Integrity and a Bridge too Far

Muhammad Ali was more than just a boxer, and we can take a page from his book, especially when faced with the obscene politics of this year’s election.

Why Adam Driver Brings Theater to the Military

Before he was Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Adam Driver was a United States Marine. He tells the story of how he brings self-expression to the armed forces.

Old War Movies and the News

Army veteran and GMP favorite Dwight Gray shares a winning poem on war, socialization, and one boy’s path to soldierhood.

A Reflection of Memorial Day

Can we finally expand the definition of the term “patriot”.

What Does Memorial Day Make You Think Of?

A series of short personal reflections on the multiple meanings of Memorial Day.

Home of the Brave: How a Once Great Country Lost its Way

It’s time to put aside our differences and work together to get things done.

Mother’s Day is Selfish! (and Other Gaslighting Techniques)

Why is there always a “woman to blame”—even on Mother’s Day?

They Deserved So Much Better: Sexuality & Service Members in the 20th Century

As MI5 is voted Britain’s most “gay-friendly” employer, many are reflecting on Alan Turing and the many other service members persecuted for their sexuality.

Comedy in Afghanistan – It’s Hard to Laugh in the Face of Death

But sometimes the hard things are also the necessary things.

She Said She Had Heard About Those Shoes

Remembering the soldiers who returned too soon.

A Salute to My Dad, An American Hero

A grateful daughter reconciles with her memories of her dad’s military career.

10 Things I Would Like To Tell The 18 Year Old Me

Lessons, big and small, David Soto wishes he could impart on his younger self.

My Father Buys a Ballroom in Shanghai, China, 1944

Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.

Question of the Day: How Many Medal of Honor Recipients can You Name?

March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day. Do you know the names of any of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, or others who have received the Medal of Honor?

Life & Times Series: Part 4

Father Time presents:  “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad offering his take on time  ◊♦◊ Johnny L. (California) Age: 53 Occupation: Navy Retired/Disabled Veteran/Navy Contractor – Systems Engineer Status: Married 22 years (1994-Present) with 2 daughters, ages 18 and 17 Wife is a Public School Librarian. FT: […]

My Family Is Having To Move Again And It’s My Fault

We’re moving again, my son is excited, my family is excited as a whole, but I’m nervous. It’s my fault. — I joined the military in 2007. My first five years were spent as a National Guardsman. It was a good experience and it helped me stay the course to graduate college. In 2012, I […]