See your homecoming video in a Country Music video

            Jamie O’Neal wants your homecoming videos. The powerful-voiced country singer, a long-time military supporter and a spokeswoman for the Fisher House, has a song called “Soldier Comin’ Home” and she wants to include real military homecoming footage in the video. But, lest you think this is another tear-jerking, flag-waving song […] Continue Reading....
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Two Marines

There were two big news stories about Marines last week, perhaps you saw them. The first, an amazing story, was about Dakota Meyer, the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq. Meyer, without a doubt, deserved our nation’s highest valor award — but he never should have […] Continue Reading....
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The end of war

How can one day mark both the beginning of a war and the end of war? And yet, that’s exactly what — among many other things both horrible and beautiful — September 11, 2001 did for the United States. It was a day of great heroism and stories of our countrymen’s actions  inspired the world, […] Continue Reading....
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What to tell kids about 9/11?

I’ve been seeing all these discussions lately with moms debating what, if anything, they should tell their young children about 9/11,  and isn’t that weird to think about? September 11, 2001 seems so recent to me, I have to remind myself that anyone younger than, say, 20 years old today probably needs to be told […] Continue Reading....
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Doomed to Cheat?

  My good friend Stephanie Himel-Nelson leads a weekly live chat session on military issues at The Washington’s Post website. This week’s topic? Infidelity in the military. Stephanie called on Andrew London, one of the authors of a recent study that found a higher prevalence of infidelity among veterans than among those who had never […] Continue Reading....
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