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Share a Table With a Military Family This Holiday Season

Janine Boldrin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Several duty stations ago, I volunteered at a soup kitchen. Because we were there to deliver toiletries and clothing, we had the chance to sit with the people who were there to be served.

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

President Obama, Stand With Victims of Sexual Assault and Fix the Broken Military Justice System

Nancy Parrish | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

Last December, President Obama gave military brass a year to "make significant improvements" when dealing with sexual assault.

Afghanistan: A Similar Pattern of Military Incompetence

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Sending the military to war should only be done in the most dire cases of national security. Military restraint was the founders' vision, but we have drifted far from it into a militaristic society in constant war.

John Boehner Calls For Shift In Military Strategy Along With Chuck Hagel Replacement

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a repl...

U.S. Navy Ships Collide In Gulf Of Aden

AP | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships briefly collided in the Gulf of Aden but that no one was injured...

Military Sergeant Breaks Down After Wife Surprises Him On Other Side Of The Country

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.20.2014 | Good News

This military couple's surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears along with them. A video uploaded to YouTube documents Gunnery Sgt. Chri...

Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is?

Noor Tagouri | Posted 01.20.2015 | DC
Noor Tagouri

We have been engaged in Afghanistan longer than any conflict in American history. Over 13 years. And, on Veterans Day, when we honor those who have fought for our country, I was curious to know if Americans could locate the place our service members have been the longest.

The Outpost That Doesn't Exist in the Country You Can't Locate

Nick Turse | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Nick Turse

In its shadowy "pivot" to Africa, the U.S. military has compiled a record remarkably low on successes and high on blowback. Is it time to add Chad to this growing list?

The New Face of Our Military's Energy Security

Michael Wu | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Michael Wu

Last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. With a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks, and other vehicles, the Air Force took an important step that may eventually revolutionize how we think about the cars we drive and the way we keep the lights on.

Charles Darwin Has Much to Teach Us About War

William Astore | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
William Astore

In his model of the face of nature, Darwin showcases the interconnectedness of all species, together with the way in which changes to that face (the hammer blows) favor some species (wedges) while forcing out others.

Ali Watkins

Foreign Policy Issues Becoming A Headache? There's An AUMF For That | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress wrestles with its role in authorizing the president to use military force overseas, a quick look through the archives reveal...

The Military and Hawai'i's Economy

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 01.16.2015 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Hawai'i stands to lose nearly 50,000 people, more than 25,000 jobs and $1.35 billion in total economic impact by 2020, if we do not step up to keep thousands of soldiers and their families here in the islands.


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

It is one thing when you are writing for a specialized audience that understands your terminology, but when you have to include legends to explain your terms at the end of articles written expressly for your target audience, I believe we can safely assume we have passed the point of diminishing returns.

These Numbers Reveal The Harsh Road Home For Wounded Service Members

Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

We'd imagine that homecoming would bring service members a range of emotions: relief, pride and perhaps excitement. But for many returning home from ...

Chicago Is the 99th-worst City for Veterans, Says Study

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.11.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Chicago is not doing its part to support military veterans, says a new study. Out of 100 cities examined, Chicago ranked as number 99 in terms of how well the city offers economic, education, health and housing opportunities.

Sophia Jones

Hypernationalist Turkish Youth Attack U.S. Sailors In Istanbul | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Turkish youth belonging to a hypernationalist group attacked three American sailors in Istanbul Wednesday morning, shouting anti-American ...

Tie One On for Veteran's Day

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
EllynAnne Geisel

On Veterans' Day, tie one on (...a Victory Apron, of course!), and salute the nation's oldest support to military personnel, the USO.

Veterans Day and the Gospel of Food for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.

Anny's Story: Success After Service

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Anny was still a teenager when she joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002. Eager to serve her country and see the world, Anny enlisted before her senior...

Robbie Couch

Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Rosanna Powers’ fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of...

Remembering Tomas Young (1979-2014): Iraq War Veteran Turned Antiwar Activist

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Young was paralyzed in 2004 shortly after arriving in Iraq. He went on to become one of the nation's most prominent antiwar U.S. veterans speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Opening Opportunities for Veterans, Renewable Industry Looks to Train a Clean Tech "Force"

Michael Brower | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Michael Brower

As thousands return home from their duties here and overseas, they are seeking professions that are fulfilling, high value and allow them more tools to take care of themselves and their families.

On Loving Someone Who Deploys

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Literally, Darling

My boyfriend misses holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. He spends Thanksgiving, most years, on the other side of the world.

What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Military Veteran?

Quora | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business

I am going to speak as a Marine and a former hiring manager. I was once a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with two Iraq tours and have worked in the retail, real estate, the tech industry start-up and education sectors.