May 22
Portraits of Valor: World War II Veterans from Around the World

By Nicole Crowder
The Washington Post

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and as veterans of that generation grow older, recording their memories of their experiences during this critical turning point in history has become more important for posterity. Five years ago, photographer Sasha Maslov began making portraits of men and women from around the world who served in the war. In intimate profiles, Maslov shares brief stories of the lives of those who served in different roles, whether on the ground fighting, in tiny European villages treating the injured, as partisans, or as prisoners of war.

May 14
$3 Donations at Macy's Have Raised $5 Million for Veterans

By Brett Zongker
The Associated Press

It turns out small $3 donations at Macy's cash registers leading up to Memorial Day can raise big bucks for veterans. Over the past two years, Cincinnati-based Macy's has raised $5 million for the national veteran campaign "Got Your 6." In exchange for each $3 donation, Macy's gives customers discounts of 15 to 25 percent off their purchases. About 1.7 million people have made donations.

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.