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Can You Keep a Secret?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

What's the best way to respond when you observe violations of confidentiality in public?

What Is it About Disaster That Brings Out the Best in People?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Like many in Atlanta, I'm snowbound today. This week’s rare snowfall – a disabling two inches – hit our city and triggered a mas...

Downsizing Does Not Have to Compromise Defense

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

In the new era of austerity we face, it is imperative that the critical role of the Reserves and National Guard be understood and appreciated.

Veterans Groups Look To Replenish Ranks

The Santa Fe New Mexican | Robert Nott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

As a veteran of the Gulf War some 20 years back, Rosemary Morales-Vargas said she didn't think she initially fit in at the Veterans of Foreign Wars po...

Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Stealing Military IDs

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota National Guardsman faces federal fraud charges in connection with the theft of names, Social Security numbers and sec...

Texas National Guard To Let Same-Sex Couples Sign For Benefits

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department appro...

22 a Day

Shad Meshad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

These are vets from all wars, from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Gulf War and all the way back to Vietnam, Korea and WWII. 22 a day. How could we have failed so many for so long? What makes us keep on failing them?

Connecting Qualified Veterans To The Jobs They Deserve

Scott Coleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Coleman

We expect 1.2 million veterans and reservists to enter the civilian job market in the next few years. While unemployment is high in general, it is even higher for veterans. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 10.1 percent jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans and over 18 percent for veterans ages 18 to 24.

Colorado Will Pay For Flood Relief After Gov't Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

Now that the U.S government has officially shut down, Colorado will be providing the funding the National Guard members who continue to aid in flood r...

Faithfully Serving Those Who Serve: Maryland Houses of Worship Lift Up National Guardsmen

Chaplain William Sean Lee | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Chaplain William Sean Lee

When we bring religious groups into the circle of resources available to those who serve, we can better support Guardsmen and women spread across the state, some of whom live hours from the nearest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) facility.

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

State National Guard Member Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

AP | KANTELE FRANKO and REGINA GARCIA CANO | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — A National Guard major who has said he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape has been indicted on charg...

Tough Furloughs Set To Begin

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defen...

National Guard Members To Be Furloughed

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — More than 1,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen in Hawaii – and thousands in other states – will be living with...

Marathon Runner's Disappearance Tempers Daredevil Run

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime

By Yereth Rosen SEWARD, Alaska, July 4 (Reuters) - A year after the last-place runner vanished without a trace during Alaska's most f...

Air National Guard Unit Under Investigation For Misconduct

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the r...

Veterans Day 2013

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Let us remember not only America's war dead. Let us redouble our efforts to care for those veterans who have returned home in the hopes of having productive and meaningful lives.

Cruise Passenger Rescued By National Guard Off California Coast

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California Air National Guard has rescued a man who fell seriously ill on a cruise ship hundreds of miles off the coast. ...

The Real Veteran Unemployment Problem

Ted Daywalt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

Today the employment situation is better for veterans, but only if the veteran is totally separated from the military. If you are in the National Guard and to some extent in the Reserve, it is going to be very rough until the flawed call up policy is corrected.

OOPS: National Guard Mistakenly Sent Out Furlough Notices

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Guard mistakenly sent out furlough notices to Guard members in up to 21 states, despite the Pentagon's decision to del...

A Civil Rights Freedom Rider Returns to Montgomery, Ala.

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

What I saw happen between John Lewis and Chief Murphy wasn't just a "ripple of hope," it was the current my father promised those ripples would become: a force "capable of sweeping down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

From Hotels to Bands to NASCAR, Plenty of Room to Cut Military Budget Without Compromising Security

Brian Levin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Cutting money does not spur doom and gloom just as throwing money at a problem will not fix it. What matters is whether money is spent effectively.

'Blizzard Babies' Born During Epic Snowstorm

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Parents

Baby Nohely Gonell was born on Saturday in Worcester, Mass., during a massive blizzard that barreled down on New England last week. But it took the he...

John Celock

Legislators Should Get Same Job Rights As Soldiers, Anti-Union Republican Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A Republican Kansas state senator has proposed legislation that would give state lawmakers protections in their private-sector jobs similar to those o...

'It's Hard to Come Back'

JVS Los Angeles | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
JVS Los Angeles

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Many veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return to civilian life and find themselves competing with job seekers who, while no better qualified, have more "real world" experience or education.