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'Fighting Quaker' battled enemies around globe, war profiteers at home

OurPaths.com | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
OurPaths.com

For a full tribute to Smedley Butley, or to create a tribute to someone you care about, click here. Two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner beca...

WATCH: Widowed Marine Wife Builds Business To Benefit Veterans

HooplaHa | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
HooplaHa

Brittney's loss of her marine husband inspired her to build a business to benefit veterans! At age 20, Brittney met, fell in love with and married Hun...

This U.S. Marine Won't March into Mississippi

Greg White | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Greg White

With the current anti-LGBT legislation in place in Mississippi, I won't promote Mississippi. That I won't get to see the state's beauty, its people or celebrate their farm-to-table contributions is a shame.

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.

4 Tactics to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Brook Price | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Brook Price

Life after the military poses a unique problem for an ex-jarhead -- mainly, how in the hell are we supposed to readjust to a civilian world after our training and experiences have made us anything but civilians? These four steps can certainly soften the blow and smooth the transition.

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

End-of-Life Care: Serving Those Who Served Our Country

Rosemary Baughn | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosemary Baughn

Doing something physical on a regular basis will increase your lung capacity, increase your sensations, and generally increase your emotional competence, especially if you pair it correctly with breath work.

Answering Earthquake and Tsunami, U.S. to Japan Five Years Ago: 'Tell Us What You Need'

Scott Van Buskirk | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Scott Van Buskirk

Five years ago this month, a megathrust earthquake shook the northeast coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami that swallowed whole communities. The de...

How Telling My Story Saved My LIfe

Justin Constantine | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Justin Constantine

Everything changed after my injury. My military career was essentially over; my professional path irrevocably changed. Even my personal life changed forever, as I had to adapt to my new normal, including significant disabilities.

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...

Committed Communities Making a Difference for Vets

Dakota Meyer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Photo by Garth Milan One of the things I love most about America is our willingness to come together when it counts. Strong communities build strong ...

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.

A Story of Leadership and War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.28.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Much has been written about the war in Afghanistan, from on-the-ground reports of foot soldiers to geopolitical analyses of U.S. government officials. Yet, Lieutenant Colonel Seth B. Folsom manages to find new insights in Where Youth and Laughter Go.

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.

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.

Peace Without Understanding

Tajci Cameron | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

I sit down at my favorite coffee shop to write this story. I take in the beauty and the blessing of another gorgeous day and exhale in gratitude. Next...

The Moral Rabbit Hole

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The New York Times reported last week that U.S. soldiers still fighting the war in Afghanistan -- 14 years on -- are under orders to be "culturally sensitive" regarding different attitudes among our Afghan allies about, uh . . . the sexual abuse of children.

A Few Good Women

Donna McAleer | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Donna McAleer

With Secretary Panetta's decision, the law has now caught up to reality. The exclusion policy didn't keep women out of combat. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated this self-evident truth: bullets, bombs, RPGs and IEDs know no gender.

The Human Beings That Are Veterans, and How We May Need Them

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

In America, as we move into the parades of Columbus Day and Veterans' Day (and of course the sales!) we tend to look down on looking within at the mistakes we have made, lived through, voted for, and those that came before us.

Women Rangers Lead the Way

Monica Medina | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Monica Medina

These two women have proved what many of us have argued for years -- that if given the chance, there are women who can hold their own with the most elite warriors in our military, and that all the barriers to women achieving their full potential in the military should come down.

A Devil Dog's Wife: How I Let The Desert Do the Talking For Me

Bethany St. James | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Bethany St. James

Being married to a former Marine has it's challenges. Being married to a former major, in my opinion can have a few added challenges. When my husband left the Marine Corps, he also left behind the responsibilities, title and in a lot of ways the respect he had worked his entire career to obtain.

Why Love Relationships Fail: If You Were Born with Venus Retrograde

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Schwimmer

People with Venus retrograde often have to go through many relationships over a long period of time, to find their ideal mate.

Employment Tools: Twitter Is a Hungry Bird

Greg White | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Greg White

When did invisible social media become the indivisible job deciderer? I thought a resume, experience and references made me an attractive candidate. I had no idea that my popularity in the ethosphere impacted how well I might perform for an employer in the real world.

Thanks to Kurt -- Letters to Vonnegut

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.17.2016 | Books
Kimann Schultz

The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, located in the city of Vonnegut's birth, Indianapolis, Indiana, exists as grassroots monument to Vonnegut and mecca to fans who come from all over the world to pay homage to not only his works but also the doors and windows he blew open wide.

5 Reasons Why You Haven't Fallen in Love!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Every generation of singles seems to struggle with the same problem, asking the same question: why is it so difficult to meet someone to have a committed love relationship?