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NATO’s Uneasy New Reality: Could It Still Stop Russia?

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

One Monday afternoon in June, several hundred American, British and Polish troops parachuted into central Poland. Last month's jump was just practice,...

G.I.s Saved My Father from the Nazis

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.01.2016 | Good News
Lev Raphael

In early April 1945, my father was packed into a train with 2,500 other prisoners from Bergen-Belsen as the Nazis insanely tried to keep British and American troops from rescuing them. The train was made up of 45 cars with their doors sealed shut; the crowding was horrific and of course there was no food or water.

The Masters and Servants of War

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Cilla McCain

Some of the most poetic, prophetic, and truthful words ever written about war can be found in the lyrics of Bob Dylan's Masters of War. It sums up the...

A Mother's Plea To The US Army To Stop G-RAP Persecution of Soldiers

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

In May 2016, my family and I sat in a small theater across the street from The University of Tampa. The University of Tampa Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) holds its commissioning ceremony there every year. My daughter stood on the stage looking fit and trim, proud in her dress uniform with a smile that just wouldn't stop. We were all smiling and so very proud.

This Muslim Immigrant Joined The U.S. Army, Became A Citizen, And Earned A Bronze Star

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Nearly 6,000 members of the U.S. military self-identify as Muslim, according to the Pentagon. Their next commander-in-chief could be a man who has cal...

CBS 60 Minutes To Air Story on Army CID Manufacturing G-RAP Felons

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

It is true that our forefathers set out to create a juridical system that blindly judged the accused in a manner that afforded them the opportunity to receive a fair trial, regardless of political affiliation and standing in civil society.

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Army Secretary

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Eric Fanning as the new secretary of the Army -- quietly making history by putting the first openly gay ...

Why We Celebrate Military Spouse Day

Christi Ham | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Christi Ham

May 6 is Military Spouse Day. But in a time with "National Goof Off Day," and "Pig in a Blanket Day," it's easy to overlook the passing of this day wi...

The Army Tells Its Soldiers To Get Some Sleep

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living

"In the Army, we do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day" is a standard bit of military bravado. It's as much about the discipline instilled...

The Army Just Enlisted Its First Infantrywoman

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

For the first time in history, a woman has enlisted in the infantry of the U.S. Army. Tammy Barnett, a 25-year-old police officer from Robeline, Louis...

U.S. Senate: Confirm Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army

Greg White | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Greg White

As a former Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, I'm used to "hurry up and wait." As a gay man, I've waited my entire life for more public heroes. To all U.S. Senators: Let Freedom ring. Let Eric Fanning serve.

From Boston University to Army Paratrooper to The Academy Awards: Q & A with Henry Hughes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

He's fought in a war. He's been nominated for an Academy Award. He met his wife when he was 13. He's mentored by the director of Star Wars. Director H...

The Story of the Military Child: Why society is getting it wrong and how it's hurting military kids

Janine Boldrin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Today, my daughter pulled out a journal made for military kids developed by an organization that serves them. It was labeled, "My Life: A Kids' Journa...

The Military Is Burning Awful Explosive Stuff Out in the Open

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In early 2015, I received a call from Mark Toohey, Juvenile Judge in Kingsport, Tennessee. He had just read my book, "Poison Spring: The Secret Histor...

Army Sets Date For Bowe Bergdahl Court Martial

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and became a Taliban prisoner for fiv...

Sikh Soldier In U.S. Army Allowed To Keep His Beard

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

In a rare accommodation, the U.S. Army has allowed a Sikh soldier to temporarily keep his beard and wear his turban while serving in an active combat ...

The Army Makes A Major Change To Those Iconic Dog Tags

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Army will no longer put soldiers' Social Security numbers on their dog tags. The change announced Tuesday -- the first to the iconic IDs in ...

Our Country Should Be Proud of Its Military

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Volunteering is a hard decision to make. It pulls these soldiers away from their towns, their pals and their support systems. Every day they are in harm's way. If we can continue to support our service members of today, it will only strengthen our military for tomorrow.

It's Time to Say Thanks to Our Military Personnel and Veterans by Offering Insurance Coverage for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

As a former member of the U.S. Air Force, I have deep admiration for our military. However, serving our country is a tremendous sacrifice -- one that should not come with the cost of military members not being able to raise a family of their own.

Army Wants to Pull Story for the Same Reason it Was Written in the First Place

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media
Chris Rodda

On November 13, the Army's United States Pacific Command put out an article titled "Pacific Soldiers Create Warrior Training Center at Fort Shafter." Accompanying the article were four photos, the first of which was the sign outside of the facility -- a nice big sign sporting the image of a Christian crusader knight.

Why This Wounded Iraq Veteran Would 'Absolutely' Go Through It All Again

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.11.2015 | OWN

Robert Andrzejczak was 22 years old when his entire life changed. It was a January day in 2009, and Andrzejczak was on his second deployment to Iraq, ...

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

Through the Power of Their Creativity, Our Veterans Continue to Serve

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.

Hawaii Soldier Accused Of Conspiring With Lover To Kill Wife

Associated Press | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- An Army medic in Honolulu, Hawaii pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with conspiring with ...

The Taliban Capture Their First City. Why Should You Care?

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

The Afghans of Kunduz, one of whom killed his only lamb and fed it to my wife Feyza and me as a sign of honor and gratitude during our visit to his house, have once again been propelled back into a medieval prison camp.