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Repealing Health Care Law Would Be Anti-Veteran

Ashwin Madia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

Instead of wasting time with political votes, the first act of the new Republican House should be to listen to the cares of veterans. A vote for repeal will be a vote to deny many veterans access to affordable health insurance.

9,000 And Counting: Rate Of Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Homelessness On The Rise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over 9,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are homeless, reports ABC. The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to eliminate that statisti...

Amanda Terkel

Army: Soldiers Need More Time At Home Between Deployments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Repeated troop deployments are putting an enormous strain on members of the U.S. military who are forced to deploy to Iraq and/or Afg...

Top 12 Women Veteran Stories of 2010

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Frett

Here are the top 12 stories on women veterans from 2010.

How 'Bout Dinner, Just You and Me?

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Moore

It would be just us -- and up to three of your friends, if you want -- and we can talk about anything. The money from the winner will go to Iraq Veterans Against the War which is one of the most important organizations in our country.

As Iraq Winds Down, U.S. Army Confronts A Broken Force

McClatchy | Nancy A. Youssef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Lt. Col. Dave Wilson took command of a battalion of the 4th Brigade of the 1st Armored Division, the unit had just returned to Texa...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: : Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq Vet And Founder Of The IAVA

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Military Suicides: An Epidemic We Must Stop

Chaplain Mark R. Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chaplain Mark R. Johnston

I have deployed and experienced firsthand the aftermath of soldiers returning home from war. With numbers of these men and women wounded mentally, emotionally and psychologically, devastation is often not far off.

Books For Remembering The Last Good War

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

On Veteran's Day 2010, my tendency is to remember World War II. Here are my personal favorites that bring back a mix of emotions, given my father's own involvement and the pride I also have over the books I've published.

It's Time that We Mobilized Support for U.S. Veterans

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

We hope as we approach Veterans Day that this program can go a small way towards recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans and perhaps raise awareness of the challenges they face.

Veterans Day Every Day

Tom Aiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Aiello

I think of the brave soldiers I served with, who saved my life. Unless you have been on the front line, you cannot imagine the levels of bravery and fortitude that engaging in combat requires.

Raising Awareness for Brain Injured Veterans, Our Forgotten Warriors Are Marching to Obama

Cilla McCain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cilla McCain

Brandon Gauvreau understands what brain injured veterans need to rebuild their lives. In 2007, he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that left him with visual field loss, partial paralysis and cognitive impairment.

From Combat to Capitol Hill: The New Vet 27

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Today marks the end of an epic campaign season that has given us an election cycle of firsts. But there's one first no one is talking about: the surge of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans running this year.

Nonprofit Flies Vet To Best Friend's Wedding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Iraq veteran, Sgt. Scott Wallace, 23, faced a dilemma: he had no way of getting from his base in North Carolina to his best friend's wedding in Allent...

Cleaning for Heroes -- A Clean Home for Every Veteran

Torrey Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Torrey Shannon

The residual effect of providing free household services to veterans allows them more time to focus on their healing, family bonding, community involvement and productivity.

Ryan Grim

Big Business, Labor Department Partner To Help Veterans | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Labor announced a joint effort on Friday to assist members of the military transitioning to the civ...

Study: Vets' Health Costs Could Near $1 Trillion

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A new study estimates that health costs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could top $900 billion, and a lawmaker wants to set up a ...

Let Vets Have College Choice

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jon Soltz

A new rule from the Department of Education puts use of our successful GI Bill to attend online colleges in jeopardy by placing restrictions on how much many online universities receive in federal aid.

For a Song

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Reiser

More than a few people feel there are heroes in their lives who go unsung. So for anyone who has answered the call to service -- any service -- and to anyone who helps make answering that call possible, this song is for you.

Obama, the Truth Will Set Them Free

Patricia Foulkrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia Foulkrod

Until we can look our soldiers in the eye and tell them what they already know better than anyone else - that there was no mission - how can we genuinely welcome them home or expect them to heal?

The Content of our Foolishness

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

As much as the enlightened, historically correct bunch of us would hate to admit, Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally was a masterful stroke of PR geni...

The Muslim Community Center Debate -- Continuing Our Duty

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

When we signed up for service, we swore to uphold the Constitution. Some have tried to claim that the construction of the community center at its currently planned site is "anti-America." We don't believe that to the be case, at all.

Colbert To Honor Troops Returning From Iraq

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is dusting off his camouflage suit. The comedian will broadcast two special episodes of Comedy Central's "The Colber...

A Soldier's Toughest Battle: Returning Home?

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

An estimated 90,000 servicemembers will return to New York State from their tours, many with physical injuries, but many more with the invisible psychological and emotional wounds of war.

7,000 Miles to the Beat of his Own Drum

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

As Iraq War veteran Troy Yocum walks toward Indianapolis today, two weeks into a journey that will take many months, he carries with him three items...