Military Life

Colin Powell: The Meeting He'll Always Remember
Colin Powell: The Meeting He’ll Always Remember

Former secretary of state Colin Powell recalls two young visitors who sharpened his vision of our… >>

Wounded Warriors Ride to Rehab
Wounded Warriors Ride to Rehab

Toby Montoya had made a promise to his best friend, Sgt. Kenneth Rahm of the Illinois National… >>

Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win
Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win

This summer, America has an extraordinary opportunity to cheer on one of our country’s wounded… >>

A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet's Quest
A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet’s Quest

This vivid Washington Post profile of Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans… >>

Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial
Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial

This Memorial Day weekend, it's not just about an extra day off from work—these 6 small towns… >>

Jobs for Veterans: You're Welcome, America, Now Hire Us
Jobs for Veterans: You’re Welcome, America, Now Hire Us

After serving their country with honor, courage, and skill, too many veterans are struggling to… >>

Jobs for Veterans: Andrew Steiner, the Squad Leader
Jobs for Veterans: Andrew Steiner, the Squad Leader

He led his squad through combat, but job prospects continue to prove elusive for this former Marine. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator
Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator

Burdened with post-traumatic stress disorder from her 12 years in the Army, this veteran endeavors… >>

Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech
Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech

After a frustrating job search, this former Marine corporal was lucky to find just the right fit. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist
Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist

Optimism fuels this Navy vet, though the road to a promising career has been long and challenging. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman
Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman

For this six-year veteran of the Navy, finding work at home has proven to be a struggle beyond that… >>

Editor's Note: How Do You Hug A Hero?
Editor’s Note: How Do You Hug A Hero?

Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief, Liz Vaccariello, on showing gratitude to veterans. >>

True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars
True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars

They were friends, stationed in Iraq, but their friendship became a scene from a romance film. Says… >>

Witty and Wise, Milblogs Are a Voice for Military Spouses
Witty and Wise, Milblogs Are a Voice for Military Spouses

Military blogs, or milblogs, are a popular voice for the families of American service members. >>

Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle
Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle

Hurricane Irene almost destroyed the last remaining connection Patti and Scott had to their son, a… >>

Troy Yocum: Walking for War Vets
Troy Yocum: Walking for War Vets

Troy Yocum collects donations through his website and delivers checks to needy military families… >>

A Marine’s Arab Spring: Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera
A Marine’s Arab Spring: Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera

Josh Rushing, a 14-year veteran of the Marine Corps, explains why he resigned from a top job at the… >>

Finding Gilbert
Finding Gilbert

While stationed in France during World War II, an American soldier took a seven-year-old orphan… >>

15 Best Military Cartoons
15 Best Military Cartoons

See the funniest illustrations of military life gone mad. >>

Games for Heroes: Lifting the Spirits of Troops Overseas
Games for Heroes: Lifting the Spirits of Troops Overseas

We’re in this for the long haul,” says Peter. “We’ll ship games to our heroes until the… >>