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Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't...

My Remarkable Veteran's Day Experience

Major Miguel Reece (Retired) | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Major Miguel Reece (Retired)

I was mesmerized as I rode down Fifth Avenue in New York City. I was honored to ride on the City University of New York (CUNY) float during the annual Veterans' Day parade.

Why You Don't Know She's a Military Veteran and Four Things You Can Do

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

But while we prepare our service members to hang up their uniforms and to enter the civilian workforce, we must stop the media vomit of stories that position military women as victims because the truth is the exact opposite of that.

Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is?

Noor Tagouri | Posted 11.20.2014 | DC
Noor Tagouri

We have been engaged in Afghanistan longer than any conflict in American history. Over 13 years. And, on Veterans Day, when we honor those who have fought for our country, I was curious to know if Americans could locate the place our service members have been the longest.

To End All War's Trauma

Nan Levinson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

Let's have Veterans Day stories about okay-feeling veterans. Let's have them year-round. Let's also have the stories of veterans who don't feel okay, not because of what was done to them, but because of what they did to the countries they occupied and the people whose lives they turned upside down.

Suspect Arrested In Brazen Diamond District Heist

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a midday jewelry store robbery in New York City's Diamond District. Rond...

Dosey Doe to War: It Never Gets Old

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Statements such as Hagel's are not only untrustworthy, they are deceptive and misleading. They provide cover as we repeat the very military action the words ostensibly seek to avoid. This is delusion-in-action.

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...

WWII Veteran, 98, Dons Uniform For Final Salute

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an up...

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

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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.

Forbidden to Feed the Homeless?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The American government estimates (very conservatively) that there are more than 49,000 homeless veterans on any given night. These are among the people who we are now forbidden to feed? This law must be repealed, and the Jewish people need be at the forefront of this call to action.

Mike Erwin, Founder, Team RWB, Active Military and Veterans' Advocate

Ian Spanier | Posted 11.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A career military man, Erwin is a true patriot, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan for a total of 28 months. Spending so much time in combat zone...

What Does Your Courage Look Like?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

So here we are. Halloween over. Election Day over. Veteran's Day here. And all I can think about is: Courage.

Vet Who Lost Both Legs Says 'You Cannot Take Away' His Spirit

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact

At the Concert for Valor on the National Mall on Tuesday night, the 100,000-strong crowd erupted in cheers as Army Master Sgt. Cedric King's words ech...

Military Dogs Offered Well-Deserved Free Medical Care After Serving Our Country

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.12.2014 | Good News

After the nation honored the members of our military on Tuesday, it's the perfect time to also remember our friends on four legs that have been a valu...

11 Athletes Who Became Real American Heroes For Their Military Service

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

True heroism is not measured in touchdowns. Profound courage is not displayed by limping into Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Real sacrifice isn't something...

Sarah Harvard

John Oliver Weighs In On The 2016 Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HBO host John Oliver has no idea which politicians will run for president in 2016, but he is sure of one thing: It's going to be hilario...

Bush League Redux

Justin Frank | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Justin Frank

Veterans Day 2014 was an unusual day for George W, Bush to publish a biography of his father, George H.W. Bush.

Gary Sinise: Government Alone Can't Take Care Of Our Veterans

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs restructures itself to improve access to its services, celebrity advocates for vete...

Sarah Harvard

Veterans Honored On National Mall With Concert For Valor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff was only 25 years old when he was killed in Iraq in December 2006. Three years later, Bill Kr...

David Bowie Accidentally Taught Me Yoga in Boot Camp

James Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

A silent boot camp listening party for one probably can't be called yoga practice if the definition of yoga practice includes an intention to do yoga, because I had no idea what that meant at the time. But, what I experienced was that, intentionally or not, my mind found ways to feel better.

Honoring Veterans by Expanding National Service

Stephen J. Hadley | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Stephen J. Hadley

The service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has been the foundation for American leadership in the world. That world still needs American leadership. But that leadership does not just require a strong armed forces.

Bruce Springsteen Performs Anti-War Anthem At Veteran's Day Concert

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Zac Brown and a few more high-profile artists took the stage at the "Concert for Valor" in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday...

Moving Past the Thanks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

My military family now numbers 21 million -- the number of veterans we commemorate today. These heroes deserve to be thanked for their tremendous service to their country. But, like many civilians, often veterans are uncomfortable being singled out. So what to do?

Picking Up the Feathers

Dawn Weber | Posted 11.12.2014 | Good News
Dawn Weber

I could always tell when he was thinking about the war. It hung in his blue eyes. Far away, like clouds. Wet, like rain.