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Tie One On for Veteran's Day

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
EllynAnne Geisel

On Veterans' Day, tie one on (...a Victory Apron, of course!), and salute the nation's oldest support to military personnel, the USO.

Enslavement's Shadow

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 11.22.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

The United States had joined the Allies to fight for freedom overseas. And yet, as Yard No. 4 so clearly demonstrated, African Americans still lacked full freedom and citizenship.

High Praise for Robin Williams

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Dorian de Wind

As retired military, I tremendously appreciate all Williams did for our troops and that he was my favorite actor and comedian -- a beautiful person whom I'll terribly miss.

The Twenty Dollar Chicken: A Message of Thanks

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

I give thanks for the technology, the great connection that gave me the chance to hear his voice, and so clearly. I give thanks to the Afghani soldier who accompanied my son, who did not turn on him, but instead prepared him something to eat.

Honoring The Moments Which Define Us This Veterans Day

John I. Pray, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John I. Pray, Jr.

"No -- thank YOU," he exclaimed. "You don't know how important this is for us to get these reminders of home, of our way of life. You remind us of what it is to be an American and let us know we are not lost or forgotten."

Michelle Obama's Beautiful Gesture On 9/11

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama drew a pair of construction paper hands for a project with military children during a 9/11 visit to a USO center at the A...

WATCH: Gary Sinise: An Actor of Valor

HooplaHa | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

In 1994, Gary Sinise played a wounded veteran in Forrest Gump. Since then the actor has been involved with the Disabled American Veterans. After his f...

Actor Romany Malco Visits Troops, Returns a Changed Man

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Celebrity
Tamar Abrams

Now back in the US, Romany Malco says he would happily go on another USO tour but he says that the experience in Afghanistan has changed him greatly.

Actor Robert Patrick Talks Guns, Films and Troops

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Actor Robert Patrick is best known as a tough guy in TV shows and films. But he's a softie when discussing our nation's soldiers and his involvement with the USO.

This Veterans Day, Support Our Service Men and Women

Susan_Thomas | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Susan_Thomas

My dual roles as a military spouse and a new mother afford me a unique and personal perspective driving me to do all I can for our nation's heroes -- especially as we reflect on their service, sacrifice and strength this Veterans Day.

'Coming Home': Soldier Surprises His Kids At USO Benefit

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

The show "Coming Home" (Wed., 11 p.m. ET on Lifetime) just loves to set children up to be surprised by the presence of their military parent, and it w...

Charlie Sheen To Give $1 Million To Troops

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Charlie Sheen's anger issues will soon be helping soldiers. The actor announced Monday that he'll donate at least $1 million to the USO i...

How To Spark Change This 4th Of July

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As you plan for this week's holiday, think about the many ways you can honor the men and women who are serving on behalf of all of us, and support others who are solving problems and making life better for our communities

Closure: A Changed Point of View

John A. Anderson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

For those who continue to wrestle with war injuries, post-traumatic stress syndrome and the lingering effects of an experience that they really didn't ask for, recognition is long overdue.

Helping Military Families Heal Invisible Wounds

Frank Thorp | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Frank Thorp

Most people know the USO for our world class entertainment. USO tours with headliner celebrities have been entertaining troops for more than 70 years ...

How You Can Help Military Families

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

In honor of Military Families Week, HuffPost Impact is recognizing the sacrifice and service of both the military members who have served our country ...

The Many Facets of Robert Davi: Actor, Singer, Writer, Director and Patriot

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.01.2012 | Celebrity
Ellen Sterling

Davi has one of those faces that cause people to walk up and point their finger as they try to recall how they know him. Then they realize they know him as Jake, the brother who sang opera in The Goonies, as villain Franz Sanchez in Bond film License To Kill or from any of his 100+ movies and TV shows.

WATCH: Marine In Afghanistan Sings Heartbreaking Christmas Song For His Wife

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for U.S. troops and their families. Master Sgt. Robert Allen, a member of Marine Wing Support ...

Bestselling Authors On Their Trip To Afghanistan

Kathy Reichs | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Kathy Reichs

I remember clearly the day I was asked if I would even consider "going to Middle East on a USO tour." I said, "Sign me up."

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' Celebs To Host Veterans Day Fundraising Special

Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will salute military families in a Veterans Day fundraising special featuring st...

Ex-Rockette, 92, Uses Dance To Fund Cancer Research

Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

Louise Neistat was a Rockette...during World War II. But for the 92-year-old, age hasn't gotten in the way of her passion for dance or her desire to h...

Broadway's War Horse To Show Proceeds To Troops

Broadway.com | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veteran's Day, the producers of the Broadway hit War Horse will donate net proceeds from the November 11 performance to the USO. The 2011 ...

Two Jews Walk Into a War

Benari Poulten | Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

2011-08-01-Screenshot20110801at4.32.36PM.jpg Jon Stewart's surprise visit not only boosted my morale as a soldier, but as a comedian. And I'm sure he was just as surprised to find a fellow Jew in the middle of a military base in Afghanistan.

Will And Kate To Focus On Charity For Kids, Military During U.S. Trip

Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact

Prince William and Catherine are anything but ivory tower charitable givers. During their U.S. visit, the couple will be boots-on-the-ground volunteer...

Fear of Flying

Mickey Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Mickey Goodman

My seatmate talks about cleaning up his life. The aunt who raised him wants him to move back to South Carolina to live with her, but he doesn't want to. "My cousins sell dope," he says. "I don't want to get mixed up in that again.