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Long Term Care - Basics for Beginners

Michael J. Meese | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Michael J. Meese

On August 3rd, 2015, the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program announced that it would be raising rates immediately for new policies. The move surprised the Federal Employee workforce and led to general questions about the program and Long Term Care Insurance.

The Fallen Soldier on My Flight

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Richard C. Harwood

As my flight from Honolulu to Dallas pulled up to the gate, the flight attendant asked the passengers to remain in their seats. Then he requested all to observe a moment of silence as a U.S. Air Force Sergeant was to fulfill his duties in bringing a fallen soldier home.

September 11: A Time for Reflection

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

On September 11 I will arise remembering those with whom I served, those first responders in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, and the victims of that terrible day in our nation's history. I invite you to do the same.

Afghanistan: The Ring Road May Now Be Paved, But Where Does It Lead?

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

Passport applications have increased exponentially and those who are unable to get visas take the long route through Iran, walking across the border into Turkey, and from there paying smugglers to get them to Europe.

Four Responses to Military Failure in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In an era when there has been failure aplenty for the U.S. military, disappointing results have become the new norm across the Greater Middle East and Africa, which undoubtedly breeds frustration in Washington.

Problem Partners, Ugly Outcomes

Nick Turse | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Nick Turse

Since 9/11, Africa has increasingly been viewed by the Pentagon as a place of problems to be remedied by military means. And year after year, as terror groups have multiplied, proxies have foundered, and allies have disappointed, the U.S. has doubled down again and again.

9/11: Building a Legacy of Service

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

For those of us old enough to remember where we were on 9/11, our lives will forever be separated into the time before the Twin Towers fell, and the time after.

The Power of Conscience: The US Military and the Myth that Humanity is Predisposed to Violence

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.10.2015 | Health News
Beverly Bell

It is the same love for humanity and desire to serve that causes soldiers to experience deep trauma once their conscience processes the results of what they've done, the deaths and the pain they've been a part of. Military training dulls the conscience, but not forever.

From Virtual School to the Coast Guard Academy

GenDIY | Posted 09.10.2015 | Education
GenDIY

My educational journey has been unconventional, but it helped shape me into the independent, focused person I am today.

One Thing You Can Do to Give Back to Teachers

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.or...

This Man's Army? Women and Heroic Labor

Azita Ranjbar | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Azita Ranjbar

This Labor Day marks the moment that we, as Americans, really begin to think differently about heroic labor as jobs for men only.

Back to Base-ics: On the Road for the Hiring Our Heroes Education Tour

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Every year, more than 200,000 service men and women transition from the military to the civilian workforce, and most are inevitably challenged by that jump. So as we head into another fall, I'm thinking a lot about these men and women.

Goose-Stepping Towards Bethehem

Peter Navarro | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Peter Navarro

So now we have borne witness to the Big Parade and the Big Lie all in rolled up into one gigantic intimidating event -- the spectacle of China's September 3rd celebration in Tiananmen Square of the defeat of Japan in World War II.

Operation Rolling Thunder: Behind the Fog of War

ADST | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
ADST

The call by South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh on July 19, 1964 to expand the Vietnam conflict led to an operation of gradual and sustained U.S. aerial bombardment of North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

Rebel Ceasefire Talks in Gridlock

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

In an attempt to find a common ground for signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), representatives of 17 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAO) met...

Armed With Solar

Sophie Robinson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Sophie Robinson

Our men and women in uniform, preparing for deployment with large solar arrays in the background is already the reality for many military bases around the country, and is becoming more and more common.

Hardwired for Combat? First Female Army Ranger Graduates Prove Grit Beats Gender in Military Training

Lise Eliot | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Lise Eliot

Grit does need to be cultivated, however, and the best way to do this is through challenge and practice. No one is born capable of leading a combat patrol or marching a dozen miles with a 75-pound backpack, no matter how much testosterone is circulating in their veins.

Do You Support the Iran Deal? A Flowchart

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

If you are not sure where you stand on the Iran deal, I made a handy flowchart to help you figure it out.

NFL Team Surprises Cheerleader By Reuniting Her With Military Husband

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.30.2015 | Sports

ICYMI: @StlRamsCheer Candace gets surprised by her husband's return from serving overseas. {http://t.co/1tGEwsVjT4} https://t.co/V1gu...

I Survived The VA: A Veteran Tells His Shocking Story

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Cat del Valle Castellanos

The VA should be the fulfillment of a promise: health care in the service of those way we claim to honor most, those who have worn the uniform and offered the last, full measure of their worth for their nation. It has become, in reality, a vending machine.

All Americans Not Equal: Mistrust and Discrimination Against Naturalized Citizens in the U.S.

Alev Dudek | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born, of which about six percent are naturalized U.S. citizens. Given the image associated with immigrants, one would assume that all Americans in the U.S., natural born or naturalized, have equal worth as citizens. This, however, is not necessarily the case.

Why Hoopla Is Unlikely for the 50th of SEALAB II

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

Fifty years ago, some historic stuff was happening off the coast of Southern California during a sea-floor mission that was like a corollary to the moon landing, with its own brand of small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind.

Is an Emerging Patriotism Driving Good Governance in Africa? Views from Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks.

From Cotton Fields to CEO: How a Boy From the Mississippi Delta Learned How to Say It All

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices
Carol J. Carter

Life may have taken him all over the world but Taulbert still harkens back to the boy in Glen Allan, Mississippi whose life was defined by cotton season and waking at dawn to pursue his education. Though he is retired, he finds it hard to stop moving, striving and hoping for more.

You Can't Be Tougher Than These Two Women -- US Army Rangers Graduate

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

What an incredible achievement! Against the backdrop of some of the anti-woman rhetoric of the campaign trail, two women are making history. This is a moment to be celebrated and cheered (albeit not completely).