basement, 4 Military Vets Finally Laid To Rest

Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

For decades, they were numbers on copper canisters hidden in a storage room at Oregon's state-run mental hospital. Unclaimed, unknown, unhonored. B...

Woman Says BofA Wrongly Foreclosed On Her Home, Took Her Son's Purple Heart

Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

Upon returning home from a visit with her son in a military hospital abroad, Lilly Washington was surprised to find a “for sale” sign had been pla...

The Big Memorial Day Joke

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

A Vietnam veteran sits down next to an Iraq veteran and asks him, "How long have you been living in this homeless shelter?" The Iraq veteran responds, "Ever since Memorial Day." And they laugh. Really, why shouldn't they? The joke is, after all, on them.

Robin Wilkey

Veterans Tap An Unexpected Resource In Silicon Valley | Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.28.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- "I knew what I wanted to do when I got out of the military," said Nick Frost, a 24-year-old U.S. Navy veteran in an interview with Th...

Veterans May Learn About Benefits Available to Them This Saturday at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Gary A. Brown | Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroit has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. With a new group of veterans returning from the end of the Iraq deployment, we need to connect veterans and their families to the available benefits.

'Military Friendly' Or Money Hungry?

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.30.2012 | College

In press releases and ads, colleges love boasting they're "military friendly" and "veterans friendly" – and that isn't just because veterans are...

Willing to Die for Their Country, But Unable to Vote in It

Jon Sherman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Jon Sherman

In Wisconsin, a veteran with only his or her Veterans Affairs (VA) ID card will be turned away from the polls. "Unjust" and "unconscionable" don't cover this -- we need uglier words to describe the disfranchisement of citizens who've served.

Diversity in the Outdoors, Part 1

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.28.2012 | Black Voices
Stacy Bare

Last month I was on a panel at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show about diversity in the outdoors. It was a broad discussion about how we get more Americans of different colors, philosophies, religions, back grounds, socio-economic positions, and age outside.

Arizona College Students Should Pay More, Unless You're An Athlete

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2012 | College

Arizona state lawmakers believe college students should have pay an extra $2,000 each year, unless they play football. An Arizona House committee v...

$1 Billion Proposal to Create Veterans Job Corps

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

A new day seems to be dawning for veterans and military families. Let's make sure we're awake and ready to hit the trail.

Max J. Rosenthal

Vets To Romney: Prove You Pay Your Fair Share | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Mitt Romney's refusal so far to release his tax returns has sparked anger from the usual opposition, the decision has also raised ...