ARTICLES
February 23, 2024

Veterans and Quitting: The Paradox of Letting Go to Move Forward

It's been said 'winners never quit.' But is that always true?

February 22, 2024

The Psychology Behind Social Media Hate: A Veteran Explains

Dehumanization of a person or group is the first step to genocide. History proves that over and over.

February 22, 2024

A Veteran Asks: Why Do You Keep Saying ‘Militant’ Instead of ‘Terrorist,’ and ‘Executed’ Instead of ‘Murdered’?

'Well, journalists, you make the rules. No one is forcing you to church up the language that we use to describe evil people and the actions they carry out.'

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February 23, 2024

Veterans and Quitting: The Paradox of Letting Go to Move Forward

It's been said 'winners never quit.' But is that always true?

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February 22, 2024

The Psychology Behind Social Media Hate: A Veteran Explains

Dehumanization of a person or group is the first step to genocide. History proves that over and over.

February 22, 2024

A Veteran Asks: Why Do You Keep Saying ‘Militant’ Instead of ‘Terrorist,’ and ‘Executed’ Instead of ‘Murdered’?

'Well, journalists, you make the rules. No one is forcing you to church up the language that we use to describe evil people and the actions they carry out.'

February 20, 2024

Veterans: The Storm We Might Be Called to Sail Into Might Be Someone’s Personal Life

Death is hard enough to deal with on its own. When that death is self-induced, the pain is so much worse.

February 19, 2024

Meditations of an Army Ranger: The Pursuit of Purpose in Every Moment–Why Your Purpose is Now

'Embrace the idea that your purpose is now, in this moment, no matter how ordinary or small it may seem.'

December 14, 2023

The Lessons I Learned in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery

These men and women gave their lives to save people from evil 'so atrocious that it exceeds the Western imagination’s moral capacity to conceptualize.'

December 13, 2023

PTSD Isn’t Killing Us—The System Is

Who is advocating for those who have paid the highest costs for their elite service?

December 11, 2023

Navigating the Fog: Bridging the Gap Between Warriors and Corporate America

The 'fog of war' may be more comfortable to vets than the business world. But the 'fog of corporate America' offers unique opportunities for a military mindset.

December 7, 2023

Raising Guerilla Gurus: Cultivating a Military Mindset for a New Age 

Today's military must embrace omnidirectional thinking, says a former special forces officer.

December 1, 2023

A Question for Our Nation: What Does It Mean to Serve?

'Servant leadership extends beyond traditional business settings and equally applies to law enforcement and military leadership.'

December 1, 2023

Braxton McCoy on Writing, Riding, and Fighting

An inspiring story of recovery from author Braxton McCoy and his new book 'Glass Factory'

November 27, 2023

I’ll Take My Armor Off Someday—But Not Today

Although home and hearth call, a vet reflects that he'll bear the armor of duty and obligation for another day.

November 21, 2023

At Home Between Patrols

A vet reflects on the importance of home: that place you carry with you for strength and motivation when you are away.

November 7, 2023

A Girl Named Jasmine, the Afghan Face of Sharia Law

A young girl no older than 13, stoned to death. A vet recalls the nightmare of capital punishment under Sharia law.

November 4, 2023

Finding Out Who You Are and Why You’re Here

A wife reflects on her often painful 43-year journey with her Vietnam vet husband and hero. Her message to veterans: 'We need you now as never before!'

October 18, 2023

Help the Dorks Become Sgt. Hulkas

An important element of leadership is helping new recruits go from "dorks" to capable military members.

September 16, 2023

Reversing the Worst Military Recruiting Challenge in History

To address the military recruiting crisis, appeal to Gen Z's quest for a calling, says this Marine author.

August 25, 2023

Electric Nights in a Lawless City: A Veteran Reflects on George Floyd

A veteran compares his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan with a surreal stint in post-George Floyd Minneapolis.

August 25, 2023

Special Forces and ‘Say Yes to the Dress’: A Lesson in Being Authentic

For a diplomatic officer serving in Croatia, his wife's unexpected dress choice is a powerful statement about human relations and authenticity.

August 24, 2023

The Roller Coaster Called ‘Healing’

A vet reflects on the ups and downs of healing. 'No matter what your trauma is, it is valid—it is real.'

August 18, 2023

An Army Brat’s Perspective: 2 Types of ‘Service Members’

An "army brat" gives tribute to her loving, hardworking, resourceful mom—who was just as much a "servicemember" as her military dad.

August 15, 2023

No Marines Died That Night

Awakened by a fierce firefight, a Marine leaps up instantly prepared to do the job—minus one item.

August 10, 2023

You’ve Been up for 22 Hours and Haven’t Eaten in 12: ‘Don’t Miss’

A veteran reflects on the stresses of life in the military. The structure of military life helps compensate for lack of sleep and extreme conditions; but without that structure, vets ...

August 4, 2023

What the Casualties in Iraq Taught Me About War

"The threat of death hung over everything like a heavy, invisible curtain": an OR nurse with the USAF 407th Expeditionary Medical Group reflects on Operation Iraqi Freedom and the lessons ...

August 3, 2023

Veterans: The Emotions That Are Eating Us Alive

Commentary What comes to mind when you think of psychological therapy? Is it the expensive leather couch, a stuffy-looking doctor with a clipboard, and a quiet room that looks like ...

August 1, 2023

The Right Side of Despair

A veteran reflects on what it means to be truly "seen" and understood by our loved ones.

July 31, 2023

Military Leader or Business Manager?—Part 2: Is There a Difference?

Dave Chamberlin asks: Are our military leaders being trained for budget battles or for combat?

From the front lines to the home front, America’s military veterans and first responders are committed to serving our nation and our community, and protecting our way of life.

The Epoch Times’ “Battlefields” project, in partnership with The Havok Journal, gives voice to America’s Service Community and highlights their successes and their struggles; their triumphs, and their tragedies.

In their own words, and from their own hearts, these… are their Battlefields.