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90-Year-Old McDonald's Employee Turns Up For Birthday Bash At The Golden Arches

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

A nonagenarian just celebrated his birthday, and he was clearly "lovin' it." Bill Dudley, from Connah's Quay in Wales, recently turned 90, and to c...

Navy Seal, Shot 27 Times In Iraq, Raises More Than $83,000 (And Counting) For Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

Mike Day doesn't need a battlefield to be a hero. After surviving 27 gun shots from a single incident in Iraq, the retired Navy SEAL Sr. Chief brou...

The Best Military Photos From March Leave Us Amazed And Thankful

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

It's not every day you're parachuting into work or taking a deep plunge into icy waters. But this is the job for military photographers and soldiers f...

Late Father's Sweet Postcard Makes Its Way To His Son, Almost 8 Years After It Was Sent

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News

A young boy from Colorado recently received a moving reminder of how much his late father loved him. Joseph Torrez died from Creutzfeldt–Jakob d...

Some Think This Baby Photo Is A Desecration Of The American Flag

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

When photographer and Navy veteran Vanessa Hicks took a photo of a newborn baby cradled in an American flag, she had no idea the controversy that woul...

Restoring the Faith With Our Military

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

In the end, many of us may differ on what the final military pay and benefits package should look like...what I want more than agreement is your involvement. Sitting this one out isn't in yours or our nation's best interest.

These Two Men Just Made History

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices

History has been made. Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, became the first gay men in history to share the cer...

'American Sniper' Attracts the Fly By Night Patriot

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Dustin DeMoss

Calling members of the military "cowards" is fine. There is a tacit understanding many members of the military have come to and that's that you can't please everyone. What is more insulting than seeing this man being called a "coward" are the people who believe they are patriots by seeing a film and expressing a pro-war mantra.

What American Sniper Helped Put a Spotlight On

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Through the release of American Sniper, Americans unacquainted with the mental trials and tribulations veterans face once home can see, hear and emotionally feel just how powerful these unfortunate experiences are.

Making Progress On Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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.