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WATCH: Huge Dog Welcomes Home Soldier

Posted 05.28.2012 | Comedy

After spending nine months waiting at home while his owner served in the military, Emmitt Thunderpaws the Great Dane is understandably very excited to...

Some Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan, Iraq With Untreatable Lung Disease

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- Some soldiers have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with an untreatable lung disease that interferes with their ability to do physical e...

Soldier Tries To Board Flight With Explosives

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.14.2011 | Travel

A U.S. soldier was caught attempting to board a flight to Los Angeles on Wednesday with high-velocity explosives in his bag. Army Private First Cla...

Share Your Patriotism: Ways To Give Back On Independence Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

The Founders made a difference and every day since Americans have found a way to do the same. What will you do this Independence Day Holiday to make a difference?

Two Soldiers Reflect On What Memorial Day Means To Them (VIDEO)

Skokie, IL Patch | Philip Downie and George Slefo | Email the Authors | 6:09am | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

Two soldiers -- each from different eras -- reflect on their time spent with the military. Skokie resident Don Nilles enlisted in the military w...

"At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning, We Will Remember Them"

Bill Lawson | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics
Bill Lawson

They shed their blood for freedom. Their families live with these sacrifices. And too often we forget that freedom isn't free. For those of us who served and live every day with our injuries, these selfless heroes will forever be our inspiration.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Do something for our military personnel or to honor and remember those who have served. Here are five recommendations and tips on easy ways to make a difference on Memorial Day.

For Peace Of Mind: Advocates Push Overhaul Of Veteran Mental Health Care

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO -- Noting that an average of 18 veterans a day commit suicide, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Department of Veterans Aff...

Transforming Sorrow to Joy: A Mother's Story

Kathy Eldon | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

As Mother's Day approaches, my stomach begins to ache. It's a familiar, if old pain, tucked away in my soul, born of the loss of my son, Dan, killed at the age of 22 while working as Reuters photojournalist in Somalia more than 17 years ago.

Essential List of Organizations Helping Military Families in Need

Joshua Kors | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Where can a veteran in need turn for help? These organizations help with disability claims, discharge disputes, VA guidance and legal conflicts. Some provide job training, continued education and connections to employers.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Losing The Battle: Military Veterans At Private Universities Fear Being Robbed Of Promised G.I. Bill Tuition Dollars | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.19.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Cameron Baker, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, knew it was finally time to make his exit from military life. After two deployments to Ira...

Jason Linkins

Red Cross Study: A Majority Of Teens Now Support Torture | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

Over at the Daily Beast, Daniel Stone dives into a study on torture conducted by the American Red Cross. "Americans' opinions on torture seem to have ...

WWI Soldier Representative of Connection Between Ireland and America

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Smolenyak

With St. Patrick's Day looming, then, I hope you'll understand that I have no choice but to surrender to my genetic urges and write of yet another link between our two countries: Private Thomas D. Costello.

Protecting Those Who Served

Maria Cuomo Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maria Cuomo Cole

Support of armed services personnel, during and after their active duty, is a commitment more important than all others. We turned our backs on American service men and women who deserve much better.

Republicans' Next Attack on the Middle Class: Pay Wall Street First if Debt Ceiling Not Raised

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What would be the value of holding U.S. government obligations with Toomey playing Russian roulette with the economy? His proposal is not only mean-spirited, it is also unworkable.

Giving Our Service Members The Support They Need

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I was glad to see the military acknowledging and addressing the separateness created by our all volunteer army, because I think it has profound consequences for our engagement with the men and women who serve.

Dan Froomkin

Advisory Group Urges Gene Mapping For Soldiers | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It sounds like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it's not. A new report from a secretive, highly influential group of scientis...

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety and while millions of Christians ...

Dan Froomkin

Major Anti-War Protest Planned | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as President Obama on Thursday attempts to put a good face on the war in Afghanistan, Vietnam-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and several dozen...

Stop Shopping And Start Thinking

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

So, the graffiti artist who bade us to start thinking must have been seeing what I saw -- a world becoming disconnected from the onslaught of stimulation that is part and parcel of modern life.

What's to Win in Afghanistan?

Jay Blumenkopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Blumenkopf

After 9 years, what are we now fighting for in Afghanistan?

WikiLeaks and the Disconnectivity of the Web

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

I am ambivalent about WikiLeaks. While I go with the undisputed righteousness of principles like freedom of speech, I feel I am being dragged into a fight that is not my own.

As Celebrity Rehab 4 Begins, Dr. Drew Speaks Out About Dating, Addiction, Fame and Adam Carolla

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

The last five years, Dr. Drew has pushed forward at full-speed, writing a best-selling book, treating addicts at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, teaching psychiatry at USC's medical school, and producing his VH1 reality show.

Going Viral: A How-To Guide from Time Magazine's Joel Stein

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshua Kors

Wednesday night I rocked the political world. I went on YouTube and uploaded a remarkable video: a clip of an American soldier testifying before Cong...

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 as a day "filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in t...