Community
Stop Treating The Military Community As Sacred
To call something “sacred” is to insist that it’s beyond the realm of politics.
A second lieutenant (not the author) hugs his mother while celebrating his promotion at the commissioning ceremony.
Family & Relationships
When I Deployed To Iraq, My Mom Fought Her Own War At Home
When I returned home from Iraq in 2004, I realized the sacrifices my mother made as a single parent watching her son go off to war.
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Family & Relationships
In 2005, George W. Bush Gave The Right Response To A Gold Star Mother
Donald Trump was called out by a Gold Star parent. Former President George W. Bush was too. But their responses couldn’t be more different.
At Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Gold Star family member Nanette West looks over names of the fallen at the Operation Iraqi Freedom memorial there.
Family & Relationships
When A Military Family Becomes A Gold Star Family
The son of a fallen Navy SEAL recounts the day his family found out his father died in this recently published novel.