Apr 15
Walk to Raise Awareness of PTSD and Suicide Among Veterans

By George Holmes
In Military Education, Guest Contributor

Currently, the Veterans Administration estimates that each day 22 veterans take their own lives, or over 8,000 annually. I personally know four veterans who have taken their own lives after losing a battle with PTSD. I decided to take action to help my fellow veterans who fought for this beautiful country defeat the demons of PTSD. I founded the Arooh Initiative to raise awareness that we are losing our nation’s heroes and they need our help.

Mar 27
AMU Student Launches Social Campaign to #FindKatrinaGirl 10 Years Later

By Jessica Stasiw
Editor, In Military Education

Share Michael’s story with your networks and help the Air Force vet realize his dream to thank the person that pushed him through such a devastating event. Just like her smile and hugs were infectious at the time, so should the persistence be to locate and reunite her with her rescuer.

Mar 27
Hiring Veterans: A Marketing Trend or a Smart Move

By Kevin Harrington
Forbes

Pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV and you’re sure to see an ad, article or report of another company that’s focused on hiring veterans. I wonder if they’re paying tribute to our soldiers, or making a smart business decision?

Mar 16
Soldiers are Marching Back to School

By Doug Bradley
Next Avenue Contributor

Across the country, others who have served are also heading back to college in record numbers, taking advantage of exceptional education benefits. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to full tuition, a monthly housing stipend and money for books and supplies to veterans, service members and their families to complete their postsecondary education.

Jan 16
Combat Readied Veteran for Classroom

By Jon Krenek
The (Kankakee) Daily Journal, Kankakee, Ill.

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Can you spot Josh Carlile’s students? The Manteno Middle School science teacher’s class might be hiding in the shrubs outside in camouflage to demonstrate how animals hide themselves from predators.

The ecology lesson is just one way Carlile, 29, of Bourbonnais, can engage his students, compliments of his military service in Kuwait and Afghanistan. Continue Reading

Nov 19

By Suzanne Minarcine
Faculty Director for the School of Business at American Military University

My family’s military service dates back to before the Revolutionary War. My son-in-law just recently separated from the Air Force, my brother served in the Navy, and my son was in the Marines. My husband was a pilot during Vietnam, and my dad and my great-uncle both served during World War II. Continue Reading