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S. Peoples · Mar 12, 2024 · 1 min


Donald Trump is threatening to withdraw the U.S. from NATO and let Russia attack whoever it pleases in Europe, if reelected. This is a slap in the face to anyone who has ever worn the uniform, and it’s dangerous for the world order.

VFRL · Mar 11, 2024 · 2 min

Nonpartisan National Defense

Nonpartisan national defense is essential for maintaining public trust and ensuring the military serves the entire nation, not just a political faction.

VFRL · Mar 7, 2024 · 3 min

Get out and do something!

Our call to duty extends beyond the uniforms we once wore, especially in this pivotal election year as tensions run high across the nation.

A. Wilcox · Feb 24, 2024 · 1 min

National Morals and Courage

Like many Tucsonans, I am a veteran of military service (Swift Boat skipper in Viet Nam, 1968-’69).It now appears that the Republican candidate for President will be someone who denigrates service at every opportunity.

K. Brown · Feb 22, 2024 · 2 min

We can prevent evil from triumphing

Republicans have traditionally claimed to be the rule of law party. For decades, their candidates have claimed reverence for the Constitution and raged against judicial activism.

K. Brown · Dec 14, 2023

An Opportunity to Reflect and Remember

Each year, the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack offers veterans an opportunity to reflect and remember. Although the date might seem less and less relevant to some, the lessons it offers are becoming increasingly important.

D. Barkhuff · Apr 12, 2022 · 4 min

The Road to Bucha

The images coming out of Ukraine are infuriating, revolting, and heartbreaking.

D. Barkhuff · Mar 11, 2022 · 6 min

In Defense of Democracy

Founder, Dan Barkhuff, shares his insights on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, based on his experience in Fallujah, and connects us back to our founding principles, strengthening our resolve in defense of democracy.

M. Smith · Feb 21, 2022 · 7 min

May you live in interesting times

It can feel overwhelming and challenging to be hopeful about our future, but looking to the past and understanding how we rose above historic challenges may comfort and inspire us to keep fighting the good fight.

D. Barkhuff · Feb 1, 2022 · 6 min

A Little Bit of Courage Goes a Long Way

America, we’ve reached a moment in our history where an ex-President who has orchestrated a giant lie about the election he lost, is once again implying violence.

M. Rabideau · Sept 11, 2021 · 3 min

Remembering 9/11: Our Nation was Forever Changed

Twenty years ago, September 11 was just another Fall day — people headed to work and school, unprepared for the heartbreak that is forever etched in our memories.

VFRL · Aug 25, 2021 · 4 min

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis Resource Kit

A guide for connecting to, providing, sharing, and/or understanding resources available to the Afghans and Americans that are resettling from Afghanistan during the August 2021 Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis.

VFRL · Aug 17, 2021 · 4 min

Afghanistan in Crisis: An Open Letter

Two weeks before the U.S. was set to complete withdrawal of troops, Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban in a matter of days.

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