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LOOK: Memorial Day Honored Across The Country

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americans gathered at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial ...

7th Annual Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Tournament Raises $220,000

Ed Felker | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports
Ed Felker

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country.

Actor Romany Malco Visits Troops, Returns a Changed Man

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Celebrity
Tamar Abrams

Now back in the US, Romany Malco says he would happily go on another USO tour but he says that the experience in Afghanistan has changed him greatly.

The Power of Print: $1.5 Million Dollars Raised for Troops

Mike Landers | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Mike Landers

From all of us here at the Armed Services YMCA, thank you for helping make military life easier.

Working to Improve the Lives of Veterans: Project Welcome Home Troops

Robert Piper | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Robert Piper

Countless stories in history of individuals overcoming some of the most extreme hardships are the result of a resilient brain. Project Welcome Home Troops is working to improve the quality of life for thousands of veterans in America through their resilience building program.

WATCH: Tapping for Vets and Others Who Have Experienced Horrors

Brad Yates | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the greatest things being done with tapping right now is its use with vets. There have been many great successes in relieving the PTSD our troops so often bring home with them.

Mitch Daniels & Mike Mullen Should Tell For-Profit Colleges Hard Truths, or Else Stay Home

David Halperin | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
David Halperin

Daniels should tell the APSCU members that they should curb their arrogant lobbying campaign, improve their programs, and halt their misconduct.

For-Profit Colleges' New Report on Troops and Vets: Real Change or More Whitewash?

David Halperin | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
David Halperin

Troops and vets, as well as other potential students, are getting the message that these schools may be hazardous to their futures; enrollment is down, and the industry is in a tailspin.

Actor Robert Patrick Talks Guns, Films and Troops

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Actor Robert Patrick is best known as a tough guy in TV shows and films. But he's a softie when discussing our nation's soldiers and his involvement with the USO.

Obama Lifting Ban on Women in Combat Makes the US Stronger

Jon Soltz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Much has been said about President Obama's inauguration address possibly signaling an era of the bold, positive change so many expected from him. Today, a monumental move has been made, which shows that is exactly what is happening.

A Word, a Number... Then What?

Catherine Clinch | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media
Catherine Clinch

Clearly, there is a gap in the mental health care that we are providing for those who serve in the military. Why has media the remained silent on this topic, rather than exposing the underlying root causes of this wide scale tragedy?

America's Unfinished Story: Iraqi Refugees

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

It's inevitable that each time he ventures abroad, Uncle Sam leaves an unfinished story, and nowhere is it most unfinished than in Iraq.

Stockings For Soldiers (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.23.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Christmas time is a joyful time for families to come together, no matter their religious affiliations, and for the service women and men who are deplo...

Friday Talking Points -- Merry Cliffmas!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here is our 238th installment of valiantly attempting to get Democrats to occasionally speak with one voice, and not get lost in the weeds of rhetoric.

12 Days of Inspiration in YOUR Community (VIDEOS)

Toan Lam | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

Happy Holidays from Go Inspire Go! 'Tis the season to celebrate, give and inspire those around you as we come to an end of another great year.

The 2014 Drawdown: What Was It All for? (And the Remarkable Answer)

Marie Woolf | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Marie Woolf

So now, we're reminded of the military laurels on which Gen. David Petraeus rode to four stars and near-Eisenhower immortality: the counterinsurgency ...

Afghanistan Follies

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Does our government ever look at the overall picture? Nothing could be more representative of the slimy, counter-productive nature of Karzai's leadership than the bank scandal.

Recognizing Options for Healing This Veterans Day

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

In 2005 I founded Give an Hour to provide help and hope to returning service members, veterans and their families. Over 6,500 mental health professionals have joined the Give an Hour network and are providing free mental health services across the country.

It's Long Past Time to Admit: The Military Solution in Afghanistan Has Failed

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald

Co-authored by John Amick Sunday, October 7, marks the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war, now the longest war in U.S. history. This date pr...

Operation Happy Note (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.12.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Even though the idea started from one loving gesture towards one person, it has grown to affect countless lives and bring happiness to people across the globe.

WATCH: Your Turn: Veterans

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

I'm glad that everywhere you go these days, you can find signs that say "God Bless Our Troops". Veterans sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. How...

Voter Suppression Will Disenfranchise Troops. Now, the Pentagon Must Tell Us How Many

Jon Soltz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Our men and women in uniform swear to uphold our Constitution -- the core of which is our right to vote. Any effort which would impede their ability to vote is not just un-American, but a violation of the law.

I Support People, Not Troops

James Peron | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
James Peron

I love watching a child seeing his father's face for the first time in a year, rushing to daddy's arms, crying. I cry with him. I want to see this scene thousands of times over. I want them all home, unharmed. If that is what you mean by "support," then count me in.

PHOTOS: Americans Honor Troops On Memorial Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

-- Boy Scouts carry a large American flag through the Memphis National Cemetery in Tennessee, where scouts also placed flags on 42,000 graves. At Dov...

U.S. Soldiers Visit Stewart And Colbert

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy

As the country celebrates Memorial Day on Monday and commemorates the service of all U.S. soldiers, we thought we'd take a look back at some of our fa...