The Army Thought it Would Beat Me – How I Overcame the Odds

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No one would have predicted TJ Trent’s success, not even him. One thing helped him survive and reach the top.

Military Recruit Training as a Modern Day Rite of Passage for Men

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I wasn’t looking for a rite of passage when I joined the army, but I sure as hell found it.

Why We Run #8: A New Life

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TJ Trent runs to change, to make his fresh start. To a new life.

Adam Chandler Crawford: Everything Changes

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

The Day I Stood in the Command Tent Hearing of Your Death, Father

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Veteran Airman Nicholas Miele skillfully juxtaposes a personal rite of passage with a personal loss.

Tis the Season for Feigning Football Interest

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September brings my annual ritual of brushing up on the basest college football knowledge for use in conversation.

The Foyer of a Soldier’s House

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Poet and U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray captures how war changes soldiers in this poem of departure and homecoming.

Letting Go: A Mother Prepares for Her Son’s Enlistment

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In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.

89-Year-Old Veteran Escapes Nursing Home to Join Comrades in Normandy

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Bernard Jordan, an 89-year-old-veteran, escaped from his nursing home to commemorate D-Day in Normandy.

The ‘F’-Word: Once Heard, Cannot Be Unheard

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I feel I speak on behalf of every single person that has dealt with these issues that it shouldn’t GET better, it should BE better from day one.

Veterans Dying On Waiting List: What it Means

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Iraq War veteran Michael Anthony discusses the latest VA crisis and what it means for veterans and the United States.

The Price of a Salute Among Leaders of Men

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What have you done, today, to earn the loyalty of those who follow you?

Four Ways to Support and Appreciate Military Children

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GMP joins the nation in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child

The Power of Music In War

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In a remarkable story, WWII Veteran Jack Leroy Tueller shares an account that shows the power of music in war.

April Call for Submissions: The Month of the Military Child

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Are you a military child with a story to tell? We want YOU!

Soldiers Surprisingly Resilient to PTSD after Iraq and Afghanistan

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Studies show that troops in the UK have become more resilient to PTSD