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Iraq War Veterans

Veteran Sues KFC For Denying Service Dog Entrance

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.22.2013 | New York

"Papi, there are no dogs allowed," probably isn't the best way to greet a customer who walks into your restaurant, particularly if the customer is 201...

HORRIBLE: Thieves Steal Wounded Vets' Bikes During Ride

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A custom-made mountain bike belonging to a double-amputee war veteran has been recovered after being reported stolen in Anch...

When the War Comes Home

Kayla Williams | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kayla Williams

My own symptoms of post traumatic stress had faded within six months or so of coming home, and I was relieved. Then came my delayed reaction to a 10-year passage of time from the day I drove over the berm into Iraq as a soldier, sparked by that photo, and it all washed away.

Exclusive: Tomas Young Reads in Full His Letter to Bush & Cheney, "A Message From a Dying Veteran"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Sadr City, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes i...

Dying Iraq Veteran Eviscerates Bush, Cheney On War's 10th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Tomas Young, then a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., made a decision repeated by many other Amer...

Iraq War Veteran Who Counseled Vets Commits Suicide

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

-- He had a knack for soothing soldiers who'd just seen their buddies killed by bombs. He knew how to comfort medics sickened by the smell of blood a...

Iraq 10 Years Later: Participating in My Generation's Most Controversial War

John Bruhns | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

Many of those who served in Iraq have moved on and started their lives anew. I am among that cohort. Despite my new beginning, I'm left with memories of that war. Those memories remind me of how lucky I am to live in America.

WATCH: Why This Wounded Army Veteran Feels 'Blessed'

OWN | Posted 02.04.2013 | OWN

After growing up hearing stories of military service from his grandfather and uncles, Brian Mancini joined the Army two weeks after he got out of high...

Injured Iraq War Vet Hurt In Avalanche During Charity Climb

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact

CONCORD, N.H. — An avalanche has halted an attempt by a retired Marine and amputee to climb the Northeast's highest peak, but if his past commen...

End Veterans Homelessness by 2015?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It may not be possible to totally end veterans homelessness by 2015. However, our collective awareness of this national disgrace, along with what hopefully are earnest administration efforts, should take our country a long way towards ending this "cultural oxymoron."

Advocates Worry About Post-9/11 Vets Living On Streets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

Although a new federal report shows veteran homelessness has dropped, grassroots advocates say the number of young former service members living on th...

Eleanor Goldberg

Vet Hunters: Keeping Vets Together Is Key To Ending Veteran Homelessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

After Jason Snyder finished a tour in Afghanistan, where he says he cleaned up the remains of soldiers blown up by IEDs, he was eager to start over. B...

Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead

James Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Wright

This Veterans Day is a good time to initiate a conversation about a memorial to the veterans who have fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our longest wars. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.

Vets Retreating From Obama? Not So Fast

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It's a provocative headline from Politico: "Veterans Retreating from President Obama." Provocative, but not exactly true.

David Wood

Obama Orders Relief for Combat Trauma Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered...

Nonprofit Partners With Pentagon To Raise $100 Million For Special Vet Clinics

AP | By KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with tighter budgets after the Iraq War but still in charge of treating tens of thousands of injured troops, the military is...

Veterans -- The Financial Services Industry Wants You!

Dan Pick | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Dan Pick

Have you struggled to break into the financial services job market? The finance industry is actively seeking military talent due to their maturity, professionalism, and problem-solving abilities.

'OVERCOMPENSATING FOR A GUILTY CONSCIENCE'

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 09.07.2012 | Los Angeles

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Don't call Iraq War vet Jason Moon a hero. Don't phone him on Memorial Day or July 4th or Veterans Day to say thank you. Instead,...

David Wood

The War Within: Battling The Ravages Of Combat Trauma

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

HAVERHILLL, Mass. -- Before her life fell apart, before suicide began to sound like sweet release, Natasha Young was a tough and spirited and proud Ma...

3 Families, Nonprofit To Raise $30 Million For Vets Of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact

Veteran nonprofits are strapped, but a new fund is working to pump $30 million into the leading charities that support those who have served in Iraq a...

San Diego's War on Veterans: A PTSD Controversy

Lisa Nagorny | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa Nagorny

It is easy to voice support for veterans; it's more difficult to act in support of them. The Aspire Center controversy is an unfortunate example of the widespread misperception of veterans.

'America’s Returning Soldiers Don’t Want Handouts'

Matthew Glynn | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Matthew Glynn

America's renewed focus on the employment of veterans is nothing short of remarkable, and yet challenges to our community remain. According to the U...

Meds Not Enough to Bring Down Rate of 1 Vet Suicide Per Day

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Service members, veterans and their families benefit from social support approaches. We should make them part and parcel of reintegration and mental health programming and provide the resources necessary for them to grow.

Still Too Many Cracks in the System

Christine Hill | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Christine Hill

After a decade of war, the expectation is our wounded will make a "seamless transition" from military service programs to receipt of needed VA services and benefits.

Openly Healing War's Hidden Wounds

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Stephanie's husband, Michael, returned from Iraq in body, but he was plagued by unrecognized post traumatic stress. After six months stateside, he com...