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The Day After Veterans Day -- Still Saying Thank You

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Stacy Bare

At the end of the day, as all veterans, I am a testament to the community that has taken me in, sheltered me from the storm when needed and encouraged me to brave the tempest when it was best course of action to advance my life.

Six Ways to Honor Our Veterans

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Forget wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "We Support the Troops" bumper sticker on your Prius. This Veterans Day push yourself to do something that's actually meaningful. Here are six ways to honor our soldiers.

David Wood

VA Chief Charts Solid Gains For Veterans | David Wood | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Eric Shinseki took over a sleepy Department of Veterans Affairs four years ago, he decided some change was due. For one thing, tho...

David Wood

Iraq, Afghanistan War Wounded Pass 50,000 | David Wood | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- More than 50,000 Americans have been combat-wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, a grim measure of the cost of more than a decade ...

David Wood

Veterans In College Struggle With Frustration, Isolation As Drop-Out Rate Soars | David Wood | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the decade after World War II, 2 million veterans went to college on the new GI Bill, and almost all of them graduated and went on to...

B&B Italia -- 'Can Design Save Europe?' (VIDEO) | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

The recession of the past years has sparked a lot of debate around the fate of the arts and craft industry. With manufacturing power is moving Eastward toward mass production factories in China and India, what is left of Europe's history in true craftsmanship?

David Wood

Obama Orders Relief for Combat Trauma Veterans | David Wood | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered...

Michael McAuliff

VA Workers Sing 'Beat It' In Latest Government Conference Embarrassment | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest government conference scandal involving the Department of Veterans Affairs got more embarrassing Friday when a video surfaced...

After Decades Stored In Basement, 4 Military Vets Finally Laid To Rest

Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

For decades, they were numbers on copper canisters hidden in a storage room at Oregon's state-run mental hospital. Unclaimed, unknown, unhonored. B...

Veteran Unemployment Rate At Lowest Level In More Than 3 Years

Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

When veteran unemployment dipped earlier this year, experts weren't sure whether it was a trend or just a blip. That doubt has since been clarifie...

VA Leadership An 'Absurd Vision' For Ailing Veterans

Time | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

I remember very clearly the moment I knew I would be leaving the Army. It came in late 2007, a few months before I shipped out on my second Iraq tour....

VA Doles Out $100 Million To End Veteran Homelessness

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 07.26.2012 | Impact

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking further action to end veteran homelessness by 2015. This week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. ...

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets

Bus 52 | Posted 09.09.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets was inspired by the effect a small rescue dog named Piper had on Michael's foster father, Daniel Chapman, who is a disabled Vietnam veteran with Agent Orange poisoning.

WWII Vet Buried In Cardboard Box Gets Proper Funeral

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

When a World War II veteran died without any loved ones to lay him to rest, he was buried in a cardboard box -- a discovery that has incited Congress ...

Q&A with K. Lorrel Manning: Director of Happy New Year Takes Unflinching Look at Injured Soldiers

Joshua Kors | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Don't let the name fool you. Happy New Year has nothing in common with vacuous holiday comedies like New Year's Eve. The film explores the lives of soldiers wounded in war, digging into the ugly internal war so many soldiers face upon returning home.

Mom Fights For Son Who Lost Both Legs, Suffered Brain Injury While Serving In Iraq

Christine Hill | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Christine Hill

Cindy Parsons gets a visible lump in her throat as she thinks about the future. "What's going to happen to my son?" she asks to anyone willing to lis...

Honoring Women Who Serve

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

It is disturbing that many women service members believe that they are in more danger of experiencing sexual assault from their male comrades in arms than they are of being felled by enemy fire.

16 Ballgowns That Make Us Giddy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

Who wears ballgowns anymore? Wedding dresses continue to be extravagant, even prom dresses are formal, but these works of fashion art hardly exist in ...

Startup Creates A Facebook For Veterans

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.03.2012 | Small Business

For soldiers returning home from the battlefield, settling back in to civilian life can be nearly as treacherous. According to the Bureau of Labor Sta...

City Boasts Unique Ideas In Vet Housing To Combat Homelessness

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

One veteran housing complex is changing the way veterans are getting -- and providing -- help. The Veteran's Manor, an apartment complex in Milwau...

'Virginia Is For Lugars' Website Attacks Indiana's Dick Lugar

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Democrats are almost as entertained by Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar's residency questions as Lugar's Republican primary opponent, state Treasurer Richard M...

Eleanor Goldberg

Counting Homeless For A Night Leads To Unsheltered Populations In Need | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

While most New Yorkers were long curled up in bed at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Victoria Mohl was fighting back the January wind as she beelined for a shivering...

Foundation Arms Vets With Benefits Information They Need To Get Hired

Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

While President Obama's hiring incentives may eventually bring down the 13.1 percent veteran unemployment rate, a foundation is filling in the informa...

Eleanor Goldberg

Disabled, Ill Vet Can't Get To Doctor After Thief Steals Car | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact

UPDATED: Jan. 6, 2012 12 p.m. After watching MSNBC's segment about Armando Fontaine, a businessman from Coral Springs, Fla., -- who wishes to remai...