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Solving a Family Mystery 68 Years After a Death on D-Day

Virgie Townsend | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Virgie Townsend

Our family's love for Joe continues. His story is woven into our story, and it was even before we knew his name.

6,845 Americans Died and 900,000 Were Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Say 'No' to Obama's War.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If Americans utilized the outrage over American Sniper, the Brian Williams saga, and Kanye West rushing the stage at the Grammys, and aimed this vitriol at President Obama's request for a new war, we could possibly avert yet another colossal mistake.

U.S. To Train Veterans To Install Solar Panels

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. ...

The Bonus Marchers Anniversary and Veterans in America

Roger Fisk | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Roger Fisk

Veterans and patriotism are almost interchangeable, but peeling away the veneer reveals the conflicted relationship America has with its vets.

Quadruple Amputee Vet Doesn't Have A 'Sob Story,' But It's A Story That's Inspiring Thousands

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact

Of all the soldiers who have been injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is one of just five who have survived q...

Those Who Bear the Cost

Jane Horton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Jane Horton

Our nation cannot continually Band-Aid our wounds by declaring us a national treasure and priority, yet pass us by while our legitimate needs are overlooked. We are the ones who have paid the highest price. We need America to help us heal.

Employees, Unions Hold the Key to Ending VA's Health Care Crisis

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Contrary to what many in the conservative media have desperately suggested in recent days, unions are not the reason why the VA is facing a crisis over delays in providing health care to our nation's war heroes. In fact, unions are the solution.

Lawmakers Seek In-State Tuition Rates For Veterans

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is nearing passage Monday of legislation that would require public universities around the country to charge veterans in...

World War II Reunions Poignant For Dwindling Veterans

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 5...

Lawmakers Request Credit Monitoring For Lawmakers

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked the Veterans Affairs Department on Friday to offer credit monitoring to veterans and dependen...

Katy Hall

LOOK: Veteran Suicides Outpace Child Gun Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Memorial Day commemorates the U.S. soliders who lost their lives in service. It's also a time to recognize a growing but less visible group of fallen ...

Heroes on the Homefront

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is vital that we focus on helping veterans find jobs and work with employers to identify qualified candidates so they can continue to fully contribute at home as they did during their military service.

This Year, Election Day Is Veterans Day, Too

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will be voting not just for a chief executive, but for the commander-in-chief. Given that the U.S. has been involved in the longest war in our history, the stakes have never been higher for veterans and their families.

For U.S. Veterans, Green Energy Jobs Await

AP | By ANDY BROWNFIELD | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ben Noland served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, then spent 18 months looking for a job. "I've probably put my resume in...

Curtis M. Wong

Giving U.S. Military Veterans A Voice

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact

He may be an army veteran with three tours of duty and seven years of active service duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to his credit, but Patrick J. Nelson...

My Family's Fallen -- and Yours -- Deserve More Than Platitudes for Memorial Day

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On Monday we'll hear a lot of Memorial Day speeches about honoring our fallen soldiers and their disabled comrades. On Tuesday some of the politicians giving those speeches will try to cut benefits for them and their families.

Pearl Harbor Anniversary: The Day In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - Sixty-nine years after Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, survivors of the attack are due to gather at the base to remem...

Soldier Returning From Iraq Not Allowed To See Her Daughter

New York Times | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the 10 months she was deployed in Iraq, Leydi Mendoza, a 22-year-old specialist in the New Jersey National Guard, did everything she could thin...

Veterans Step Out Of Camouflage And Into The Renewable Energy Industry

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You might think that Dan Leary, now 32, had other things to worry about when he decided he'd start a solar company. In 2005, while on active duty in t...

Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder At High Risk Of Developing Dementia

USA Today | Mary Brophy Marcus, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia compared with veterans who don't...