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Wounded Warriors

'All Quiet on the Western Front' - A Farewell to Arms, Legs, Youth and Hope

Joseph Cooper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a WWI novel shame the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs into caring for the spotters, coordinators, trainers, and advisors who have to deal with the convert-or-die genocides of ISIS?

Alena Hall

This Man Sold Everything He Owned And Walked Across America To Find His Purpose | Alena Hall | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Austin Shirley felt a sudden lack of purpose in his life. Deciding that he needed a change, the 25-year-old...

Quadruple Amputee Soldier: I'm Not A Victim

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

Travis Mills answers to many things: father, husband, Afghanistan War veteran and daredevil, to name a few. But one category this retired staff ser...

5 Things I've Learned About Resilience From Wives of Wounded Warriors

Barbara McNally | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Barbara McNally

Acceptance is not the same as compliance. It's about experiencing the emotions and trusting that you will bounce back. Ultimately, emotional resilience is about attitude. By focusing on the positive they live more in the solution than the problem. Gratitude does go a long way.

Why Fight for Our Country?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

So how can we as communities do more than just celebrate, and really help and embrace our veterans so the transition from military life to civilian life is not as painful?

Obama Praises Wounded Bikers For 'Seeing Each Other Through The Finish Line'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come. With a bl...

Masters Of Sex, Girls & 'Boogie Train': Conversations with Michael Penn and Foghat's Roger Earl

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For me, the collaboration is sort of akin to working with a lyricist. There's no lyrics in the score, so you're basically working with the scenes as lyric and trying to find a way to emotionally support what's going on with that.

Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole Join Michelle Obama, Jill Biden For Big Announcement

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are getting some high-profile support for their initiative to help military families. They'll be jo...

The (Purple) Heart of a Lion

Kait Sawyer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Kait Sawyer

Admittedly, I found Michael & Sarah before they were "officially" @TheVerardos. Their outrageously cute Golden Retrievers and wedding preparation details initially drew me in, but this is not a story about wedding dresses or sweet dogs.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

Giving Thanks: Wounded Vets Deserve a Good Night's Rest

Christopher J. Flynn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher J. Flynn

As our nation's heroes fight to recover, they should not have to face the additional stress resulting from poor lodging and financial burdens. These men and women have served our country in times of war and in peace, from World War II to the present. Now they need our help.

Wounded Warriors, Injured Athletes Inspire Each Other To Heal At Rehab Facility

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact

GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton is a tough competitor in a tough sport, blocking big d...

For Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

In this age of reckless and ballooning entitlement spending, it is equal parts puzzling and dismaying that we as a nation have put so little emphasis on caring for the needs of the bravest and most patriotic among us.

This Wounded Warrior Spent His Sunday Cleaning Up Trash At The National Mall

Posted 10.14.2013 | Good News

The government shutdown may be persisting, but so is the goodwill of everyday Americans. Last weekend, an army of volunteers from Team Rubicon, a ...

USS Sequoia Cruises to Washington Navy Yard

Connie Lawn | Posted 11.24.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

A very special moment of silence was held on board the former presidential yacht Sequoia on September 23.

Sports Bucket Lists and Wounded Warriors

Jamie Reidy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Jamie Reidy

In February, I came up with my most ambitious concept ever: I'd attend 365 sporting events in 365 days hitting all 50 states. I have reached out to veterans, asking for assistance in finding servicemen and women who'd like to join me at the sporting events of their choice.

On Purple Heart's 231st Anniversary, We Honor 5 Inspiring Vets

Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact

Wednesday marks 231 years since the Purple Heart -- one of the highest military honors -- was established. President George Washington first instat...

Interview: Full Circle Home

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Full Circle Home's doing some really good work. Through donations and corporate partnerships, Full Circle Home has arranged for gift boxes to be sent on behalf of service members to the home front, since 2007.

Amputee Solider: I Bled For My Country And I'd Do It Again

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

Josh Hall made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and says he would do it all over again, if he had the chance. While securing an area in Afgha...

WATCH: Vets, Experts Discuss Little-Known Solution For Wounded Warriors

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

A group of injured veterans is proving to the world that music can truly heal all wounds. 21 year-old U.S. Marine Tim Donley and Arthur Bloom, dire...

WATCH: Nonprofits Give Hundreds Of Amputee Vets Souped-Up Power Wheelchairs

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact

A group of nonprofits is giving multiple amputee veterans a chance to experience the great outdoors with greater ease and more independence. The I...

The Vets Challenge Was About Giving Back

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, a big congratulations to all the Teams who participated in the Veterans Charity Challenge over on CrowdRise. As many of you know, I gave $50k t...

Ways To Thanks Vets This Fourth Of July

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact

Although we should show our gratitude every chance we get, the Fourth of July is an especially profound time to thank the nation's military community ...

WATCH: Quadruple Amputee Soldier Walks, Inspires Other Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

In the year since Sgt. Travis Mills lost all four limbs, this unstoppable vet has learned to walk and has become the unofficial “mayor” of Walter ...

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.