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Service Members

In Honor of Their Service, the Arts Answer the Call

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

When effectively employed in communities, the arts offer lifelong opportunities for service members, veterans and their families not only to address, but also to transcend the traumatic experience.

Government Shutdown Resources for Vets and Milfams

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

With the government shutdown happening, I felt it was real important to share resources for military families and veterans.

Red Lines and Treasure

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 10.31.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Have we boxed ourselves into a corner by good intentions and dangerously simplistic thinking? One thing I learned in the desert is that sand storms happen. Every crevice of your body ends up with sand. All the lines we draw, even hard red lines, are really lines drawn in the sand.

The Vets Challenge Was About Giving Back

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, a big congratulations to all the Teams who participated in the Veterans Charity Challenge over on CrowdRise. As many of you know, I gave $50k t...

Democratic Legislators: Making Veterans a Priority Every Day

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Supporting our veterans is not cheap; it involves a real investment in both policy and budget priorities. But our veterans put our country first and stepped up, and on this Memorial Day, state legislators of both parties need to be standing up for veterans with real resources as well.

The Whole of National Sacrifice

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Democratizing service and sacrifice would revitalize the meaning of citizenship, regenerate the civil-military relationship, and introduce an inclusiveness to help us find a more common basis of strength in our dangerously divided nation.

Invest in Veterans

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Just as we are committed to the country's security and defense, we are committed to our veterans and military families. Without them, we would have no defense. They are proven leaders and community assets.

Understanding Our Peers

Julia L. Stern | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Julia L. Stern

The U.S. military was engaged in two theaters of war, I was studying global security, and yet I could not think of a single person I knew who was serving -- nor had the thought previously crossed my mind.

The Costs of War, Collective Amnesia, and Learning From Experience

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

"It's true throughout history: there's always the belief that the next war will go much better than the last war."

The Plain-Clothed Service Members Among Us

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

There are so many civilians who deploy alongside us, who wear bulletproof vests, sometimes carry weapons and run for cover when the mortars hit, who may never be thanked for their service, simply because they don't wear the same uniform we do.

Improve Mental-Health Care for Our Troops

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Obama should use the bully pulpit to urge troops and veterans to seek help if they are depressed, suffering from PTSD or suicidal. He should also trumpet legislation to fund more mental-health counselors for the armed forces and for veterans.