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Hagel warns Pentagon officials that change is coming

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith April 3, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investig...

David Wood

Military Personnel Worry That Budget Cuts Will Put Benefits At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For more than a decade, Congress and the Pentagon have spent money on the nation's 1.3 million active-duty troops and their families. Sa...

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

Sarge, There's a Naked Gay Guy in the Shower!

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For years I marveled at the military's leadership in advancing the cause of civil rights within the ranks. It now has an opportunity to prove that the institution can be hospitable and welcoming to openly gay men and women.

Survey Reveals Troubling Numbers Of Military Personnel In Debt

Washington Post | Michelle Singletary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whenever I'm traveling and I see uniformed military personnel, I can't help but become a little teary-eyed. I worry that the service members may be s...

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.

Military Families Are Targets of Predatory Lending

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

Military families are especially vulnerable to predatory lending schemes, which can ultimately lead to having their security clearances jeopardized or even being discharged.

Andrew Koenig -- Death By Suicide

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Before it touched me, I didn't know that every minute in the United States a person attempts suicide.

Learning From the Fort Hood Tragedy: Comments from an Expert on Suicide and Violence

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This misfortune points toward major flaws in our mental health system for military personnel, including the mental health of psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors treating our troops.

DoD Seeks Software to Trick Soldier's Kids Into Believing They are Talking to Their Parents

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

The Department of Defense is soliciting proposals for a computer program that would allow small children whose parents are in Iraq or Afghanistan to "interact" with a virtual version of their missing parent.