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This Is What It's Really Like To Be A Woman In The U.S. Military

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women

In her new book Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, author Helen Thorpe follows the lives of female soldiers, showing just h...

I'm Not Crazy: Just a Survivor

Justin Constantine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

If we want to help veterans transition successfully -- to become as productive in civilian life as they were overseas -- then we need to change how we talk about mental injuries sustained in combat.

5 Things I Learned During My Year As A Single Mother

Sarah Smiley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

On paper, I had a partner in parenting. In practice, however, I was parenting alone, and it wasn't easy. Indeed, that year gave me greater appreciation for what real single parents must go through every day.

Yellow Ribbons and Quiet Fears

Michele Redmon | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Michele Redmon

A common question I get as a military wife is how I "do it," in regards to handling my husband's deployment to a combat zone. Although there isn't really a good answer to this question, I think I can offer some perspective to those who don't have experience as a military spouse. The first thing I want you to do is imagine your stove.

How We Kept It Together When My Husband Left For A Year

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

It was a dangerous idea, inviting people to my house weekly for dinner while raising three young boys. But when my husband left for a year-long deployment in November 2011, I was one dinner shy of total desperation.

Military Spouse? Keep Calm and Carry On

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Create a plan with your loved one for communicating on a regular basis and stick with it as best as possible. Consistency in communication will help you maintain sanity and keep anxiety levels at bay.

Top 15 Deployment Tips for Military Spouses

Lori Bell | Posted 01.17.2013 | Impact
Lori Bell

Have you deployed or have held it down at home during one? What suggestions can you give a first-timer just going through it?

POLICE: Child Dies In Mom's Care, Husband Deployed Overseas

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 09.01.2012 | Crime

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Texas woman who claims her military husband's deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their three young children,...

The Surprising Effect Of War On Military Marriages

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There have been numerous reports that the marriages of military couples are under threat due to the stress of the recent wars and the long and dangero...

Long Deployments Linked To Kids' Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with one or more parent on long-term deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan have a higher chance of mental health problems, according to a new stu...

River Jordan's Praying for Strangers Buries the Message

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

River Jordan (and yes that is her real name) is the author of several books of fiction. Her latest book Praying for Strangers is a departure for her. ...

LISTEN: Best Friend Answers Call To Care For Kids While Woman Is Deployed

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Navy operations specialist Sheena Sullen got deployed overseas, she had a big ask for her best friend. She called Jihan Sanders with the hopes t...

The Families Left Behind

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Life changed for Shawn Eisch with a phone call last January. His youngest brother, Brian, a soldier and single father, had just received orders to dep...

Toy Soldiers No More: Why We Owe Our Armed Forces Compassion

Laurel Corona | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurel Corona

The question is whether we want to have a separate and invisible class of people who go to war when they are told to, by a government confident that we won't feel sufficiently affected to raise much of a fuss

Orly Taitz Fined: Court Upholds $20,000 Sanction against 'birther' attorney Taitz

McClatchy | Alan Riquelmy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California attorney and "birther" proponent Orly Taitz must pay $20,000 in sanctions, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. In the two-page ...

Arthur Delaney

Army Mom Confined To Base After Skipping Deployment To Care For Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Single-mother Alexis Hutchinson refused to deploy to Afghanistan on Nov. 5, she said, because she didn't have anyone to take care of her infant son. N...

16 Soldiers Killed Themselves In October

Wall Street Journal | By YOCHI J. DREAZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Army's top generals worry that surging tens of thousands more troops into Afghanistan could increase the strain felt by many military personnel af...