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- BlogMon, 26 Oct 2015Iraq and Afghanistan
Time is relentless. Sometimes hours pass in a heartbeat; other times, years unfold without our even seeming to notice. On October 15, President Obama announced a reversal in U.S. policy in Afghanistan, saying that American forces will remain until at least 2017, beyond the length of his second term in office. Back in 2008, then Senator... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogMon, 13 Apr 2015My Farewell Message: Advance, Never Retreat!
“And through all this welter of change and development your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars. Everything else in your professional career is but corollary to this vital dedication. All other public purpose, all other public projects, all other public needs, great or small, will find others for... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogTue, 17 Mar 2015Tell It Like It Is
Of all the advice out there for veterans returning home, perhaps none is more timely, encouraging and honest than the guidance from Eric Greitans, Navy SEAL, award-winning author, Rhodes Scholar, and Founder of The Mission Continues. In his article 7 Things I’d Like Every New Veteran to Keep In Mind Eric speaks from... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogFri, 6 Mar 2015That Which I Love Destroys Me
Some people go to Florida or the Caribbean for winter break. My colleagues and I? We went to the frozen tundra of Iowa. Although there were no soft beaches or azure waters, it was amazing! The greater Des Moines area is striving to make their communities among the most veteran-friendly in the nation. We held key meetings with the... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogTue, 3 Feb 2015James Armistead went from slave, to spy, to...
Rebecca’s note: African Americans played a critical role in The Revolutionary War and helped change the course of world history. One such man was James Armistead, America’s first double-agent. Join me in learning more about his extraordinary contributions through author Karen Holt’s reflection on this unsung... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogWed, 21 Jan 2015I’d Take a Bullet for You
Dear Michael Moore, It’s my job to bridge the veteran-civilian divide in America. However, this time I have to admit I’m unable to separate myself from the role of military veteran in order to maintain objectivity. Let me ask you a very simple question: Would you take a bullet for me? I really want to know; I would... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogThu, 8 Jan 2015Later, ISAF. Proud to Have Been a Part.
The New Year brought more than just our personal resolutions for change, but also the end of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations in Afghanistan and the beginning of the Resolute Support mission. True Boots author Kristen Rouse, veteran of three tours in Afghanistan and Defense Council member of the... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogWed, 17 Dec 2014Toys for Tots: Service Together Joins the Marines!
You know it’s going to be a good day when the mercury rises to 50 degrees in December, like it has here in New York City this week. Monday was a GREAT day! Service Together kicked off its first official community service project event with the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. With... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogTue, 9 Dec 2014A Game of Honor: What the Army-Navy Game Can...
“The Army and the Navy are the best of friends 364 and a-half days out of the year. But on this one Saturday afternoon, we are the worst of enemies.” —General Dwight D. Eisenhower On Saturday, December 13th, allies will become adversaries. The bonds of brotherhood will come... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogMon, 24 Nov 2014Charlie Brown, A Marine and Ronald McDonald Walk...
"Anyway, why should I give thanks on Thanksgiving? What have I got to be thankful for? All it does is make more work for us at school.” – Sally Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Ah, how the annual Thanksgiving classic with the Peanuts gang always gets me right in the “feels” (as the kids say). Usually, I... more...Filters: Service Together