As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.
After 15 years of war it is plain to all but the most recalcitrant that the US cannot afford the All-Volunteer Force. Indeed, it is going to break the bank.
If you were like many Americans on November 12 of this year, you did take time to honor those who have fought - and still fight for - our country. Perhaps you were there personally to watch the parades that day which took place in the largest and smallest cities.
Veteran's Day is a time for all Americans to take a day off and thank our servicemembers and veterans for their sacrifices in stepping up to protect our country's freedom. The week after Veterans Day is when our active duty go back to their installations, and the rest of Americans go back to business in their regular lives.
Paid patriotism is at odds with genuine patriotism. Protecting the authenticity of our patriotism is a duty of citizenship. It should be a duty of our government, too. And shame on sports organizations that seek payment to express their patriotism.
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.
Last week was a big one for veterans, the most important news being the 240th birthday of one of the greatest institutions known to man -- the United States Marine Corps. Next year will mark a decade since I raised my right hand and joined something so much bigger than myself.
When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...
Latino USA explores the history of marketing to and the recruiting of Latinos. They hear from current recruiters and anti-recruiters in classrooms, a former solider now Youtube beauty guru, and a self-medicating vet who smoked pot then faced deportation.
The Sikh Coalition's campaign isn't focused on US foreign policy but rather combating religious discrimination. The broad array of complex issues that fall under the foreign policy umbrella should always be open for critical examination and debate.
Holshey, now 20, anticipated enlisting in the military at the end of high school and never placed any emphasis on academics, believing that his studies were not important as long as he received the minimum score required on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and earned a high school diploma or GED.
This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.
I never thought I'd be writing those words. Jack grew up on the Westside of Los Angeles amongst the rich and famous. Not that we are either, but let me just say that he had to drive a bit to find the nearest recruiting center.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for all the many friends and acquaintances who are truly generous and genuine with their thanks.But, many veterans have shared that they feel what I feel: awkward, weird, half embarrassed, a bit resentful, but also proud.
Congress's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a watershed moment that ended institutionalized discrimination unjustly targeting gay, lesbian and bisexual service members. Yet thousands of service members who were discharged because of their sexual orientation still bear the scars of that discrimination.
Veteran's Day is a good time to ask how it can be that while so many TV shows and movies find inspiration in the sacrifice of our servicemen and women -- and yet find so little opportunity to hire Veterans to tell these stories?