Dog Saves Suicidal Veteran

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After watching this dog save a suicidal veteran, Louise Thayer shares her experience with PTSD, veterans, and service animals.

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.

PTSD and the War at Home: A Soldier’s Story of Return and Recovery

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Sgt Billy Caviness, who was wounded in Afghanistan, recounts his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Marine Sings ‘Home’ on Flight Back From Training

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Matt Bussen’s soulful in-flight rendition of Michael Bublé’s “Home” gives voice to every soldier’s feelings on homecoming.

How much of the CIA Torture Report should be Made Public?

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This is a fight for the Integrity, Credibility and Soul of America and what we stand for.

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?

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How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

MH17, Iraq, Gaza and the Deadly Verbal Dance Around Killing People

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Global leaders speak the same language when distancing themselves from the killing of civilians in military operations.

Green Berets in Iraq: “Our boots will not touch the ground. You just watch.”

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Immediately prior to their recent deployment in Iraq, the Green Berets were awarded their BJJ black belts from Grandmaster Hener Seagull.

9 Months in Afghanistan, and Then Home to This

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This heartwarming video shows Florida State student, Pi Kappa Alpha brother and US Sergeant, Clark Raham returns home after a nine month tour in Afghanistan. He shows up at a party to surprise his girlfriend and the result is beautiful.

Are your tissues handy?

A Day w/o Gun Sanity = A Day with Senseless Death & Heartbreak

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Sending our kids to elementary school or college, attending a political rally or going to the movies, hanging out at the corner store or walking home with a snack, should not be a death sentence.

What Does Memorial Day Make You Think Of?

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

Military Lending and Debt

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In honor of Memorial Day, ProPublica and Marketplace hosted a live discussion on the issues facing military members in debt.

Defense Secretary Hagel Open To Reviewing Military’s Transgender Ban

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Did you know that the lifting of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” did not apply to trans*gendered people? Well, change could be coming.

The Mommy Effect (Guante) [Video]

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Spoken word artist Guante on what “…the Pentagon calls ‘The Mommy Effect'”.

10 Things MBA Students Can Learn from Infantry School

Friends in high places: Company D checks on ANA observation posts

Military principles significantly complement business tactics, says straight-talking Texas entrepreneur David M. Smith.

Transmilitary

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The end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” allowed gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members to serve openly in the military. But what about trans*people?