| Nov 11, 2013
The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put...
| Nov 10, 2013
‘We had each others' backs'
Each Veterans Day, I think of each one of my brothers in a group photo taken in December 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia. It is the 1st platoon 24th Military Police Company FSGA.
On any given day of our deployment, each of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:10 AM
SPARKS, Nev.--Flags in Nevada have been ordered to half-staff and tributes continued to pour in Tuesday for a teacher who died trying to intervene when a student at his middle school shot two schoolmates before killing the instructor and himself....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:47 PM
SPARKS, Nev. – He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweatshirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and in his hand early Monday was a Ruger 9-millimeter...
| Oct 26, 2013
Frank Perconte was a decorated Army veteran who parachuted into some of the most famous battles of World War II. Decades later he gained his own measure of fame when his service was immortalized in the popular book and miniseries "Band of Brothers."...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, umpteen thousand words and 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book. I'm hoping to finish today; however I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership Institute in San...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
SPARKS, Nev. — He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, spilling umpteen thousand words and creating 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book.
I'm hoping to finish today. However, I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It was clear from the beginning that Andrew Hoffman was born to be a firefighter.
His father and grandfather were respected members of the city force. He wore a red fireman's hat at his first birthday party. And after hiding in a freezer during a...
| Nov 3, 2013
When last we read Theresa Schwegel, she was four fine novels into a successful career.
The first book, "Officer Down" (2005) won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. That was followed by "Probable Cause" (2007),...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
America needs a new kind of hero, not a well sculptured hunk trying to impress us with his awesome physique or some newly minted techno-geek. We don't need anything strange or fancy. We just need an ordinary hero.
I nominate Michael J. Fox.