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Marine Corps

Are There Jobs for Marines?

Andrew Lubin | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

This is a difficult job market for those with prior civilian job experience; for those under age 24 whose only job experience is combat... their unemployment rate exceeds 30 percent.

Actions of a Few Marines: Let's Not "Celebrate," Justify or Broad-Brush

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

I honestly believe that we Americans can and must start calling what is wrong by its name, without euphemisms, without excuses -- no ifs ands or buts about it.

Robert J. Arrotta: The Mightiest Corporal in the Marine Corps

Beth Crumley | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Beth Crumley

A friend once told me that as long as a Marine is remembered he is not dead. Robert J. Arrotta is part of Marine Corps history.

John Rudolf

WATCH: U.S. Marines Appear To Urinate On Taliban Corpses

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

Pentagon officials vowed Wednesday that a video posted online that appears to show U.S. Marines in Afghanistan urinating on dead Taliban fighters will...

U.S. Marines Urinate On Dead Bodies In Afghanistan (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted 01.12.2012 | World

The U.S. Marine Corps has launched an investigation into a video that purports to show American Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban member...

U.S. Government Faces Consequences After Fighter Jet Crash

AP | By JULIE WATSON | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to pay $17.8 million to a family that lost four members when a Marine Corps figh...

WATCH: Baby Sticks Fingers In Obama's Mouth

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

President Obama received an adorable surprise on Christmas day while visiting service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. As th...

I'll Be Home for Christmas -- Marines in WWII

Beth Crumley | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Beth Crumley

This year, as we gather with friends and family to enjoy the traditions we hold dear, stop and remember those who have spent their Christmases away from their loved ones, in service to this country.

Marines Accidentally Sent Ornaments To 1,150 Deceased Soldiers

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The Marine Corps on Tuesday apologized for mistakenly mailing Purple Heart Christmas tree ornaments to about 1,150 deceased Marines and ...

Semper Fi and Always Faithful

Andrew Lubin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

I think he understands -- until he asks me again, "Will my dad have to go back to Afghanistan?" and it's "always faithful" that enables me to smile at him and quietly explain again.

WATCH: Marine In Afghanistan Sings Heartbreaking Christmas Song For His Wife

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for U.S. troops and their families. Master Sgt. Robert Allen, a member of Marine Wing Support ...

Alexandria Man Faces Charges In Pentagon Shootings

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The lawyer for an ex-Marine Corps reservist accused of firing shots at the Pentagon and other military targets last year says his c...

Top Marine Says Service Embracing Gay Ban Repeal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.27.2012 | Gay Voices

MANAMA, Bahrain — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges ...

Accused Pentagon Shooter Pleads Guilty In Unrelated Case

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

LEESBURG, Va. -- A former Marine accused of firing shots at the Pentagon and Marine Corps museum at Quantico has been sentenced to six months in jail ...

Army Lieutenant Wins Marine Corps Marathon (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A day after a freak October snowstorm pushed through the D.C. region, more than 30,000 runners participated in Sunday's Marine Corps Mar...

Marines Allowed To Wear Killed In Action Bracelets

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The top Marine Corps general has decided to allow his troops to wear bracelets commemorating frien...

Sept. 15 Is Dakota Meyer's Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When about one month ago I first heard that Marine Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a former Austin resident, would be receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, I was so proud.

Defense Analyst Hopes To Replace Congressman Dan Boren

AOL Defense | By Carlo Munoz | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Washington: After a 25-year career in the national security arena, much of it spent in Washington, defense analyst Dakota Wood is finally going home....

Scarlett Johansson Turned Down Marine

Zap2it | Posted 09.27.2011 | Celebrity

Sgt. Dustin L. Williams will have to find another date to the Nov. 10 Marine Corps Ball. His first choice, A-lister Scarlett Johansson, won't be able ...

Michael McLaughlin

Bad Sign: Homeowners Assoc. Sues Parents To Remove Banner Supporting Son In Marines

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Weird News

It hasn't been a banner year for the Burr family of Louisiana, and now they are being sued by their homeowners association for flying a frontyard sign...

Now, Justin Timberlake Gets Asked To Marine Corps Ball!

Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment

At this rate, the Marine Corps Balls are going to look a lot like a post-Oscar soiree. Days after Mila Kunis was asked via YouTube to the November ...

Helicopter Crash At California Marine Corps Base Kills 1, Injures 5

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A Marine Corps helicopter crashed Wednesday afternoon at the sprawling coastal base of Camp Pendleton, killing one and ...

Top Enlisted Marine On 'Don't Ask' Repeal: 'Get Over It'

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

"Get over it." That's the ultimate message delivered to marines by the top non-commissioned officer of the Marine Corps regarding the repeal of "Don't...

Two Medals of Honor -- Both Deserved, One Denied

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.

Free Museum Entry For Active Service Members

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums a...