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World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

9 Ways To Handle Work Stress Like A Soldier

: Inc. | Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Small Business

Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody's happy. When times grow tough, however, a leader's true colors are revealed. Te...

Helping Transitioning Servicemembers Find Jobs Before Becoming Veterans

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

The military teaches you to always think of the team first. This can present a challenge when competing for a job in the civilian sector. Servicemembers are not always comfortable bragging about their accomplishments, or speaking in "I" or "me."

Drone Warriors

Carl Pettit | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carl Pettit

Drones have their place, and in future wars might even become instrumental in massive assaults on enemy positions. Even so, a measured use of this technology should be the guiding rule by which a democracy abides.

Soldiers Could Soon Be Fighting Alongside Robots

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The few. The proud. The robots. As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, one of the next groups to see their lives altered by robotics could be...

Why I Wrote the First Post DADT Repeal Gay Iraq War Memoir

Rob Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On November 15th, 2010 I chained myself to the White House fence with 12 other LGBT veterans and civilian activists in protest of the U.S. Military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. I did it because I cared, because I thought that every soldier had the right to serve.

4-Year-Old Won't Stop Hugging Military Dad After His Surprise Return

Posted 12.13.2013 | Parents

A Detroit preschooler got an early Christmas surprise Thursday when her father, Sgt. Sedale Benjamin, walked into her classroom. When Nevaeh saw h...

Sleep Problems for Soldiers and Vets

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The frequency of sleep problems including insomnia and other forms of disordered sleep among military personnel is alarming and strongly suggests the need for more attention directed at treatment and prevention.

Armistice Day: The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sandi Bachom

My grandmother, Catherine Mackenzie McCrae Higgins, was born in Canada. She said, "aboat" and, "eh?", put two syllables in "film" and invariably told the same story every year, that her cousin, Lt Col John McCrae wrote a poem in WWI called, "In Flanders Fields."

War Memorials Should Honor All That Serve

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

While evangelical Christians are some of the loudest supporters of our troops, many of their leaders want to ignore or marginalize the sacrifices of minority religious and non-religious service members who fought on behalf of this country.

Veterans Day: War and Social Numbness

B.J. Garrison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
B.J. Garrison

It should go without saying, one would think, that no reasonable human would see fake blood on a football uniform as cool. Simulated war from the safety of our sofa may be fun, but is it wise to glorify it in this way?

Sergeant Francis?

Logan Mehl-Laituri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Logan Mehl-Laituri

In a world in which fewer and fewer are serving more and more in increasingly intense combat, the Church must think carefully about her soldier saints and what they have to say not only to us but to those saints beside us who are suffering in stoic silence.

Service as Diplomacy: The Faces of the US Abroad

Mario Machado | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Mario Machado

There is no way to reconcile these two immediate faces of America to millions of people across the world; the military and the Peace Corps will always serve their own distinctly different purposes and for many reasons it is better that it remain this way.

Reporting for Duty. Again.

Eric Greitens | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Eric Greitens

Five million volunteers. Five million husbands, wives, sons, and daughters. Five million soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have fought for a dozen years. Next year, the last of these men and women will come home from Afghanistan. What comes next for this generation of veterans? What will their legacy be?

Heartbroken Soldier Discovers Dog Was Possibly Sold On Craigslist

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After a deployment in Afghanistan, Brandon Harker returned home to Washington last week, only to discover that his dog went missing. The friend he lef...

A Helping Hand for Military Veterans

Richard Taite | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Richard Taite

One of the results of traumatic experience for soldiers is addiction. Why are we asking American young men and women to fight for our country only to let them suffer after they have made their sacrifices?

Rats and Cats During WWI

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

My grandfather on my mother's side talked about the Great War (WWI, la Grande Guerre) every single day of his life. As far as us kids were concerned, ...

The Harvest of Peace in Flanders Field

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Photo courtesy of One World Futbol Project. To say that I am grateful to each and every known and unknown soldier of today and yesterday who fought...

Memorial Day: It's What We Do When the Bagpipes End

Jacob Wood | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Jacob Wood

Over the course of four years in the Marine Corps, two combat tours, nearly forty comrades killed in action, and eight dead by their own hand, I have heard "Amazing Grace" emotionally played on bagpipes too many times for a man who has only just turned thirty.

Who Invented Memorial Day?

Jim Downs | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
Jim Downs

As America recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclaimation, we would do well to revisit the origins of Memorial Day among freedpeople in Charleston.

'Flanders Fields' On Memorial Day For My Uncle Dude (1923-1942)

Sandi Bachom | Posted 07.25.2013 | Impact
Sandi Bachom

On Memorial Day, as a child, I recall frayed old men in tattered uniforms handing out Red Paper Poppies. And as I dropped a dime into the bucket, a donation to the veterans of past wars, I was more enamored with the brightly colored lapel garnish than with any deeper significance.

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 5th Annual U.S. Military Spouse Contest

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Sara Taney Humphreys

For the past few years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I've held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience.

Flammable or Inflammable

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.