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?
I imagine this day, Veterans Day, is in some respects like any other day for the parents who have lost their children at war. There are mothers and fathers who refuse to cry in public but who, at night, alone with their pillows, will do their crying.
Happy Veterans Day to all past and present heroes! To honor them, we want to talk about a very special event. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organi...
I know these hurdles to employment can seem insurmountable at times, but as the first blind person to graduate from Harvard Business School, I am well aware that no hurdle is too great to overcome as long you have the proper preparation, training and assistance.
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.
Women in the military who start families enjoy many benefits and protection, both in the military and when they return to civilian life. As more women enlist, the military will hopefully continue to adapt.
It's the eve of Veteran's Day, and as I reflect on my time in the service, as I always do, I've come to realize something: though I may have left the military six years ago, it never left me. You see, the thing is, when you enlist -- you already expect and accept a few truths.
When we reached the end of the row of greeters, I found a spot to sit with him before his ride picked him up. "What did this trip mean to you?" I asked him. He grabbed my hand and whispered; his voice choked up. "This was the homecoming I never had!
he average military child will attend between six and nine schools, according to the Council for State Governments. Being the new kid on the block is rarely easy but being the new kid every year can often lead to bullying issues as these boys and girls try and make new friends and fit in.
After further research, I realized quickly that my question about death benefits and suicide is not military specific. It's an integral part of FAQs for many life insurance providers for the general population.
In the early '70s, Chile was in a state of political unrest -- its socialist president Salvador Allende and largely conservative congress were at odds, and by June 1973, the Chilean Armed Forces were plotting against the Allende government.
It's nearly Veterans Day, that time of year when we remember we have veterans. As a reminder that we also have war, the headline in my local paper recently read, "US pledges to send 50 special-ops troops to Syria."
Havlik isn't some well-manicured leadership author. He's a rough-and-tumble guy who has actually led... often in do-or-die situations. He's got a bullet hole in his right forearm. Like I said, badass.
While every regional conflict brings with it a unique set of circumstances, politics and challenges, the calculus of determining when U.S. military intervention is warranted, and in what form, requires balancing a number of interests and factors.