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Military Wives

The Single Most Important Thing You Need To Know About The Veteran Unemployment Crisis

Shinjini Das | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Shinjini Das

Each year the military separates between 240,000 and 360,000 service members. Here is the core problem. The great majority of these separated veterans are in no way ready to enter the civilian workforce, much less earn a high income to support their families.

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.

'Operation Shower': Easy to Admire, Hard to Forget

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Most of us still remember Operation "Just Cause," the December 1989 invasion of Panama ordered by President George H. W. Bush.

Wife Of An Army Medic Found Fatally Stabbed In Home

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

The U.S. Army and the Honolulu Police Department are investigating the death of Catherine Walker after her husband found her body in their home at Ali...

What's Your Memorable Contribution?

Penina Rybak | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much." -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States "When diverse people contrib...

Dear Military Spouses: I'm Sorry

Kayla Williams | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Kayla Williams

We're willing to watch movies like Twelve Years a Slave to try to imagine that experience, willing to read books about being young wizards and let our imaginations take us into that world -- why can we not do the same for troops and veterans?

Finding Hope Amid Devastating Loss: A Military Widow Who Lost Her Marine to Suicide Shares Her Story

Kim Ruocco | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Kim Ruocco

While most military deaths are traumatic and violent in nature, suicide poses special issues that the parents, spouses, children, siblings and other family members must grapple with. It's extremely important that we get these families into bereavement care and support following a death.

Four Misconceptions About Being in a Military Family

Morgan Kistler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Morgan Kistler

There's more to being a military family than what meets the eye. Every single year during transfer season your heart breaks. It breaks when you watch your children say goodbye to their best friends, and when you say goodbye to your best friends.

Why Military Women Can Have It All

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Heather Huhman

Military women understand they must balance their family and careers, and sometimes they have to make sacrifices to achieve work-life balance. By understanding what your limits are, you can prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed by your goals.

The 5th Annual U.S. Military Spouse Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Sara Taney Humphreys

For the past few years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I've held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience.

WATCH: Soldier Marries Over Skype

Posted 01.08.2013 | Weddings

All one Georgia couple needed for their wedding was a good internet connection. NBC Augusta reported that a soldier married his fiance over Skype ...

Desperate Military Wives Go Artistically Topless For PTSD Awareness

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact

Tired of seeing their husbands struggle with PTSD without getting the care they need, a group of desperate military wives are going topless to get the...

What It's Really Like to Be an Military Spouse

Molly Blake | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

Should military spouses come up with a new resume format that distinguishes us, not for our geographic challenges, but for the skills that truly define us?

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.

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.

4th Annual U.S. Military Families Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Sara Taney Humphreys

For the past couple of years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I have held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience.

Does the COW Still Moo?

Molly Blake | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

The Commanding Officer's Wife means I officially have no position. I make no money. I am not on any letterhead nor am I included on matters of policy or leadership. But I do have a job. The Marine Corps gets my husband and their families get me. That's how it goes in the upper ranks of military life.

The Disgrace of War Widows Fighting for Benefits

Bob Geiger | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

At issue is a parsing of government programs that essentially eliminates one survivor's benefit for another. To civilians, this is analogous to someone telling us that we can have a deceased spouse's retirement money or life insurance -- but not both.

Hollywood vs. Real Life: Which Love Story Grabs Your Heart?

Anne Woods | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Anne Woods

The Lucky One is the newest romantic movie based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks. Today, I share another love story. My storytelling skills are not as great as Sparks', but my story shares some of the same elements.

Military Wife: I Thought We Would Be Happy When My Husband Came Home

Bill Nelson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Bill Nelson

In 2006, Staff Sgt. David McCaulla, a truck commander and gunner with the Army National Guard, returned from Iraq to a wonderful homecoming. A few wee...

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 ...

Finding Rewarding Work as a Military Spouse

Jeanne McLaine | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Jeanne McLaine

Although I have found professional satisfaction, there will always be highly-qualified military spouses struggling to find employment amidst the logistical challenges of military life.

UK Military Wives Chorus Tops Charts, Gives Proceeds To Charity

Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

One group of everyday women proves you don't need celebrity members or highly-trained voices to win a top spot on the singles chart. Military Wive...

WATCH: Marine In Afghanistan Sings Heartbreaking Christmas Song For His Wife

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for U.S. troops and their families. Master Sgt. Robert Allen, a member of Marine Wing Support ...

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?