Remembering Our Fallen

                The first words we heard set the tone for our visit to the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit. Tim McGraw sang: “Laying down my gun, I’m hanging up my boots, I’m up here with God and we’re both watching over you, so lay me down in that open field out on the edge of town, and know my soul is where my momma always prayed that it would go. And if you’re reading this, I’m already home.”...more

Books on the Battlefield

    I'd never met Lt. Col. Lisa Schieferstein, yet I was intrigued by her story. I knew Lisa was half a world away, doing a tough job in a gritty, remote location. As the garrison commander of the 389th "Renegades" division in Iraq, she was stationed at a desert outpost, with 90 soldiers under her command. The heat was appalling, the conditions were rugged, and danger was ever present. ...more

How To: Welcome Home A Soldier

I'm sure you've seen this scene before on the 5 o'clock news  ...more

Dog Bless America

Dog Bless You, a non-profit organization that celebrates all things canine, has teamed up with other like-minded groups to donate free service dogs to recent war veterans. All they are asking is to be liked…on Facebook....more

Yes, It’s Even Christmas in Afghanistan

Well, it is at least for the roughly 100,000 men and women serving in Afghanistan, one who happens to be my 20 year old nephew, Nick. It’s really hard to imagine that the same little boy who squirted carpet cleaner into the control panel of my television set one Christmas when he was a toddler, is now a full grown man and serving in the armed forces. The same little man who did his best superman pose, hands on hips, in his birthday suit no less, on the shores of Donner Lake in northern California, is now willingly jumping out of airplanes. Who’d have thought?Where have the years gone?...more

Aww, well I hope he comes home soon. I too didnt understand until my BFF's husband was over ...more

Letter To A Soldier/Veterans Day 2010

Dear Soldier, I stood in a field, in San Antonio, Texas one cold, March Day as you took an oath to give your life for this great...more

Sr Airman Jami is upper right.
The most amazing daugher,Sr Airman, full time student and ...more

On President Obama's Nobel

by Farai Chideya ...more

I ♥ GI Joe

Soldiers are sexy. It needed to be said, so I said it. There’s just something about them… is it the camo? For shiz. The sacrificing of self for our safety? Oh yeah, big time. The short hair, muscled forearms and their very own “trigger finger”? Yum yum. ...more