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Veterans Issues

Taking Veterans' Concerns Seriously

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Rep. Marc Veasey

While our country continues to fall short of ideal in keeping our commitments to our veterans, I am optimistic that Congress and Veterans Affairs have together taken steps in the right direction.

WATCH: 'Human Skeleton': The Story Behind The Iconic Photo

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

On Memorial Day, the country will honor those who served and continue to serve in the military. In that spirit, the documentary 'Honor Flight' follows...

But What About The Other 1 Percent: The Veterans?

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Veterans are "the other one percent." But the tiny minority of Americans who carry the heavy burden of war face enormous challenges that neither presidential candidate is addressing.

WATCH: Substance Abuse Rampant In Military

Posted 09.27.2012 | World

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez explores why the Pentagon's methods for dealing with substance abuse aren't working and what soldiers need to help the...

Ghost Poop

Howard Hinterthuer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Howard Hinterthuer

If you don't know the answers before you give them your hard-earned money, you may be buying ghost poop. Here is a list of a few veterans' service organizations having a strong and honorable history of addressing veteran's homelessness and the surrounding issues.

Happy 30th, Will! Celebrating The Prince's Years Of Goodwill

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

Prince William turns the big 3-0 today. And while reports say he's keeping the celebrations low-key -- with wife Princess Kate and a few close fri...

Iraq War Vets Bike 3,400 Miles To Raise Awareness For Veteran Suicide

Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

After biking 3,400 miles across the country to raise awareness for veteran suicide, two Iraq War vets say they're just getting their mission started. ...

Exploring Their Private Wars

Brigid Brett | Posted 12.13.2011 | Books
Brigid Brett

For anyone who knows a combat veteran, has served in a war zone or feels a need to better understand what it means to be a modern soldier, Lori Holyfield's Veterans' Journey Home is a timely and valuable resource.

May No Soldier Go Unloved

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.02.2011 | Impact
Marc Joseph

As a nation, we need to provide our veterans with productive jobs back in society. Only a strong moral commitment from both business and government can achieve this. All of us need to work towards this end.

Lila Shapiro

Skills Learned In Service Don't Translate To Employment For Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When Eric Smith, 26, returned home after his second tour in Iraq serving as a Navy medic, he didn't expect to have a difficult time find...

Defense Leaders Fear Military-Civilian 'Disconnect'

Politico | Philip Ewing | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Philip Ewing Politico How could the U.S. military fight for almost a decade and yet drift away from -- not closer toward -- the public consciou...

Homeless Veterans In America: Serving Those In Need

Bishop James Magness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop James Magness

Nearly one in four homeless persons is a veteran. Shocked? You should be, because these are the people who served you, many of whom risked their lives when they went off to fight this country's wars.

Quilts For Injured Soldiers: Organization Provides Gifts For Troops

CNN | John Bena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Scotia, New York (CNN) -- Christina Powell folds the red, white and blue quilt before it is packed up and sent to Andrews Air Force Base, some 400 mil...

Families, Caregivers Bear the Biggest Burden

Bob Woodruff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Woodruff

This Veterans Day, after we raise the flag, we must raise awareness about wars hidden injuries, and what's required for injured service members, families and caregivers to have safe futures.

New York's Department of Veterans' Affairs: Where's the Outrage?

Luis Montalvan and Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Montalvan and Aaron Glantz

Internal audits at the VA regional headquarters has revealed over half of all disability claims processed through the New York office had been illegally tampered with.

Veterans' Families Cast a Vote for Change

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

I previously wrote an article about those who have served in our military, and the challenges facing them and their families. At that time, I intervi...