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Month: February 2018

She Served, I Served: How This All Began

By: Lindsay Church Service. It’s all I’ve ever known. Before I knew anything about the military or about what it meant to serve my country, I watched my mom embody what it meant to be a military woman. She was strong, she was resilient, she was a force to be reckoned with, and she was…

Something They Can Never Take Away from You

By: Timothy Phillips As a child, I never dreamed I’d go to college. Actually, I did dream of college, quite a bit. Growing up as a young Black male in Pittsburgh under challenging economic, personal, and familial conditions, I was lucky enough to be very cognizant of the world around me to know that I…

Demons in the Closet

By: David Keener I wasn’t always the most confident kid growing up in Georgia. Discovering early that I was gay certainly didn’t make life any easier. Most of my childhood was spent hiding. I’m no psychologist but I’m going to bet that it didn’t do any good for my transition into adulthood. I had every…

A Veteran Finds Solace in the Outdoors

A Veteran Finds Solace in the Outdoors By: Lornett Vestal Working with Sierra Club… What Veterans Day Means to Me Every year on November 11th, America celebrates a day that honors men and women who currently or used to wear the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. We as a country, despite our differences in religion,…

Denial of Coverage

The VA is Denying Me Lifesaving Healthcare Because I am a Transgender Veteran By: Nicole Vanderheiden  I faithfully served six years in the U.S. Air Force as an Arabic language intelligence analyst. I achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and deployed to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was highly decorated and praised…

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