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Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

The Parades Are Over. Where Are Your Vets?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

If you were like many Americans on November 12 of this year, you did take time to honor those who have fought - and still fight for - our country. Perhaps you were there personally to watch the parades that day which took place in the largest and smallest cities.

The Cost of ALS Is Killing Us, and Our Vets

Jay Smith | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Jay Smith

ALS is a very expensive disease, costing patients an estimated $300,000 a year. The average life expectancy for someone with ALS is 18 months. We wouldn't leave a soldier with a battle wound sitting around waiting to see a doctor for 16 months. So why are we now?

Band of Brothers Who Don't Kill

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Sara Davidson

Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors, presents in his game-changing book, Charlie Mike, which is military speak for "Continue the mission." He asserts that this generation of vets is a huge, untapped resource for aiding and improving our country

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Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Vets With Pending Applications For VA Health Care Already Died | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans with pending applications for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs have alre...

New Study: Illinois Is No Good for Military Retirees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.

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...

Boy, 4, Gives His 90-Year-Old Veteran Bestie A 'Friends Forever' Dog Tag

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News

There are multiple miles and generations in between Emmett and Kindem, but no distance can keep these two from staying lifelong friends. On Sunday...

Veterans Express Their True Selves Beyond The Uniform In Stunning Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

Updated on May 19, 2015; 11:55 a.m. EDT. A new photo series is casting clichés aside by portraying veterans as nothing but their truest selves. ...

Vets With PTSD Should Be Exempt From Death Penalty, Legal Experts Say

The Atlantic | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact

On January 12, 1998, Andrew Brannan was driving his truck at 98 miles an hour on a country road near his Dublin, Georgia, home when he was pulled over...

Picking Up the Feathers

Dawn Weber | Posted 01.11.2015 | 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.

This Retired Army Vet Living With PTSD Is Helping Prevent Military Suicides

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact

James Van Thach understands why the violence of war can leave lasting effects. The retired U.S. Army captain survived an improvised explosive devi...

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...

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

On Veterans Day, Let's Help Keep Vets Employed

Carol Glazer | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Carol Glazer

The successful transition of injured veterans into satisfying civilian employment provides an invaluable opportunity for our country to continue benefiting from the dedication, talent and leadership of its bravest young people.

Waves of Valor

Annie Stein | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Annie Stein

After attending the August 9th surf camp, which for me gave new meaning to the expression "fun in the sun" I couldn't wait for the next one; the final surf camp at Chico State Beach in Huntington Beach which was on Sept 27th.

New VA Funds Will Help 70,000 Homeless Veterans And Their Families

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday that $207 million will be allocated in grants to help fight veteran homelessness across Amer...

Former Marine Honored For Entrepreneurship At White House Forced To Close Business That Employs Vets

Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of being fired or quitting jobs in his struggle to adjust to civilian life, former Marine Corps sniper Matt Victo...

Watch Cop Ticket Homeless Fellow Veteran, Salute Him With 'Always Faithful' Motto

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

A homeless veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was ticketed for sleeping in his van hopes that, at the very least, his ordeal will set a n...

Tens Of Thousands More Vets Than Reported Forced To Wait For Help

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans ...

VA Crisis: It's About Access Not Quality of Care

Joseph C. Chiovaro, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Chiovaro, M.D.

No system is without its flaws, and the VA is no exception. There are more than 14,000 full-time physicians in the VA system, many of whom have passed up higher paying or more prestigious jobs to work with veterans. The problem is an issue of access, not quality of care.

Voices of McClellan Vets Silenced Daily by Gridlock in Washington

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

Veterans signed up and wore the uniform under a sense of duty and desire to keep our nation safe. These are the last people Members of Congress should break our country's promises with. Yet, that is what is happening to an unknown number of Americans who served at Fort McClellan in Alabama for decades.

Still Thinking About Memorial Day

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margery Leveen Sher

My father's World War II generation gave a lot and suffered a lot. But our country did right by them when they came home. They were able to go to college and find jobs. They led pleasant lives and watched their children grow up in peace.


Neil McCarthy | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Neil McCarthy

It was the summer of 1979. There were about 20 interns, and we were each assigned to an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA), one of the hundred or so line prosecutors in the office. I was assigned to AUSA Ted Lackland.

Actor Ken Wahl's Second Calling: Animals for Disabled Vets

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Ken Wahl says that his current activism is the most rewarding thing he's ever done, far beyond his acting career or Hollywood stardom. And he's not giving up soon.