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What American Sniper Helped Put a Spotlight On

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Through the release of American Sniper, Americans unacquainted with the mental trials and tribulations veterans face once home can see, hear and emotionally feel just how powerful these unfortunate experiences are.

This 101-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Vet Was One Of The Most Honorable SOTU Guests

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.21.2015 | Good News

The 2015 State of the Union address brought together many people with compelling stories, including this veteran with a heroic past. Retired Navy ...

Large Canine And Tiny Pooch Team Up To Help Their Veteran Owner Overcome Depression

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News

When this big rescue dog joined a new home, she probably didn't expect to find a furever friend in a pooch half her size. Douglas Pittsley, 27, of...

98-Year-Old Vet Dresses In Uniform One Last Time On Veterans Day, Dies Hours Later

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Dressed from head to toe in U.S. Army green, Justus "Jay " Belfield celebrated his final Veterans Day in style. The 98-year-old World War II vet di...

Two Poems Post Veterans Day: One of Death, One of Life

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Now I have two poems to read each Veterans Day. One to ensure those who have suffered never leave my purpose and my life, and the second, to remind me that this is my purpose and that this is my life.

Military Community Shares Innovative Ideas That Are Changing Our World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

Got Your 6 wants all Americans to see the military community like it does. The nonprofit, which works to empower military members to become leaders...

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...

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.

Joe Biden: Military Veterans Are The 'Spine Of The Nation'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is saluting military veterans, calling them not only the heart and soul, but the spine of the nation. ...

Meet The 92-Year-Old WWII Vet Who Fought 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Like thousands of other young men in the 1940s, Rupert Starr joined the Army, fought overseas and saw his share of hard...

Jacob George, Hillbilly Storyteller, Survives 3 Tours in Afghanistan But Not His Road Back Home

Geoff Millard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Geoff Millard

On September 17, 2014, Jacob George, just 32 years old, took his own life. It was not an act of cowardice or selfishness on his part, but a failing on ours. We failed Jacob as a community of veterans and a country as a whole.

Double-Amputee Veteran Makes History On The Cover Of Men's Health Magazine

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News

Retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway, a double-amputee, shares his story of overcoming physical and emotional challenges in the November issue of Men's Hea...

Q&A With David W. Peters About His Memoir "Death Letter: God, Sex, and War"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In his memoir "Death Letter: God, Sex, and War," David W. Peters writes with black humor and grace about his deployment to Iraq as an Army chaplain, and the dark days following his return to the U.S.

Girl Sets Up Lemonade Stand To Raise Funds For Vet With PTSD, Moves Him To Tears

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.29.2014 | Good News

One compassionate 8-year-old did not even have to meet this veteran to know she wanted to step up and help him. Nicholas Bailey developed mobility...

Joe Biden Turns On The Charm For Oldest Living Female Veteran

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden brought his A-game to a meet and greet with Lucy Coffey, the oldest living female U.S. veteran at 108 years old. While Bid...

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

"Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization?

First Lady, National Leaders Champion the Fight Against Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 10.08.2014 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

All eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama last Thursday when she entered the stage at the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness at Washington's Renaissance Hotel. Everyone stood as she walked toward Leon Drake, the Vietnam-war and OIF veteran who had introduced her, and gave him a hug.

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor E...

Former Officer Shoots Girl Over Lawnmower Dispute, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime

A former Minnesota corrections officer is accused of gunning down a teenager who asked him to stop trespassing on her property. Chad Pickering, 40...

Double Amputee Veteran's Wheelchair Breaks In Lowe's Store, Employees Drop Everything To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News

Michael Sulsona of Staten Island, New York, has not led an easy life. The former Marine lost both of his legs in the Vietnam War when he was 20 ye...

From the High Seas to Hollywood (Part I)

Richard Arthur | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Richard Arthur

Though both borrow from French Revival architectural style, no two buildings could be further apart in significance than Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

Awesome WWII Vet Recalls Drinking With Patton After Getting Purple Heart

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

World War II veteran Jack Schlegel appeared on MSNBC with Chuck Todd Friday morning to tell his stories from June 6, 1944, sharing a tale of a persona...

Think: March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Lyrysa Smith | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lyrysa Smith

The sheer number of people with brain injury and all those who love and care for them should make apparent the need for broad attention and concern. Brain injury impinges on the whole person, not just one's legs or lungs, and its consequences are unpredictable.

WWII Veteran Allegedly Conned By 'Beautiful Scam Artist'

David Lohr | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

Police in Florida say they are searching for a young woman who allegedly bilked an 86-year-old World War II veteran out of several thousand dollars. ...

Fearless 93-Year-Old Sky-Dives With Wife's Ashes For Beautiful Reason

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

Jack Hake and his recently deceased wife of 73 years, Victoria, nicknamed "Smudge," did everything together. So, when the 93-year-old British veteran ...