Soldier

A soldier is a defender of our freedoms, and he or she is deserving of all our respect, admiration, and gratitude for being willing to sacrifice so much for us every day.
Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson
Military Families

3 Things Not to Say to a Family Facing Deployment

Military families are a forgiving group. But to help you avoid some possible pitfalls, here are a few things to avoid.

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Guideposts: Sgt. Wells poses with Ddoc.
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: From Military Hero to Therapy Dog

In two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ddoc saved lives in battle and paid a cost: canine PTSD. His career was over until one soldier took up his cause.

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Roman stands in a spotlight, while a ballerina dances a few feet behind.
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: Ballet Eases Iraq Veteran's Anxiety

How the art of dance taught former Marine Roman Baca to overcome his lifelong enemies: Anger and anxiety

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Guideposts: Military chaplain Roger Benimoff
Military Outreach Stories

PTSD: A Military Chaplain's Private Battle

Embracing God's grace helps a military chaplain begin to overcome the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Major Edward Pulido poses with his prosthetic leg.
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: Wounded Warrior Helps Others Heal

Maj. Edward Pulido learned that a soldier who loses a limb can find a new purpose: ministering to other veterans.

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Sandra Ownbey with her husband, Jim
Military Outreach Stories

Our Returning Troops: TBI Sparks a Marine's Most Difficult Battle

Traumatic Brain Injury. At last, a name for what was wrong with her husband since his return from Iraq. 

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An artist's rendering of a camouflage coffee cup
Military Outreach Stories

An Unexpected Cup of Inspiration

Having signed on to write to soldiers serving in Iraq, she was assigned a familiar name...

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Caring for the Caregivers
Caregiver Stress

Caring for the Caregivers

Elizabeth Dole encourages us all to support those who care for returning veterans.

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Meyers and Bailey Leonard embrace.
Military Families

A Heartwarming Homecoming

A soldier, a father figure to his brother, surprises his sibling at hoops practice.

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J.R. Martinez, winner of Dancing with the Stars
Managing Life Changes

Unlocking Inspiration

J.R. Martinez, a badly burned soldier, learns in an unlikely way the impact he's had on a stranger.

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