Chad Graden

  • HOOAH!: This is Goodbye

    by - Apr 27, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu Since this is the last regular issue of the year, I would like to take the time to say goodbye to anyone that reads my column. This is a really bittersweet time for...
  • HOOAH!: Most Difficult

    by - Apr 20, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu When I was in the Army, I had many difficult moments that were hard to deal with. Being away from my kids and family was the hardest part. Being deployed to Afghanistan was...
  • HOOAH!: Journey’s End

    by - Apr 13, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu 2018 is a landmark year for many reasons. It means our country has been involved in Afghanistan for the past 17 years, it has been 63 years since the Vietnam War began, and...
  • HOOAH!: I don’t want to Die

    by - Mar 23, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu It is no secret that some Veterans have seen and dealt with trauma in the field of battle that they sometimes can not erase from their minds. On average, 22 veterans a day...
  • HOOAH!: Time

    by - Mar 9, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu Veterans know probably more than anyone to never take your time with loved ones and friends for granted because you never know when your last day will be. In a deployment scenario, this...
  • HOOAH!: Gun Control

    by - Mar 2, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu In the wake of another tragedy and school shooting, we are faced once again with the issue of gun control. No matter what side of this complicated debate you fall on, there is...
  • HOOAH!: Immigration

    by - Feb 23, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu I love this country and I believe that we live in the greatest nation on earth. We are not perfect and we continuing to drift farther from this ideal. I completely understand that...
  • HOOAH!: Storied

    by - Feb 16, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu It’s that time again – the Olympics are here and the world watches the greatest athletes compete for medals and represent their country. I always geek out over the Olympics, both summer and...
  • HOOAH!: Campus Flag

    by - Feb 2, 2018
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu There is something that has bothered me for a long time now, and it bothers most veterans at school. It should bother everyone else too. The flag we have on campus is being...
  • HOOAH!: Winds of Change

    by - Dec 8, 2017
    Chad Graden cgraden@css.edu The good news is that our thoughts and tolerances towards women are changing in our country. The bad news is that we are seeing many prominent people losing their jobs because of it....