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7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Part of my training included learning how to speak Army, figuring out the rank structure, and understanding a vast alphabet of acronyms. It was all worth it because I learned so much from the soldiers with whom I worked. Here are just a few of the biggest lessons I learned...

Hardest Decision For This Soldier Was Not On The Battlefield, But On His Own Driveway

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
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If you saw this man driving in his car around your neighborhood, you probably wouldn't think twice about it ... and you certainly wouldn't see the dee...

WATCH: Solider Who Urinated On Taliban Corpses: I Would Do It Again

Posted 07.19.2013 | World

Joseph Chamblin, the Marine who got in trouble for urinating on Taliban corpses said recently that he would do it again if given the chance. ...

Top 5 Coming Out Videos On YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In the celebration of Pride Week, and YouTube's #ProudToLove campaign, Davey Wavey highlights the best coming out videos on YouTube, featuring Grego...

Thank You, Andy Rooney

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

You know how in horror movies, there is that one room that the overnight guest has been warned not to enter and how the guest, sensing that something terrible is beyond that door, is helplessly drawn to opening it anyway?

Craig Davidson: Celebrating A Soldier Story

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

A mother's pride is her greatest achievement with priceless rewards. With that, I call for continued support of new creators in the entertainment industry. We can no longer allow the media and press to dictate our perception of our children.

'Be With My Son. Comfort Him, Lord.'

Guideposts | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

I dreamed of becoming an All-American hero. I just didn't know how I was going to get there. I had no real job skills, and hadn't done well enough in school to earn a college scholarship. Maybe that was why a commercial I saw about the Army intrigued me.

WATCH: Killing the Kids that Don't Need to Die

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

How can we continue to justify this war begun to avenge the 9/11 attacks and punish those responsible, but now too long, too deadly, too mired in waste and corruption in a land that has resisted the ambitions of empire since the ancient Persians and Macedonians?

WATCH: Why Veterans Should Be "Thanked, Not Cheered"

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

2012-07-26-moyers.JPG "Here's my ideal of a return. First of all, they don't need cheering. It ain't football."

WATCH: Deaf ROTC Soldier Fights To Change Military Acceptance Rules

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Growing up, Cadet Private Keith Nolan knew he wanted to be in the military. After high school he went to enlist, but instead, got three words scribble...

Military Mind: What Happens to Our Heroes' Brains

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

Combat seems to do a number on some soldiers' minds--as high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among returning soldiers attest. But a bom...

My Dad Sarge

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

My dad (like every vet I have ever met) is heavily defined by his military service. They are soldiers. It is not something they did. It is not a job they held. It is who they are.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Ben Muessig

AWOL Soldier Arrested With Weapons, Explosives, Planned Fort Hood Attack, Authorities Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

Less than two years after an Army officer killed 13 people in a shooting attack on Fort Hood, police have arrested an AWOL soldier with weapons and ex...

Opening Statements To Start In Arkansas Soldier Shooting Trial

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.19.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula was smoking a cigarette outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas when a black truck pulled u...

Last Vietnam Draftee Is Retiring From Army

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — A homemade wind chime with the word "Whining" under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute ac...

Slaying Dragons, Wrestling God: Soldiers Of Peace In Christian Symbolism

Eric Simpson | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

There is no indication however, that this imagery may justify the use of violence or coercion in the name of the Gospel. We are called, as Paul writes to Timothy, to fight the good fight of faith.

Is Budweiser's New Commercial Gay, Bi or Straight? (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 07.06.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Beer ads are usually the province of babes in bikinis. So when a new Budweiser ad featured two young men locked (briefly) in a tender embrace, the Internet's gaydar started tingling.

Who Supports the U.S. Soldier?

Gabriel Ledeen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriel Ledeen

"Supporting" the soldier necessarily means sharing his desire for victory. From this perspective, there is an inherent contradiction in claiming to "support" the soldier while taking actions that undercut his efforts.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Patriotic Mom Keeps Troops Warm With Handmade Blue Jean Blankets

Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact

Terri Daniels' son is a 22-year-old solider stationed in northern Afghanistan where temperatures are plummeting this time of year. So Daniels is worki...

Astoria Characters: The Super-Human Handyman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sead Cerovic, aka Cera the Bull, is a big guy. His 6-foot-2 frame stands on 240 pounds of monumental muscle.

Our Heroes' Journey

Ravi Sawhney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ravi Sawhney

As business people, if we can understand and empathize with our consumers, surely we can do the same for those in uniform.

NATO Forces in Afghanistan Can't Deny They Killed Civilians in Sangin Anymore

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Exclusive, on-the-ground interviews obtained by Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project confirm what NATO forces repeatedly denied: U.S. an...

Brain Port Device Lets Blind Soldier 'See' With His Tongue (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below.* British soldier Lance-Corporal Craig Lundberg lost his eyesight in a rocket-launched grenade attack while serving in Iraq in 200...