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WATCH: What It's Like To Be A Soldier's Wife

OWN | Posted 11.25.2012 | OWN

In the latest episode of "Married to the Army: Alaska," the colonel's wife, Yolanda Goins, silently endures her own emotions. With her husband -- the ...

EXCLUSIVE HOME VIDEO: An Army-Family Thanksgiving

Posted 11.22.2012 | OWN

The new OWN docu-series "Married to the Army: Alaska" may have gotten off to a rocky start with some discord among the wives, but this exclusive home ...

WATCH: Trouble Brews On The Homefront For Alaska Army Wives

OWN | Posted 11.19.2012 | OWN

What happens when the spouses of seven soldiers gather together for a wives' lunch at the home of the highest-ranking wife in the brigade? Tensions...

SNEAK PEEK: The First 5 Minutes Of Oprah's New Reality Show

Posted 11.18.2012 | OWN

In the premiere of the new OWN docu-series "Married to the Army: Alaska," you will meet seven women who are members of a unique sisterhood. Some have ...

Oprah's New Reality Show: 'You Have Never Seen Anything Like This' (VIDEO)

OWN | Posted 11.15.2012 | OWN

With the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah says she's always looking to take reality television to a new and meaningful level. OWN's new series, "Marr...

Female Soldiers Struggle With Higher Rate Of Divorce

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

WASHINGTON — Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey. The breaking point in her first marriage came when her husban...

DADT: Troops Buck Historical Trend By Saying Gays OK

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When a majority of troops told the Pentagon this summer they didn't care if gays were allowed to serve openly in the military, it w...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Marines Most Resistant To Openly Gay Troops

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — They are the few, the proud and perhaps the military's biggest opponents of lifting the ban on openly gay troops. Most of t...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Faces Senate Vote Today

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military's 17-year ban on openly gay troops an...

A Gay Soldier's Letter Before Leaving For Afghanistan

Jezebel | Anonymous Soldier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ed. note: this letter was first posted on Jezebel.com and is reprinted with their permission. I'm writing letters to my loved ones in case I don't re...

The Relationship Between Gay Suicides, Bullying and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

Despite a groundswell of support from the public to stop young people from taking their lives, the ongoing sanctioning by our government of lesser treatment for gay people is clearly missing from the dialogue.

Pentagon's Cold War Mind Control Tests Included Chemical Concussions And Secret LSD

Wired | Katie Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than 30 years after it was written, the Pentagon has released a memorandum detailing its involvement in the CIA's infamous Cold War mind control ...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Court Ruling

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — A pressing legal reality for the "don't ask, don't tell" standard for gays serving in the military is that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court ...

David Petraeus On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': No Problem Serving With Gay Men And Women (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General David Petraeus is perfectly comfortable serving with gay men and women, he told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. Petraeus worked with gay CIA officers, ...

Obama, McCain, and Our Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Many may not know that Obama's name was placed in nomination by a man who identified himself as "a life-long Republican and an Iraq war veteran." His name is Michael Wilson; he served as an Air Force medic.

Why This Fifty-Five Year Old White Lifelong Republican Wants Obama To Win

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Obama does what all truly great leaders do: he speaks to the soul in plain self-revealing words of hope. We have never needed inspiration more.