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Ending Trans Discrimination In the Military: the Rest of the Story

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

On July 13, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that next year, after a 6-month study, transgender Americans should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces along with their gay and lesbian compatriots. It is a long overdue action to remove a barrier to open service for a small but significant minority.

Memorial Day: Getting Better in Honor of Those Who Didn't Make It Home

Richard Taite | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Richard Taite

Among those who did return and the family members of all who served, I see too much addiction and pain. That personal human suffering is an unacceptable legacy to those who died in service to their nation.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Martin "Marty" Heeb, Korean War Veteran, Retired Trucker and Steam Fitter

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

As a boy growing up in New York City, Martin "Marty" Heeb witnessed American G.I.'s coming home from World War II, and it made a great impression on h...

David Lohr

Two Indiana Moms Missing: Possible Connection? | David Lohr | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

Two moms from southwest Indiana have disappeared -- five weeks and less than 20 miles apart – leaving investigators looking for potential links in t...

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Doing Good Things'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

From what I hear, read and see, the VFW does a fine job at the national level. But, as with any large organization, many of the "good things" take place where the rubber hits the road, at the local Posts.

The Definition of Insanity at VA

Jim Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.

'The Amazing Race' Got In Some Trouble

Posted 03.25.2013 | TV

CBS issued an apology for some scenes from "The Amazing Race" in Vietnam from the Sunday, March 17 episode. The long-running and Emmy-winning real...

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze S...

Romney Boys

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


American Foreign Policy And The Demographic Dividend

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Obama and Romney want to recapture American greatness, they need to develop strategies so that older workers remain relevant and vital economic contributors.

An Insult to Veterans

Richard Klass | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

Two of the most important characteristics for leadership, and certainly for the position of Commander in Chief, are straight talk and care for your subordinates. Gov. Romney's VFW speech failed the first of these.

Sparring on Foreign Policy in Reno -- and the Winner Is...

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

In their dueling speeches to the Veterans of Foreign Wars this week, there were many diplomatic ambiguities from both candidates. But the sparring did make clear there would be a significant shift in America's direction if Romney comes to power.

Obama Promises Vets Their Benefits Won't Be Cut

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Hoping to allay the concerns of military veterans, President Barack Obama told members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday that their Department...

Family Of Soldier Accused Of Murdering Afghan Civilians Gets Help

Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), a congressionally chartered veterans group, is providing help for the family of Sgt. Robert Bales, the soldier charged...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Hunger and Thankful Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

During this time of year, many local grocery stores as well as chains, offer the opportunity for shoppers to purchase a bag of food, a meal or to drop off a food item in a "food barrel".

WATCH: LGBT Veterans Honored For First Time

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This year's Veterans Day was a special one for many -- marking the first time the national holiday was observed since the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Do...

Dearborn, MI: Losing Ground - Veterans Groups Face Dwindling Membership | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

"It’s a problem that is happening all over the country. It's not just us."...

Northfield, MN: A Change For The Ages - VFW Ladies Auxiliary Challenged By Aging Members | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

"They aren't getting the younger members. I don't think that they have the patriotism of giving as much to older servicemen."...

Northfield, MN: A Change For The Ages - VFW Membership Dwindles | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

"Our membership is dwindling. A lot of the young guys ... well, maybe they don’t want to join with us old guys, you know?"...

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Meeting the Needs of a Changing Membership

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Veterans who are finally returning home from arduous combat duty in far-away places after long absences from their loved ones have different needs than the older, established veterans.

Veterans Groups Turn To Twitter, Facebook

Army Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some traditional veterans' groups have updated their recruiting campaigns, using social media to attract younger veterans....

Amanda Terkel

High-Level Military Panel: Ban On Women In Combat Is Discriminatory | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-level military advisory panel is set to recommend that the armed services overturn its policy barring women from serving in comba...

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...

Goodbye/Hello 19 "Re-Branding the VFW's"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

In World World I, World War II, and Korea returning veterans used the VFW's as clubs to meet socially, have a drink, and contribute to the communities they were in. Here is an 11-step plan for re-branding and re-imagining VFW's nationwide.

Save Afghanistan? How About America?

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Barring an open and democratic dialogue about what our military is for in today's world we'll continue to have frustrated Generals and we'll risk more lives.