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Chaos Fueled by Caffeine

June 1, 2015


There is a theme trending in these Military Writers Guild interviews — life. Not everyone has the luxury of sequestering ourselves away to make writing happen. At this point, I’m not so sure that would be a luxury at all. The precious time that we steal away to write make those words even more valuable. Perhaps that […]

Chasing Ghosts

December 28, 2012


Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective An Operation Iraqi Freedom vet and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Paul Rieckhoff recounts his journey from National Guard lieutenant to disillusioned patriot in this disappointing combat memoir-cum-polemic. Rieckhoff admits that he thought the reasons for invading Iraq were “bullshit,” but volunteered […]

Book: Powerful Peace

November 30, 2012


Powerful Peace: A Navy SEAL’s Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War (via Amazon) In Powerful Peace, J. Robert DuBois takes on a crucial, unprecedented mission for a U.S. Navy SEAL: the relentless pursuit of interpersonal and international peacemaking. With gut wrenching candor and surprising moments of comedy, he narrates a personal journey through […]

Census Snapshot of our Nation’s Veterans

July 16, 2012


[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2012


Remember our Heroes

May 28, 2012


From Forward Operating Base To Boardroom

May 22, 2012


From the May 21, 2012 Wall Street Journal Over the next five years, more than one million military service members will return from active duty.  By Stan McChrystal  ‘Wanted for hire: Enterprising, reliable self-starter. Must work well in teams. Technological literacy and leadership experience a plus.”  This notice could be posted by many businesses today […]