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Ted Cruz Threatens Troops, Veterans, and Their Families

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

For all the bluster from Senator Ted Cruz about the false reasons to fear Obamacare, the irony is that veterans should fear him and his Tea Party cohorts in the House of Representatives. After all, they're on a course to block troops and veterans from the health care they're owed.

Why Troops Are Against Syria Strikes

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Military members, above all, know that use of force -- short of an imminent danger -- is a last resort. And we're not at that point yet.

Pentagon Now Out Front on Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexander Nicholson

The swift expansion of equal marriage recognition and benefits to all Americans -- especially to all who serve -- was the right thing for our country to do, and the Pentagon is now firmly out front in embracing this change.

Interview: Full Circle Home

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Full Circle Home's doing some really good work. Through donations and corporate partnerships, Full Circle Home has arranged for gift boxes to be sent on behalf of service members to the home front, since 2007.

Military Sequester: False Savings, Real Debt

Hal Donahue | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The sequester is a Republican-demanded house of mirrors reducing national security while creating the illusion of short term saving by creating longer term, larger and more expensive debt. Troops and their families suffer at all levels.

Operation Supply Drop: Benefiting Our Troops With Video Games

Jayson DeMers | Posted 09.02.2013 | Good News
Jayson DeMers

Video games have been shown to help relieve stress, and provide soldiers with a sense of escape from the day-to-day hazards and stresses of deployment. Fascinated by this idea, I sat down for an interview to learn more about Operation Supply Drop and how it's benefiting our troops.

For-Profit College Trade Group: Protectors of Bad Behavior

David Halperin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
David Halperin

A trade association of for-profits college could work to advantage those honest member schools who actually are helping students to learn and train for careers. But APSCU, instead, appears to subscribe to the quick buck ethos of its biggest, wealthiest, most powerful members.

Blowing Billions on Nukes to Fight the (Long Dead) USSR

Jon Soltz | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

At a time when the budget is stretched to the breaking point because of poor decisions like the sequester, choices need to be made. If the choice is between taking care of our troops and veterans or protecting Europe from a ghost, it should be an easy choice to make.

Fatherhood Lessons From Our Troops

Jim Higley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Higley

I've been a dad long enough to know that the real value of fathering is found in the unplanned, day-to-day moments. Reading letters from these soldiers is a humbling reminder of the countless moments that our military dads -- and the fathers of those who serve -- give up and lose.

The Art of War

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

War should be noticeable. It should be about sacrifice. When there are men and women dying, we should be paying attention.

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 ...