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The Solar Soldier Is No Fad

William S. Becker | Posted 10.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

If the military achieves its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, we'll see significant environmental benefits from the world's largest institutional energy consumer.

The Government Asked for Pets for Defense in the 1940s

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

What if the U.S. government wanted your dog to enlist in the military? That's exactly the request that went out in 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor.

WATCH: Inside The Pentagon's New Jet Fighter

AOL Defense | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

Washington: Sometimes events are, in and of themselves, news. So it was today when the Joint Strike Fighter program working with the Marines, flew the...

The Downsizing of Femininity

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As women are free to be more like men, what has happened to their ability to be women -- particularly in the sense of a term that suddenly feels like it's from another time: femininity?

Michael McLaughlin

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

WATCH: Disabled Vet Supports Family With $1,600 A Month Due To Claim Backlog

Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact

Instead of being one of "the few, the proud," former Marine Joel Klobnak is now one of "the many, the frustrated." Klobnak, who lost his leg in Iraq ...

Lucas Kavner

Proud 'Band Nerd' And Former Marine Inspires Kids In Music | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

Braeden Kershner's life has always been defined by music. Growing up in South Carolina, he started off playing the French Horn, quickly moved on t...

David Wood

Afghanistan War's Enduring Legacy: A Surge In U.S. Troops Suffering Double And Triple Amputations | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often thei...

Reflections on Memorial Day

Ashwin Madia | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

This weekend, as we remember the sacrifices by exceptional men and women on behalf of our country so often brought about in part through the cruelty of chance, let's also remember how blessed we are to live in a country that draws such fine people to service.

The Navy's Tactical Strike on Fossil Fuel Use

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For the Navy, going green is about security and reducing dangerous reliance on fossil fuels from volatile parts of the world. Moving away from fossil fuels saves soldiers' lives.

Former Marine Gets Life In Prison For Killing Family

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

WATERLOO, Ill. — A judge imposed a life sentence Monday for a former Marine and pastor's son convicted of strangling his wife and their two sons...

To Bin Laden, Times Square Crowd Says Good Riddance

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

This is what it feels like in New York in the middle of the night, just hours after reports that Osama bin Laden is dead. Times Square is a victory pa...

WATCH: Marines In Afghanistan Do Awesome Remake Of Britney Spears Video

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 06.21.2011 | Comedy

Our men and women in uniform stationed abroad continue to make the most of their downtime by doing awesome lipdubs of famous pop songs. This time M...

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Rachel Libert | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Libert

2011-04-15-nhj.jpgSerendipity is often the starting point for documentary films and this was certainly the case with my film Semper Fi: Always Faithful.

Shock Troops Used to Prevent Vet-Led Flower Laying Ceremony at War Memorial

Kevin Zeese | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

As a result of the events on the 20th, 32 people have been arrested. Daniel Ellsberg said when the magistrate told him the charge was "unlawful assembly" he thought: "Unlawful assembly? I thought of that as a pre-Revolutionary charge.

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

Navy: New Walter Reed Is to be Navy Hospital

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

In study after study, DoD and outside reviews confirm that a combined military medical command is the most effective and least expensive means to provide health care to the vast military community.

Take Care of Veterans, Whatever It Takes

Matthew Boulay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Boulay

I fear that we have yet to learn the lesson of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: we cannot allow ourselves to lose interest in the soldier and the veteran even if we have lost interest in the war.

"Battle: LA" Has Its John Wayne Moments

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Battle: LA" has the same basic plot as "Skyline," a movie that played unsuccessfully on screens a few months ago. Once again it is a story about alie...

Navigating the Waters of SXSW

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

People across the world saw our short about two Iraq War veterans reuniting in a rundown veterans hospital on New Year's Eve. As we traveled the festival circuit, we began development of the feature-length version.

Who Supports the U.S. Soldier?

Gabriel Ledeen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabriel Ledeen

"Supporting" the soldier necessarily means sharing his desire for victory. From this perspective, there is an inherent contradiction in claiming to "support" the soldier while taking actions that undercut his efforts.

Marines Await Taliban Move In Deadly Afghanistan Valley

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANGIN, Afghanistan — The cacophony of gunfire and bombing that dominated this southern river valley in the fall has dropped to a whisper, but U...

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to It - Part II

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

In a counterintuitive way, those who serve in uniform are seen less as making a sacrifice, and more as taking advantage of an opportunity.

3 New Walter Reed Developments, One Promising for Health Care

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center must be about caring for the entire military family's wounded and sick. This is the mission to be accomplished.

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to it

Jacob Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Wood

America wants to forget that it has been at war for more than nine years. America wants to forget that it has sons and daughters fighting in foreign lands; and it obviously wants to forget that it has mothers paying the ultimate price.