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Boy Scouts of America Deserves Condemnation -- Not Praise

Peter McGraith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter McGraith

Robert Gates is not to blame that the ban on homosexual adult leaders was not addressed years sooner, but he must answer for the current plan that seeks to devolve anti-LGBT discrimination to all of those faith-based chartered organizations that might prefer to exclude LGBT parents. This is wrong and divisive.

Thank a Veteran, Everyday

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
SreyRam Kuy, MD

I feel so fortunate and blessed to live in America, and to have the freedoms that we have here. I have the freedom to go to school and to get an education. I can live without fear; without having to look over my shoulder.

Addressing Veteran Suicide Head-on: Q&A With Oscar Winner Ellen Goosenberg Kent

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Joshua Kors

One number: 22. That's all it took to transform Ellen Goosenberg Kent from a filmmaker to a woman on a mission. "When I heard that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day, I thought: This is outrageous. That's almost one every hour. I had to do something," she said.

PTSD a Growing Problem for Our Returning Veterans

Rena McDaniel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Rena McDaniel

A few months ago, my son was diagnosed with PTSD. While he may never go back to the loving, care-free boy he used to be, with help and time maybe one day soon he'll become a man that can look in the mirror and be proud of himself because his momma already is.

Bravery After Battle: How This Navy SEAL Uses His War Wounds to Help Fellow Soldiers

NationSwell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

A year after he was ambushed by machine-gun fire in Fallujah, Iraq, Lt. Jason Redman was still missing his nose. The bullets that showered his body also hit his cheekbone, leaving the right side of his face caved in.

Jaw-Dropping Visualization Shows The Sheer Number Who Died In WWII

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

It's all too easy to think of anything counted in the millions as an abstraction -- even if it's World War II, and the topic at hand is the millions o...

Russell Wilson Thanks Soldier By Upgrading Him To First Class

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports

Start the "Good Guy Russell Wilson" meme.

Mor Loushy's Censored Voices: Why We're Winning Wars and Losing Peace

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.

Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

IRIN News | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas p...

An Afghan War Vet Adopts the Voice of an Afghan Boy in His Heartbreaking First Novel, Green on Blue

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Elizabeth Nicholas

His is morally fine and commanding writing, a powerful response by an American soldier to his experience in a country where almost any amount of power is overwhelmed by the racket.

American Sniper Screenwriter Jason Hall on Screenwriting, War Movies and Being Nominated for an Oscar

Quora | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

A great character involves us in a way that most plots can't. Even the greatest of plots with a thin character doesn't involve us, but a great character with a thin plot does. It's all about character.

CT Non-Profit Helps Female Veterans Get Back on Their Feet

HooplaHa | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes is an organization based in Bridgeport, CT which focuses on providing housing and life opportunities to homeless ...

'American Sniper': Love Our Soldiers, Even If You Hate Our Wars

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

War takes a horrific physical and emotional toll on our soldiers and their families, and we are currently not providing them adequate care and support. We must unite around our commitment and honor their service by adequately addressing their health and well-being.

'American Soldier' Photos Expose The Many Faces Of Modern War

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.14.2015 | Arts

What does a soldier look like? Once you reduce the term to a specific type of serviceman or woman -- taking into account the era, the country, the war...

The Battle of the Bulge: 70 Years Later

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

When night falls on my little part of the world, I realize I'm standing in the shadow of heroes who fought to give me yet another year in a great nation with much to celebrate.

Twelve Days of Burlesque

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On the twelfth day of Christmas Harold Minsky gave to me . . . 12 strippers stripping 11 flashers flashing 10 tappers tapping 9 groins a-grinding 8 b...

President Obama, Stand With Victims of Sexual Assault and Fix the Broken Military Justice System

Nancy Parrish | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

Last December, President Obama gave military brass a year to "make significant improvements" when dealing with sexual assault.

Military Sergeant Breaks Down After Wife Surprises Him On Other Side Of The Country

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.20.2014 | Good News

This military couple's surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears along with them. A video uploaded to YouTube documents Gunnery Sgt. Chri...

9 Stories of Soldiers' First Meals Back Home

Thrillist | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Whether they ended up at the Golden Arches or their Mom's kitchen, they were all very, very happy not to eat another meatloaf-flavored brick.

Today Show Sets Up Sting to Nab Soldiers Who Scam Thousands, Ignores Corporations Who Scam Billions

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

It's not okay to steal just because one earns below the median income level. But as I watched "National Investigative Reporter" Jeff Rossen bear down on a soldier lucky to be earning one-fifth what he is, I wanted to know why this was the crime on which the Today show chose to focus.

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.

Corregidor

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Melissa DeCastro

Corregidor is a beautiful tribute to the men who served here, the lives lost, and the world as it is today because of the battles fought by those brave men born into a time when the world was at war and peace and stability a gift to the future.

Iraq War Veteran Opens Up About Suicide In The Military

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

An estimated 22 veterans die by suicide each day. For Iraq war veteran Jason Hansman, this staggering statistic is especially personal. In a HuffPo...

Want to Destroy ISIS? Congress Should Implement the Draft and Raise Taxes Immediately

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Taxes and military service is what America owes its veterans, future generations, and any terrorist who gets in the way of freedom and democracy. Open up your pocket books, pick up a gun, and say goodbye to your family, because America needs everyone to chip in and protect liberty.

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.