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Another Day, Another Shooting

Shawn Justin VanDiver | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Shawn Justin VanDiver

It's time to be reasonable. It's time to respect each others' lives as much as we respect each others' rights. It's time to require training and screening for all firearms.

Trump Finally Performs A Public Service (And Poses A Hard Question for Republicans)

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

For most of my adult life, this semi-literate, mega-rich egomaniac out of New York called Donald Trump has pretended to be an important public figure,...

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

Frontline Civilians: It's Time We Honor All Who Serve

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Matt Zeller

Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.

Sexual Shenanigans and Pig Shooting in the Military Need to Stop

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Our soldiers deserve the best training available -- and that's not hacking at moaning goats with gardening shears or blowing off pigs' jaws. Lifelike human-patient simulators, which are readily available, realistically represent human anatomy and traumatic injury.

What the President Should Say to the Troops

William Astore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
William Astore

We don't need hyperbolic statements that our military is the "finest fighting force" ever, or that our troops are the world's liberators and bringers of freedom. Such words are immoderate and boastful. They're intended to win favor with the troops and with the people back home; they're politically calculated. And in that sense, they're ill-advised and even dishonest -- they're basically nothing more than flattery.

Revelation of Special Forces Misuse Points Up the Need for A Hard Assessment of the Long Wars

William Bradley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It turns out that it's not only drones which are being overused in our still far too secret "long wars" around the globe. A New York Times investigation revealed over the weekend that our most famous special forces unit is being used on an amazingly ad hoc basis, with no oversight to speak of.

Republican Civil War Between Imperialists and Isolationists Has Deep Roots and Big Implications

William Bradley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Republicans' dramatic intra-party fighting over NSA domestic surveillance, which saw the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain having to give way to the likes of young libertarian Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul and House Republicans, points up a brewing civil war on national security.

The Women of the USS San Antonio

Rob Taub | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

Bertha Favela-Xiong is 23 years old and recently made her first trip to New York City during Fleet Week. It was not by plane, car or bus but instead on the Navy's USS San Antonio where she holds the rank of Ensign.

What We're Really Fighting For

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Byrd

This weekend, I'm thinking about the real value of the "cheap" gas we're burning, the real value of a small plastic bottle of clean water, the real value of an American soldier.

U.S. Releases Video Of China Constructing New Islands In The South China Sea

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

The Pentagon released several videos on Thursday showing Chinese construction of man-made islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Si...

Nearly 1,000 Strangers Attend Homeless Veteran's Funeral In Oklahoma City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact

Hundreds of people showed up to Jerry Billings' funeral last Friday, but not a single person in attendance had ever met the Oklahoma City veteran. ...

How It Was To Be: FDR and the UN's San Francisco Founding Conference, 70 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As the dignitaries and delegates from 50 nations made their way the evening of April 25th, 1945 into the San Francisco Opera House for the opening of the founding conference of the United Nations, they encountered a stage redolent of an Enlightenment aesthetic. It contained four golden pillars.

U.S. Warship Heading To Yemeni Waters To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments, Navy Officials Say

AP | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steam...

Coast Guard Cutter Arrives In U.S. With 14 Tons Of Cocaine

AP | Posted 04.17.2015 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter arrived Thursday in San Diego with more than 14 tons of cocaine, part of what authorities described as a surge...

Elite Blue Angels Squadron Gets Its First Female Pilot

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins’ dream as a little girl was to follow in her family’s footsteps and become a pilot. Her dream came true ...

Navy Seal, Shot 27 Times In Iraq, Raises More Than $83,000 (And Counting) For Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

Mike Day doesn't need a battlefield to be a hero. After surviving 27 gun shots from a single incident in Iraq, the retired Navy SEAL Sr. Chief brou...

Whales, Dolphins Get a Life-Saving Break From Navy's War Games

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

A federal judge this week invalidated a plan allowing the U.S. Navy to conduct dangerous and disruptive war games that the government admitted would cause about 9.6 million instances of harm to marine mammals over five years.

Navy Chaplain Spectacle: "What's The Matter With Modder?"

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Chaplain Modder claims that it is he who is the REAL victim in this scenario, and that he has been, among other things, apparently set up by a junior officer who happens to be gay. Oh, Chaplain Modder, I hardly find YOU to be the aggrieved party here, sir.

The Six Most Important Financial Tips for Young Military Families

Michael J. Meese | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money
Michael J. Meese

The earlier in your career that you implement these tips, the sooner you'll achieve financial stability and the stronger your personal finances will be able to grow throughout your life.

These Two Men Just Made History

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices

History has been made. Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, became the first gay men in history to share the cer...

Navy Commander Pleads Guilty In Massive Bribery Case

AP | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy commander has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy in a massive scheme involving a military contractor in Asia. ...

Reinventing the Workplace at 150 Fathoms

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

The dynamics of top-down structures are very clear: The leaders give the orders and the followers do what they're told. In traditional organizations, compliance is the ultimate virtue. One former submarine captain, however, doesn't agree.

Navy Chopper Crash-Lands In Kuwait

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters crash-landed during training at Camp Buehring in Kuwait and that the six-member cre...

Pearl Harbor Contractors Killed By Falling Buoy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

A 10,000 pound buoy accidentally fell on top of four civilian contractors at Pearl Harbor's Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, killing two men ...