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Making Progress On Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

Can the F-35 Be Stopped?

William Hartung | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

At a price tag of $1.5 trillion to build and operate over its lifetime, the F-35 combat aircraft is the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Pentagon. It is overpriced, underperforming and unnecessary.

A New Year's Resolution for Our Military Community

Jane Whitfield | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Jane Whitfield

Here's a New Year's resolution for the Pentagon: Fix the Military Lending Act. And this is just a first step for all of us towards helping the military community build long-term financial security.

Military, Private Sector Are Close Partners in Securing America's Clean Energy Future

Nicole Lederer | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The military has ambitious energy goals - like the Navy sourcing 50 percent of its on-shore energy from alternative sources by 2020, or the Army and Air Force each aiming to have 1 GW of renewable energy installed on their bases by 2025. To realize those goals, it's going to take significant resources and planning from the public and private sectors.

Pearl Harbor Contractors Killed By Falling Buoy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

A 10,000 pound buoy accidentally fell on top of four civilian contractors at Pearl Harbor's Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, killing two men ...

Game of the Week: Army vs. Navy

Paul Bessire | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

Army and Navy head to Baltimore to face off in their annual iteration of the fourth oldest and 11th most often played rivalry in college football.

Some Of The First Female Sailors To Serve On A U.S. Sub Were Filmed In The Shower

Navy Times | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Some of the first female sailors to serve on Navy submarines were secretly recorded while they undressed....

How to Steal the Sea, Chinese Style

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

The ancient concept of oceans as commons is under threat. The Chinese dragon walks and swims.

Medical Treatment by Brute Force

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.

Share a Table With a Military Family This Holiday Season

Janine Boldrin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Several duty stations ago, I volunteered at a soup kitchen. Because we were there to deliver toiletries and clothing, we had the chance to sit with the people who were there to be served.

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for everyone on the block to borrow.

On The Town: New York Pretty

Danny Groner | Posted 12.21.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Leonard Bernstein's musical comes alive anew in Betty Comden and Adolph Green's version, directed by John Rando.

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

Navy Blue Is The New Black

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Style

Now that we're solidly into fall that means that winter is just around the corner. But you know what that means -- winter colors! No more summer brig...

Should Joe Biden's Son Have Been Kicked Out of the Navy for Drug Use?

James Carli | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
James Carli

But why is there such tolerance in high levels of government for alcohol and such admonition for other substances resoundingly less harmful?

Pin 'Em Up: Glamour for Veterans

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Pin-Ups for Vets is not a typical non-profit. The pin-up calendar, now in its ninth year, featuring twelve US Veterans, is a unique community-building tool. The calendar raises funds to improve Veterans' healthcare, donates funds to VA hospital for medical equipment, improves quality of life for ill Veterans across the US through personal visits, and supports other initiatives, all thanks to pin-ups in decadent 1940s-style outfits.

New U.S. Motto: We Lead. That's How We Roll.

RB Bronson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

If you're at least 50 years old, it's hard hearing the news of our ever-growing involvement in the Middle East effort (Effort? Hell, let's call it what it is: a war.) to defeat ISIS, and not experience a very uncomfortable sense of déjà vu.

Air Force Will No Longer Require 'So Help Me God' In Enlistment Oaths

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Airmen who enlist or reenlist in the United States Air Force will no longer have to say the phrase “so help me God” as part of a required oath, th...

Navy War Games in Alaska Would Impact Thousands of Marine Mammals

Richard Steiner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

While it is important for the Navy to maintain readiness, its proposed war-games in the Gulf of Alaska would be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and would cause too many impacts to marine mammals.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

In Celebration of Our National Anthem's Bicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.

Spruce Creek, Florida -- A Fly-In Private Gated Community

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Look left, look right, but mostly look up. The former WWII Navy airfield found itself recycled into the largest residential fly-in community in America, with 5,000 permanent residents in 1,300 homes and 700 hangars used to park the villagers' favorite mode of transportation: airplanes.