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Returning Veterans

Returning Home Through The Eyes of Our Troops And Their Families

Dr. Bridget Cantrell | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Dr. Bridget Cantrell

Warriors are hard driving, well trained and self-reliant. But in the battles they fight in "the silent chambers of their soul" they may feel defeated, demoralized, hopeless and alone, all the while enduring this with a great deal of shame and the fear of being found out.

Giving Veterans Homes to Return to

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

According to a count made last year by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, a staggering 62,619 U.S. veterans are homeless. Too many men and women who bravely served our country are living on the streets and struggling with the uncertainty of their future.

Saving Homeless Veterans: A Necessary Movement

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Ryan Mack

Save Homeless Veterans is truly dedicated to the cause and their passion truly motivated me to give more.

What Happens When Boulder, Colo. Loves Veterans?

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.31.2013 | Good News
Stacy Bare

All veterans -- all Americans -- need to be able to feel a part of a community, and if Boulder, Colorado can do it, so can your hometown.

The Greatest Generation

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

We have an untapped resource that has yet to be re-purposed. Our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are not only experiencing a criminal rate of unemployment, but they are the men and women who have proven themselves willing to pull together and face the most difficult challenges, under the most dire circumstances.

Healing Vets: Looking Forward and Back

Shad Meshad | Posted 02.07.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

We know so much more about helping vets now. But that's challenged by the nature of injuries from blasts, IED's and multiple deployments. The VA can't do it all. We need the help of the whole society to help these warriors heal.

Why Professors Love Veterans

Barbara Mujica | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Barbara Mujica

Because veterans have actually experienced the realities of war, operated in foreign environments, and negotiated with people of other cultures, student veterans take classroom discussion from the theoretical to the real.

The Mystifying Misperception

Joseph Graziano | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Joseph Graziano

Our political leaders have been called to step up and honor the promises made to our veterans for over ten years now. And the notion that the American veteran deserves better can -- and by now should -- be a bipartisan issue around which both sides of the aisle rally to action.

Return From Glacier National Park

Stacy Bare | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

We did not come to save the glaciers; we came to see and discuss what the glaciers' size meant. And the hard truth is they are going away too fast.

Heroes at Home: A Celebration of the American Spirit

Gary A. Officer | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As our nation marks its annual 4th of July celebrations with barbeques and picnics, let us to take a moment to remember the true sacrifices that our service men and women have made. Duty and sacrifice must be rewarded with our help and support.

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.

Karl Marlantes: Scholar and Warrior

Steve Peck | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Steve Peck

Karl Marlantes opens up about his experiences serving as a Marine in Vietnam and returning to civilian life in his new book What It Is Like To Go To War.

Easing Our Veterans' Transition Home

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

As we approach Memorial Day, we must also remember those who are returning from war, and the families who welcome them home. They deserve the support and resources needed to stay healthy and whole in their home communities.

We've Got Your 6

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

The anxiety facing veterans as they return to their communities is matched by an overwhelming sense of uncertainty back home. Our history and our American heritage demonstrated that we are at our best when we overcome adversity together.

Marcus Baram

Veterans Charity Fraud: Despite Widespread Outrage, Groups Continue To Abuse Public Trust

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

For hundreds of thousands of veterans returning home from the battlefronts in Iraq and Afghanistan, making it home alive is just the first challenge. ...

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.

Veterans Need Jobs, Business Needs Veterans

Robb E. Van Cleave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robb E. Van Cleave

Helping veterans transition back to work is a business imperative. Oregon is creating teams of job specialists who meet with returning troops, providing training, education and employment.