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Veterans Need Transition Assistance From the Top-Down

Dakota Meyer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Last week was a big one for veterans, the most important news being the 240th birthday of one of the greatest institutions known to man -- the United States Marine Corps. Next year will mark a decade since I raised my right hand and joined something so much bigger than myself.

Women In Combat

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Bare

Now that we've had three women graduate from Ranger School and are leading up to Veterans Day, I wanted to dig deeper into the issue of women in combat and the United States Military.

Bye Bye, Idi -- Evacuating US Embassy Kampala, Uganda

ADST | Posted 11.04.2015 | World

From 1971-1979, Uganda was under the control of the mercurial Idi Amin, one of the most brutal military dictators ever to rule in Africa. Towards the end of 1973 it became clear that the United States could no longer maintain its embassy in Kampala and would have to shut it down.

Watch Marines Reunite With Beloved War Dogs After Years Apart

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Marines have been reconnecting with some longtime friends who've been through a lot with them. K2 Solutions, a company that trains dogs...

Military Stands By 'God Bless The Military' Sign On Hawaii Base

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion

The U.S. military has refused to remove a "God Bless The Military" sign from a Marine base in Hawaii, despite claims by the Military Religio...

'God Bless The Military' Sign Sparks Religious Freedom Fight On Marine Base

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion

A large sign was erected on a Hawaii military base in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with the message, "God bless the military, their...

Academy Graduates: Open Combat Roles to Women

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton

Sixty graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis recently signed this letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in response to the Marine Corps's requests to keep some of their units closed to women.

Overcoming Ageism

Roger Wright | Posted 09.15.2015 | Fifty
Roger Wright

Uncle Frankie, at 75, in his crisp red tie and blue jacket, wearing his Semper Fi Ring and sitting in the tan vinyl booth just after the breakfast rus...

Back to Base-ics: On the Road for the Hiring Our Heroes Education Tour

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Every year, more than 200,000 service men and women transition from the military to the civilian workforce, and most are inevitably challenged by that jump. So as we head into another fall, I'm thinking a lot about these men and women.

A Devil Dog's Wife: How I Let The Desert Do the Talking For Me

Bethany St. James | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Bethany St. James

Being married to a former Marine has it's challenges. Being married to a former major, in my opinion can have a few added challenges. When my husband left the Marine Corps, he also left behind the responsibilities, title and in a lot of ways the respect he had worked his entire career to obtain.

Watch These Teens Get Their First Taste Of Boot Camp

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

Let’s face it: Military training can be intense. And that's just what these Marine Corps recruits in Yakima, Washington, learned recently. Durin...

The Art of the 'Real' Deal

Steven White | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Steven White

Donald Trump has since attempted to walk back his remarks; no matter... he said, what he said. Were you to have told brave marines they were heroes, they would not have recounted how smart, wealthy or brave they were, they would have blushed and humbly replied; "we just did our job."

Celebrate Independence Day With The Best Military Photos From The Last Month

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

While you're sitting back and enjoying barbecue and fireworks, take some time to check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of Jun...

Has the Page Already Been Turned?

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

New York is home of 9/11, but it's also home to both a mayor and governor who seem more disconnected and insulated from the veteran community that have served it before and after that tragic day.

These Military Photos From May 2015 Honor Bravery And Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of May 2015. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force...

Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.31.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.

8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

What It Means to Be the Daughter of a United States Marine

Liza Long | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Liza Long

My father joined the ROTC in college. Dad started his thesis with the intention of defending the Vietnam War and the United States' role in it. Upon researching the subject, he concluded that the war was indefensible. He went to fly helicopters in Vietnam anyway.

A Man for All Seasons Except Allergy Season

Greg White | Posted 05.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Greg White

I'm suffering from allergies. I know it's not a cold because I'm somewhat of a professional googler.

Adapt and Overcome

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

By current estimates, 22 veterans every day are choosing to end their own lives. I can't help but wonder about my own experiences and how fortunate I've been thus far hanging on to this roller coaster called post-military life.

Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

How One Former Marine Used Ballet To Spread Veterans' Stories Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

Patrolling the stage in "Habibi Hhaloua," 2009. Photo by A. Fink. Roman Baca still recalls his first day of training, when a Marine rec...

Mardi Gras: Ride on a Float

Greg White | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Greg White

I rode on a float in a Mardi Gras parade last year. Lots of my firsts happened in New Orleans. I took a streetcar to school, met my lifelong best friend, joined the Marine Corps.

Making Progress On Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.