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Home From War, Sergeant Swann Faces New Battles in "Fort Bliss"

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
Kelsey L. Campbell

Over 2.5 million women have slicked back their hair and donned a uniform for this country. They have honorably served, often making numerous personal sacrifices for the red, white, and blue. This film is a snapshot into what hopefully is a larger conversation about the many sheros amongst us today.

Women Veterans Look Toward Furthering Their Education

Barbara Mujica | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

America's two million female veterans are looking toward the future, and many are improving their employment opportunities by enrolling in courses. What issues do women veterans confront when they return to school?

Why Aren't We Talking About Homeless Female Veterans?

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women

In his new PBS series "Coming Back with Wes Moore," Army veteran Wes Moore explores the often painful process of returning home from combat, including...

Veterans Talk About Women in Combat

Barbara Mujica | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

In 2013 women became eligible for the same combat opportunities as men in the armed services. President Obama has advocated vigorously for women in combat, and the goal is for the Armed Services to fully integrate women into all spheres by January 1, 2016.

Women's History Month: Honoring Our Nation's Women Veterans

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

The United Nations has declared this year's theme, "Equality For Women is Progress For All." When we pause and think about the progress women have made in the military, they oftentimes still fall behind their male counterparts.

Service. Sacrifice. Success.

K. Sujata | Posted 05.13.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Many veterans who return from active duty encounter a difficult transition to civilian life. They come back to a poor economy in which jobs are scarce. The WBDC discovered that there was only one program in the U.S. that provided women veterans with the tools they need to become successful entrepreneurs.

Dear Military Spouses: I'm Sorry

Kayla Williams | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Kayla Williams

We're willing to watch movies like Twelve Years a Slave to try to imagine that experience, willing to read books about being young wizards and let our imaginations take us into that world -- why can we not do the same for troops and veterans?

Homegrown by Heroes Program to Roll out Nationwide

Linda Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Linda Watson

Would you make a special effort to buy food raised by veterans?

Successful Veterans Reintegration Starts With Holistic Services and Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Though Veterans Day comes just once a year, we should remember to thank and support our veterans all year long. At Goodwill, we encourage you to let the veterans in your life know that we stand ready to help them address their career needs.

Women Proudly Serve

Starlyn Lara | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Starlyn Lara

Women veterans need the opportunity to talk and socialize with other veterans who can understand and relate to their own experiences. Imagine the impact if each one of us would take the challenge of paying it forward to a fellow woman veteran transitioning.

Molly O'Toole

'It'll Hurt Less Than If I'm Alive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact

In just a year in the Army, Jessica Kenyon said she was sexually assaulted three different times, her trauma compounded by two botched rape investigat...

A Spouse of a Veteran and Caregiver Strives to Give Back Through Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

My definition of yoga has always had service at its core, but now I believe that as I teach yoga I am serving the communities that I teach in and the populations I teach.

A Call to Arms: Helping Female Veterans Find Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden called on Goodwill and others to support our military veterans by participating in the Joining Forces campaign. Goodwill rose to that call.

Confidence Helps Women Business Owners Take Flight

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

A friend of mine who teaches people how to fly told me there is a big difference between her male and female students. Male students almost always need to get their skill level up to their confidence level, while female students inevitably need to get their confidence level up to their skill level.

The Harsh Struggles Only Female Vets Face

Posted 03.29.2013 | Impact

By Sara Benincasa, TakePart Women veterans are part of the national conversation as never before. This topicality is partially thanks to the fact t...

Molly O'Toole

Tammy Duckworth Reflects On War That Changed Her Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

When images of joyous Iraqi voters with purple thumbs were broadcast around the world in January 2005, Tammy Duckworth watched with heartfelt tears fr...

Ladies, Start Your Start-up Engines

Nell Merlino | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Nell Merlino

Another Veterans Day has come and gone but it's time for us to realize that honoring all veterans should be something we are doing on a regular basis....

Making Over the Military... One Woman at a Time

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I salute you, women in the military, veterans, wives, mothers, girlfriends and daughters. We all salute and thank you. Happy Veteran's Day!

Mentor a Woman Veteran: Give Back to Those Who Have Given So Much

Deborah Frett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Deborah Frett

While we should thank our veterans every day, collectively we as a nation all say thank you on Veterans Day, November 11. But many of us want to offer more than just a sincere "Thank You," we would like to do something.

Nonprofit Boosts Female Vets Turned Entrepreneurs Amid Job Crisis

Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact

Sgt. Lindsay Freeland was used to being one of the guys. She served alongside them in Afghanistan, sharing most responsibilities. But back home, Freel...

The Invisible War -- Documentary Spotlighting Rape in the Military Aims to Create National Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Invisible War interweaves devastating statistics with the personal stories of a group of women and one man. Their lives have been forever altered by "soul-shattering" violations from those they had believed to be a trusted family -- the military.

The Invisible Soldier

Gary A. Officer | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

What comes to mind when you think of veterans? What comes to mind when you think of a struggling head of the household, hardly able to afford basic h...

Molly O'Toole

Unseen: Trailblazing Military Women Forced To Fight For Recognition, Equal Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

After a rocket-propelled grenade sent the Black Hawk helicopter tumbling out of the sky over Iraq, the medics got to work fast on the co-pilot, Capt. ...

Demanding Accessibility To Documents Regarding Military Sexual Violence

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Rachel Natelson

In the government's view, the public needn't concern itself with the ugly details of the epidemic of sexual violence in the military.

Military Sexual Abuse Can't Be Ignored

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 04.01.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

What women veterans need is fundamental respect, recognition, and understanding of the unique stressors of their service experience. They need humane, integrative treatment, and some programming solely with and for their fellow women veterans.