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The Battlefields Staff is a diverse collective of military veterans, first responders, and their supporters, who share their thoughts and experiences on the front lines and the home front through The Epoch Times.
‘Write My Way to Freedom’: An Army Ranger Reflects
Commentary I’ve discovered writing to be a tremendous tool to analyze my mental health status because I’m forced ...
May 30, 2023
Memorial Day: We’re Human Like Everyone Else
Commentary I haven’t put much thought into Veterans' or Memorial Day, even as a military member, until this ...
May 29, 2023
The Day I Got Kicked Out of the Army
Commentary There is a part of me that will always, no matter what, think about the worst day ...
May 17, 2023
Lost Without a Tribe: A Military Veteran Reflects
Commentary By the end of 2003, I knew I was getting out of the Air Force (AF). I ...
May 12, 2023
War Poetry: Friendly Fire
Friendly Fire Do you really think Anyone cares That the fire that burns ... is friendly? Hearts and ...
May 9, 2023
Yale University and the Loneliness of the Military Professional
Commentary Many years ago, I began working on a project that eventually became this article. It started when ...
May 8, 2023
Military Leader or Business Manager?, Part 1: Good Leaders or Place Holders
Commentary I'm a little bit of a history nut. Well okay, a lot of a history nut, especially ...
May 3, 2023
I’m a Veteran, Ask Me Anything (Again)
Commentary A few years back there was an article called “‘Did You Ever Kill Anyone?’ 5 Things Not ...
May 2, 2023
Carry On, Wayward Veteran
Commentary During my time in the Army, I had the great fortune to “unplug” from the operational Army ...
May 1, 2023
The Doric Idiom: Hesma Phobou; ‘Purging’ or ‘Fear Shedding’
Commentary I am not a combat veteran. The closest I’ve come to facing the enemy is holding a ...
April 28, 2023
Law Enforcement or Military: My Face Hurts … A LOT
Commentary The week had been ramping up to this. All the prior training, all the talk, the boasting, ...
April 26, 2023
Tobacco Musings in Puerto Vallarta
Commentary I stand on the fantail and stare out at the buildings across the bay from the cutter. ...
April 25, 2023
We Were Soldiers’ Wives Once … and Young
Commentary My Life as an Army Wife When growing up in the 1950s in rural North Carolina, I ...
April 24, 2023
Where Were You When Saddam Hussein’s Statue Came Down?
Commentary Saddam Hussein's statue was pulled down on April 9, 2003. I doubt many civilians old enough to ...
April 22, 2023
The Air Force Needs Fewer Leaders and More Wrench-Turners–Here’s How to Get Them
Commentary There is a mega-corporation here in the United States where the CEO tells every employee that they ...
April 18, 2023
The Ghazni Eight
Commentary We ran ammo bunker "missions" all the time. It was really more of a work detail. In ...
April 17, 2023
Afghanistan: We Gave You Our Dead, You Give Them Their Meaning
Commentary I write this today, not as an individual, but as a veteran of the wars of Afghanistan ...
April 13, 2023
Dog and Pony Shows, Elephant Walks, and Other Air Force Circuses
Commentary What I’m about to say applies to any VIP, including civilians, and some of it will be ...
April 11, 2023
How I Stayed Grounded With 40 Years’ Experience in Civilian and Military Aviation
Commentary Just as a preface, this story has a point. Mainly that there are lessons I learned early ...
April 7, 2023
Trust, COVID, and the General Who Cried ‘Wolf’
Commentary Once upon a time, there was an Air Force general in the Pentagon who was in charge ...
March 31, 2023
Air Force and Air National Guard: Stop Treating Part-Timers Like They’re Subjects in a Social Experiment
Commentary This post popped up on my feed today on a business networking site where a mom was ...
March 30, 2023
Afghanistan: When ‘Humanitarian’ Projects, Aren’t
Commentary Engineers, especially civil engineers, build things. It’s what we do, and we consider each project, large or ...
March 29, 2023
The ‘Sheepdog’ Analogy Is Deeply Flawed
Commentary Just about everyone in the military is familiar with the sheep, wolves, and sheepdog analogy, as popularized ...
March 28, 2023
Spot the (Military) Poser
Commentary I've mentioned before that I really enjoy observing human behavior and one of my favorite scenarios is ...
March 25, 2023
Why Gallows Humor Is Essential in the Military
Commentary For the most part, the huddled masses know nothing of the concept of gallows humor, and yet ...
March 24, 2023
Not a Defense of the US (Ch)air Force
Commentary So I’m not going to try to defend the accusation that the U.S. Air Force (AF) is ...
March 23, 2023
Sometimes You Gotta Break the Rules to Take Care of Your People
Commentary Sometimes heroes show up when you least expect them, and this is about one of those times. ...
March 22, 2023
Biden Should Read The Epoch Times’ Health Section
Fentanyl Is Silently Killing California’s Youth as Epidemic Spreads Across America
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Banned by Major Social Media Site, Campaign Pages Blocked
Chinese Hackers’ Attack on Key US Bases on Guam Is Part of Unrestricted Warfare: Military Expert
IN-DEPTH: Attorneys General, Legal Groups Supporting Parents Who Sued School Over Daughter’s Gender Transition
IN-DEPTH – Jan. 6 Defendants and Prisoners Raise Thousands in Donations the Government Wants to Confiscate
FBI Contractor Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
US Seeks Nuclear Talks with Russia, China ‘Without Preconditions’: Sullivan
Lifestyle: At Comfort Farms, Veterans Find Healing and Connection on an Unlikely New 'Battleground'
Kari Lake Announces Appeal in Election Lawsuit, Says They ‘Now Have the Video’